Tottenham Hotspur lost 3-0 to Chelsea on Sunday night, with Harry Kane’s poor performance sparking major debate across the country.
Nuno Espirito Santo wanted a response after a 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace, but ended up with the exact same scoreline.
Tottenham started well but faded badly in the second half. Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger all found the net in a comfortable Chelsea win.
Kane’s position in Tottenham team seems bizarre
We all know how good Harry Kane can be on the ball. Not only was he top goalscorer in the Premier League last season, but he also recorded the most assists.
That almost seems to be going to his head. Kane started on the left flank against Chelsea by design; Nuno wanted Son Heung-min centrally to lead Tottenham’s pressing.
Kane came more central in the second half, but he was far too deep. There were moments where he was dropping in as a holding midfielder!
That’s not where you want your most dangerous goal threat.
Kane doesn’t particularly look delighted to be at Tottenham anyway, but playing so deep appears to be hurting his team.
Chelsea fans react to Kane’s display
Kane’s display has sparked criticism from fans and pundits, with Chelsea supporters joining in.
Some questioned just what on earth Kane was doing dropping into the centre circle against Chelsea. Only three Tottenham players were deeper than Kane in one photo – the goalkeeper and two centre backs.
Others believe Kane thinks thinks he can be a deep-lying creator, a development on really noticeable since Jose Mourinho’s work with him.
Kane was branded a box-to-box midfielder after a ‘shocking’ performance, with Chelsea fans absolutely baffled.