Mauricio Pochettino: 'I only want players who are committed to Tottenham'

Annette Crawford
August 19, 2018

Chelsea had a great result and Arsenal's was disappointing.

Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not take risks with Harry Kane's fitness as Tottenham eye another top-four assault in the Premier League. But all three were included in the 18-man group for Saturday's 3-1 home win over Slavisa Jokanovic's Cottagers at Wembley, and only Rose did not get onto the pitch.

"I thought we played really well and created a lot of chances".

In his post-match media conference, Pochettino was asked whether he wanted to keep hold of the defender or if a move away remained a possibility, prompting a long-winded response more than five minutes in length.

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed to Football.London what he told his players at half time during the match against Bournemouth.

The second half continued in same fashion as the first, with the Blues dominating possession as they looked to restore their lead.

Harry Kane finally scored his first Premier League goal in August as Tottenham maintained their 100% start to the season with victory over newly promoted Fulham.


Kane had seen an early effort ruled out before Spurs did take the lead two minutes before half-time through a curling effort from Brazil forward Lucas Moura.

Kenedy missed a 96th-minute penalty as Cardiff secured a 0-0 draw against 10-man Newcastle in their first home game back in the Premier League.

The visitors' Callum Wilson was denied by Lukasz Fabianski, and the importance of that save became clear after 33 minutes when Javier Hernandez was brought down in the area and Marko Arnautovic stepped up to blast home from the spot for West Ham.

A spectacular own goal from Matt Doherty and a deflected James Maddison strike put the Foxes in command.

A second successive Chelsea win under Maurizio Sarri, 3-2 over an Arsenal side which has suffered back-to-back defeats under Unai Emery, gave both new managers a crash course in the unpredictability of the Premier League.

A well-worked free-kick freed up Theo Walcott to open the scoring before the Brazilian headed home a Walcott cross to double Everton's advantage.

However, victory came at a cost for Leicester as England global Vardy was shown a straight red card 20 minutes from time for a late lunge on Doherty and now faces a three-game ban.

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