Putting aside the fact that this was a crucial home game against Top 4 challengers, this was a London derby and yet the Spurs players never turned up! Not only that but Jose Mourinho got his tactics and selection WRONG and was outwitted by a newbie. So much for the Special One!
To compound matters, horrendous individual errors from Paulo Gazzaniga and Son Heung-Min made things easy for Chelsea. Not that any of the other players will be able to escape blame for this disaster of a performance.
Now we Spurs fans love Sonny but seriously, he cannot be so naive & indisciplined as to be sent off already three times this year – yes I know the Everton red was rescinded but it made no difference to the final result – Mourinho has to sort Sonny out! No excuses for such careless behaviour!
We saw in the Wolves game that the central midfield combination of Eric Dier and Moussa Sissoko just does not work and that Jan Vertonghen is exposed and vulnerable when played in this full back/centre back role. Without any other player covering, it gave Chelsea acres of space in that area of the pitch and its was exploited to the hilt.
Surely, Tanguy Ndombele should have started instead of Dier and once more we lost the midfield battle and could not get going offensively. Again, perhaps Lo Celso should have come on instead of the ultimately ineffective Eriksen. Baffling!
Why does Mourinho insist on employing this strategy when it has not worked against the top teams. Yes we should be encouraged by most of the results so far but the performances against Man Utd and Chelsea are very worrying. Mourinho has only been in the job for a month, so it’s still a learning process for him and the players but some of these key issues need sorting out and soon!
Brighton at home coming up on Boxing day to get things back on track!!!
COME ON YOU SPURS!!!