By AYYAZ MALIK
In a game that many were expecting so much from, Tottenham and Chelsea produced a game that was disappointing to say the least. Tottenham who have been in good form of late were in fifth going into this game and were looking to carry on their recent good performances of late.
As for Chelsea they have been struggling this season as the defending champions find themselves in a very lowly 15th place. Tottenham came into this game pretty much unchanged, that meant that in-form Harry Kane starts against Chelsea.
Kane who is the top scorer in London derbies has been strongly linked with Chelsea in recent weeks. Although both player and club have strongly denied talk of any transfer, the Tottenham striker would have been still looking to impress in what is a big match.
The match itself, though, however, wasn’t worth remembering too much as the match petered out into a rather boring 0-0 draw. There were a few chances for Eden Hazard to score, but Spurs keeper Hugo Lorris was equal to the task.
A defeat for either side would have been harsh. Spurs, as we come to expect did try to play with a positive mindset and Chelsea, were as per usual very well organised defensively. The last time these two sides played was on New Years Day and on that occasion Chelsea were humbled 5-3. Mourinho being Mourinho, I am sure would have been looking to ensure that the same would not happen again, which never looked likely to happen ( a high scoring game).
The highlight of the game was actually on the subs bench when Diego Costa who wasn’t playing for what we believe to be for ‘tactical reasons’, apparently threw his training bib over his shirt in the direction of his coach Jose Mourinho.
Costa clearly showing his displeasure in not coming on to the pitch during the game. Will this showing of disrespect mean the end of the Chelsea striker’s career? Only time will tell.