Tottenham boss explains why his club lost at home to Chelsea

Nuno Espírito Santo has idenfitied the reason Tottenham were defeated at home by Chelsea, sating that “there were a lot of things that went wrong”,

Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger scored the three goals in the second half of the Premier League London derby to hand Thomas Tuchel’s team joint top of the league with Liverpool.

Although Spurs held their own in the opening half, second-half goals left Tuchel’s visitors unbeaten in their opening five league games.

The first half impasse ended shortly after Chelsea’s manager replaced Mason Mount with Kanté at the interval.

Nuno was left to acknowledge his side remain a work in progress after another anonymous performance from his England striker Harry Kane.

“It was disappointing the way we conceded and it was really hard to get back into the game,” conceded Tottenham’s manager.

“But Chelsea are a very good team and it was a very good first half from us. We have a lot of things to improve on but the first half was really good; that’s the one positive.

“We need more time to work together, we have a lot of problems to solve and, mainly, we need to improve. We need to find solutions but I’m really positive and confident we’ll get there.”