Tottenham Hotspur’s Wembley hoodoo continued on Sunday when they were defeated 2-1 by Chelsea, with many of the home faithful singling out one man as the main culprit.
Spurs went behind after a brilliant free-kick from Marcos Alonso sailed over the wall and nestled into Hugo Lloris’ top corner to allow the Blues to lead at the half-time interval.
A free-kick from Tottenham star Christian Eriksen late in the second-half was converted into his own goal by Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, however the Spaniard pounced on an error by Victor Wanyama and hammered home through the French keeper with just a few minutes left to play.
The Kenyan midfielder, who has been ever-present for Spurs since joining them from Southampton, had a difficult time in the middle of the park, losing possession of the ball fairly often.
This was a far cry from Wanyama’s excellent performances last season, where he was a crucial player as Tottenham finished second in the Premier League.
The defeat to Antonio Conte’s side continues a relatively poor record against Chelsea for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
However, many believe that Tottenham were unfortunate to have been beaten once again, with the majority considering the Blues lucky to take all three points from the game.
Spurs will want to put the loss behind them as quickly as possible, as they prepare to host Burnley next Sunday and get back to winning ways.
Tottenham fans have seemingly taken to social media to blame Wanyama for his performance in the London derby, believing he was ‘awful’ and was at fault for Alonso’s late winner, although they could quite have easily blamed Lloris as equally.
Here are the best of the reactions found on Twitter:
Wanyama was bloody useless today, wasn't fit and looked off the pace
— James THFC (@JamesVaughny) August 20, 2017
— Nick Davison (@nick_davison10) August 20, 2017
Wanyama was poor today.
— JD💯 (@ThfcDele) August 20, 2017
Poch's decision to replace Dier instead of Wanyama was baffling. Yes Dier was on a yellow but Vic didn't look at it today. #THFC
— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) August 20, 2017
Wanyama had a mare today. Unforgivable mistake for their winner, which Lloris should've saved with his feet! #THFC
— Øystein Haugen_THFC (@4jackdaniels) August 20, 2017
Mate what was wanyama doing? Every ball he had taken off him
Im fuming,we lost to them & they were there for the takin 😡😡
— I'mAYidette (@WembleyForTHFC) August 20, 2017
— OneTHFC (@OneTHFC) August 20, 2017
Wanyama is awful. Needs to go
— Matty Spurs (@dammitlevy) August 20, 2017
Wanyama poor all game
— Paul (@Paul_THFC79) August 20, 2017
Wanyama was a joke today! Rare as he is normally outstanding but today was horrendous #THFC
— Nundy (@MrNundy) August 20, 2017