Tottenham 1 – Chelsea 2
How long will it take Tottenham to settle into their new surroundings at Wembley Stadium?
Last season, Tottenham went the entire Premier League campaign unbeaten at White Hart Lane. The won 17 of 19 home matches in 2016-17.
But after their first home match of the 2017-18 season, Spurs’ home record is already in minus after Chelsea won 2-1 on Sunday.
Two goals from Marcos Alonso earned Chelsea their first win of the season, following their shock 3-2 defeat to Burnley.
Following the Chelsea defeat, Spurs have already made one change to the atmosphere at their new temporary home.
Tottenham skip the beat
During the Chelsea game, Tottenham played drum music through the public address system at Wembley.
That went down like a ton of bricks, and Spurs have opted to put the drummer on mute. As reported in the Times:
Tottenham Hotspur have brought an end to their tactic of piping the sound of a drummer through the PA system at Wembley after receiving a negative response from supporters and the FA.
The ploy, used during their 2-1 defeat by Chelsea on Sunday, was meant to enhance the atmosphere, after complaints about the lack of noise in their Champions League games at the stadium last season.
To be clear, Tottenham didn’t break any Premier League rules with their drummer. However the Premier League urged Spurs to stop broadcasting the noise through the tannoy during the first half.
The Times note that while Spurs won’t use the PA system in this way moving forward, the drummer will still continue to play in the crowd.