London: Harry Kane scored the equalizer in the 96th minute to save Tottenham a 2-2 draw from Sunday’s intense London derby against Chelsea.
Chelsea looked poised for a great start, twice leading Kalidou Koulibaly and Reece James at Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham were well off the level needed to meet their hopes of challenging Manchester City and Liverpool for the title, but the new character planted by Conte showed they would fight back for points. rice field.
The Italian and Tuchel were both cautioned after Pierre-Emile Huybjerg’s first equalizer.
Then tempers flared up again during the handshake after Kane nodded at nearly the final action of the game.
Tottenham have only won once at Stamford Bridge in 32 years in the league, but Conte would be happy to walk away with his share of the spoils with his former club.
Chelsea’s new chairman, Todd Bawley, has been welcomed by a big banner from Chelsea support and £170m into the transfer market as he approves a £2.5bn takeover to buy the club from Roman Abramovich ($206 million) with an early return on investment. .
Despite the dramatic changes in the boardroom, on the field it looked like the old days under Abramović as Chelsea outwitted, beaten and muscled Spurs in the first 45 minutes.
Two of Chelsea’s new signings combined for the first goal as it was from Marc Cucurella’s corner that Koulibaly found space to volley home.
Conte resisted the temptation to sign six new signings again, but it wasn’t until Richarlisson’s arrival just before the hour mark that Tottenham began to pose a threat.
Kane had a glorious chance to level when he uncharacteristically dragged out wide with only Edouard Mendy beaten.
Spurs leveled from time to 22 minutes in controversial fashion, sparking sparks between the two managers.
Kai Havertz was clearly fouled by Rodrigo Bentancourt, but Tottenham stepped forward and the ball eventually fell to Hoibyau, who blew it low and hard past Mendy.
Tuchel reacted furiously to the decision and to Conte’s enthusiastic celebration.
The German spewed fire as he sprinted across the touchline when James thrashed a Raheem Sterling pass to give Chelsea the lead in the 13th minute.
However, Kane had the final say with a corner kick from Ivan Perisic in stoppage time.
Earlier, Nottingham Forest beat West Ham 1-0 in their first Premier League home game in 23 years.
The two-time European champion has made 14 new signings to maintain top-flight status. Taiwo made his debut at home and his two were stars as his Awoniyi scored the only goal and Dean Henderson saved Declan Rice’s penalty for him.
Forest had a fortune for their side as the Hammers also denied a first-half goal and beat Pablo Fornals and Saeed Benrama before hitting twice under the crossbar.
But for the jubilant crowd of 30,000 at the City Ground, it mattered little.