Spurs fans can rant & rave all they like about the controversial decisions that cost Spurs all three points in this game but the fact is that this defeat should not have been as significant as it turned out to be. Fact is that Spurs forfeited its right to qualify for next season’s CL by dropping points to the numerous ‘inferior’ teams.

That said, it’s difficult not to feel aggrieved by the manner of the latest defeat at Stamford Bridge. Whilst it is certain that Lampard’s shot did not cross the line, any such controversy would have been even have occurred but for Gomes’ individual error. Once again, Gomes has made a critical mistake that has cost Spurs dear. As for the winner, we have seen these offside ‘goals’ given time and again.

Were Spurs robbed of a famous victory? Most certainly but it was expecting too much for Spurs to use this match as an opportunity to make ground on Man City. Instead, the CL dream has all but evaporated. Man City is now in the driving seat and even Liverpool will overtake Spurs for 5th place if they beat Newcastle tonight.

Disappointing but Spurs must now take stock and figure out how they can strengthen the squad for next season…