Tottenham just can't hang with Chelsea

Published Wednesday, December 3, 2014 3:33 PM by Shane Barrow

Too much class and talent.  Tottenham ran out their youthful side at Stamford Bridge Wednesday and were promptly shredded by the EPL leaders.  

It was a bright start though for the visiting Spurs as the young and talented Harry Kane willed his side forward.  The 21 year old was quite unlucky narrowly missing twice in the opening ten minutes.  First a header off the woodwork and then sliding just wide after dispossessing Cahill.

From there it was all Chelsea though as they completely flipped the script.  Two goals in three minutes and Tottenham were stunned into silence.  The first goal was a lovely Chelsea move as Eden Hazard and the ageless Didier Drogba linked up on a perfect combination in the Spurs penalty area.  The move left Hazard in on goal where his close range shot went through Lloris and into the Tottenham net.  Just two minutes later it was Drogba on the finishing end after an awful Lloris clearance.  It was cruise control from there for the remainder of the opening half.

Tottenham opened the second half just as they did the first asking questions of the Chelsea defense that had lost Tim Cahill at the break.  Courtois and company were up to the challenge though turning away the Spurs attack.  Meanwhile, Tottenham made the double switch bringing on Chadli and Paulinho.  Unfortunately, all the subs in the world could not fix that awful three minute stretch in the first half.

In the 73rd it was all settled as Loic Remy made the most of his appearance with a quality finish as he fought off the challenge of Vertonghen before slipping home.  A nice bit of quality for a player who has not seen much of the pitch this fall.

And the Chelsea dominance of Spurs rolls on.  That makes only three wins in 44 games between the two for Tottenham. Ouch.  The win keeps Chelsea six points clear at the top the the league standings, while Tottenham drifts lower falling into 10th position.