Cesc Fabregas jabbed at least one Tottenham staff member

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Eyewitnesses claim Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas jabbed at least one Tottenham official in the tunnel after the two sides met in a frantic Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening. 

This has been reported by the London Evening Standard, who claim that the Spain international triggered the tunnel bust-up with his actions. 

The two sides played out a dramatic 2-2 draw, which ended Spurs' hope of securing the Premier League title this season. 


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England international Harry Kane had handed Spurs an early lead as he netted his 25th league goal of the campaign, while Son Heung-min doubled the north London outfit's advantage before the break. 

But Guus Hiddink's side responded in style in the second period as goals from Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard earned them a well-deserved point. 

Crazy night 

Spurs, who racked up as many as nine yellow cards throughout proceedings, left the field of play feeling rather dejected. 

After things spiralled out of control at Stamford Bridge, both clubs could now face an FA charge for breaching Rule E20 (a) - failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion.

It's likely, of course, that the FA will wait for the match official's report before taking action, but there could be repercussions for both London clubs. 

The same report claims that Blues boss Hiddink had to hold back one of his staff members from attempting to punch a Tottenham official, while it has also been documented that Erik Lamela was being aggressive before the players returned to the dressing room.  

Following the game, Pochettino played down the ugly scenes insisting that his side were 'fighting' for the title.

Pochettino plays controversy down 

The Spurs boss, as per The Guardian, stated: “It was a derby, we were fighting to win the title and Chelsea were fighting to try and win. 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.

“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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