Overdue win at Chelsea cements Spurs as London's best

Premier League: Dele Alli double helps Tottenham put Chelsea to the sword

Premier League: Dele Alli double helps Tottenham put Chelsea to the sword

He was left out of the squad for the historic victory over Chelsea and has interest from the Blues, Manchester United and PSG as he chases wages of around £180,000-a-week.

However it's not all good news, with The Mirror one of a couple of papers to report that Toby Alderweireld looks likely to leave the club in the summer.

Antonio Conte insists he is "not worried" about his immediate future at Chelsea but admits they "deserve" to be eight points adrift of the Champions League.

"We lost a bit of confidence". We are working very hard to try to have a good season but, in the end, we are deserving this season.

The friction between the 48-year-old and Chelsea's hierarchy began after he sent a text message to Diego Costa to say he was no longer needed. And with the kind of money Chelsea have, they would have definitely brought the required players for Conte at any cost. Costa knew he was exiting the club, having pushed to do so in the two transfer windows prior, but he reacted angrily while away with Spain on global duty. When the Blues did target their manager's prefered options - Juventus's Alex Sandro, Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly and Roma's Radja Nainggolan, for example - they missed out. Similarly, in a fixture against Bournemouth, he was forced to use Eden Hazard as a false 9.

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The commitment of owner Roman Abramovich to the £1b Stamford Bridge redevelopment has meant that the big spending era would have to be replaced by more prudent spending but unfortunately for the club, the wrong man was in the dugout.

Granovskaia will now push ahead with plans, and I am told that they know who their top target is, and plans are already afoot for a deal.

"Whether it's the Nazionale or Paris Saint-Germain, he'll find a place where he can start winning something important again", Vialli said. "Young players need room to breath", Pochettino said.

Keen watchers of events at Stamford Bridge have noted the club's inability to build on title wins in recent seasons (the Roberto Di Matteo fiasco after the surprise UCL win a case in point) so the club's postseason moves in terms of transfers and other backroom/financial dealings were closely monitored to see if all would remain rosy in West London.

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