Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits Brazilian striker Vinicius is not used to pressing his opponents with great intensity.
The team’s no.2 striker has failed to fill in the gap left by injured Harry Kane in recent matches.
Jose Mourinho’s Spurs were toothless in front of goal for nearly the entire game against Chelsea on Thursday, falling to a 1-0 home defeat.
It now makes it two successive league home defeats for Mourinho’s team, a first in his managerial career.
“They played the way they played, they open the two wing-backs, they bring [Cesar] Azpilicueta on the right quite wide, this is a dynamic that they had from previous seasons,” the Portuguese told BT Sport post-game.
“They are very comfortable going back to that and it was not easy for us to control.