Tottenham Hotspur ran rampant against a poor Chelsea side at Wembley yesterday evening, and were unlucky not to come away with five or six goals.
They ran Chelsea ragged for 90 minutes, limiting them to two shots on target, and pummelling their goal with chance after chance.
Here are five things we learned from the win:
Son and Moura should be rotated
Pochettino has often rotated wing backs in congested periods when possible, and it may be time to do the same with Son and Moura through the festive period. Sonny came into the game fresh legged against Chelsea, and used his change of pace to cause problems for well over an hour. His brilliant solo goal came with five Chelsea defenders back in their final third. Switching between Moura and Son also gives the opportunity to sub the benched player on with 20 minutes to go to make a late impact. Lots of pace for Spurs to utilise.
Alli is back to his best
What a game from Dele yesterday evening. Since his injury, Alli has been slowly regaining his form, but it came flooding back with a flourish at Wembley. Not only did Dele make the game a misery for Chelsea’s playmaker Jorginho, he also found the space when Tottenham were on the ball to cause offensive damage. A headed goal and fantastic through ball to Sonny for his strike capped off an amazing performance.
Spurs may be at their best
Tottenham have somehow been stumbling through this season, while still picking up results along the way. It has always been the feeling among fans then sooner or later things would click into gear, and players would come back from injury, then Tottenham could reach their peak. It appears that they may finally be back to their best, with the likes of Eriksen and Alli firing on all cylinders after their respective injuries. Fingers crossed this form continues through the week!
It could have been humiliating
Tottenham had no trouble scoring three goals against Chelsea. Dele, Kane, and Son all found the target, but in truth, Spurs could have won that game with five, six, even seven goals. Kane scooped a sitter over the bar, Sonny missed three good chances, and the Chelsea keeper saved a near post header from Alderweireld before Foyth scorpion flicked it narrowly wide.
Contracts need to be signed
Tottenham showed what they can do as a team and a unit yesterday, and if they stay together, it’s only a matter of time before they win something. That’s why it is now crucial for Levy to get those big players on some new big contracts. Eriksen, Toby, and Jan for starters should all be given bumper new deals, and Poch should be given money to invest. Although this is a lot after the stadium build, it’s an investment for the future, and Tottenham will see it all come flooding back through Prem and Champions League money if they continue to perform at this high level.
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