Chelsea day started badly and only got worse from there.
An early goal from a dubious foul, then a clear penalty uncalled on Hazard, then an unlucky second goal, and Chelsea’s disorganized and slow start festered into a terrible showing.
Chelsea did improve as the match went on, but there wasn’t any other way to go than up after the first 20 or so minutes. But any marginal improvement from Chelsea was more than matched by Spurs, and they certainly enjoyed hitting the Blues repeatedly on the counter. That Son’s second-half goal was the only time they succeeded was more down to their poor final third shots and passes than anything Chelsea were doing.
So, an absolute thrashing as Sarri loses a competitive match for the first time ever as Chelsea boss. Time to freak out? Twitter’s already beat you to it.
Certainly there’s room for improvement. Sarri’s been talking about it for months. We got lucky with the unbeaten start, but eventually there was going to be a bad result.
The key thing is the response to this from the players and the manager. Spurs move into third, Chelsea drop to fourth.