WHAT HAPPENED AGAINST TOTTENHAM?

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So on Wednesday night, we lost against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane by 2-0. Our unbeaten run did not only come to an end, our winning run also got halted. Prior to that game, there were talks about the possibility of Chelsea setting a new record for most winning runs in the EPL in a single season, but all that is history now too. We have been finally beaten, and that is that. Of course, people have been saying we were the inferior side on the night, and we deserved to lose the game, and as much as I agree that we were stopped from playing by Tottenham for most of the game, I also believe we lost because we were wasteful.

I don’t know why, and what happened, but Chelsea was uncharacteristically wasteful with the ball on Wednesday. We couldn’t keep the ball for long periods, and when we had it, we gave it away too easily. The likes of Kante, Moses, Pedro, Costa and on occasions, Hazard were too poor at keeping possession. Even when we got in goal scoring positions, we couldn’t make the most of the opportunities we had. Hazard missed the first real chance we had at goal, when he fired wide of Lloris’ left corner. Pedro at a point also could have scored, but chose to delay until he lost the ball. Our in- form striker, Costa too, forgot his scoring boots, firing every chance into the stands. Tottenham, on the other hand, were more clinical with their finishing. They scored with the 2 purest chances they got at goal, and we paid for it. Now, we lead with just 5 points when it could have been 8. I have no inkling as to what made our heads drop on Wednesday, but whatever it is, urgently needs to be corrected. The title race is stiffer than it ever was, so we can’t afford to lose our concentration now. We must keep going like we have always done. We must put Wednesday behind us, and look forward to the next game. I hate to quote the man, but like Arsene said, the title is really ours to lose.

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KING JAY
King Jay is a writer/broadcaster with years of experience under his belt. His love affair with Chelsea actually began as a joke, but today, he stands tall as a die-hard blue. What makes him perfect for this blog? He lives for Chelsea FC, in fact, I heard he sat in the middle of a road, and refused to go home after that bitter loss to Barcelona in 2009. Haha.