Chelsea were convincing 3-0 winners over Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
Tottenham’s woes against top clubs continued as they suffered their 10th defeat in their last 12 matches versus last season’s top four.
Eden Hazard and Didier Drogba gave the home side a comfortable lead at half-time before Loïc Rémy wrapped the game up shortly after coming on in the second half.
Spurs had their opportunities to take the lead early in the game – Harry Kane headed onto the crossbar and shortly after dragged a shot wide as the visitors took the game to the home side.
The home side quickly reacted and took the lead through Eden Hazard, finishing off a nice move with a powerful low effort from close range that went through goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
Lloris would be at fault for the second goal when the French goalkeeper’s goal kick went to Eden Hazard midway through the Tottenham half. He passed to Oscar, who fed Drogba, who made it 2-0 after 22 minutes.
Chelsea played the game out in the second half with Cesc Fàbregas pulling the strings in the middle of the pitch and Thibaut Courtois not being greatly tested.
Loïc Rémy would outmuscle Jan Vertonghen before side-footing home the icing on the cake for José Mourinho’s side.
Chelsea maintained their six-point lead over Manchester City who were 4-1 winners away at Sunderland. There is a 10-point gap between them and Southampton who are in third.
Tottenham are down in 10th position in their first season under Mauricio Pochettino – 5 points behind fourth spot and UEFA Champions League football.
The North London club have now taken only two points from 12 games against last season’s top four since the start of last season. Their results since then are as follows:
Goals Scored: 4
Goals Conceded: 38
Simply put: Tottenham do not have the players to compete with the top teams in this league.