Anyone who saw Tottenham-Chelsea last night is probably still recovering. The Spurs played with a back line that defended over the halfway line. There were two red cards and in the first half there were no fewer than 9 (!) VAR checks.
Referee Michael Oliver heard the VAR constantly honking in his ear. Nine times he had to stop the game to listen to their advice. The first half lasted a total of 56 minutes and 26 seconds. However, the time the ball was rolling told a different story.
That was only 23 minutes and 21 seconds. “I have been following football for almost forty years and as a neutral viewer I would say this is without a doubt one of the greatest matches I have seen. This was definitely box office and that’s why the Premier League by far is the best league in the world,” said analyst Jamie Carragher Sky Sports.
The most remarkable thing must have been Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou’s defensive line. Even with nine he stuck to it. Jan Vertonghen couldn’t believe his eyes…