Tottenham's Giovani Lo Celso avoids red card for tackle on Cesar Azpilicueta vs Chelsea

Chelsea FC v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur was always going to have plenty of needle.

With both teams scrambling for the final Champions League place - depending on what happens to Manchester City's ban - there was plenty riding on the three points at Stamford Bridge.

That's not to mention the fact Frank Lampard vs Jose Mourinho marked a clash of master and apprentice as well as the fact London derbies always boast an extra spice.

And it was the home side that rode the pressure best during the opening hour, taking the lead through Olivier Giroud and doubling their advantage after the break via Marcos Alonso.

Spurs were very nearly in deeper trouble just a few minutes later, too, as VAR was forced to review a brutal-looking tackle on Cesar Azpilicueta from Giovani Lo Celso.

Potential red card for Lo Celso

The Chelsea defender needed treatment on the touchline after seeing the studs of the Tottenham man sink into his shin.

There was bated-breath around west London as the tackle was reviewed, only for the team at Stockley Park to deem that is wasn't a red card offence.

The decision was certainly controversial, so we'll let you make your own mind up by reviewing the tackle down below:

It's fair to say Jose Mourinho will be pretty relieved about the outcome.

The 'Special One' has never won at Stamford Bridge since the end of his second spell with the Blues and a second defeat to Frank Lampard's team, with ten men or 11, would be a significant blow.

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