Half a week after putting together a very important win over Everton, Tottenham Hotspur were brought down to earth by the league leaders on Wednesday. Chelsea looked every bit the part of the Premier League's top side in a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
Spurs actually got off to a great start, and could have been ahead early. Harry Kane hit the crossbar with a header in the 7th minute and hit a shot just wide five minutes after that. But things turned ugly quickly, and Chelsea were up two goals in short order.
The first came off a pretty nice bit of play between Eden Hazard and Didier Drogba, though Spurs made it easy on them. Aaron Lennon and Vlad Chiriches were nowhere to be found on a give-and-go between the two Chelsea stars, and Hazard beat Hugo Lloris at his near post. Three minutes later, Lloris committed a terrible turnover and Oscar found Drogba for Chelsea's second.
In typical Mourinho side fashion, Chelsea stopped taking risks after that and had no problem holding onto their lead. They added another goal in the 73rd minute after Loic Remy embarrassed Jan Vertonghen, putting the Spurs defender on his rear end through legal means before scoring.
- That sucked.
- But having said that, Chelsea are possibly the best team in the world. Spurs are a decent, but not great team. We'd expect the best team in the world to beat a decent, but not great team 3-0 at home.
- Harry Kane was one of the lone bright spots and deserves to start up top. Nabil Bentaleb was also good.
- Ben Davies gets better with each start.
- Not so good? Ryan Mason, Erik Lamela and Aaron Lennon. All three were poor, through some combination of just not being on their games and Chelsea being very good.
- Go beat Palace, k?