Federico Fazio reflects on Tottenham Hotspur’s win v Chelsea

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Federico Fazio analyses Tottenham Hotspur’s 5-3 home victory over Chelsea in the Premier League on New Year’s Day.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Federico Fazio is delighted with his side’s victory over Chelsea on New Year’s Day.

Spurs came from a goal down to get the better of their London rivals 5-3 at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Thursday.

Diego Costa put Chelsea ahead in the 18th minute, but hosts Tottenham equalised through Harry Kane on the half-hour mark and Danny Rose made it 2-1 on 44 minutes.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side went into the half-time interval 3-1 up after Andros Townsend slotted home the penalty conceded by Gary Cahill.

Kane stunned the travelling Chelsea fans when he scored Spurs’ fourth goal of the evening seven minutes into the second half.

Eden Hazard threatened a comeback for Chelsea on the hour mark when he pulled one back, but Nacer Chadli ended the game as a contest on 78 minutes when he made it 5-2 to the home team.

John Terry scored three minutes from full time for the Blues, but it did not matter in the end as Spurs won the match 5-3.

“It was amazing, brilliant,” Fazio told Tottenham’s official website. “It was important for us to keep a good attitude and continue to play our game after they got the first goal.

“When you go a goal down against teams like Chelsea it’s always tough, but it was an important moment in the match when we got our first goal back and then it was good for us to continue in this way by scoring more goals.

“We have very good strikers and attacking midfielders. Harry Kane is in a very good moment but it’s not only him – the whole team competed for the full 95 minutes. It’s now important for us to continue in this way.”

Tottenham are currently fifth in the Premier League table with 34 points from 20 matches, just two points behind fourth-placed Southampton.

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