Player Ratings: Which Tottenham players were most guilty as Wembley curse continued?

Player Ratings: Which Tottenham players were most guilty as Wembley curse continued?

Marcos Alonso scored a late victor for the Blues as Spurs started life at their temporary home with a disappointing defeat.

Boss Antonio Conte handed Alvaro Morata his first start and the former Real Madrid man almost made it two from two for the champions as he missed a header inside the first five minutes.

Just a few minutes later, and Alonso opened the scoring in spectacular fashion as he curled in a lovely free-kick with his left foot which beat Hugo Lloris to find the top-right corner.

The fullback shot low but must have been as surprised as anyone when goalkeeper Hugo Lloris somehow let the ball through.

"Please. We need to stop [discussing this]".

"I must be pleased". I saw today the fighters.

Those on social media mocking Spurs' record pointed out that British boxing heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua had won more times at Wembley than Tottenham. The Spanish wing-back hasn't always been considered a star man by the Chelsea faithful, but this is not the first time Alonso has proven his worth since making a deadline day move to Stamford Bridge this time previous year. Fortunately, the whistle came before the hinges gave way.

Earlier, Tottenham made two changes from the side that beat Newcastle United in the season opener last week.

Alonso produced the champagne moment in the 24th minute and a remodelled defence, featuring Andreas Christensen on his first Premier League start, repelled waves of Tottenham attacks with increasing ease until a striker undid their good work.

It was, however, a familiar feeling for them at Wembley - but talk of a curse is surely premature. It's only the beginning of the season, a lot of games to play. He slumped in despair as he headed the chance wide.

"That's the side more for left footers", Alonso said. The wait for an August Premier League goal continues.

Pochettino has had one pitch at Spurs' training base in Enfield, north London enlarged to match Wembley's dimensions in order to help his players adapt to the bigger surface.

"The club is trying to do its best in the transfer market but today I must be satisfied with my players because they gave me everything".

"OK, it was hard to move from White Hart Lane to Wembley (last season) and it was a flawless excuse for everyone".

"I am not frustrated, I am disappointed". I am happy with the performance of the players.

"It was for sure a good day for us".

Visitors Chelsea began brightly, with Marcos Alonso swinging in an early cross that was claimed by Lloris. "If we play that way, we'll win a lot of games in the future". We suffered but we were ready to try and score the second goal, the third goal. But despite this we showed great desire to stay compact, not lose the balance.

Tottenham had trailed for much of the game after the Blues' Marcos Alonso fired the league champions into the lead with a well-struck, first-half free-kick.

Chelsea moved up to eleventh place in the Premier League table and two spots behind Tottenham Hotspur.

Within three minutes of coming on, Batshuayi had scored - against his own team.

- Harry Kane had eight shots, his most in a Premier League game without finding the net.

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