The Wembley hoodoo still seems to haunt us as Tottenham Hotspur lost 2-1 to Chelsea, courtesy of a brace from Marcos Alonso.
It was the away side that took the lead with a well-taken free-kick from Alonso in the 24th minute. Spurs started the second-half brightly and we did have a few chances to break the Chelsea defence. But it was Michy Batshuayi who scored an own-goal to give us a chance of winning the game. However, a mistake by Hugo Lloris when trying to keep an Alonso shot away led the Blues to take the lead again, late in the game.
It was a disappointing game overall and here are the player ratings from the game.
The captain let us down big time as he conceded a late goal which went right through him. Lloris might not have been able to do much about Alonso’s first goal but he should have saved the second one.
Dier picked up a needless booking the first half and it seemed like it was there at the back of his mind for the rest of the match. The Englishman was the first player who was replaced as Son Heung-min came on to the field.
We can’t really fault Aldy for the two goals and he did do pretty well in keeping the Chelsea attack quiet for most of the game.
The other Belgian in our defence also had a decent enough game and no fingers can be pointed at him too. Was booked.
Trippier made his first start of the Premier League season and tried his best to belt in balls but everything he tried to put in was dealt with by the Chelsea defence. He did pick up a late injury after an accidental clash with Pedro and hopefully, he won’t be out for long.
Wanyama didn’t really do much wrong but he was at fault for the second goal that we conceded and for that, his rating gets a hit.
Dembele too was a little subdued and even though we dominated the second half, there just were not enough attacks from our team. The Belgian did try his best and had a couple of decent runs but his most telling contribution came when he blocked Batshuayi late in the second half.
Davies was another player that didn’t really put a foot wrong but could not quite have the impact in the attacking third. Our left-back was taken off for Moussa Sissoko in the second half.
Alli was one of the most disappointing players as he just could not get into the groove of the game. Chelsea defended well but the Englishman had more than enough quality to break down the opposition.
Our man-of-the-match put in a number of delicious crosses and it was one like that which got us the equaliser. Unfortunately, there weren’t enough Spurs players getting at the end of those crosses and it was a disappointing aspect of the game.
Kane was a little subdued but had his chances as he struck the post once and had a few shots blocked as well. It was disappointing that the Englishman could not score though.
Son tried his best and made a couple of quality runs but there was no end product most of the time.
Sissoko didn’t really do much and only ended up clattering Alonso late after the second goal had gone in.
Not enough time for the Dutch striker to do anything.
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