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Full Time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Chelsea

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.

Tottenham Player Ratings

Hugo Lloris – 5/10

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.

Eric Dier – 6.5/10

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.

Toby Alderweireld – 7/10

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.

Jan Vertonghen – 7/10

The other Belgian in our defence also had a decent enough game and no fingers can be pointed at him too. Was booked.

Michy Batshuayi Scored An Own Goal

Kieran Trippier – 7/10

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.

Victor Wanyama – 6/10

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.

Mousa Dembele – 7/10

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.

Ben Davies – 7/10

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.

Dele Alli – 6/10

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.

Christian Eriksen – 8/10

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.

Harry Kane – 7/10

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 Heung-Min – 6/10

Son tried his best and made a couple of quality runs but there was no end product most of the time.

Moussa Sissoko – 5/10

Sissoko didn’t really do much and only ended up clattering Alonso late after the second goal had gone in.

Vincent Janssen – N/A

Not enough time for the Dutch striker to do anything.


Tottenham set to lose the race for Spanish star due to this reason



Spurs transfer news: Arsenal set to beat Tottenham in landing Dani Ceballos reports that Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in Real Madrid’s Dani Ceballos.

The 22-year-old was one of the stars for Spain in their U21 Euro winning squad, the report claims that the midfielder could be sold in the summer after Real made several big signings.

Dani Ceballos
Dani Ceballos

The report adds that AC Milan and Liverpool are also interested in the 22-year-old, however, AS (h/t claimed that Spurs had agreed on a loan deal to land the Spaniard.

However, the outlet adds that Ceballos will reject a move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and join the Gunners instead (h/t

The report adds that the interest from Unai Emery was the key to them landing Ceballos, and the Spaniard wants to play at the Emirates Stadium.

A blow for Tottenham’s summer plans

Ceballos would do a great job under Mauricio Pochettino, and it is interesting to note that Arsenal seem to be winning the race for the Spaniard.

Dani Ceballos
Dani Ceballos

The Gunners do not have Champions League football on their side, and the report adds that Ceballos wants to start games regularly next season.

The 22-year-old wasn’t picked regularly under Zinedine Zidane last season, and he might get more games under Emery than Pochettino. Spurs have only signed Tanguy Ndombele and Jack Clarke in the summer, and can do with another quality midfielder joining the side.

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Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks had their injury problems last season while Christian Eriksen is out of a contract at the end of next season.

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Not Trippier – La Liga giants interested in another Tottenham star as well



Spurs transfer news: Atletico Madrid interested in Christian Eriksen

Atletico Madrid might be close to landing Kieran Trippier, however, he isn’t the only Tottenham star they are eyeing (h/t

The Evening Standard (h/t claims that Christian Eriksen is in the sights of the La Liga side as they search for a playmaker.

The report adds that Real Madrid are also interested in the 27-year-old Dane, who has just one year left on his current deal.

The midfielder had claimed he wanted to take up a new challenge after the Champions League final, however, he still is a Tottenham player.

Atletico have seen several players leave in the summer, with Rodri joining Manchester City. Juanfran also exited the club, and the biggest transfer has to be that of Antoine Griezmann’s.

The French attacker completed his move to Barcelona recently, and it will be interesting to see who Atletico can sign before the start of the season.

Will Eriksen fit into Atletico’s style?

The Dane is one of the most creative players in the Premier League and would do well at a top club.

Atletico aren’t known for their intricate style of play in the final third, and it is difficult to see how Eriksen would fit into Diego Simeone’s plans.

Staying at Tottenham would be a better decision for the Dane than joining Atletico, however, it will be interesting to see if Simeone’s team submits a quality offer for the Dane.

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It would be great to keep Eriksen at the club and extend his deal, but the next best option is to sell him to a non-Premier League club.

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Tottenham committed to signing relegated star they see as Danny Rose successor



Spurs transfer news: Tottenham committed to signing Ryan Sessegnon

The Telegraph reports that Tottenham are committed to signing Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.

The 19-year-old is one of the brightest talents in the English game but saw his side suffer relegation last season.

Sessegnon was inconsistent at Fulham and ended up playing under three managers in the span of 12 months.

Danny Rose Tottenham

The English youngster is versatile enough to play as a leftwinger or as a left-back, and the report claims that Tottenham see the 19-year-old as a long-term successor of Danny Rose.

Tottenham’s Rose was one of our better performers in the previous campaign and started in the Champions League final against Liverpool.

However, the Englishman hinted he could leave in the summer after claiming that Tottenham sell off players who reach a certain age.

Fulham need to sell Sessegnon soon

The report adds that Fulham have to sell Sessegnon in the summer, with the English youngster having just one year left on his current deal.

Ryan Sessegnon

Sessegnon also prefers a move to Tottenham, according to the Telegraph, and hopefully, we can make him our third signing of the summer.

Tottenham could use someone of Sessegnon’s ability and the English youngster should grow under Mauricio Pochettino.

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It will be interesting to see if Sessegnon plays as the left-back at Tottenham. His best performances came in the attacking positions, and we could use a quick and tricky winger in the team.

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“Thanks for your commitment”, “Am broken” – Several Tottenham fans react as English star is set to leave for Spain



Spurs transfer news: Fans react to Atletico Madrid agreeing on a deal for Trippier

Sky Sports claims that Atletico Madrid have agreed on a €24m move for Kieran Trippier.

The English defender is set to be in Spain on Wednesday to complete a medical with the La Liga club, and the report claims that the deal could be finalised by the weekend.

Kieran Trippier
Kieran Trippier

The report adds that Tottenham were offered attacker Angel Correa in the deal, but Tottenham opted for a cash deal.

The English defender had an inconsistent campaign for Spurs last time around but no one can doubt his commitment to the cause. The right-back came off a wonderful World Cup campaign with the Three Lions, but could not carry that form into the club season.

Tottenham left with a minor problem

Spurs would only have Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters as the senior right-backs in the side should Trippier leave. That could be a problem given that Aurier’s previous season was littered with injuries.

Spurs could do with another right-back coming in and providing cover for the duo.

Many fans highlighted that Trippier just could not cut it at Tottenham while some were pleased that Spurs were getting a good deal for the Englishman. Some fans were supportive of Trippier’s decision to take up a new challenge, and here are a few reactions to the transfer:

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