Chelsea’s hopes of a top-four finish took a massive hit after a Dele Alli double helped Tottenham claim their first Premier League win at Stamford Bridge since 1990. Alvaro Morata headed Antonio Conte’s side into the lead after Hugo Lloris misjudged a Victor Moses, before Christan Eriksen equalised with a great long-range effort. Tottenham began to dominate the second half, and Dele Alli scored a quickfire brace just after the hour mark as Spurs ran out as 3-1 winners. Here’s who was the best Chelsea player yesterday:
2. Alvaro Morata
Although usually, I’d do three players on this list, I struggled to find three players who were deserving. This player just about scraped in himself. Following his goal against Leicester City in the FA Cup before the international break, Morata made it two in two as the Spaniard opened the scoring after the half-hour mark. Victor Moses crossed the ball in, and Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris completely misjudged the flight of the ball, which allowed the striker to head into an empty net for his 11th Premier League goal of the season.
1. N’Golo Kante
I hate to imagine what the scoreline would’ve looked like without N’Golo Kante on the pitch for Chelsea. A lot has been spoken about the future of Eden Hazard at the club, but the Blues need to keep hold of the Frenchman. He was by far and away the best player in blue yesterday. Like usual, he was full of energy and running, and was constantly breaking up play and stopping any potential Tottenham attacks. After the away side took a 3-1 lead, it seemed like only Kante’s head didn’t drop, as he tried desperately to drag Chelsea back into the game. Just a shame his teammates didn’t help him out. Superb from Kante, but it’s what he loves doing, and he will be critical to Chelsea’s future if they can keep him this summer, with Champions League qualification looking unlikely.