New Delhi: On New Year's Day, Jose Mourinho suffered a tactical break-down resulting in a humiliating 5-3 defeat to Tottenham Hotspurs at White Hart Lane. The debacle also also defending champions Manchester City to label Chelsea at the top of the table with 46 points each.
Chelsea started the fixture in their usual way, leading for first half-hour thanks to Diego Costa's 14th league goal. However, the visitors soon found themselves under a Spurs spell with Harry Kane, Danny Rose, and Andros Townsend goals before the break.
After the break, 21-year-old Kane made Mourinho's job even stiffer with a 52nd goal, before Nacer Chadli killed off the contest with a 78th minute goal.
For Chelsea, Eden Hadard and John Terry scored in the 61st and 87th minute to give the travelling fans some sense of pride.
Last time, Chelsea conceded more than five goals in a league game was way back in April 1991. And it is also only the third time the Blues have conceded five goals in a league game, after the 1-5 defeat to Liverpool in 1996 and 3-5 defeat to Arsenal in 2011.
On personal terms, this is only the third time that Mourinho has seen his team concede more than four goals after losing 0-5 to Barcelona and 1-4 to Borrusia Dortmund.