Barbecue? No that's our reputation.
I'm assuming that under FIFA rules we can't lose points for last Mondays shenanigans. 9 yellows a Premiership record and a badge of shame for all time.We didn't just blot our copybook, we shredded it and set fire to the pieces.
It's a good job Deli Alli was already banned or the carnage might have made the St. Valentines Day Massacre look like the proverbial Vicarage tea party.
As it is Dembele is likely to join his young colleague for an alleged attempted eye-gouge on Diego Costa, although the fact that Costa didn't throw himself to the ground and writhe about for some hours makes me suspect he didn't make contact.
The melee at the end was a disgrace whoever provoked it. Two goals up at halftime we needed to learn to walk away and focus on the important thing, winning the game and putting the pressure back on Leicester.
So congratulations to Leicester we handed it to them on a plate trying to prove something that didn't need proving .Our toughness is hardly up for question after such a season. As it is we let Chelsea off the hook.
Hazard made a difference, Willian was a threat at times and Costa playing his favourite Pantomime Villain role was no more than an irritant to be laughed at. We were so far up for this we suffered from nosebleeds.
Anyway a great season and third place at least secured because Arsenal have to play Man City and they can't both win. We may yet finish behind Arsenal and need to focus on playing our opponents off the park not kicking them off it.
As we did in the first half. Chelsea hardly got a sniff. Harry's opener was beautifully set up by Lamela and Son completed a tidy finish from an incisive pass by Eriksen. Elsewhere apart from the full backs we were calm and controlled.
Well you may say, young team, they will learn but they're not that young and should know not to get distracted and keep their discipline. We won the Battle of Stamford Bridge but lost the war.
You don't develop as a club by abandoning your history, heritage and record; you build on its strengths, achievements and reputation. Charlie Adams would have been more at home in our squad on Monday than Ledley King.
But this was hopefully an aberration, part of the learning curve to establish the balance between aggression and skill. We have nothing to prove this season about heart and determination.
On Monday we distracted ourselves and lost the plot; the chance to undo the 26 years of hurt at Chelsea; the chance to throw the pressure back on Leicester.We played just the way Chelsea would have wanted
We lost control of ourselves and the game and at least Danny Rose has had the good grace to apologise and Harry has admitted that we went too far.
Not that Mauricio will back down as his support for Deli Alli showed. A man that was himself sent off 13 times in his playing career will hardly blanch at a few yellow cards and a batch of charges to the club and a player.
I hope that we did not burn all our bridges as we crossed the Rubicon of strength over skill and that we can return to winning ways. Coming second and finishing above Arsenal is the prize we must focus on.
There are many Spurs fans that will wear the yellow card record as badge of pride believing that we somehow came of age on Monday night. But it wasn't even successful in its own terms.
We failed by any meaningful footballing yardstick. I hope we have now purged ourselves of these ridiculous distracting macho yearnings.
I am very proud of what we have achieved this year, we are well ahead of the curve. Mauricio on reflection will see that our behavior in the second half on Monday was essentially counter productive.
Next season will be hard and this performance doesn't auger well for the pressure games to come. If this was Mauricio's act of propitiation to the footballing Gods for our alleged history of soft centered sins it was at a very inappropriate moment.
We made a point of sorts certainly but sacrificed two even more important ones. Two points out of six, wins nothing at this stage of the season. Shooting ourselves in both feet doesn't even come close.
I remain embarrassed and ashamed about Monday night and I haven't said that often in my long journey with Spurs.
Update on charges:
Both Chelsea and Tottenham have been charged for three breaches of FA Rule E20 for failing to control their players and/or officials.
It follows incidents which occurred in the 45th and 87th minutes and also at the end of the game at Stamford Bridge on Monday night [2 May 2016].
Both clubs have until 6pm on Monday 9 May 2016 to respond to their charge.
Meanwhile, Mousa Dembélé has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video during the same game.
Further, it is alleged the player’s behaviour constituted violent conduct in circumstances where the standard punishment of three matches that would otherwise apply is clearly insufficient.
Seems he might miss the rest of this season and the first three games of next.
Let's focus on the football. If only Tottenham had done the same. Three finely worked and taken goals and how to make a hash of defending at a corner. Now available on video free to schools as part of Spurs contribution to education.
Look away after 2 minutes 30 second.