Spurs 2-0 Chelsea: A season defining match
Mauricio Pochettino’s Lillywhites were utterly superb on Wednesday night, as the lads beat league leaders Chelsea 2-0 at the Lane. To stop the blues winning a record 14th premier league game in a row, but most importantly to propell Spurs up to third place in the table seven points of top stop. Mauricio Pochettino tactically outclassed Antonio Conte’s side, opting for a 3-4-3 formation, Spurs were flawless, tireless and deeply passionate, recording a memorable victory over our bitter rivals Chelsea. Last nights match was huge for us, the lads went out and made a statement to the rest of the league, and I believe that this match will be the making of us this season. The game was won by a young man in sensational form, Dele Alli got his seventh goal in four matches, with the England international scoring two fine headers to stun the blues. However, the game wasn’t just won by the brilliance of Dele, but by the tenacity and tactical excellence of our team, not one player put a foot wrong last night, they were simply superb in every sector. We’ve shown this season that we can beat any team at home, the lane has become a fortress in her final season.
Many have suggested that we have started slowly this season, and that we aren’t performing as well as last season but the past five matches have shown that we’re starting to return to that brilliant team which we were last season. Both of Alli’s goals were assisted by Christian Eriksen, the Dane put in two delicious crosses to Alli and Eriksen’s influence and creativity was a key factor in last nights win, Victor Wanyama was exceptional in the midfield playing out of his skin. Whilst it’s clear to see that when Toby Alderweireld’s in the team, we are a different side. I had a feeling that we’d beat Chelsea and I’m so chuffed that we were able to get our revenge on them for last years heartache suffered at Stamford Bridge, but what was paramount was the three points. We’ve picked up 12 points from four matches in the festive period in what were some very tough games, Pochettino’s side hasn’t always been at full strength due to injuries but his side have shown tremendous resilience and talent putting themselves right back into the frame for the title race.
I don’t like to mention our chances of winning the league too much, but this is a special, special Spurs side. I doubt many Spurs fans can remember a side where everyone was happy with all of our eleven regulars but this side is an exception, Pochettino has drilled into them a mentality not seen at Spurs since the days of Bill Nicholson. Last nights game was exceptional but I’ve no doubt the lads will kick on from this game and blossom even brighter this season, than they did the last. COYS