Tottenham were taken aback by visiting Chelsea in the London Derby last week. Chelsea played the catch-up game at the start of the game, but changed the dynamics of the game twenty minutes into the game.
Chelsea totally dominated Tottenham in the midfield and most part of the first half. Chelsea moved more players upfront as Lampard’s tactics was able to lock Spurs out of the midfield.
Willian, Mateo Kovacic and Tammy Abraham had the leverage to penetrate Spurs midfield. The time Spurs came out strong was in the second half, the moment Tanguy Ndombele was introduced into the game.
Ndombele was able to manage the midfield single handedly. Harry Kane and Dele Alli were nowhere to be found.
Real disaster in the middle, Jose Mourinho need to fix it before going into the game against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Jose Mourinho need to understand that if the midfield is poor, you are going anywhere. Of course he is not new to Premier League and should understand that.
But is it just Jose Mourinho coming to Spurs to change the team or the same old problems still lingering? Well, it’s a big question mark.
Tottenham take on Brighton & Hove Albion on boxing day Premier League extra.