Tottenham’s first London derby league loss at home under Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham suffered their first ever London derby Premier League loss at home under Mauricio Pochettino when they went down 2-1 at Wembley to Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side earlier this evening (August 20, 2017).

Spurs certainly had their chances to win and they were seemingly on course to do so after Batshuayi’s own goal that brought them level, but some poor decision making from skipper Hugo Lloris allowed Marcos Alonso to snatch his second of the afternoon (his first was a beautiful free kick)

Success at Wembley has been elusive for Spurs (remember their 16/17 CL campaign), but Pochettino has said that the ground is not the reason for their defeats.

Pochettino

Under their Argentine gaffer, Spurs had been unbeaten in 13 London derby games (9W, 4D) at home, until this loss to Chelsea. Wembley wasn’t at full capacity either, apparently owing to security reasons- 73,587 was the official attendance declared.

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