Sometimes in life you just need to hold your hands up, smile and take it on the chin, admitting that you were well beaten.
It hurts though, bad, when your team doesn’t turn up against your biggest rivals.
Yeah, some Chelsea fans are saying if the ref had given what was a definite penalty when Eden Hazard was brought down by Juan Foyth in the 14th minute, it would have been a different game.
It might have. But you can’t excuse a performance like that on a moment.
Chelsea have been notoriously slow out the blocks this season and got away with it a few times, but on Saturday night Spurs were at 110 percent from the off and punished a particularly laboured start from the Blues.
This was the second game in a row that Jorginho looked exposed and reignites the question; should Ngolo Kante slot in deep?
I was so happy to see ze little Frenchman extend his contract at the club last week, but it does feel like his talent is being wasted when higher up the pitch.
I’m trying to convince myself that fourth place on 28 points after 13 games is more than I could have dreamt of given a change in management and new system, but the Spurs problem keeps breaking my rationale down.
I know a lot of you think Arsenal or Fulham are Chelsea biggest rivals, but the Tottenham conflict goes far deeper.
In the past, it wasn’t unusual for rivals fans to battle it out on the street away from match days. We hate them and they hate us nuff said.
Anyway, on the football front, it was a well-deserved three points and the result edges them above us into third.
I guess it means sweet-all when you witness Manchester City wiping their butts all over West Ham, purring their way to another title.
But the race for a top four place is probably going to be one of the fiercest we’ve seen, fought amongst London’s top three, with Liverpool also in it. All said and done, I guess I should feel fortunate that my club aren’t suffering like Manchester United.
I mean really, Crystal Palace were the better side at Old Trafford and deserved more than a point.
What is very clear (and Jose Mourinho said it himself after the game) is that there’s “not enough intensity and not enough desire”.
It really is dire and to make matters even worse Marouane Fellaini cut off his afro?
He’s actually not that tall without his hair and looked small and weak as the South Londoners bossed the middle of the park.
At the bottom end, was lovely to see Fulham grab a result at last under new boss Claudio Ranieri.
He’s such a lovely fella, and it just goes to show what a difference a new personality at the helm can make.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Cottagers perform at Stamford Bridge on Sunday given the coach’s history, as well as this weekend’s results.
It’s the first of three on ‘Derby Day Sunday’ followed by Arsenal v Spurs, ending off at Anfield as Liverpool host Everton. I hate football.