Christian Eriksen’s stunning strike and a Dele Alli double delivered Tottenham their first win at Stamford Bridge since 1990 as they dealt Chelsea’s Champions League hopes a hammer blow with a 3-1 Premier League victory.
Morata giving us the lead, he needed that goal.
COME ON CHELSEA! 🔵 pic.twitter.com/bbY83AK93s
— Mod (@HazardChaos_) April 1, 2018
Spurs went into the contest five points clear of their hosts in the race for Champions League qualification and looking to end a hoodoo that stretched back to the pre-Premier League era.
It looked unlikely that they would do so when Alvaro Morata pounced on a goalkeeping error from Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris to head Chelsea ahead with his first Premier League goal of 2018.
Bask in the greatness of Christian Eriksen pic.twitter.com/5fV7QgbzY2
— Jake. (@YedIin) April 1, 2018
But a wonderful long-range leveller from Eriksen on the stroke of half-time proved the turning point in a contest that left Antonio Conte under yet more pressure.
Tottenham dictated matters in the second half and two goals in the space of five minutes from Alli, making his 100th Premier League appearance, ensured the end of their long wait for a win in west London.
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The ball from Dier, the touch and finish from Dele Alli pic.twitter.com/MaPYYfuBvW
— Marcus (@MarcusssK) April 1, 2018
Alli second goal 3-1 pic.twitter.com/eoSbH1QXDd
— 🇨🇿 (@MatejVydraEra) April 1, 2018
Alli brilliantly took his first in the 62nd minute to make it 2-1 and then profited from some poor Chelsea defending to effectively wrap things up, Tottenham’s day capped off by the return of Harry Kane from an ankle injury as they moved eight points clear of the Blues with seven games to play.