Chelsea's 'great character' key to Wembley win - David Luiz

"Yes for us it's very important", said the Belgium goalkeeper. We were much better than Chelsea.

"Eriksen has great quality and when there were a lot of risky crosses, free-kicks going into the box, one can end up inside".

Harry Kane struck the foot of the post and Ben Davies had an effort well-saved by Thibaut Courtois in the Chelsea goal, but Tottenham's equaliser came from eight minutes from time when Michy Batshuayi headed Christian Eriksen's cross into his own net. We dominated the game, had the better chances in the first and second half but without being clinical.

"I want to thank my players because of the commitment, desire and heart they put on the pitch was incredible", he told Sky Sports.

"At most clubs now, they wait until the last minute to see who is available and see who they can get, and it's understandable", Kane added.

"Obviously after last week, it doesn't show it was be the same", he said.

Spurs went behind after a brilliant free-kick from Marcos Alonso sailed over the wall and nestled into Hugo Lloris' top corner to allow the Blues to lead at the half-time interval.

"The opportunities that we created we didn't score". Now, this victory is good. The second round will be completed on Monday by a meeting of Everton and Manchester City, who both triumphed last week. Keep playing the way that we are playing and keep working hard in training.

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"We'll see what happens in the next couple of weeks [of the transfer window]".

Premier League clubs are due to vote on the suggestion next month and, if the plan is agreed, this could be the last summer when England's top-flight clubs can continue to buy players up until the end of August.

Burnley had a fantastic opening to the season after they beat Chelsea 3-2 in their first game of the 2017/18 campaign. If not we will try to be as close as possible. It was just a bit unfortunate that we had suspended and injured players, some players left, so it's not easy for us.

"I thought the team played really well and it's not fair to blame the game on Wembley, because Wembley is for me one of the best places in the world, if not the one place to play football".

"We've got a good squad, you saw that", he said. Spurs, especially the last 15, 20 minutes of the first half, they had a lot of pressure on us.

"It was for sure a good day for us".

The cosmetic changes couldn't turn around Tottenham's wretched Wembley record as the team started its temporary residence at English football's national stadium for the season. "We worked so hard this week and we 100 percent deserved the win".

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