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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Chelsea: Second half thread

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Chelsea started the new year a bit sluggishly, and the one thing we've done with great consistency this first half is leave passes short or just inaccurate in general.  WhoScored has us on 75% pass completion, and they might be counting things generously.

That being said, the Blues have posed plenty of threat at times and did score on a wonderful breakaway that started with a long throw from Courtois.  Hazard schooled Danny Rose, not for the first or last time, and while there may have been a hint of offside on the initial Hazard shot that found only the far post, there was no doubt of one as Diego Costa turned home Oscar's cross-shot from the rebound.

And then Harry Kane, the only guy posing any threat so far from Spurs leveled the proceedings with a fine individual effort.  Annoying.  And then an absolute breakdown following a turnover at the halfway line, and Danny Rose made up for his poor play vs. Hazard by giving Spurs the lead.  Doubly annoying.  And then Gary Cahill took out Harry Kane in the penalty area.  And it's 3-1 at the half, would you believe it?

Time to be better.  UP THE BLUES!