Tottenham won again with Jose Mourinho at the helm this weekend, making it three in a row under their new manager.
As everyone expected, he’s begun a surge up the table that sees the side from North London close the gap on Chelsea further as we suffered our second defeat in two weeks.
Our next few games will see us try and maintain that gap ahead of our match at the new White Hart Lane on the 22nd of December. The better they play, the more important a game it becomes, and the more scary a proposition.
It will likely end up being a referendum on the season so far, and win or lose, far too much emphasis will be placed on that one game as symbolising what Frank Lampard has done so far as Chelsea boss.
It is also undoubtedly a strategically massive game. Losing it puts Spurs right back in the driving race for the Champions League places, and it may be hard for our young to keep up this form through a long season.
We always knew this would go down to the wire in the end, and this game has become a vital staging post en route to that finish line.