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.