Tottenham saw their unbeaten start to the Premier League season come to an end on Saturday as they lost 2-1 at league leaders Chelsea.
Spurs had taken the lead after Christian Eriksen’s fine strike, yet Antonio Conte’s Blues hit back just before half-time through Pedro.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino would have felt hard done by to only go in level at the break, but his side were comfortably second best after the interval, and Victor Moses’ goal six minutes into the second half turned out to be the winner.
It means that Spurs’ unbeaten start comes to an end at the 13th time of asking, and it also means that they trail Chelsea by seven points in the table.
Pochettino’s men are fifth having won six and drawn six of their 13 games, and could really do with turning some of those draws into wins in the coming weeks, given that they have won just one of their last seven league matches.
It’s been a tricky week for Spurs, who were fortunate to come from behind to beat West Ham last weekend, and then were knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday night after a below par display in their 2-1 defeat to Monaco.
Thus, it seems clear that Spurs need reinforcements in January if they want to sustain a title challenge, and Pochettino could look at improving his attacking options at White Hart Lane.
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