Darren Anderton disagrees with people saying Tottenham Hotspur 'lost it' against Chelsea

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Tottenham Hotspur's draw with Chelsea caused them to draw 2-2.

Darren Anderton has written on Facebook that he does not agree that Tottenham Hotspur lost the plot against Chelsea.

Spurs could only manage a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening, and the result meant that they are no longer able to catch Leicester City.

The pain of missing out of the Premier League title was clear, with Spurs’ players launching themselves into some fierce tackles in the final stages of the contest.

Nine of Tottenham’s players all picked up yellow cards, and a number of the team were fortunate to escape being dismissed.

Spurs’ conduct was widely criticised by pundits and supporters alike, but Anderton was pleased to see so much fight in his former side.

"Monday night's result at Stamford Bridge confirmed Leicester City as the Premier League champions," Anderton said. "To echo what's already been said and written, congratulations to Claudio Ranieri, his staff and his players on what was an unthinkable achievement not that long ago.

"Everyone seems to be talking about Spurs losing the plot at Chelsea. I'd disagree with that sentiment. What you saw were players fighting for each other. Players who were hurt. Players who were emotional as the reality of the situation began to hit them having lost a two goal lead.

"It's true that they have to be able to control their aggression but with experience, this young group of players will learn that. I imagine that the fans would rather see their players go too far than not put up a fight at all.

"Maybe now isn't the right time for reflection but with second place so close to being secured, this has been a positive season, the best in living memory. You have to go back to 1962/63 to find a group of players that have achieved as much. The quality of the football has been first class, a real joy to watch. Only last month the wins over Manchester United and Stoke were like nothing we'd seen before. What a team!

"As if to reiterate how impressive the players have been, the core of this season could easily provide nearly half of the starting XI for England this summer. There's no reason why any other player should be starting ahead of Walker, Rose, Dier, Alli or Kane. That too is something to be immensely proud of.

"On top of that there's the manager. You have to remember that he has a plan, he's building for the future. The club are way ahead of where anyone could have imagined they'd be at the start of the season. Champions League football will only attract more top players to The Lane. Roll on next season. Tottenham Hotspur are here to stay!"

Tottenham have the youngest squad in the Premier League, but they refused to be bullied at Stamford Bridge.

Spurs’ players did not buckle in a fierce atmosphere, but their failure to hold on to their 2-0 lead did prove costly.

Tottenham now look destined to finish in second place, which still represents fine progress for the North London side.

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