Premier League on Betfair: Spurs off to losing start at home as Chelsea inflict another Wembley defeat

Spurs have lost their first Wembley fixture in the Premier League
Spurs have lost their first Wembley fixture in the Premier League

Wembley sees late drama as Chelsea score late on to deny Spurs a point while Huddersfield enjoyed another Premier League win

"Both teams have won one and lost one this season - the champions are 7.87/1 to retain their title, Spurs are 13.012/1."

For much of the pre-season pundits have talked about the Wembley effect on Tottenham Hotspur and today we got our first glimpse of the Lilywhites in competitive Premier League action at the home of English football.

Just like last season's FA Cup semi-final between these two sides it was frantic, fevered stuff and didn't end well for the north London side, Chelsea winning 2-1 in Spurs' temporary home thanks to a late Marcos Alonso goal.

Tottenham did not lose a game at White Hart Lane last season, winning 17 and drawing two of their 19 Premier League tests. Their record at Wembley now reads played one, lost one, but that probably doesn't tell the whole story.

A patched-up Chelsea were fast of the blocks and should have been ahead early on only to see Alvaro Morata put a free header wide. They made no such mistake with their next golden opportunity - Alonso curling in a free kick from the edge of the area midway through the first half.

Spurs made most of the running thereafter - dominating possession and seeing a fierce Harry Kane effort striking a post but no chance quite fell for the home side and they couldn't make it count until very late on when Michi Batshuayi headed past Thibaut Courtois.

Carnage ensued. Spurs poured forward but so did Chelsea and on 88 minutes Alonso again found the back of the net, beating Hugo Lloris from a tight angle. Chelsea were backed at 15.014/1 in-play on the Betfair Exchange.

Both teams have won one and lost one this season - the champions are 7.87/1 to retain their title, Spurs are 13.012/1.

The day began in West Yorkshire where Huddersfield hosted Newcastle in the Terriers' first ever Premier League fixture and it was a happy one with David Wagner's side beating the visitors by a goal to nil.

Having threatened throughout the first half the key strike came courtesy of Aaron Mooy just after the break, the Australian latching on to a knockdown to emphatically beat Rob Elliott.

The win leaves Newcastle without a point after the first two matches while Huddersfield have the maximum return. From relegation favourites Wagner's side are out to 2.588/5 to suffer the drop, Newcastle can be backed at 3.185/40.

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