Chelsea were outplayed, outthought and out-run by a fired up Tottenham as we tasted defeat for the first time this season.
Chelsea defender David Luiz has revealed Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri reacted angrily to the loss.
“He’s been many times angrier when we’ve won,” Luiz said of Sarri.
“It’s true. But of course the coach is not happy. He always tries to do his best for us, and we try and do our best for him.”
Luiz admits Chelsea played badly against Tottenham but insists the loss is a reminder that the Premier League is never easy.
“I think it’s good for us to understand, to remind us that the Premier League is never easy,” Luiz said.
“We played really badly, we didn’t have the same intensity as in the other games.
“The good thing is we have another game next week, so an opportunity to recover and gain some points. Then, soon, we have City, the top club in the table. So we can try and make the gap a bit smaller then.”
Chelsea boss Sarri hopes the loss to Tottenham is a wakeup call to the players.
“I hope this is a wake-up call,” said Sarri.
“I knew very well we had a problem and I told them this two weeks ago and one week ago. Now the problem is evident and I hope, first of all, it is evident to them.
“But I don’t know the character of the team – I think it is very strange: 93 points in one season, then 50, then 87 again. Of course, I hope there is a reaction and that is to move up the table, and hopefully from the next match.
“But I knew very well we had problems and we had to work. Now everybody knows it.”