After going the first 10 games unbeaten in the Premier League, Spurs have taken back-to-back defeats against Chelsea and Wolves. This mounts the pressure on Ange Postecoglou and his side, to try and sustain their form and remain inside the top 4.
Ange Postecoglou has had an excellent start with his new team this season, scoring 22 goals inside their first 10 matches. However, their unbeaten run ended last Monday night, against Chelsea.
Tottenham don’t have the best record against The Blues. In their last 35 meetings, Spurs have only won 6 times, compared to Chelsea’s 18 victories in this London derby. There have also been 11 draws between the sides. Spurs knew that their Monday night kick-off with Chelsea was going to be difficult, as there have been so many tough battles between the sides throughout the years. This London derby holds many iconic moments with one of the most electrifying Premier League matches of this decade being the Battle of the Bridge in 2016.
Spurs started the match last week with high intensity, with Dejan Kulusevski grabbing the opener inside six minutes. However, this would be their only goal in the match, and they would go on to concede four against The Blues. The match was level at half time after Cole Palmer bagged an equaliser for Chelsea from the spot. Nevertheless, Spurs went down to nine men inside the 61st minute and it was Chelsea’s to lose from there. Chelsea striker, Nicolas Jackson grabbed his first hattrick for his side and led his team to the impressive 4-1 victory.
It was vital for Spurs to bounce back from their loss against Chelsea, not taking that mentality into the early kick-off against Wolves, on Saturday afternoon. Spurs got off to another great start, with Brennan Johnson grabbing the opener inside six minutes. It looked certain that Spurs were taking away all three points, but Wolves managed to get two injury-time goals, coming from behind and getting the winner. Sarabia scored the 90+1’ equaliser and Lemina scored the 90+7’ winner, taking all three points from Spurs, making that back-to-back defeats for the London side.
Spurs now look ahead to their next Premier League fixture against Aston Villa next Sunday, where they look to take away three points. We will see next week if Spurs can break their losing streak.