The game was played at a good pace with it being a battle for midfield supremacy that skewed towards Tottenham as Kante and Matic could not hold off the sheer brawn of Dembele and Wanyama.
Before the game, Chelsea was looking unbeatable and on a run that saw them hand defeats to the two Manchester clubs and even Spurs in the reverse fixture in November. However, Antonio Conte’s men ran into a Spurs side in supreme form themselves- they have now won five in succession in the league and seven out of their last eight in all competitions- who were coming to the game on the back of consecutive 4-1 victories against Watford and Southampton.
The first goal was via a cross by Christian Eriksen which Alli met. Victor Moses was slow in joining the rest of the defence in setting an offside trap. It could be argued though that he stayed to counter the blindside run of Danny Rose.
The same pair combined to put the game out of Chelsea’s reach in the 54th minute.
Alli’s headed double here made it seven goals in his last four games.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are gathering impressive momentum and Wednesday’s performance confirmed their growing confidence and stature.