Tottenham 5Chelsea 3

Anunusually lax defensive display from Chelsea, combined with a vibrant offensiveshowing from Spurs contributed to a convincing victory for the home side. Eightgoals and many more missed chances contributed to a thoroughly enjoyable rumbleat White Hart Lane.  It was only Chelsea's second league defeat of theseason and leaves them all square on points and goal difference with mainrivals Manchester City at the top of the table.

Harry Kane unsettled the Blues' defence throughout, so much so that oneof those tormented by his efforts, Gary Cahill, had a sly kick out at him whilehe lay prone on the ground mid-way through the second period. On hisfeet, Kane provided the impetus for Spurs to do what they like to do best, takethe game to the opposition.

Chelsealooked to be on their way to their 'usual' three points early on as they tookthe lead through a Diego Costa tap in, after the ball had hit the post and then enjoyed a spell where they threatened to put Spurs out of the game.

Tottenhamkept in the match though and Kane waltzed his way past several weary challengesto equalise, something that Jose Mourinho would no doubt have noted for hispost match brief with the players. They took the lead when Danny Rose gambledon a rebound after the ball had struck the post and fell nicely to thefull-back who slotted into the net. It got even better for Spurs just beforehalf-time as they were awarded a penalty, when Kane just reached the ballbefore Cahill and was brought down by the England international centre-back.Andros Townsend converted to put the home side 3-1 ahead at the break.

Ifanyone thought that the goals might dry up in the second period then they weremisguided. An increasingly open game took another twist as Kane turnedexquisitely to fire his shot into the corner.

Chelseawere not quite beaten yet and a quick fire break from them saw Cesc Fabregasfeed Eden Hazard to reduce the arrears.

At 4-2and Chelsea still eying a potential comeback as they poured forward, Cesar Azpilicuetasaw his firm right foot shot kept out crucially by Hugo Lloris after a slickmove from Mourinho's charges. As it was, minutes later Spurs replied in kind asKane held up the ball and played in Nacer Chadli to score the fifth via aslight deflection and effectively seal the result.

Chelseacontinued to go forward and created further chances as Spurs seemed incapableof or unwilling to close the game out. Ramires shot narrowly wide and Fabregaswas on the end of an intricate passing move only to shoot tamely at Lloris.

A latelifeline came from a close range John Terry finish with 3 minutes to go asChelsea players queued up to score but by then it was too late to change the overalloutcome of the match.

Greatentertainment for the fans, especially those of the home side, but Mourinhowill not have been best pleased with the way his side capitulated after seemingto be in control at 1-0 ahead
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