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Tottenham secures draw at Chelsea, tops Premier League

Tottenham ground out a 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday to return to the top spot with an ultra-defensive display from Jose Mourinho's side frustrating the Premier League's joint top scorers.

At a stadium where it has won only once in 30 years, Tottenham had just a single shot on target but halted Chelsea's six-match winning run in all competitions.

An attritional game managed to deliver chances for both teams to win in stoppage time.

Tottenham's Serge Aurier vies for the ball with Chelsea's Ben Chilwell, right, during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge in London, England, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Matthew ChildsPool via AP)

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud nipped in when Tottenham defender Joe Rodon headed back to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris but his shot was easily saved.

And Giovani Lo Celso wasted a late Tottenham counterattack after being released by Lucas Moura, striking wide of the target rather than setting up Harry Kane.

The point leaves Tottenham ahead of Liverpool on goal difference, while Chelsea is two points further back in third.

Chelsea's Thiago Silva jumps for the ball with Tottenham's Giovani Lo Celso, left, during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge in London, England, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Justin TallisPool via AP)

Mourinho, who won three Premier League titles with Chelsea, has put a club that hasn't won the championship since 1961 into early contention.

It was the last game at Stamford Bridge without fans before the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions are due to see up to 2,000 spectators allowed in for Chelsea's home game against Leeds on Saturday.

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Tottenham's Harry Kane gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge in London, England, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Matthew ChildsPool via AP)

Chelsea's Ben Chilwell heads the ball next to Tottenham's Harry Kane, left, during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge in London, England, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. (Matthew ChildsPool via AP)