WATCH: Guus Hiddink knocked into the dugout as Spurs and Chelsea players clash

Tempers boiled over at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea denied Tottenham the chance to stay in the title race

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink was caught in the crossfire as tempers flared at the end of the match between his side and Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night. 

After the final whistle and as the players were leaving the field, some pushing and shoving broke out between the two teams and it ended up with the 69-year-old Chelsea managed taking a spill as he was shoved back into the dugout. 

The match had a number of flash points, as tackles went flying in throughout the match from both sides. 

Moussa Dembélé may also see some retrospective action after he clashed with Costa and appeared to make contact with the Spanish international's eye in the aftermath. 

However, Hiddink revealed that there was at least one person who was in a good mood after the result and had contacted to let him know as much: Claudio Ranieri. 

In his post-match press conference, Hiddink revealed that the Italian had been in touch to thank him and praise his side's performance, in particular in the second half. 

Similarly, Mauricio Pochettino offered his congratulations to Leicester after the game, saying "first of all I want to congratulate Leicester football club, and Claudio Ranieri, all the players. I think it was a fantastic season for them."

Speaking about the clashes, Pochettino added that "it was a derby [...] we were all involved today. When you play for the title and you play in a big team like Chelsea, they want to win and we're the same. Nothing to say, it's normal, the emotion."

Via The Guardian