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‘We huffed and puffed’ – Potter reacts after Chelsea’s latest dismal defeat at Spurs

Chelsea’s woes under Graham Potter continued today after they slipped to an insipid 2-0 defeat away at bitter rivals Spurs.

While this London Derby was certainly feisty, anybody who has seen Spurs and Chelsea play recently will not be surprised that the first-half was seriously lacking in terms of quality attacking football.

The game would spring into life just after the break though, when academy graduate Oliver Skipp scored his first goal for his boyhood club. Skipp beat Joao Felix to a 50/50 thirty yards from goal before rifling a brilliant half-volley into the roof of the net from the edge of the area.

Harry Kane sealed the win for the home side in the 82nd minute when the Spurs talisman stroked home a flicked header by Eric Dier from a corner.

Chelsea’s latest defeat means they sit in 10th place, a whopping 14 points from the top four and speaking afterwards their under-fire manager Graham Potter was once again left trying to find positives from his side’s latest poor display.

“It was a tight game. It was even first half. We were probably the better team for the first 20 minutes and then they came into it,” Potter told Sky Sports.

“Overall we were happy enough with our performance and then the start of the second half has made it really difficult for us. Once you are one nil down they can defend a little bit deeper and with more numbers and play on the counter. We huffed and puffed without doing enough to score but overall it is a disappointing loss for us.

“It sums up where we are at [Tottenham’s opener]. We don’t get the first contact and then a save and then a not great clearance. There wasn’t too much in the game but those key moments are not going our way.

“You can feel the desire of the players to turn results around but sometimes you go through moments where you have to suffer.”

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