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Michy Batshuayi responds after Chelsea claim his OG made Tottenham win 'sweeter'

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Chelsea delivered a masterclass in how to win without possession against Tottenham on Sunday.

Spurs dominated proceedings at Wembley with 68% possession and 18 shots - double that of Chelsea - but succumbed to a 2-1 defeat.

Marcos Alonso opened the scoring in the 24th minute with a sensational free-kick from 25 yards that gave Hugo Lloris no chance.

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It was all Tottenham from thereon out, but Chelsea kept soaking up the pressure and looked to be heading for a 1-0 victory.

Michy Batshuayi then came on for the Blues and within three minutes of his arrival, the Belgian headed into his own net from Christian Eriksen's cross.

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Impetus was with Tottenham, but in a dramatic twist, Alonso grabbed his second goal of the game in the 88th minute following some poor goalkeeping from Lloris.

David Luiz won possession in midfield to feed the Spaniard, who drilled his shot straight at Lloris and saw it wriggle underneath the Frenchman.

Batshuayi will be a very relieved man after his own goal, which could have cost Chelsea a vital three points.

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His teammates will no doubt tease him about the blunder in training tomorrow, but his Twitter activity suggests he'd rather just forget about it.

Following the game, Batshuayi tweeted his gratitude to Alonso for sparing his blushes.

Chelsea's official Twitter account then posted saying Batshuayi's own goal - and Alonso's eventual winner - actually made the victory even sweeter.

Batshuayi quickly responded with a rather sheepish tweet in which he laughed at himself and thanked Alonso once again.

He wrote: "Yeah tell me about it lol 😧 #phew thx @marcosalonso03 💙."

Bless him. Luckily for Batshuayi, Antonio Conte will care little about his own goal and more about the way his players responded to conceding.

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Chelsea had no right to beat Tottenham, but when the opportunity to make it 2-1 presented itself, they took full advantage.

"First of all I want to thank my players because their commitment, their desire and heart they put on the pitch was incredible in what has been a very difficult moment for us," Conte said.

"I am very pleased with the will to fight for every ball and they showed me the desire of last season is still there."

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