Chelsea responded from the humiliating opening to their title defence by extending Tottenham’s Wembley woe with a 2-1 victory in the first Premier League clash at the national stadium.

Marcos Alonso scored twice for the visitors as Antonio Conte’s men, champions in May, responded from the opening home loss to Burnley.

Alonso’s first-half free-kick was cancelled out by Michy Batshuayi’s own goal eight minutes from time, but Alonso struck again to finish Spurs, whose record since Wembley reopened in 2007 reads played 11, won two, lost eight.

What they said

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: “I’m happy with the performance. I think we played really well and deserved more, but sometimes in football it’s difficult to accept but they were clinical.

I’m disappointed because we wanted to win the game but it was impossible. But the team playing the way we play we dominated the game and created the better chances but we were a little unlucky.”

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: “Tottenham are a really strong team and they showed to be a great team and I must be pleased for the commitment, the desire, the will to fight for every ball. They showed me the desire of last season is still in their hearts.”

Tweet of the match

Star man – Marcos Alonso

A match-winning brace from the wing-back who continues to prove time and again that he knows where the goal is. His free-kick to open the scoring here was sublime and he was in the right place to power home the winner, even if Hugo Lloris should have done much better with his effort.

Ref watch

Jan Vertonghen, left, and Anthony Taylor(John Walton/EMPICS Sport)

Ref watch could easily be replaced by ‘red watch’ as referee Anthony Taylor had a number of important decisions to make at Wembley. Attention on the officials was even closer after Chelsea saw both Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill sent off in the Blues’ opening weekend defeat to Burnley. Tottenham arguably could have faced the same fate here as both Eric Dier and Jan Vertonghen escaped with yellow cards after dangerous fouls on David Luiz and Victor Moses respectively.

Moan of the match

Wembley just does not feel like Wembley when it is hosting Premier League football. The national stadium was decked out in Spurs paraphernalia and the pre-match traditions from White Hart Lane were also carried across. There was a drummer mic’ed up to the sound system to inject some atmosphere but Wembley as a league ground will need more than that – results for Spurs, for example, would be a good place to start for the current occupants.

Player ratings

Tottenham: Hugo Lloris 5, Kieran Trippier 6, Jan Vertonghen 6, Toby Alderweireld 6, Ben Davies 6, Victor Wanyama 5, Eric Dier 6, Mousa Dembele 7, Christian Eriksen 6, Dele Alli 6, Harry Kane 7. Substitutes: Son Heung-min (for Dier, 68 mins) 6, Moussa Sissoko (for Davies, 80) 6, Vincent Janssen (for Trippier, 90) 5.Chelsea: Thibaut Courtois 7, Cesar Azpilicueta 5, David Luiz 7, Andreas Christiansen 7, Antonio Rudiger 7, Marcos Alonso 8, Tiemoue Bakayoko 7, N’Golo Kante 7, Alvaro Morata 6, Willian 6, Victor Moses 6. Substitutes: Pedro (for Willian, 78) 6,Michy Batshuayi (for Morata, 78) 5.

Who’s up next

Chelsea take on Everton(David Davies/EMPICS Sport)

Tottenham v Burnley (Premier League, August 27)

Chelsea v Everton (Premier League, August 27)