LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 5 – Tottenham Hotspur secured an impressive 2-0 victory over Chelsea on Wednesday night to end the Blues’ run of 13 consecutive wins and Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama delighted the hearts of Spurs fans.
There were strong performances all over the pitch from Spurs with Dele Alli scoring both goals, assisted twice by Christian Eriksen.
Midfield ace Wanyama was one of the best players on the pitch, helping to shut down Chelsea’s usually impressive engine room of Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas.
But Wanyama could not please everybody, with former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar picking him out as a player who was struggling.
Wanyama not having a good game
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) January 4, 2017
Sugar’s criticism of Wanyama did not go down particularly well, with fans responding to tell him his viewpoint was flawed.
What game you watching?? Big man is putting in some shift @Lord_Sugar
— bmac (@bryanmclean19) January 4, 2017
@Lord_Sugar Sky Sports commentator Alan Smith has just described Wanayama’s performance as “magnificent”
— Todd Collinos (@PoppadomTom) January 4, 2017
@Lord_Sugar are you watching with your eyes closed?
— Tom Davies (@TomDavies5) January 4, 2017
Wanyama was crucial from a defensive perspective for Tottenham, making five tackles, more than any player in their team.
He touched the ball 69 times, completing 85 per cent of his passes, and made four clearances.
Former West Ham and Cardiff defender Daniel Gabbidon did not agree with Sugar’s assessment, lauding the Kenyan international’s performance and the effect it had on the Chelsea team.
Wanyama is a powerhouse! So imposing you end up giving the ball to him out of fear! Some performance #THFC 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾
— Daniel Gabbidon (@Gabbidon35) January 4, 2017