Spurs Being Spursy

Hugo Lloris with a rare mistake costs Spurs at least a point at home to Chelsea

So it’s only taken them two games into the new season to show the traits of seasons past! Spurs are great at being the masters of their own demise and today at”home” to Chelsea was no different.

Dele Alli Gives Away Stupid Free – Alonso scores Screamer

Dele Alli made minimal contact with Sideshow Bob (David Luiz) and the Brazilian went down as if being taken out by a sniper sitting on the famous Wembley Arch. Step up Marcos Alonso. An absolute worldy from the Spaniard which would have beaten any goalkeeper.

Spurs dominated the game, but couldn’t break down a stubborn Chelsea rearguard

With possession and territory all in favour of the Lilywhites it looked like only a matter of time before they would draw level and before the break Harry Kane came the closest after smashing the ball off the post after some good build up play from Dele Alli.

The second half continued in the same vein, Spurs pressing and Chelsea soaking up the pressure and offered little threat bar the occasional counter attack but it was the 83rd minute when Spurs finally got the ball past Courtois and it was a Chelsea man who got the final touch, Michy Batshuayi. Could they complete the comeback and take all three points?

Alonso gets his second with howler from Lloris!

This is why Spurs’ title credentials have been rightly questioned. In tight games when they should be seeing out games they manage to self-harm and this time it was Hugo Lloris who, uncharacteristically, made the ultimate error by letting a rather straight forward shot from Alonso slip under the body when it almost looked easier to save it with the boot – a David De Gea classic if you will. Might not be pretty, but it’s effective!

So Chelsea do a smash & grab job at Wembley and leave with all three points. Hard to say they didn’t deserve it, they absorbed all the pressure and hit Spurs on the break however Spurs fans will feel like they’ve left this one behind them, a certain draw and possibly more.

How will both teams fair next week?

Can Spurs react well next week at “home” to Burnley? Meanwhile, Chelsea have a tough home tie as they host Ronald Koeman’s Everton!

2Bit Sports Co-Founder. Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Inappropriate Innuendo. Steven Fitz likes long walks on the beach and candle-lit dinners, but only on the second Tuesday of every other month. Football, Wrestling & Junkyard Dog who's disgruntled nature is bound to upset the PC brigade.

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