Tottenham ended Chelsea’s attempt to make Premier League history with a 14th successive victory with their defeat at White Hart Lane
Dele Alli was the man of the match, making 2 goals and moving the Spurs to third place, to leave Chelsea five points ahead of Liverpool in second place.
Eden Hazard had Chelsea’s two best chances in each half but Spurs closed out the victory in comfort to put north London rivals Arsenal out of the top four and leave themselves seven points off the top after their fifth successive league win.
Tottenham’s season was at a tipping point after a disappointing Champions League exit at the group stage, adding their defeat at Manchester United in early December – but they countered their poor performance with this magnificent display.
The Spurs have recaptured their intensity and energy and when this is bolted on to the quality provided here by the likes of Alli and Eriksen, it makes them a formidable contender for the Premier League Trophy.
- Alli (45’+1minutes, 54′minutes)