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Tottenham destroyed on Twitter for what they played through speakers v Chelsea

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Starting a new season at a new stadium can't be easy, as Tottenham may well discover.

While they wait for their new home - the Northumberland Development Project - to be built, Spurs will play their 2017/18 home games at Wembley.

They haven't got the best of records under the arch, though, having played their Champions League games there last season but exited at the group stage.

It remains to be seen whether or not Tottenham struggle at Wembley, but Mauricio Pochettino claims it shouldn't matter where they play.

"It's our challenge to make Wembley our home," he said prior to Sunday's clash with Chelsea. "It's not an excuse, but last season it was difficult, moving between White Hart Lane and Wembley.

"But now it's not an excuse to perform. When we played there it was not the best part of our season.

"We have created a pitch at the training ground the same size as Wembley, but we can adapt our style for a big pitch or a small pitch.

"The size of the pitch is not important. Many pitches have the same size as Wembley - Paris Saint-Germain.

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Premier League

"So Wembley is not the problem. If we don't win we are the problem. If we cannot win at Wembley it is our fault."

Spurs' first home game of the season got off to a terrible start on Sunday, with Marcos Alonso's sensational free-kick making it 1-0 Chelsea in the 24th minute.

Harry Kane came within inches of equalising some 20 minutes later but was denied by the woodwork, much like against Newcastle United last weekend.


Alonso's free-kick was the biggest talking point from the opening 45 minutes, but there was something else that caught football fans' attention.

A drumming sound could be heard echoing around Wembley, suggesting there was a Tottenham fan in the stands banging on a drum.

But there wasn't. According to the Daily Telegraph's Matt Law (see below), the drumming sound was actually being played through a loud speaker system to create 'atmosphere'.

How embarrassing. Here's how Twitter reacted to Tottenham's attempt to create 'atmosphere' during the Chelsea game.


Considering Wembley's capacity is 90,000, it's pretty shocking that Tottenham aren't able to generate a decent atmosphere.

Playing a drumming sound through the speakers may be a solution to that, but it doesn't make it any less cringe-worthy.

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