Chelsea’s disappointing 3-1 loss to London rivals Spurs at Stamford Bridge yesterday, all but ended the reigning Premier League Champions chances of finishing in the top four this season.
The Blues had been the better side for most of the first period, and took a deserved lead on the half hour mark when Spain international striker Alvaro Morata headed home from close range.
However, right-back Victor Moses gave away possession cheaply in first-half stoppage time, and Spurs playmaker Cristian Eriksen slammed home a stunning 30-yard-strike that changed the complexion of the game completely.
A second-half double by England international Dele Alli then saw Mauricio Pochettino’s side pick up their first win at Stamford Bridge since 1990, and left Chelsea’s hopes of securing Champions League football for next season in tatters.
Speaking after the game the home sides manager Antonio Conte admitted he was frustrated by how his side conceded the momentum changing equaliser, and also managed to get in his now customary dig at his clubs board for not signing enough experienced players.
“There was great frustration to concede a stupid goal in this way.
“Instead of putting the ball in the stand. I did this with the bottle of water. Maybe I wanted to play in that moment and shoot the ball in the stand.
“But, I repeat, there are a lot of players with not great experience and they have to gain that experience also with mistakes. We must have patience.” The Italian coach said.