Chelsea F.C. extend Spurs' misery at Stamford Bridge

Mar 09 2014, 12:46 IST
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SummaryChelsea F.C. have not lost at home to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur for 24 years and that amazing record never looked in any danger on Saturday as a woeful defensive performance by the visitors saw them thrashed 4-0.

his age after Mourinho made some private comments that were published.

"That was very funny, I understood the joke," said Mourinho who last month said in a recorded off-guard moment that he had no strikers to rely on and joked about Eto'o's real age.

Three minutes later a fine pass from Chelsea captain John Terry found Hazard who squirted the ball to Eto'o. Kaboul tangled with the striker and referee Michael Oliver signalled a penalty which Hazard duly converted.

Kaboul will be suspended from Tottenham's league match against Arsenal in next weekend's North London derby.

Chelsea substitute Ba scored twice in the dying minutes as Tottenham's defence imploded, putting away an Oscar pass for the first and latching on to an ill-conceived headed back pass from Kyle Walker for the second which completed Tottenham's misery.


"Anyone can make a mistake and give away a goal, but we have capitulated too often against the big teams this season and we did it again today and I am massively disappointed," Spurs manager Tim Sherwood told reporters.

"When you are 2-0 down with 10 men against Chelsea you are not going to win the game. But we could have shown more guts and played with more pride."

"You can't legislate for the capitulation - you can't have that," he told Sky Sports.

"Lack of characters, too many of them too nice to each other and you need to show a bit more guts and not want to be someone's mate all the time. They need to drag it out of each other.

"It hurts me and I won't forget about this when we hit the motorway, but some might.

"It's not a penalty and not a sending off but the game was finished after that. You won't finish in the top four if you don't beat top teams. There have been too many blips. The club talks about fourth, wake up."

Tottenham, who remain four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City but have now played three games more, must improve when they face Benfica in the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie at White Hart Lane next week.

"We've got the Europa League on Thursday and we owe the fans a performance. We let them down again on the big occasion," added Sherwood.

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