Spurs slipped to a 2-0 defeat towards their London rivals within the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge, leaving them a mountain to climb within the reverse fixture.
Two first half objectives proved to be the distinction as Chelsea took an early lead simply 5 minutes in as Kai Havertz scored his fifth purpose of the season.
Nonetheless, it was Chelsea’s second purpose, 10 minutes earlier than the interval, which left Conte cringing on the touchline.
Japhet Tanganga had appeared to cope with Hakim Ziyech’s in-swinging free-kick as he met the ball together with his head on the sting of the six yard field.
To most contained in the stadium’s shock, nonetheless, the ball ricocheted off the again of Davies’ head, past a helpless Hugo Lloris and into the again of the Spurs web.
The embarrassing personal purpose was made worse by the very fact there have been no Chelsea gamers wherever close to both defender as they tried to clear the ball.
Davies’ ordeal was made worse by the commentator labelling it a “farcical purpose from a Tottenham viewpoint” because the cameras shortly panned to the touchline to seize Conte’s response.
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The Italian was seen with an uncomfortable expression on his face as he remained unmoved in his technical space, showing visibly perplexed by the incident.
Spurs have been in a position to keep away from conceding any additional objectives within the second half however failed to search out one themselves, which means they have to overturn a two-goal deficit in subsequent Wednesday’s second leg.
If profitable, they are going to face the winner of the tie between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley on the finish of February.
The Carabao Cup and the FA Cup are the one remaining alternatives this season for Spurs to finish their 14-year watch for a significant trophy.
Wednesday’s defeat was additionally the primary time Conte had misplaced to his former facet, having been unbeaten in his two conferences with Chelsea whereas Juventus boss.
He guided the Previous Woman to a 3-0 residence win earlier than a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in the course of the Champions League group stage in 2012.