Sigh. There’s always next year.
In a nutshell, the abhorrent and execrable Costa, was allowed by Twattenburg to set the tone from the word go and despite two excellent goals before half time we proved incapable of rising above his ugly viciousness. Instead we got involved and drew a game that because of the violence we contributed will no doubt have greater repercussions for us than just confirming what we all suspected weeks ago, that our chances of finishing top of the pile were gone.
It’s Alli gone wrong
The pic above shows the players retaking their positions after Son had picked the pocket of the Chelsea defence to score our second goal after Eriksen’s adroit pass, but despite that it was probably the missing Dele Alli who was the key factor in us coming away with just a point. Surely if he’d been available we’d have been better able to take advantage of the space that Kane, Lamela and Eriksen opened up at the start of the second half as we attempted to properly put this game to bed. Mind you, given some of the challenges that were being committed all over the field, it’s hard not to imagine him joining in and getting himself in more trouble.
Alli’s name was sung all the way through half time as the away end celebrated both Son’s fine goal and Kane’s superb take round Courtois after great work from Eriksen and Lamela for the opener. The home fans had been noisy at first but were silent well before Harry gave us the lead and were quiet all the way through to Cahill’s scruffy equaliser after a corner. By the end they were ecstatic with their draw. Well done them.
Oh dear and good riddance. I hope.
“Leicester, Leicester” crowed the home support after footballer of the year Hazard’s second goal of the season. Embarrassing or pathetic? Let’s agree on both.
“Diego, Diego” they screamed in support of one of the biggest cheats to step on to a football pitch since, erm Didier Drogba. It can only benefit everyone if Chelski cut their losses on him in the summer.
To get home afterwards to find out that there’d been a bust up in the tunnel post match was another depressing blow to add to the evening. To find out that Michel Vorm was at the centre of it can only mean there was serious provocation involved. I wonder by whom?
One last push
In similar fashion to last Monday we appeared to run out of steam towards the end, we barely fashioned a chance in the last quarter of the match having been regularly in on goal before then. So, exhausted, downbeat and thanks to Dembélé’s stupid and nasty attack on Costa, probably without another of our key players, we face our last two games needing one more win to secure second.
One more effort is needed, it’s Spurs so it will be forever thus.
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