CHELSEA showed why Roman Abramovich is ready to spend a fortune on Romelu Lukaku as they blew a series of chances to send Tottenham packing.
The European champions were a class apart from their rivals from North London but once again found it hard to make the most of the opportunities they created.
Moroccan Hakim Ziyech impressed with two goals but in front of him Chelsea’s specialist marksmen fired blanksCredit: Getty
Son Heung-min congratulates Steven Bergwijn on making it 2-2 for SpursCredit: AFP
And his finishing ability will not come a moment too soon for the Blues.
For despite an impressive goalscoring double from Hakim Ziyech, Thomas Tuchel’s side were made to pay for their wastefulness.
And it was the usual suspect in Timo Werner who was the biggest culprit.
Despite receiving huge support from the fans the German, continued to fluff his lines when the chances came to put the game out of sight.
And ultimately that came back to haunt them as Tottenham, who had been chasing shadows for much of the game, scrambled goals through Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn to fashion an unlikely draw.
While England captain Harry Kane suns himself on holiday the rest of the Spurs players did their bit to be ready for the start of the season, though they often looked toothless in attack.
Holland winger Steven Bergwijn drills Tottenham’s fine second equaliserCredit: AFP
Playmaker Hakim Ziyech showed lethal shooting powers that Chelsea’s strikers failed to match in the friendly draw with SpursCredit: Getty
And it was no surprise when Ziyech opened the scoring on 15 minutes from the edge of the area after N’Golo Kante had robbed Moura in midfield.
Ziyech then doubled the lead early in the second half, shooting into the far corner after good build-up play from Kai Havertz and Marcos Alonso.
Then Werner squandered a great chance to score when he dragged a shot wide from 12-yards, before then shooting straight at new Spurs keeper Pierluigi Gollini.
Sub Christian Pulisic also missed another opportunity, and Spurs pulled a goal back when Moura’s shot deflected off Toni Rudiger and looped into the net.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek then tested Gollini with a decent effort after beating two men.
But Spurs snatched an equaliser when Bergwijn fired low under Eduard Mendy.
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