The victory extends Chelsea’s lead at the top of the table to seven points, and despite Jose Mourinho adamant that they’re still not title-favourites, it would be difficult to imagine another team lifting the trophy whilst the Blues remain in this type of form.
To Tottenham’s credit, they managed to frustrate the Stamford Bridge crowd during the first-half, and reached the half-time interval with scores deadlocked at 0-0. However, the home side upped the ante after the break, and Samuel Eto’s profitable opener disrupted Tim Sherwood’s men’s rhythm and defensive concentration.
A rare appearance for Demba Ba rubbed salt into the wounds as the misfiring striker made a mockery of his apparent Chelsea struggles by grabbing a late brace – which may now give Jose Mourinho a slight selection headache ahead of next week’s encounter with Aston Villa.
After the game, Hazard was quick to join his fellow goalscorers in a locker room celebratory snapshot for his followers on Instagram. He left a simple message congratulating Eto’o on his 300 career goals and Demba Ba’s late double.
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