Rio Ferdinand tears into Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris for second goal

27th February 2019, Stamford Bridge, London, England; EPL Premier League football, Chelsea versus Tottenham Hotspur; Pedro of Chelsea scores for 1-0 past Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris

Tottenham suffered a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

A dejected Hugo Lloris of Tottenham after Kieran Trippier scored an own goal making the score 2-0 to Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur at...

Rio Ferdinand has told BT Sport that Hugo Lloris was at fault for Chelsea's second goal during Tottenham Hotspur's 2-0 defeat to Maurizio Sarri's side - rather than Kieran Trippier.

With Chelsea already leading through Pedro's excellent opener, Spurs were looking to get back into the match with the score still only one. But a mix-up in the Tottenham defence doubled Chelsea's advantage.

A bouncing ball was played over the top of the Tottenham defence, leaving Trippier to run towards his own goal and either clear his lines by hooking the ball out for a throw - or pass back to Lloris.


Ferdinand reckons Lloris' decision to run towards the ball caused confusion, meaning there was no space between both Trippier and the French goalkeeper. Trippier passed the ball past Lloris and into his own goal, but Ferdinand blames Lloris.

"As a defender, and part of the defender's union, I blame the goalkeeper," Ferdinand said. "Trippier looks once and sees Lloris on his line. Stay where you are and keep the distance between you so there's no problems.

"The moment Lloris comes off his line, he confuses the whole situation."

27th February 2019, Stamford Bridge, London, England; EPL Premier League football, Chelsea versus Tottenham Hotspur; Chelsea players celebrate Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur own goal...

Lloris, 32, has been under fire for much of the season despite winning the World Cup with France in the summer. Similarly, Trippier is hardly showing the kind of form that saw him adored by Spurs and England fans last season.

Spurs are now nine points behind leaders Liverpool, while Manchester City are eight points in front of third-placed Spurs. Mauricio Pochettino's men take on Arsenal on Saturday.

(L-R) analist Rio Ferdinand, analist Alan Shearer, interviewer Gary Lineker during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium on...

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