Tottenham Hotspur became the latest team to stumble in the race for top four as they were defeated for the first time at their new stadium by West Ham United on Saturday.
With just a few days ahead of their Champions League semi-final, Spurs rested a few players including Jan Vertonghen and Kieran Trippier.
Spurs had a lively start as Fabianski had to be awake to deny Heung-Min Son at close-range.
West Ham had their first chance of the match on the 20-minute mark as Felipe Anderson managing to lose Juan Foyth before getting into the box and releasing an effort which was easily held by Hugo Lloris.
Lucas Moura had a shot go inches past the right-hand post before Christian Eriksen almost made West Ham pay for some sloppy defending as Son closed down Issa Diop to see the ball roll to Eriksen who then forced a good save out of Fabianski as the sides entered the tunnel on even terms.
Marko Arnautovic came out all guns blazing in the second half as Toby Alderweireld made a good block to stop the forward before Arnautovic stung Lloris’s gloves with a shot from distance.
Spurs had a penalty appeal turned down in the 58th minute as Son was brought down by Arthur Masuaku, but referee Anthony Taylor did not see enough in it to award a spot-kick.
The deadlock was eventually broken in the 67th minute as Arnautovic dinked a great ball over the top for Michail Antonio who controlled it with his chest before firing over Lloris into the far corner from the right-hand side.
Antonio almost had a second as Lloris kept out a good effort in the 81st with his legs whilst Maurizio Pochettino’s gamble to introduce Vincent Jansen almost proved a masterstroke as the striker almost grabbed an equalizer in the 94th minute, but for Fabián Balbuena who made a superb goalline clearance.
The result means that Spurs failed to further their lead in the top four race and now sit three points above Chelsea and four above Arsenal who both play tomorrow. If Spurs were to win their remaining fixtures they will finish third given their superior goal-difference but one slip up could be fatal.