Is Spurs’s season over in the absence of the talismanic presence of Harry Kane and/or Son Heung-Min, the departure of Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli’s critical loss of form?
It sure feels that way. Spurs looked out of sorts the entire game against top 4 challengers Chelsea and while Stamford Bridge has never been the best place for us to visit even in the best of times, there was something rotten in that turgid performance that rang alarm bells.
There was no spirit and no ability in any of the players to affect the game in any meaningful way. Chelsea had an easy game by all accounts, as Spurs players simply watched the opposition pass the ball around unhindered. Quite disgraceful actually to see players give up in their heads for the duration of a game. At most, maybe there were two or three decent moves from Spurs throughout the game but they were rare indeed.
Chelsea were in fact, crap and any decent team should be able to put them to the sword. Which tells you a lot about where Spurs are at, in this present time. We made these crappy players look like Barca. Fact that we even managed a underserved consolation via an own goal tells you how bad Chelsea are. But they still beat us comfortably. And that stings.
I cannot see us winning another game or scoring another goal this season, that was how dire this performance was. Totally deflating. But fact is, this has been the new normal for Spurs this season. Ponderous, turgid, pathetic performances are par for the course. Mid-table mediocrity beckons. Blame falls square on Daniel Levy for doing nothing to secure a back-up for Kane in the last two transfer windows. Levy has destroyed our season. Sigh.