‘Tottenham Hotspur are still not great after beating Chelsea’, says talkSPORT Drivetime host Adrian Durham

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‘NO IMPROVEMENT’

The Drivetime host admitted he was impressed with the way Spurs took their rivals apart, but was not at all surprised by the result

Adrian Durham has warned Tottenham he still does not see any improvement in their side, despite ending Chelsea’s unbeaten run in style.

The Drivetime host admitted he was impressed with the way the club dismantled Maurizio Sarri’s men at Wembley, but was not surprised by the result.

Son was among the scorers for Spurs on Saturday

Son was among the scorers for Spurs on Saturday

Goals from Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Hueng-Min Son meant Olivier Giroud’s effort was no more than a consolation as they condemned the Blues to their first Premier League defeat of the season in a 3-1 loss.

However, Durham was bullish as ever when asked by Drivetime co-host Matt Holland if he had seen sufficient improvement from Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

“Spurs beating Chelsea is a nice win, it’s something nice” he stated on Monday.

“It’s lovely; there was great football, we’re all big admirers of Harry Kane and I’ve got nothing negative ever to say about Christian Eriksen. There’s lots to admire about Spurs and Pochettino. It’s a nice win – celebrate it, enjoy it!

Pochettino is trying to build a Premier League winning side in north London

Pochettino is trying to build a Premier League winning side in north London

“But don’t mistake it for improvement. That’s the key here.

“Now Spurs have beaten Chelsea in four of the last five seasons. Let’s make it clear, this isn’t a new thing. They’ve not just broken some king of deadlock, they’ve enjoyed better ins than the one on Saturday; the 5-3 New Year’s Day in 2015 was my personal favourite, I don’t think anybody expected Spurs to win. I don’t think ANYBODY expected Spurs to score five – it was an incredible victory.

“Two seasons ago was probably the most impressive – Dele Alli got a couple of goals, they beat Chelsea 2-0 and it ended Chelsea’s 13-game winning run. Chelsea were going for the record that night actually and they went on to win the title that season.

“So on Saturday, we have to bear in mind as well that [David] Luiz was at his very worst – it was Luiz from the World Cup semi-final of 2014 – Jorginho is slower than the Moose leaving a cake shop, Kepa the keeper is £70million and couldn’t be bothered to dive for Kane’s goal.

Luiz was thoroughly humbled against Germany in 2014, much the same way as he was on Saturday

Luiz was thoroughly humbled against Germany in 2014, much the same way as he was on Saturday

“So Chelsea just weren’t at it at all, the manager made some bizarre decisions and it’s very strange this [N’Golo] Kante, Jorginho thing.

“So there’s a lot of stuff going on with Chelsea; yeah they’re unbeaten but a bit fortunate to be unbeaten. Spurs played well, but I say so what?
“We all know Chelsea weren’t as good as their unbeaten start suggested, we all knew Spurs could beat Chelsea – nothing is different.

“They’ve got one of the best keepers in the world, one of the best strikers in the world, one of the best No.10s in the world. They needed to add two, maybe three, top-drawer players in the summer to improve and didn’t do that.

“That’s one of the key problems for them, that’s why they look like they’re going to go out of the Champions League early.

“Just to sum up, it’s an expected win for Tottenham, it’s not a sign of greatness, it’s no amazing new milestone.

“It’s just Spurs beating Chelsea.”