Antonio Conte on the brink & other main talking points from Chelsea's defeat against Tottenham
Mirror's Darren Lewis, iNews' Evan Bartlett and NBC Sports' Joe Prince-Wright pick out the most pressing issues from the clash.
Conte on the brink
"This was the Italian's Cup Final. Win to keep Chelsea in the top four mix and he could yet mark this season down as one in which he has achieved despite the club's controversial transfer policy. Lose and even an FA Cup would not make up for tumbling out of the top four. That now looks to be the case."
Wing backs wonders
"One of the wonders of Conte's reign at Chelsea is that he's managed to turn a Bolton Wanderers reject and a Premier League journeyman into two world class wing-backs. Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses have been consistent performers for the past two years and were a consistent threat here, finding all the spaces in Tottenham's 4-2-3-1."
Morata regains mojo
"Early on he lost a few aerial challenges against Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen and there were rumblings of discontent among the home supporters. Overall, Alvaro Morata has his mojo back. The Spanish striker made the most of a mistake from Hugo Lloris to calmly nod Chelsea ahead as he continued his good run of form following a back injury and a dip in confidence which threatened to derail his debut Premier League season."
Courtois a miss for Chelsea
"Christian Eriksen's pile-driver on the stroke of half-time was magnificent. It left Chelsea's stand-in keeper Willy Caballero on the floor and levelled the scores. But there will be a nagging question for many Chelsea fans: would Thibaut Courtois have let it go in so easily. Until that point Chelsea had been the dominant team and it seemed like the moment that changed the game."