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Spurs defender Ryan Sessegnon had a shocker against Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur snatched a point from Chelsea as Antonio Conte’s return to his former club ended in a fiery manner with both managers receiving a red card in the Premier League‘s second gameweek.

It means the Italian will not be in the dugout when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers in north London next weekend, though he will still be picking the team. He’ll have a big decision to make at wing-back as Ryan Sessegnon was just not at the races at Stamford Bridge.

Spurs should be encouraged because they not only picked up a point late on but also scored twice against the Blues, two feats that they could not manage across four encounters in 2021/22.

The England U21 international was hooked after just 57 minutes as he was being given the run around all evening – indeed, he won just two of his 11 duels at a win success rate of 18%, committed two fouls and lost possession eight times from only 28 touches (some three fewer than even goalkeeper Hugo Lloris), as per SofaScore.

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Elsewhere on the pitch, the 22-year-old liability failed to register a single successful dribble or record an attacking contribution of note, with zero crosses, zero key passes and zero shots, which is a worrying sign from an attack-minded wing-back, particularly one that scored last weekend.

And when there’s a Champions League winner in Ivan Perisic sitting on the bench, it could soon become an easy switch for Conte to make, given his vast experience and quality in such a role.

The entirety of Chelsea’s right flank, ranging from Reece James to Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Kai Havertz all recorded a better SofaScore rating for the game than the young Englishman, who was slammed as being “awful” and a “rabbit in the headlights” by former Head of GOAL, James Dickens.

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Dan Kilpatrick of the Evening Standard was less than impressed too as he graded the former Fulham gem as the Lilywhites’ joint-worst performer with a 4/10 in his post-match ratings column.

‘Picked ahead of Perisic, the wing-back was overrun defensively and fluffed his chance to quickly equalise when his effort was saved by Edouard Mendy,’ he wrote.

As such, Sessegnon badly let his manager down considering the faith put in him to start such an important and huge fixture. He had every right to given his display down against Southampton but last season’s third-placed finishers a different kettle of fish indeed.

AND in other news, Alasdair Gold: Spurs could seal late “amazing signing” in 19 y/o gem, he’s the future

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