The Chelsea Development Squad returned to winning ways for the first time since mid-August with a 3-2 victory at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon.

Martell Taylor-Crossdale notched a double while Callum Hudson-Odoi was also on the scoresheet as The Blues finally ended their poor run of form in the Premier League 2.

Chelsea took a second minute lead in North London when midfielder Kyle Scott cut the ball back across goal for Taylor-Crossdale to net from six yards.

Spurs rallied from their early setback and Shayon Harrison scored an equaliser just nine minutes later with a shot which deflected off Trevoh Chalobah to find its way into the Chelsea net.

Marcus Edwards then fired just wide for the hosts before Cumming saved well from an Eric Lamela effort and Hudson-Odoi failed to hit the target for The Blues. Spurs were lucky not to go into the break behind when a Harvey St Clair strike was cleared off the line by Keanan Bennetts.

Chelsea regained the lead early in the second half when St Clair crossed for Taylor-Crossdale to head in his second goal of the match before the deadly striker spurned two good chances to bag a hat-trick.

Luke McCormick tested home keeper Alfie Whiteman after being introduced as a substitute before the Spurs keeper took out the midfielder minutes later to hand Joe Edwards’ men a penalty kick. Hudson-Odoi successfully converted the spot kick to give Chelsea a 3-1 lead.

Spurs did reduce the arrears deep in stoppage time with a header from Kazaiah Sterling but it was not enough from preventing The Blues from recording a rare win.

Chelsea are back in action again on Saturday when Liverpool are the visitors to Cobham.

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