EPL: Thomas Tuchel's good start continues as Chelsea beat Spurs

Thomas Tuchel impressive start as Chelsea manager has continued with a 1-0 victory over Tottenham on Friday (NZ time) courtesy of Jorginho's first-half penalty.

German Tuchel, replaced Frank Lampard as manager last and has taken seven points from his three Premier League games in charge with no goals conceded.

Jorginho slotted a penalty in the 24th-minute after a clumsy foul on Timo Werner by Eric Dier.

Chelsea created numerous chances to stretch their lead after the break with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount going close, although Tottenham striker Carlos Vinicius, playing in place of the injured Harry Kane, headed one glorious late chance wide.

That would have been harsh on Chelsea The victory lifted Chelsea into sixth spot with 36 points from 22 games while Tottenham have now lost three league games in a row for the first time since 2012.

Tottenham climbed to the top of the table in December, but poor form has seen them slump to eighth on 33 points.

Chelsea were far too slick for a cumbersome home side and the only concern was a failure to score more and losing defender Thiago Silva to a muscle injury just before halftime.

"The whole first half we totally controlled the game, very high up the pitch," says Tuchel who became the first Chelsea manager to keep clean sheets in his first three games in charge since Mourinho in 2004.

"A bit more killer instinct and aggression in the box would have been nice but it was a big win in an away game and I am very happy."