Tuchel And Conte Nearly Come To Blows After Rowdy 2-2 Draw Between Chelsea And Spurs

The first "big six" meeting of the Premier League season couldn't have been scripted any better Sunday afternoon with Chelsea and Tottenham playing to a riotous 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in a match that featured two bangers, a 90+6' equalizer, a bench-clearing scuffle and red cards for both managers.

Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte squared off twice, including after full-time when Tuchel took Conte's hand in a vice-like grip and started pecking away at the Italian's hair transplant with the bill of his hat. 

 The madness began in the 19th minute with a sensational volley from Chelsea center back Kalidou Koulibaly. Fellow new signing Marc Cucurella supplied the corner and the onlooking Todd Boehly was well pleased. 

However, in the 68th, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg pulled Spurs level with another pile driver of a finish. Conte celebrated the equalizer wildly, but Tuchel was screaming at the fourth official for a foul on Kai Havertz by Rodrigo Bentancur at the other end. The two came together like a couple birds in an aggressive mating ritual. 

Tuchel thought he had his vengeance — and went scampering down the touchline in celebration — when Reece James swept home Chelsea's second in the 77th minute.

But Harry Kane got his first of the year deep in stoppage time to salvage an impressive point. On a corner directly prior to this one, Cristian Romero had gotten away with bringing Cucurella down by his hair.

The full-time whistle brought the highlight of the match and red cards for Tuchel and Conte.  

Chelsea's boss said he wasn't happy with how Conte was averting his eyes during the handshake. Tuchel's like your dad giving you advice before your first job interview here.

Chelsea is away to Major Leeds Soccer next Sunday. Tottenham plays host to Wolves on Saturday.

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