There were a lot of different storylines heading into this past weekend’s Premier League fixtures, and god knows there are a lot coming out of them. One, in particular, that intrigues us is Tottenham Hotspur’s win over Chelsea. Not only were they able to get one over on one of their biggest rivals, but they also put an end to their unbeaten run in the league.
It makes us wonder whether or not the predictions of their demise were far too premature, given that they do seem to have a sustainable squad in place for the season. The main worry has always been what would happen if they picked up a few injuries – but you can’t spend too much time worrying about that.
Dele Alli and Harry Kane scored two goals in quick succession in the first half with Son Heung-min adding to that with a delightful solo goal, and Olivier Giroud’s late consolation was just that – a consolation. Tottenham now have the confidence to go on towards bigger and better things and while they likely won’t be challenging for the title, they’ll be much more confident heading into the North London derby against Arsenal next weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino knows what he’s doing and he knows how to piece things together beautifully with this team, and the fact that he’s only 46 years of age should fill Spurs fans with tonnes of confidence. Chelsea have a few big questions to ask themselves but right now the spotlight is shining brightly on Tottenham and what they were able to achieve at the weekend.
Now, things get really interesting as we see whether or not they can sustain this momentum they’ve built for themselves.
Does Tottenham’s win over Chelsea prove that they are better than they have been in years, or was it a one off?