Jackson's Hat-Trick Helps Chelsea Thrash 9-Man Tottenham

Senegalese International, Nicolas Jackson grabbed a hat-trick on Monday night as Chelsea demolished nine-man Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 in a thrilling encounter at the White Hart Lane Stadium in London.

Africa Today News, New York reports that before the game, Chelsea were clearly not the favourites but the two red cards did the magic.

The game saw former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who now manages Chelsea returning to his former base with a comprehensive win that pushed his team up to 10th on the Premier League table and just 5 points off European places.

The host took the lead six minutes into the game. Dejan Kulusevski tried his luck from the edge of the box and his shot took a deflection and went past the stranded Robert Sanchez.

Cristian Gabriel Romero was sent off on 33 minutes for a disgraceful challenge on a Chelsea player, earning the visitors a penalty.

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Cole Palmer brilliantly executed the penalty kick, sending the ball in off the right post to make it 1-1.

Destiny Udogie was sent off on 55 minutes after he received the second yellow card.

Africa Today News, New York reports that with Tottenham down to nine men, Chelsea mounted the pressure and were in front on the 75th minute.

Nicolas Jackson scored after an assist by Raheem Sterling that allowed him to tap the ball into an empty net.

Chelsea made it 1-3 four minutes into added time. Conor Gallagher sprayed a pass out to Jackson and he had an easy job to slot the ball into an empty net.

Three minutes later, Cole Palmer passed to Jackson, who got one-on-one with the keeper. His dummy grounded the keeper and he had a simple task lifting the ball over him into the net for his hat-trick.

Africa Today News, New York

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