It was a cold shiver reality for Chelsea fans. Our fairy tale winning run ended at White Hart Lane, but credit to the Conte and the players for their remarkable achievement. At least we were able to prove our critics, doubters and naysayers wrong with good results. Let’s also not shirk from that the fact that we weren’t expected to be where we are at the moment. The rebuilding process needed on the back of last season’s horror show is way off excellent than expected.
Back to Spurs game and I think it’s a good thing we lost. This will serve as an important lesson for the rest of the reason. Remember when we lost to them during our title-winning season in 2014/15? This helped us discover another blueprint for winning games. We lost just once against West Brom (by then we had nothing to play for) en route winning the league title.
The defeat also takes off the pressure of keeping up with a sequence that might have weighed down the players with so much expectation. The players might have suffered mentally, physically and psychologically. This offers the chance to assess their fitness levels (because we showed fatigue and lethargy against Spurs) and as well build their staying power for the battles ahead.
Finally, this might only be a blip and few teams in the league can play with the verve, zest and energy like Spurs do. We won’t play them every week and this is our last meeting with them in the league. So whether or not they are still in contention for the league title come May, they have to depend on other results going their way to stand a chance of winning the league. Certainly, we can turn a new page like we did in our twin defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal, and fight on. We’ve always overcome adversity in time past and sure can. We are the best team.
I’m still a true blue … Cheers!