We hoped we would create a new record of 14 consecutive Premier League wins in a single season but our loss to Tottenham meant we couldn’t.
Truth be told, Tottenham came into the clash with Chelsea in better form. Tottenham had scored 13 goals in their last four games before their meeting with Chelsea compared to Chelsea’s 9 goals.
Even though we have been on a winning run, our performance levels have dropped in recent games. Our second-half performance in the 1-0 victory against Sunderland wasn’t convincing and our 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace was also not convincing.
Our winning run was based on a solid defence and frightening attack but against Tottenham, I saw none of them.
We saw signs of things to come when Stoke City pushed us hard during our 4-2 victory over Stoke City. Our defence wasn’t solid against Stoke City and we saw that again against Tottenham.
Both teams had two shots on target. Tottenham’s defence was solid while ours collapsed as Dele Alli scored two headers from the same route (a cross from Eriksen).
We looked really flat going forward and I think Diego Costa missed the forward passes of Cesc Fabregas. Eden Hazard had a poor game also as he missed two good chances for Chelsea.
We must quickly rediscover our best form starting from the FA Cup clash over the weekend against Peterborough United.
Our first defeat in 14 games is hardly a crisis but it’s important we win the next game convincingly and ensure we are back to winning ways immediately.