The match looked like it could go either way until shortly before the hour mark when Samuel Eto'o capitalised on a defenisve slip-up to put the Blues ahead.
Four minutes later we were left with a real uphill battle as Younes Kaboul was shown the red card for impeding Eto'o in the box. Up stepped Eden Hazard to make it 2-0 from the spot.
We battled on valiantly with 10 men, but two late goals from substitute Demba Ba increased the margin of defeat.
Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Matic, Lampard (Oscar, 46); Ramires, Hazard, Schurrle (Willian, 66); Eto'o (Ba, 76). Unused subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, Mikel, Salah.
Spurs: Lloris; Naughton, Dawson (Fryers, 72), Kaboul, Vertonghen; Bentaleb, Sandro; Walker, Lennon, Sigurdsson (Paulinho, 60); Adebayor. Unused subs: Friedel, Chadli, Townsend, Kane, Soldado.
Goals: Eto'o (59), Hazard (penalty, 60), Ba (88, 90).
Yellow cards: Chelsea - Lampard, Azpilicueta. Spurs - Bentaleb, Naughton, Sandro.
Red cards: Spurs - Kaboul.
Referee: Mr M. Oliver.