Tottenham 5 Chelsea 3

An unusually lax defensive display from Chelsea, combined with a vibrant offensive showing from Spurs contributed to a convincing victory for the home side. Eight goals and many more missed chances contributed to a thoroughly enjoyable rumble at White Hart Lane.  It was only Chelsea's second league defeat of the season and leaves them all square on points and goal difference with main rivals Manchester City at the top of the table.

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

Chelsea looked to be on their way to their 'usual' three points early on as they took the 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.

Tottenham kept in the match though and Kane waltzed his way past several weary challenges to equalise, something that Jose Mourinho would no doubt have noted for his post match brief with the players. They took the lead when Danny Rose gambled on a rebound after the ball had struck the post and fell nicely to the full-back who slotted into the net. It got even better for Spurs just before half-time as they were awarded a penalty, when Kane just reached the ball before 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.

If anyone thought that the goals might dry up in the second period then they were misguided. An increasingly open game took another twist as Kane turned exquisitely to fire his shot into the corner.

Chelsea were not quite beaten yet and a quick fire break from them saw Cesc Fabregas feed Eden Hazard to reduce the arrears.

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

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

A late lifeline came from a close range John Terry finish with 3 minutes to go as Chelsea players queued up to score but by then it was too late to change the overall outcome of the match.

Great entertainment for the fans, especially those of the home side, but Mourinho will not have been best pleased with the way his side capitulated after seeming to be in control at 1-0 ahead
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