Thibaut Courtois says Chelsea must give '150%' in Premier League title defence

Mauricio Pochettino refuses to blame Tottenham's Premier League defeat to Chelsea on'Wembley effect

I've occasionally been accused of being some sort of "happy clapper" but these player ratings are going to feature some scathing assessments of several members of Tottenham's starting XI.

After Marco Alonso's late victor, his second goal of the game, Conte raved: "Wembley is a fantastic stadium".

The win at Tottenham showed that the team spirit is still strong at Chelsea, even without key players from last season Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa.

Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane says he is in favour of closing the transfer window before the start of the season and ending some of the uncertainty that now surrounds players when the action is already underway.

However, many believe that Tottenham were unfortunate to have been beaten once again, with the majority considering the Blues lucky to take all three points from the game. They did the same last season.

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Tottenham fans have seemingly taken to social media to blame Wanyama for his performance in the London derby, believing he was "awful" and was at fault for Alonso's late victor, although they could quite have easily blamed Lloris as equally.

He said: "It doesn't affect me".

"The manager will decide who he wants and we will go from there". "We dominated and we were better but if you are not clinical, you can lose like today". Last year, we didn't start very well, we won the first games then we had a hard September.

"We'll see what happens in the future, but in my opinion it'd be good to end it when the season starts".

"It was probably the best period in the game for Chelsea and it culminated in what was a stunning, stunning free-kick".

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Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former Premier League star said: "The pitch at Wembley is dead".

"I just need to keep working hard, keep my head down and I am sure the goals will come".

Back then, Monaco were seen as the side that had lost 4-1 at White Hart Lane nine months earlier, rather than the team of Bernardo Silva and Kylian Mbappe who would reach the Champions League semifinal nine months later - and Spurs were expected to win. If not we will try to be as close as possible. "I think the team played really, really well and it's not fair to blame Wembley because for me Wembley is one of the best places in the world, if not the best place in the world to play football".

"We've got a good squad, you saw that", he said. Even if you see Marcos (Alonso) in the end, he was very exhausted, but still he made that run to score.

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