Manchester United bounced back strong from their disappointing 2-0 loss to PSG last week with a solid victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to progress into the quarter-finals of the FA cup on Monday.
All eyes were on interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as fans and pundits alike waited to see how his side would respond to the first loss under his management and the Norwegian oversaw a tactical masterpiece to get a rather comfortable 2-0 win over the Blues.
The loss represents another setback for Maurizio Sarri who came under fire from many Blues fans after making some questionable substitutions during the 5th round tie.
The Italian has piled the pressure on himself, with the defeat coming hot on the heels of the heavy 6-0 humbling at the hands of Manchester City 10 days ago.
While the defeat was met with disappointment from the blue corner of London, Spurs fans seemed rather amused after noticing some of the chanting from Blues fans before kick-off.
As both sets of players were making their way to the pitch, Chelsea fans were heard taking a dig at Tottenham by chanting ‘we hate Tottenham ‘ abruptly.
Chelsea actually walk out to ‘we hate Tottenham.’ We’re massive, mate. https://t.co/mL6Rk3n7Xh
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) February 20, 2019
The move seems to have amused Spurs fans rather than anger them judging by reactions to a fan’s tweet about the incident.
Most fans seemed to be of the opinion that the Blues supporters came out with the chant because they are trailing Spurs in the league and that Tottenham have been the better side from London for some time now.
Although Chelsea started the campaign strongly going 18 matches unbeaten under Sarri, it’s safe to say they have lost their way since then and are now fighting to creep into the top four.
While Chelsea are struggling at 6th in the league, Spurs have kept themselves involved in the title race and will be traveling to Signal Iduna Park with a 3-0 advantage in the Champions League.
Even with the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli missing, Pochettino has rallied his troops well and with their team doing so well all fronts it’s difficult to see why the home fans at the Bridge thought that they could unnerve Spurs fans and the comment section of the video below should be a good read for any Tottenham supporter.