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Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte were involved in an extraordinary full-time bust-up before the Chelsea manager also blasted referee Anthony Taylor, suggesting it might be better if he never takes charge of one of the club's games again.
Six years after the original Battle of the Bridge, war broke out between Chelsea and Tottenham again during an explosive London derby with the two managers the central figures and who will be hit with touchline bans after receiving straight red cards following the final whistle.
Conte and Tuchel goaded each other with their second-half goal celebrations before going eyeball-to- eyeball at full-time as they shook hands, sparking an ugly mass confrontation involving players, officials and security staff from both clubs in an incredible finish to the bad-tempered 2-2 draw.
Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte were sent off for clashing on the touchline after full-time
Tuchel appeared furious that Conte did not look him in the eye and refused to let go of his hand while TV cameras picked up the Italian asking his opposite number 'what do you want?'
Moments after Harry Kane salvaged a draw for Spurs with an injury-time header, a fired-up Conte also clashed with Chelsea sub Cesar Azpilicueta and midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who was injured and not in the squad, as he headed for the tunnel.
But Taylor, public enemy No.1 due to his history of angering Chelsea with his decisions, was also in Tuchel's sights.
Taylor's decision to ignore Kai Havertz's appeal for a foul following a Rodrigo Bentancur challenge preceded Spurs's first equaliser, Conte's celebration which lit the blue touch paper and was one of a number of incidents which left Tuchel furious.
Harry Kane scored a 96th-minute equaliser to cap off a dramatic afternoon at Stamford