Chelsea overcame Tottenham 2-0 at Stamford Bridge today to consign the Lilywhites to their second Premier League defeat in the space of four days.
The result effectively puts Tottenham out of the title race as both Manchester City and Liverpool won their respective games against Watford and West Ham.
Defeat at to Chelsea also puts Spurs in a precarious position in the race to finish in the top four with Tottenham’s lead over their North London rivals Arsenal could be cut down to just one point if Arsenal do the unthinkable and beat Spurs at Wembley this weekend.
Pochettino made four changes to the side that lost at Burnley, bringing in the likes of Trippier, Davies, Sanchez, and Lamela. However, Tottenham were nonexistent as an attacking force throughout the game.
Astonishingly, for the first time under Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs failed to register a single shot on target throughout the ninety minutes.
In fact, this was the first time since December 2013 that Spurs have failed to hit the target (Source: Opta Joe)
0 – Tottenham have failed to land a shot on target in a Premier League game for the first time since December 2013 against Liverpool. Blank. #CHETOT
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 27, 2019
It is certainly a worrying sign that a side that was creating chances and scoring for fun a few weeks ago suddenly seem toothless in the final third.
The North London derby against Arsenal has now become the most important game of Tottenham’s season as Spurs’ Champions League qualification could be in jeopardy if Pochettino’s men fail to win the game.
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