The Premier League’s most-shameful game: How Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham descended into chaos on the night of Leicester’s title win

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Was Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Monday night the Barclays Premier League’s most-shameful game?

The draw that gave Leicester City the league title was one filled with eye-gouging, savagery and brawling adding to the enthralling nature of the clash.

Sportsmail’s Graham Poll wrote of how Mark Clattenburg was ‘asking for trouble’ by adopting a lenient approach, and it certainly boiled over during the game and at full-time.

Mousa Dembele gouged Diego Costa's eye in a game of shame between Chelsea and Tottenham

Mousa Dembele gouged Diego Costa’s eye in a game of shame between Chelsea and Tottenham

A huge row broke out by the tunnel after Chelsea and Tottenham's players had played out a heated game

A huge row broke out by the tunnel after Chelsea and Tottenham’s players had played out a heated game

Mousa Dembele may yet face Football Association action for his grab at Diego Costa’s face and eye, but plenty of other players from both sides lost their heads in the heated cauldron that Stamford Bridge became.

Here, Sportsmail looks back at how the shameful occasion played out on Monday night. 

YELLOW HEAVEN 

Tottenham became the first team in Premier League history to pick up nine yellow cards in a single game. Chelsea added a further three to give a grand total of 12 bookings.

27 mins: Kyle Walker

38 mins: Jan Vertonghen

45 mins: Danny Rose and Willian

51 mins: Erik Lamela

70 mins: Christian Eriksen

71 mins: Branislav Ivanovic

87 mins: Eric Dier and John Mikel Obi

90 mins: Harry Kane, Mousa Dembele and Ryan Mason 

7 minutes: With the hatred from the stands at Stamford Bridge already creating a heated atmosphere in the opening stages, John Mikel Obi and Mousa Dembele squared up following a disagreement off the ball.

It was a big enough deal for referee Clattenburg to stop the game in its tracks as he tried to keep a lid on things – not that the tactic seemed to work.

13 mins: Danny Rose was given a final warning for a late, sliding lunge on Chelsea striker Diego Costa as Clattenburg tried to keep his cards in his pocket. 

15 mins: Cesc Fabregas’ tackle on Eric Dier included plenty of needle with the former Arsenal midfielder more than happy to take some of the man with the ball.

18 mins: Kyle Walker and Pedro exchanged pleasantries on the wing following a couple of sly kicks between the two on a series of risky challenges.

Sportsmail’s Dan Ripley wrote in his live coverage: ‘I’m absolutely astonished we haven’t seen a yellow card yet.’

Kyle Walker repeatedly kicked Chelsea winger Pedro before the Spaniard was substituted at half-time

Kyle Walker repeatedly kicked Chelsea winger Pedro before the Spaniard was substituted at half-time

27 mins: Walker finally earned the first booking for a game for scything down Pedro in the build-up to Chelsea’s first real chance of the match. Clattenburg went back to show the Spurs full back a yellow card after Costa drilled wide.

Walker also kicked out at Pedro in another Chelsea attack. 

38 mins: After 10 minutes of relative calm, Jan Vertonghen was cautioned after getting involved following a tangle between Costa and Dembele.

The Belgian’s tackle in midfield caught the Chelsea striker’s ankle and as Costa rose to take issue with it, Vertonghen grabbed at the back of his neck before Costa retaliated.

Costa reacted furiously after being grabbed at by Jan Vertonghen following Dembele's rough tackle

Costa reacted furiously after being grabbed at by Jan Vertonghen following Dembele’s rough tackle

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45 mins: The first big flashpoint of the game came as Rose’s touchline tackle on Willian saw the usually-calm Brazilian react furiously.

Willian was straight up and in Rose’s face before the quarrelling pair were split by Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino dashing on to the pitch before a crowd of others stepped in. 

During the scuffle, Dembele gouged Costa’s eye but despite the shameful scenes happening right in front of the referee’s assistant, it was not punished.

Sportsmail’s Jamie Carragher said on Sky Sports: ‘The linesman has bottled the decision there, he should have been sent off.’

Mauricio Pochettino had to step in to try to stop tensions between Willian and Danny Rose boiling over

Mauricio Pochettino had to step in to try to stop tensions between Willian and Danny Rose boiling over

52 mins: Erik Lamela earned himself Tottenham’s latest booking with another late challenge on Fabregas.

70 mins: With Chelsea starting to get back into the game after Gary Cahill’s goal, Tottenham lost the plot.

Christian Eriksen was the latest man in the book for a bad tackle on advancing substitute Eden Hazard.

Erik Lamela and Branislav Ivanovic earns bookings within a minute of each other for bad challenges

Erik Lamela and Branislav Ivanovic earns bookings within a minute of each other for bad challenges

71 mins: Branislav Ivanovic was then shown a yellow card for taking a bit of revenge on Eriksen, tripping the Danish playmaker just outside Chelsea’s penalty area.

83 mins: Hazard celebrated his goal in front of the Tottenham end, with coins and missiles raining down on the Chelsea players as they enjoyed the equaliser.

Costa and Fabregas were among those targeted and the pair could be seen staring down the visitors’ section before heading back to the half-way line. 

86 mins: Things started to get very ugly again as Lamela took the opportunity to punish the grounded Fabregas after a foul on him by standing on the Spaniard’s hand. The incident went unnoticed. 

87 mins: Walker and firebrand Costa ended up in a 50-50 on the Spurs byline that saw both of them end up rolling together on the turf.

Erik Lamela stepped on Cesc Fabregas' hand after the Chelsea midfielder went down following a foul

Erik Lamela stepped on Cesc Fabregas’ hand after the Chelsea midfielder went down following a foul

As the Tottenham man got up, he appeared to flick blood, or another bodily fluid, at Costa.

87 mins: Dier flew into Hazard with a terrible tackle and was booked. Tempers flared up again as almost every player on the pitch gathered to debate the situation with Clattenburg.

Mikel was also cautioned after being the first man on the scene to berate the referee.

90+ mins: Tottenham began to completely lose their heads in stoppage time with Harry Kane and Ryan Mason both shown yellow cards of reckless lunges on Willian and Hazard.

Eric Dier somehow avoided a red card despite a second terrible tackle in a number of minutes.

Eric Dier and John Mikel Obi were both booked following a foul and furious reaction late on in the game

Eric Dier and John Mikel Obi were both booked following a foul and furious reaction late on in the game

Post-full-time: Chelsea’s full-time celebrations almost caused a full-on brawl on the edge of the tunnel at full-time.

Spurs’ substitute goalkeeper Michel Vorm took particular issue with Costa’s antics and furiously went for the Chelsea striker, who showed surprising restraint.

The ensuing shoving match saw 69-year-old Blues boss Guus Hiddink pushed over and into the pit of the manager’s dug-out while players took their pick between rowing or trying to keep the peace.

In the tunnel, confrontations continued with no love lost between the two warring teams. 

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink fell into the pit of the manager's dug-out during a shoving match

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink fell into the pit of the manager’s dug-out during a shoving match

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