Still top of the Premier League: Chelsea 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0
It was a hard-fought draw, however, I believe we could have won it. I would have put Bale on with ten minutes to go, but, alas, it wasn’t to be and I ain’t the manager. The positive is that we are back on top of the League and in a stable position, and next week we’ve got the Gooners.
As I said, we returned to the top of the Premier League despite being held by the Russian imitations in a spirited goalless London draw. I am sure all the fans were looking forward to this game and expected more (like three points)but I am sure, even though disappointing, we are happy not to lose or concede a goal.
The way both teams played, I am sure that by the end of the season both clubs will still be there fighting for the League Trophy (with Abramovich’s boys behind us, but in licking distance of our player’s arses).
Their Edouard Mendy kept out our Serge Aurier’s excellent shot while Steven Bergwijn fired another Spurs chance over the bar.
As for the Blues, they struggled to carve out clear-cut chances although Hugo Lloris produced a great late save to deny Mason Mount.
We are undefeated away in the League and only lost our opening home game against Everton. So it is all looking good.
Of course, if we had won, we could have made a compelling title declaration by following up our victory against Manchester City with another success against Abramovho’s compatriots. But we got the next best thing, a top spot.
Though we failed to score for the first time since the opening weekend of the season as Kane’s wait for his 250th senior career goal continues.
But we must look on the bright side, apart from going top our young Welsh kid, Rodon, slotted in nicely alongside Eric Dier in the centre of defence. Yet his mistake almost let in Giroud for a late winner, but the 23-year-old did well to stop a Tammy Abraham headed chance in the first half.
Barring Leicester beating Fulham by a six-goal margin on Monday (but not impossible, going by the way the cottagers are playing), we will head into December looking down on the rest. Just like a king looking down on his underlings.
We have won 13 points away from home in the Premier League this season – our most in our opening five away games of a league campaign since 1991-92.
Chelsea and Spurs played out a goalless draw in the Premier League for the first time since November 2015.
We have won just one of our past 35 away games against Chelsea in all competitions (D12 L22), with that single victory coming in April 2018.
Spurs (9) and Chelsea (8) are now the two teams on the longest current unbeaten runs in the Premier League.
We have kept a clean sheet in three consecutive away games in the Premier League for the first time since November 2013.
This was the first Premier League game in which neither Harry Kane nor Son have scored for us since September 27, ending a run of six consecutive league games in which at least one of them had scored.
Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy has kept more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season, with this being his fifth in six appearances in the competition.
What is next for us?
We are back in the Europa League. We go to Austria on Thursday (17:55 GMT) to take on LASK in Group J of the Europa League. After that, the fans are allowed back into the Tottenham Stadium for our match against the Arsewipes (Sunday).
So that is it. I/ we were expecting a lot more, like an extra two points, but we can’t grumble, we were clinical and did what was necessary.
Until Thursday, take care, enjoy an stay safe.
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