Final Score: Chelsea 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham picked up their first win at Stamford Bridge since 1990 and cemented their place in the top four. The result will probably go a long way in deciding who goes into the Champions League but we now have an 8-point lead over the Blues with just 7 games remaining in the season.
Even though Harry Kane was fit to be a part of the matchday squad, it was Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen who got the goals for us.
The game didn’t start well as Alvaro Morata nodded in a cross after Hugo Lloris misjudged the ball. Eriksen then scored a wonder goal from way outside the box as the ball looped into the Chelsea net and flummoxed Willy Caballero just before half-time.
The second half saw us dominate possession and Alli scored after a neat touch and finish from an Eric Dier long ball before making it two after a lot of confusion in the Chelsea defence.
That was enough to take the wind out of the blues and there could be more from us in the coming days as Kane made an appearance as a sub. This was a great performance from the side.
Tottenham Player Ratings
Hugo Lloris – 7/10
Lloris has a habit of committing mistakes in some of the crucial games but tonight his blushes were saved by Alli and co.
Kieran Trippier – 7/10
Ever-present to take on Eden Hazard, Trippier did a decent enough job for us today.
Davinson Sanchez – 6/10
Sanchez was also at fault for the goal that we conceded as he ducked, probably under the instructions of Lloris. After that howler, he did well to ensure Chelsea didn’t have a sniff at goal.
Jan Vertonghen – 7/10
Vertonghen did really well to keep Morata quiet for the rest of the game and it was a good showing from the Belgian overall.
Ben Davies – 7.5/10
Davies should have done better to keep the Victor Moses cross away but barring that, our left-back did really well to keep the former Wigan attacker quiet.
Eric Dier – 7/10
The ball over the top was wonderful and it ensured we picked up the win for a crucial three points.
Mousa Dembele – 7.5/10
The Belgian was another star in midfield, especially in the second half as we snuffed Chelsea out and dominated the game.
Erik Lamela – 6.5/10
It was weird seeing Lamela struggle in the game. The Argentine was involved in a rough challenge on Cesc Fabregas but that was his most memorable contribution in the game.
Dele Alli – 9/10
Alli did well to score a brace to hand us a memorable victory at Stamford Bridge. Let’s hope that he picks up from here and delivers consistent performances.
Christian Eriksen – 8/10
The Dane scored a wonder goal out of the blue and deflated the Chelsea balloon. His passing was great throughout the game and we should expect more from the player in the final few games of the season.
Son Heung-min – 7.5/10
Son might not have been at his best against the Blues but he did a decent enough job of running at the Chelsea defence and making it tough for their players.
Harry Kane – 6/10
Kane’s return is a huge boost for us as we look to finish in the top-four and pick up the FA Cup too.
Victor Wanyama – 7/10
Wanyama came on late in the game to give us a bit more steel in the midfield and stop Chelsea from building attacks.
Moussa Sissoko – N/A
Came on late in the game but didn’t have a lot of time to make a difference.
[Video] Amazing new time-lapse footage showcases pitch and seating areas of Tottenham’s new stadium
Tottenham’s new stadium is towards completion and a new time-lapse video from last week has been shared which highlights the final stages of work being done.
The video begins with a view of the exterior where cranes are working on one section of the structure. The next part features an aerial view of the entire stadium. The video shows construction being done throughout the night to get the venue ready as quickly as possible.
A clip from the video showcases a section where numerous glass panes are yet to be installed, however, a number of cranes and workers are on the job.
The pitch was installed a week ago and an interior shot displays the grass and the artificial pitch lighting. It is great to see that most of the seats are installed and the LED hoardings across the seating area of the stadium.
Hopefully, the venue will be completed quickly. Tottenham have spent a lot of time away from home with Wembley being used as a temporary ground. We even played a Carabao Cup game against Watford at Stadium MK.
“Star on and off the pitch” – Some Tottenham fans react to Spurs star’s hilarious dance
Lucas Moura seems to be enjoying his season with Tottenham. The Brazilian had a fantastic performance against Manchester United a few weeks ago and was even recalled to the Brazil squad during the recent international break.
The former PSG man has become a starter for Spurs and a recent video was shared by Moussa Sissoko of the Brazilian dancing.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 22, 2018
Some Tottenham fans reacted to the Moura dance and loved every second of it.
AMAZING CHEERFUL SAMBA SPURS TALENT
— Enjoy your life (@english4alu) October 22, 2018
Star on and off the pitch.
— ⁴ (@Alderrweireld) October 22, 2018
Happy to be leaving London Stadium dressing room I imagine #WestHam
— Jeremy Palmer (@JeremyPalmer7) October 22, 2018
Who put Mambo No. 5 on? Winks?
— Enter the VAR (@thedarkpav) October 22, 2018
— Alex (@highpressmess) October 22, 2018
He certainly danced his way through Westham on Saturday 😁
— Marc R (@marcrozier1) October 22, 2018
hahaha love you 😁😘
— WanboSports万博体育 (@wanbosports) October 22, 2018
Loved it – putting your name in for Dancing with the Stars 😀
— LadyCP1851 (@LadyCP1851) October 22, 2018
Lucas is Crazy, hahaha
— Ramon Dos Santos (@nomarmsn) October 22, 2018
Thankfully he plays much better than he dances!!!😳
— Des Bennett (@DesBennett5) October 22, 2018
Spurs beat West Ham in a tough London derby on Saturday and will need another quality performance against PSV Eindhoven in midweek.
Tottenham have lost their two Champions League group games this season, and we need to defeat the Dutch team to have any chance of making it into the next round.
Tottenham downplay interest in signing 25-year-old Colombian star
Tottenham have no plans of signing Wilmar Barrios from Boca Junior, sources have told ESPN. The Colombian international had a decent World Cup with the national side and was linked with a move to Spurs, according to the report.
Reports (h/t ESPN) suggested that we had agreed on personal terms with the 25-year-old’s representatives and were preparing a bid for the midfielder.
Spurs were the only club to not sign a player in the summer but the manager was open to signings in January.
The manager was quoted by ESPN as saying:
“In football you always need to think you can improve, and you need to try to improve your squad.
“We couldn’t sign [in the summer] for different circumstances, but we wanted to sign.
“Now January will come and we’re going to try to sign. I think it’s not only us — all the clubs and managers want to sign players, must refresh the squad.
“We need to try again in January or the summer if we want to move on the team and the club.”
Spurs are in a great position in the Premier League as we are just a couple of points behind the league leaders.
Hopefully, the right signings can help us push on this season and lead us to our first ever Premier League title.
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