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Premier League: Hakim Ziyech gem fires Chelsea to victory over Tottenham Hotspur

Thomas Tuchel showed respect for Hakim Ziyech after the Chelsea winger’s “brilliant” strike kept alive their dead Premier League title hopes in a crucial 2-0 victory against Tottenham on Sunday. Ziyech broke the deadlock with his stunning long-range curler early in the second half at Stamford Bridge.

Thiago Silva’s header finished off Tottenham, who were angry that Harry Kane had a first half goal ruled out for a foul. Third- placed Chelsea are currently 10 points behind leaders Manchester City after ending a damaging run of four league games without a win.

“It was a brilliant goal from Hakim. His technique was brilliant. We were working extremely hard for it,” Chelsea boss Tuchel said.

“The effort was outstanding and it was a deserved win. We were relentless and kept on believing.”

Chelsea had beaten Tottenham three times currently this season without conceding a goal, including knocking their London rivals out of the League Cup semi-finals.