Chelsea hadn’t been tested in many of its previous matches during the club’s now seven-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League.
That wasn’t the case though on Saturday.
The Blues conceded inside of 11 minutes at Stamford Bridge when Christian Eriksen put Tottenham in front. The goal was the first that Chelsea has allowed since manager Antonio Conte opted to change his formation to a 3-4-3.
Despite giving up the early goal though, the Italian was quite pleased with his team’s response.
“It is too early [to talk about the title],” he told BT Sport. “This league is very tough. “Tottenham showed that, in this league, there are six or seven teams that can win the title. For us, it’s important to continue this way and improve our confidence.
“It wasn’t easy. When you go 1-0 down, you need a good reaction. To win against a tough team, I’m pleased – but it’s important to start thinking about the next game.”
Chelsea is quickly shaping up to be one of the league’s most dangerous sides. Conte’s group is currently tied for second in the PL for goals scored (29), while also being locked in a tie with Tottenham for fewest goals allowed (10).
With the season nearing its halfway point, the Blues face another massive test next weekend when Chelsea travels to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City, who currently sits third in the PL.Follow @MattReedFutbol