His son’s men’s football match left Tottenham in the lead, after a goal from French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.
Despite relentless pressure from Manchester City, including a dismissal goal from Aymeric Laporte, it was Tottenham who doubled the lead, with Lo Celso scoring just minutes after the break.
The victory moves Chelsea’s London rivals Spurs, who beat Newcastle before Saturday’s break, to the top of the Premier League table.
“It’s a season where you have to do everything that takes time to win the game. It will be a slow year and a year, you see. That’s part of my job is to work for the team, win the team, of course score goals and get help, but I like to defend and work the podium.
“The feeling now after the game after you have entered a good transition phase, it does not feel better when you win.
As they have done many times before as managers of Barcelona and Real Madrid, Saturday’s clash provided an opportunity for Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho to renew their opposition.
In the latest edition of their match, it was Mourinho’s Tottenham side who started the fastest.
And it was the red-hot son who opened the deadly shot within the first 10 minutes, slipping his round under a serious Ederson dismissal after a free-kick connection.
However, despite sitting back after scoring, it was Tottenham who initially saw it could be a double whammy.
Following an excellent playful connection between his attackers, Kane tied the knot, just letting the offside flag go straight up.
And after going back and taking over officially, Manchester City finally started to create opportunities.
With the passion of Kevin De Bruyne pulling the strings, the Spurs defender focused on the final challenges and obstacles to prevent the 2018-19 Premier League champions from scoring.
After 29 minutes, Man City got the ball in the back net thanks to Laporte, only to have the video assistant (VAR) deny the goal because it was handled by Gabriel Jesus in the build-up.
Despite all the openness and openness before half-time, Manchester City could not find equality.
After the break, it was very similar, with De Bruyne trying his luck from a useless distance.
However, with a run and just 35 seconds after substitution, Lo Celso doubled Spurs’ lead, running into Kane through the ball to chase it under Ederson.
Manchester City were hungry and boastful in the last 25 minutes but could not find progress. The result means it remains firmly entrenched in the Premier League midfield.
“We had our chances, but we couldn’t produce a score and they created two or three chances in the counter attack and we lost the game.
“We knew before the game that you could not give us the first goal. We had more chances and they but we lost. Mourinho’s team is like this, you make a mistake and they will punish you in attack.”
Both sides will play in Europe this week, as Tottenham face Ludogorets Razgrad on Thursday while Manchester City travel to Greece to play Olympiakos on Wednesday.