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London club Chelsea beat city rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in an English Premier League derby on Sunday.

Home team Chelsea’s Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech scored the opener in the 47th minute at Stamford Bridge.

Ziyech had the ball outside the box to curl it into the top corner of Spurs’ net.

The Blues doubled the gap in the 55th minute when Brazilian defender Thiago Silva scored a header after Mason Mount’s freekick.

Tottenham’s Italian manager Antonio Conte was handed his first loss in his ninth Premier League match. The 52-year-old was hired by Spurs in November 2021.

Third-place Chelsea have 47 points in 24 Premier League matches.

Meanwhile, Tottenham collected 36 points to be in the seventh spot after 20 matches.

The league is led by Manchester City, who racked up 57 points in 23 games.

Manchester City drew with Southampton 1-1 on Saturday as Saints ended City’s 12-game winning streak.

Second-place Liverpool are currently nine points behind the leaders. The Reds have a match in hand as well.

Liverpool on Sunday visited London’s Crystal Palace to earn a 3-1 win, taking advantage of Manchester City’s mistake this weekend.

Virgil van Dijk, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Fabinho were the scorers for the Reds at Selhurst Park. Odsonne Edouard scored for Crystal Palace.

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