Michael Owen highlights why Spurs couldn’t get near Chelsea in first half

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Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has claimed that Frank Lampard got one over Jose Mourinho on Sunday.

Chelsea were comfortable 2-0 winners at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with Mourinho’s side failing to pose a threat to the visitors.

Owen took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the match and believes that Lampard’s decision to select a 3-4-2-1 formation was a smart move and meant that Spurs were unable to get near their opponents in the first half.

Any hope of a Spurs comeback evaporated in the second half following the dismissal of Heung-Min Son after VAR deemed an incident with António Rudiger was worthy of violent conduct.


Mourinho’s decision to play Eric Dier and Moussa Sissoko as a central midfield pairing massively backfired.

The Spurs head coach has shown immense faith in Dier since taking over but it is evident that he is way off the pace required for the very top level, especially when the likes of Harry Winks and Tanguy Ndombele were waiting on the be

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  1. No Christian Eriksen, about zero chance of Spurs winning anything….

    He was never a substitute player, but a 90 minute man, who stepped up minute by minute as needed…Spurs lost him, by never paying his value. Wanted kane wage comparity 2 years ago..If they paid it, could have had him down long term!

    You dont piss a Danish star off forever, who made Spurs champion league 4 years running..And without him, not a chance in hell!


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