CHELSEA vs SPURS: The Report!.
CHELSEA vs SPURS: The Report!.Vitalfootball: Spurs: 09/03/2014 09:28:00Well, not mathematically impossible, top 4 is fading week on week. Game of gifts this week. Spurs, a club that just keeps giving. Gutted
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It was an angry Tim Sherwood who spoke at the post-match press conferences after Tottenham had conceded four goals to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with mistakes by individual being the root cause of their defeat. At the end of the game both Sherwood and Steffen Freund directed the Tottenham players to go to acknowledge the […]
Following another heavy defeat does any Tottenham player deserve credit for their performance against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to earn their ‘Spurs’? It’s becoming an unfortunate regular feature of Tottenham’s matches against the top-4 teams this season – a heavy defeat, individual mistakes, a less than competitive performance and the question if any of the […]
The Tottenham boss publicly blasted his players after their second-half capitulation at Stamford Bridge, but one former Spurs boss believes that was a mistake
Spurs collapsed in an embarrassing 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, prompting Tim Sherwood to question the characters in his squad after another Premier League humbling
The Blues boss also feels as soon as his side went ahead they were in “complete control” of the game and said he enjoyed Samuel Eto’o's goal celebration
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood reacts to his side’s 4-0 defeat at Chelsea in the Premier League. Sherwood told the press: “It’s disappointing, disappointing to see. No, it’s difficult, you’re 2-0 down with ten men at Chelsea, you’re not going to win the game. But you expect to see a little bit more gut, a little […]
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• Manager accuses his players of capitulation
• José Mourinho refuses to consider Chelsea as favourites
Tim Sherwood accused his players of lacking character after Tottenham Hotspur’s capitulation to Chelsea left their pursuit of the top four in disarray, with the Spurs manager suggesting the team should “wake up” when it comes to targeting Champions League qualification.
The visitors wilted just before the hour-mark, a series of defensive mistakes presenting Chelsea with a comfortable win to establish a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Spurs have now gone 27 games without winning in this corner of south-west London but their meek surrender – reminiscent of the defensive mess endured against Liverpool and Manchester City already this season – left their manager fuming in disbelief.
“You can’t legislate for the capitulation,” said Sherwood, who was appointed on an 18-month contract in December but is already under pressure, given Louis van Gaal’s interest in taking the job after the World Cup. “You just can’t have that. It’s a lack of characters, too many of them [being]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.
“We’ve got to win the games we still have to play, but we had to do that before today, and this is another blow to us. For me, I believed we could win here. I thought they were there for us. But it never materialised. There have been too many blips. The club talks about fourth … wake up. You won’t finish in the top four if you don’t beat top teams. You’re miles away unless you beat the top teams. I’m massively disappointed.”
Sherwood disputed the award of a penalty for Younès Kaboul’s tug on Samuel Eto’o, which provided Eden Hazard with Chelsea’s second goal. “I haven’t seen it again but I’ve complained about referees during all my career – now less – but I’ve always done it but never when I’ve lost 4-0,” Sherwood said. “When you lose 4-0, you go home and do not complain about the ref.”
José Mourinho has seen his side go 14 games unbeaten in the Premier League to establish their seven-point advantage at the top, but refuses to consider Chelsea as favourites, with those at their back – most notably Manchester City – having games in hand. “I would like to be in City’s position,” he said. “If they win the matches, they’re top of the league. If we win the next nine matches, we may not be champions. If City win the 12 matches they have, they’re champions. They have the destiny in their own hands. I would prefer to have destiny in my own hands. It doesn’t depend on us. It depends on them.”
John Terry was outstanding again against Spurs but Chelsea’s captain reaffirmed post-match that he would not be reversing his decision to retire from international football despite the World Cup finals looming ever larger this summer. “My days are gone,” he said. “It’s down to Gary [Cahill] and the young boys now to push on for the country. A lot went on with myself and England, and I was proud to play for my country, but unfortunately things have changed and I’m concentrating now on my club. I loved playing for my country.”
Unhappy manager Tim Sherwood admitted Tottenham’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four now look remote after a horror 4-0 defeat at Chelsea.
Chelsea 4, Tottenham Hotspur 0. Supporters of the latter club are becoming used to losing by more than tolerable—if there is such a thing—margins of defeat.
These results are coming against rivals. Be it same city (West Ham United and …
Tim Sherwood rightly tore a strip off his Tottenham Hotspur players following the embarrasing 4-0 defeat at Chelsea. In a frank and honest post-match interview, Sherwood cited the fact that his squad lacks ‘characters’ and cannot continue to come short against the top teams if we have any hope of playing in the Champions League. […]
Let me start by addressing some facts: We are not good enough to warrant a Champions League place. No team should ever lose by 4+ goals on 4 different occasions in a season. We have no leaders & no fight We have gone backwards in the last 5 Years as a First Team. Capitulation, capitulation, […]
Hugo Lloris6 Kyle Naughton7 Younes Kaboul7 Michael Dawson6 Jan Vertonghen5 Kyle Walker5 Aaron Lennon6 Gylfi Sigurdsson5 Sandro7 Nabil Bentaleb6 Emmanuel Adebayor5 Paulinho6 Zeki Fryers5THE GOODThe first half defensive display from the whole team, keeping their shape well and stifling Chelsea’s attacking threat.Kyle Naughton’s control of Hazard in the first 45 minutes, completely nullifying his impact […]
Another trip to Stamford Bridge ended in tears as we found ourselves on the end of a 4-0 thrashing.
A decent first-half gave us hope but a typically suicidal defensive display left us with little to cheer at the final whistle.
That Starting XI
There’s a meltdown online on a weekly basis about an hour or so before kick-off and this week was no different. The team that Sherwood set out was interesting to say the least. Walker at right midfield, Lennon on the left, or was it in the middle? What about Sigurdsson? It definitely provoked a reaction.
I came into this game fearful and the opening couple of minutes didn’t exactly alleviate those fears. Were it not for some poor finishing from Hazard and an offside decision in our favour we could have found ourselves 1-0 and facing a Chelsea
Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood accuses his side of “lacking guts and character” in his team’s 4-0 thrashing at Chelsea.
Who has been the biggest disappointment since changing clubs?
Signing new players is one the most exciting things that can happen to a football club, but it also turn out to be a (often very expensive) mistake.
Here are the 10 worst signings made by Premier League clubs this season.
10. Nacer Chadli – Tottenham Hotspur
Arrived with a lot of expectation from FC Twente as a £7m acquisition in Spurs’ summer of spending, but for a winger is surprisingly poor at crossing and has been outshone by Andros Townsend.
9. Barry Bannan – Crystal Palace
For £2m the Scot was hardly a hugely expensive mistake, but the midfielder brings very little to the team, with poor defensive contribution and also a lack of potency in attack.
8. Simon Mignolet – Liverpool
Those who questioned Brendan Rodgers’ decision to replace Pepe Reina with the £9m Mignolet are now being proven right as the Belgian looks decidedly average – helped by the fact that the Reds are so good in attack.
7. Roberto Soldado – Tottenham Hotspur
It seems somewhat harsh to kick a man when he’s down, but considering Soldado cost £26m and has scored just one league goal from open play and national counterpart Alvaro Negredo cost Manchester City £6m less, Tottenham got the raw deal.
6. Jozy Altidore – Sunderland
Having been an infamous flop with Hull City previously, many feared a repeat when the American joined the Black Cats for £8.5m and as Alfonso Alves proved at Middlesbrough, success in the Eredivisie does not necessarily convert to England. Altidore has scored once in the league.
5. Victor Moses – Liverpool
So much was expected of this young Nigerian, having been brilliant at Palace and then showing glimpses of something greater at Chelsea, but now on-loan at Anfield has failed to impress in a team doing very well without him.
4. Razvan Rat – West Ham United
Many could be forgiven for having missed the Romania international, as Rat lasted six months with the Hammers before leaving for Rayo Vallecano in the January transfer window.
3. Johan Elmander – Norwich City
Was previously a useful asset for Bolton Wanderers, but since the Canaries were moved to bring the Swede in on-loan from Galatasaray the 32-year-old striker has managed the grand total of no goals.
2. Danny Graham – Hull City
For some reason a few good displays for Swansea City saw Sunderland pay £5m for Graham in January 2013, where the striker failed to score once and has been similar since going on-loan to the KC Stadium. Will be back in the Championship very soon.
1. Ricky van Wolfswinkel – Norwich City
There is a talented player in there somewhere but an ill fated time at Carrow Road so far has set the Dutchman’s career right back, with one goal following a club record £8.5m transfer from Sporting Lisbon, with van Wolfswinkel looking utterly lost in English football.
Samuel Eto’o made fun of fresh allegations about his age by impersonating an old man with a bad back after scoring in Chelsea’s 4-0 thrashing of 10-man Tottenham.
Glenn Hoddle disagreed with Tim Sherwood’s decision to question the character of his players after Tottenham’s 4-0 loss to Chelsea.
A catalogue of errors consigned Tottenham to a 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge. The scoreline was compounded by numerous individual errors. Ultimately, the game hinged on an appalling decision by referee Michael Oliver.
Hugo Lloris – 5 – Rarely tested up until the first goal. Straying off his line cost Spurs once again.
Kyle Naughton – 6 – Defensively tidy. Dealt well with the pace of Schürrle.
Michael Dawson – 6: Rock at the back for Spurs. Made a couple of good long range passes.
Younes Kaboul – 6: Strong and quick. Dealt well with Chelsea’s attacking threat. Wrongly sent off for a ‘challenge’ on Eto’o.