Tottenham played host to Chelsea at their adopted ground, the Wembley stadium in a London derby. Chelsea on the back 12 match unbeaten run making them on the three teams in the league that hasn't tasted a defeat. With a determined Spurs side managed by Mauricio Pochetino, the blues were outplayed and dominated in all department on the field.
Dele Alli opened the scoring for the home side with Harry Kane doubling the lead with a Sublime strike. Yueo Ming Son goal made sure there won't be any room for surprises from the Blues sides. Chelsea got a consolation via Oliver Giroud with five minutes left to play.
After 90 mins, Chelsea’s unbeaten run came to an end. Here are the talking points. ????????
Chelsea unbeaten run came to an end.
At kick-off, there were only 3 unbeaten teams remaining in the Premier League, the longest such run in the competition, before the home side went on to reduce the number down to 2 – and how! The Blues had preserved their record with a 93rd minute equaliser against Manchester United but there was no such luck this time around having been completely dominated by a determined Spurs side.
Referee Martin Atkinson made a decisive call at 1-0
With the scoreline at 1-0 after Spurs had taken an early lead, Chelsea tried to find a way back into the game and might have – but for referee Martin Atkinson who waved away Eden Hazard’s penalty appeal
The Belgian looked to have been tackled from behind by Spurs youngster Juan Foyth and went tumbling down in a heap, only for the referee to wave play on. The tackle looked suspect in real time and replays only served to confirm the suspicion – Foyth had made no contact with the ball whatsoever.
The visitors can indeed feel unjust over the decision as Spurs made the most of their momentum – adding two goals following the incident. With Premier League clubs passing a resolution for the introduction of VAR from the forthcoming season after a bunches of high-profile errors, the Blues unbeaten might have been maintained if only there was additional video referees.
Kante Wasted in New Midfield Role
Widely regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world.
However, the arrival of Jorginho over the summer has seen Kante forced out of his preferred position and moved further forward to make room for the Italy international Yet he Jorginho's influence has waned in recent games, and he put in a poor display against Spurs. Meanwhile, the Frenchman was having little effect in his position further forward.
Securing Eriksen's Future Must be Tottenham’s Priority
Eriksen's creativity is key for Spurs, and they simply must keep hold of the 26-year-old if they are to compete for trophies. The Dane caused Chelsea all sorts of problems at Wembley.
His display was another example of why Tottenham must make securing his future their extreme priority.
Christian Eriksen created 7 chances against Chelsea; the most by a player in a single Premier League game this season.