While Ben Davies was flying up the left, Trippier began the game in more reserved fashion. He had one big chance to whip a ball into the box on eight minutes but decided to cut inside and pass square to Eriksen. Did the same again a minute later and that summed up his slow start to the game.
The England man put in a decent cross on 18 minutes, but Dele Alli just couldn’t get his head on it.
He then made a good defensive header for Spurs on 21 minutes to cut out an attack to show he was on the ball at the back.
Not long after Alonso’s superb free-kick, Trippier was taken down by an arm across the face in an aerial challenge with Bakayoko, but bounced back up after a dazed couple of moments.
The 26-year-old continued to be quiet in the first half as much of the play went down the left hand side of Spurs’ attack. He did finally get forward to put in a low cross late in the half that was deflected out for a corner as Tottenham ended the half camped on the edge of the Chelsea box.
Trippier began the second half as he’d spent much of the first, as the more defensive of the two full-backs, which was frustrating due to his ability to provide assists.
Eventually got forward about five minutes in and put in a low dangerous cross that was inches away from Harry Kane’s head.
However, he had a mix up on the byline just before the hour mark when Eric Dier passed to where the right-back had been rather than where he was and it went out for a throw.
The defender as definitely looking to be more positive and linked up well with Kane on the edge of the box before, moments later, a loose touch sent Chelsea on their way.
He did however make two important headers in the box on 65 minutes as the Blues finally came out of their defensive shape in certain moments.
Trippier lost the ball during an attempted link-up with Eriksen halfway into opponent’s box, but got back into his own box to clear from the resulting Chelsea attack.
He sent a deflected cross into the box on 74 minutes which ended up bouncing into Courtois’ arms.
Trippier produced a good bit of play to beat a challenge and play the ball inside on 79 minutes, but then took the ball off and over the touchline after a poor pass from Eriksen.
To end a disappointing showing, he limped out of the action in the final moments after looking in distress following a coming together in the final moments.
A strange performance from Trippier. He was far less advanced throughout than his counterpart on the left, Ben Davies, and he looked like a player who had missed a month or so of the season rather than a fortnight.
Pochettino clearly trusted a nearly or almost fit Trippier over the young Kyle Walker-Peters, but then whether but choice or circumstance the right-back rarely got into attacking positions, which was bizarre with his crossing ability.
The week ahead will be crucial for him before he plays his old team Burnley, and he and Spurs need to get back on track.