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Willian taunts Tottenham fans after being insulted.

Willian taunts Tottenham fans after being insulted

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The atmosphere inside Stamford Bridge during Chelsea’s match against Tottenham on Monday evening was hostile to put it lightly.

Chelsea were on a mission to end Spurs’ Premier League title challenge and they eventually succeeded, coming from 2-0 down to secure a 2-2 draw.

A host of unsavoury incidents happened during and after the game - including Mousa Dembele eye-gouging Diego Costa, Erik Lamela standing on Cesc Fabregas’ hand and Guus Hiddink suffering a fall following a post-match melee - but you might have missed what happened when Tottenham fans chanted “You’re f***ing s**t” at Willian. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).

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The Brazil international rose to the bait and taunted the away fans by pointing to the gold Premier League champions badge on his left sleeve.

Talk about hitting them where it hurts, Willian.

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Video: Willian points to Premier League champions badge

Chelsea came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2

Tottenham’s dream of winning the Premier League title was ended by the Blues, who looked down and out at 2-0 down.

Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son scored for Tottenham before half-time and the title race appeared to be heading for another weekend of drama.

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But goals from Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard secured a point for Chelsea and, in the process, ended Tottenham’s hopes of catching Leicester City.

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Pochettino refused to criticise his team's approach

There were ill-tempered scenes as the players made their way to the tunnel, but Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino refused to criticise his side’s aggressive approach in his post-match press conference.

“It was a derby, we were fighting to win the title and Chelsea were fighting to try and win,” the Argentine coach was quoted as saying by the Guardian. “We were all involved. When you play for the title and play a big team like Chelsea, they want to win. It was normal emotion, fighting on the pitch is not a good example, for both teams.

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“In football we want to win and sometimes situations like tonight happen. I think there is nothing to say, nothing to blame, how they [Chelsea] take the game shows big respect for us. That makes us feel proud.

“Our players are disappointed and sad, we need to feel that for the future. We are the youngest squad in the Premier League and to be in this position is fantastic. Now we need to focus to keep our place and finish second.”

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