Kieran Trippier scored a horrendous own-goal as Tottenham suffered a damaging 2-0 away defeat at the hand sof Chelsea on Wednesday.
Spurs were hoping to bounce back from their shock defeat to Burnley at the weekend, but the north Londoners came up against a Chelsea side themselves eager to put their EFL Cup final defeat to Manchester City behind them.
Blues’ boss Maurizio Sarri dropped Kepa from the starting line-up after that Wembley drama, but replacement Willy Caballero was given little to do by the visitors.
Both sides hit the frame of the goal in the first-half, with Gonzalo Higuain hitting the post before Harry Winks saw his dipping effort come back off the crossbar.
The opening goal came after the break, with Pedro turning Toby Alderweireld in the box before firing through the legs of Hugo Lloris.
Any chance Spurs had of getting back into the game were then extinguished when a mix-up between Trippier and Lloris saw the England full-back deftly slot the ball past he French goalkeeper and into his own net.
The game would end 2-0 to the Blues, a result which is sure to boost Sarri after a difficult week.
As for Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham, they now find themselves eight points behind second place Manchester City, with their title hopes surely over now.
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