Manchester City just can not shrug off Liverpool in what is looking increasingly like a two-horse race for the Premier League title. He has yet to field the same lineup this season and took the number of changes he has made to his starting team to 46 after switching seven players for the Arsenal game.
Liverpool moved back to within two points of City, the defending champions, and the top two remain unbeaten after 15 of 38 games.
It also ratcheted up the pressure ahead of struggling Fulham's visit this weekend, a match Dalot, fresh from making his first league start, is determined to win to kick-start their top-four hopes.
"We want to make a point there".
"Suddenly we conceded a goal and we weren't the same team", Maurizio Sarri said.
"Everyone knows that the confidence was not high but we showed great character tonight, this is the way we have to fight until the end of the season".
'Especially this month there's a lot of games, so we need everyone in the squad to be fully fit. "As I was saying, I think Paul came on and gave a good contribution and didn't give a bad contribution".
"We played very well for 55 minutes and then suddenly we were another team", bemoaned Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.
Despite his near ideal form, Mourinho still opted to drop him during last weekend's 2-2 draw vs Southampton and he showed just why that should never happen again.
Harry Kane turned home Christian Eriksen's cross to give Tottenham a half-time lead before Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min scored twice in four minutes after the break to bounce back from a painful North London derby defeat to Arsenal on Sunday.
After coming back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Southampton on Saturday, Jose Mourinho's side can take a few more positives after picking up the same result against Arsenal.