Tottenham 2 Chelsea 4: Roberto Di Matteo plays down title talk
Tottenham 2 Chelsea 4: Roberto Di Matteo refuses to get carried away after Blues continue their impressive start to the season
Roberto Di Matteo is refusing to get carried away with Chelsea’s impressive start to the season despite watching his side extend their unbeaten run with a thrilling victory at Tottenham on Saturday.
Gary Cahill gave the Blues the lead in the 17th minute when he rifled home a volley from inside the box, but Spurs fought back after the break and equalised through William Gallas, before Jermain Defoe’s instinctive shot put the hosts in front shortly after.
Di Matteo’s men soon took control again however, when man-of-the-match Juan Mata’s quick-fire double restored the Blues’ advantage, before substitute Daniel Sturridge added gloss to the scoreline from close range.
When asked if his team can win the title, Di Matteo replied: “It’s too early to say, there are still 30 games to play.
“This result makes us a team who are strong and makes our start even better, but you have to wait until the Christmas period.”
Reflecting on the performance as a whole, Di Matteo added: “At Arsenal we were very good, also Reading I thought we played well and Juventus in the first half we were very strong, but the continuity we showed for the whole duration of the game today was pleasing,’ said the Italian.
“There were 10-12 minutes when Spurs came out from the dressing room very sharp. The early goal gave them confidence and momentum which we knew we had to ride out.
“Apart from that, the majority of the game we were in control. We took the initiative and managed to impose ourselves.”
Saturday’s win keeps Di Matteo’s side on top of the Premier League table with 22 points from a possible 24.