Five Things We Learnt From Tottenham’s 3-1 Win At Chelsea

Chelsea hosted rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge looking to close the gap between the two sides.

Chelsea took the lead on the half-hour mark when Victor Moses’ cross found Álvaro Morata who headed home to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.

However, on the stroke of half-time, Christian Eriksen’s stunning long shot beat Willy Caballero to restore parity.

Dele Alli made it 1-2 just after the hour mark when Eric Dier’s long ball found the 21-year-old who calmly slotted past Caballero.

Just four minutes later, Alli secured all three points for Spurs. Chelsea couldn’t clear their lines, and Alli was on hand to get his second of the game.

Here are five things we learnt from the game:

Top four looks to be a lost cause for Chelsea

This was a perfect chance for Chelsea to put themselves back in contention for a top-four spot, but they failed to take their chance. The Blues now sit eight points adrift of fourth place Spurs.

With Roman Abramovich well known for not being afraid to sack managers, this result could be the final nail in the coffin for Conte as he looks to have ran out of ideas.

Pressure is building on the Italian, and it looks like Chelsea will be playing Europa League football next season. However, we all know what happened last time they were in the Europa League…

Chelsea’s season rests on the FA Cup

With Chelsea seemingly out of the top four race and out of the Champions League, Conte and his team’s focus turns to the FA Cup semi-final against Southampton.

Chelsea will be looking to come out of the season with at least one piece of silverware, and the FA Cup is the perfect opportunity to do so.

League leaders Man City are no longer in the competition, and they have a winnable semi-final tie against Southampton.

Spurs and Man United are still in the competition, but Chelsea will be looking to win this in order to salvage something from the season.

Alli could be key for England at the upcoming World Cup

Alli has been impressive for Spurs this season, contributing to nineteen goals in the Premier League. His brace against Chelsea proves he can do it on the big occasions.

At Euro 2016, there was a lot of pressure on Alli to shine. However, he was poor along with the rest of the national side, which famously lost 2-1 against Iceland.

Two years older, and more experienced, Alli should have more of an impact at the upcoming World Cup in Russia.

No win at Stamford Bridge since 1990? No problem.

Spurs claimed their first win at Stamford Bridge for 28 years. The hoodoo was broken in emphatic fashion.

Despite going a goal down, Mauricio Pochettino’s side didn’t let their heads drop and instead got a win which will stay in the minds of the travelling fans.

Spurs defence had a big part to play, winning 80% of their tackles compared to Chelsea’s 77.8%.

Spurs can be successful without Kane

The Englishman came on for a brief cameo in the last fifteen minutes, but wasn’t on the pitch for any of the goals.

Today, Spurs proved that they can get the job done without Harry Kane. On a big occasion like today, many people believed Spurs couldn’t do it without their talisman. However, players like Alli and Eriksen stepped up and proved people wrong.

Now with Kane back from injury, Spurs like Chelsea, will be looking to win the FA Cup as the season draws to its close.

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