The four goal defeat at Stamford Bridge follows the 5 – 1 defeat by Manchester City at White Hart Lane. It in turn was only a month after conceding five at home to Liverpool, which was only weeks after the 6 – 0 defeat by City at the Etihad Stadium. Tottenham’s problems started with an unexpected three goal loss at home to a West Ham team which had failed to score or take a point away from home prior to their visit to Tottenham.
Tottenham succumbed to another embarrassing defeat, conceding four goals at Chelsea in a season of capitulations. Spurs fans’ views on what’s the problem at White Hart Lane.
Against the top-4 teams this season, Spurs’ record shows that from 6 matches they have taken 1 point from a draw at home to Chelsea and scored 2 goals while conceding 22. A tweet by @HotspurRelated illustrates clearly Spurs problem this season.
Tottenham have conceded 37 league goals this season, 20 of them have come in four games.
Lloris is the only player to have the right to be mad with his team mates. Almost twice every game someone lets him down.
Jack @jack_mccormack_ lays the blame firmly at the feet of the players.
Yesterday proved our incompetence was nothing to do with AVB, the players just don’t give a toss, irrelevant who’s in charge of them.
Alex Christofi @AlexDefoe tweeted:
Lack of passion is missing around Spurs. Holtby was one of few who showed this. Just a bit of fight needs to be shown.
Yonny @Yonny1975 reflected on the summer signings and the use of the Gareth Bale transfer fee in his tweet:
Lamela, Soldado, Chiriches, Capoue, Paulinho, Eriksen & Chadli. Not 1 of them started today & only 1 came on! Yep, spent the Bale money well
— Yonny (@Yonny1975) March 8, 2014
Roy Allday @AlldayRoy has written off this season and wants to prepare for next year. He tweeted:
Build for next season. Get Eriksen in CM to be our Modric & put Sandro next to him as his protection. Play Lamela off the striker.
Paul Bates @Bateseyboy was realistic in his comment on Spurs’ prospects in the coming weeks when he tweeted:
A sobering thought: we have probably 2-3 more hammerings ahead of us before the month is out.