Tempers boiled over at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea denied Tottenham the chance to stay in the title race
Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink was caught in the crossfire as tempers flared at the end of the match between his side and Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night.
After the final whistle and as the players were leaving the field, some pushing and shoving broke out between the two teams and it ended up with the 69-year-old Chelsea managed taking a spill as he was shoved back into the dugout.
Guus Hiddink getting pushed over after Chelsea Spurs 🙊👊 pic.twitter.com/JW0udaXUTy— Football Fights (@footbalIfights) 3 May 2016
The match had a number of flash points, as tackles went flying in throughout the match from both sides.
Some brilliant tackles from Eric Dier last night that were all timed to perfection. https://t.co/5HhrJdv4Ab— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) 3 May 2016
Moussa Dembélé may also see some retrospective action after he clashed with Costa and appeared to make contact with the Spanish international's eye in the aftermath.
Should Moussa Dembele receive a ban? pic.twitter.com/p528LvNlYg— From The Stands (@FromTStands) 2 May 2016
However, Hiddink revealed that there was at least one person who was in a good mood after the result and had contacted to let him know as much: Claudio Ranieri.
In his post-match press conference, Hiddink revealed that the Italian had been in touch to thank him and praise his side's performance, in particular in the second half.
“His voice was trembling a bit”— Premier League (@premierleague) 2 May 2016
Guus Hiddink has spoken with Claudio Ranieri…https://t.co/v8YNwK6M2J
Similarly, Mauricio Pochettino offered his congratulations to Leicester after the game, saying "first of all I want to congratulate Leicester football club, and Claudio Ranieri, all the players. I think it was a fantastic season for them."
Speaking about the clashes, Pochettino added that "it was a derby [...] we were all involved today. When you play for the title and you play in a big team like Chelsea, they want to win and we're the same. Nothing to say, it's normal, the emotion."
Via The Guardian