It was a disappointing night at the office for Tottenham yesterday as they fell to a 2-0 defeat to London rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
For the second game in a row, Spurs seemed non-existent as an attacking force as they failed to register a single shot on target.
Tottenham’s task doesn’t get any easier as they welcome Arsenal to Wembley on Saturday knowing that a win for the Gunners would put them just a point behind Spurs. It now looks like Spurs might suffer another blow ahead of the game as they could be without Harry Kane.
The England captain was involved in a controversial incident in the first half at Stamford Bridge when he was seen attempting to lower his head into Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta.
No action was taken against Kane during the match as he didn’t seem to make much contact and Azpilicueta didn’t exaggerate the contact that was made.
Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has said that the FA could look back on the incident and hand Kane a suspension as referee Andre Marriner seemed to miss the incident during the match.
Clattenburg further added that it was Kane’s intention that mattered and not how severe the contact was.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, the former referee said: ” Kane lost his cool with Cesar Azpilicueta in the first half, deliberately moving his head towards the Chelsea defender.
“There looked to be contact but it does not matter how severe the contact was with Azpilicueta. Even if it was an attempted headbutt, that still carries the same punishment – a red card.
“The incident seemed to be missed by the match officials and the FA could now take retrospective action against Kane.”
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