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Chelsea fume with Tottenham defender Romero after hairpull and James wind-up

Tottenham defender Cristian Romero was at the centre of many of the flashpoints during Sunday's 2-2 draw with Chelsea.

The Argentinian impressed on the night and was involved in some controversy towards the end as Antonio Conte's side shared the spoils thanks to Harry Kane's late leveller.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was furious earlier into the game with an incident prior to Spurs' equaliser involving Romero.

From a corner before the one Spurs scored from, Romero was seen tugging the hair of Marc Cucurella in the box. And despite VAR looking at it, no punishment was forthcoming. Had VAR ruled it worthy of a red card, Chelsea would have been given a free-kick and the second corner would not have happened.

In the aftermath of Kane scoring, Romero screamed at Reece James, who had put Chelsea ahead in the 77th minute. The two then clashed before Romero ran off to celebrate with his Tottenham teammates.

On the pitch, Romero turned in an excellent performance. The defender won the most duels (10), most recoveries (8) and most ball steals (4) against Chelsea.



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