It has been a lacklustre first half performance by Tottenham Hotspur as they trail Chelsea 2-0 at half time. Jose Mourinho kept faith with the same line up that secured all three points away at Wolves last weekend.
However, the team has failed to get going in the first forty-five minutes and haven’t imposed themselves on the game. The visitors have won the midfield battle so far and have looked quite threatening going forward.
Willian gave Frank Lampard’s side a deserved lead in the 12th minute with a well taken finish into the far corner. The Brazilian then stepped up from the penalty spot to put the Blues 2-0 up after Paulo Gazzaniga was adjudged to have made a foul inside the penalty box.
Some Spurs fans on social media were extremely disappointing with the team’s first half showing, with a few even insisting that Mourinho has to make some changes at half time.
Here’s how some fans reacted to the first half display
Pathetic display. Mourinho being outclassed here by Lampard. Awful decision by Gazzaniga. Lloris proportions. Killed the game. Need a miracle now.
— Vass Koni (@vkon1) December 22, 2019
Utterly dreadful first half. Midfield completely missing and no-one creating at all. Will take some doing to overturn this. #TOTCHE
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) December 22, 2019
Another big game & another performance like that. It’s going to take a helluva lot more than a Manager to change this teams mentality.
— Kieran (@Kieran_N17) December 22, 2019
Getting tactically outclassed by Frank Lampard here. Make no mistake about it. That was horrendously bad in a season of so many awful performances.
— Dan (@YidVids) December 22, 2019
What baffles me is that Dele has been dropped into a midfield 3. He did it against wolves as well. He said himself that he sees dele as a SS.
— DT (@KingKane__10) December 22, 2019
That was pathetic #coys
— JaiP (@JaiP72) December 22, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
The second goal towards the end of the half was a real sucker punch that is going to be quite hard to recover from. We need an early goal in the second half to have any chance. Mourinho needs to bring one of Ndombele or Winks on at half time as Chelsea are enjoying too much control in the midfield area.
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