This is the view of former Arsenal defender and celebrated pundit, Martin Keown.
Chelsea’s 13-game winning streak came to an end as Dele Alli netted twice at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham’s resilient team display, coupled with an inspired performance from the England international, proved too difficult for Antonio Conte’s men. And Keown was impressed with the way Spurs dealt with their rivals.
“Chelsea looked a shadow of their recent selves and it seemed like they weren’t playing with the same level of anger as over the last 13 games,”
Keown told the Daily Mail. “Maybe life has been a bit too good for them of late! “I think this was mostly down to the way Tottenham handled them.
“Pochettino’s side matched their visitors from a physical standpoint and did very well to quell any potential storm, particularly at the start of the second half.
“They kept Chelsea at bay while on the back foot before hitting back with a second goal.”
Victory for Spurs saw them leapfrog Arsenal and Manchester City into third spot, leaving them seven points behind leaders Chelsea.