How the Spurs players rated vs Swansea City

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Michel Vorm – 7 – He was not tested during the majority of the game but he made two great stops at the beginning of both halves, first playing the sweeper keeper role to prevent a 1-on-1 and producing a brilliant double save to keep the score 0-2.

Kieran Trippier – 6 – He lacked the end product today but he was certainly active on both ends of the pitch. His passing and link up play on the right side with Tottenham’s fluid front 3 created a number of chances.

Davinson Sanchez –5 – Not a dominant game from the young Colombian as he could not deal with the strength of Abraham from the start. He had a few good moments at the back using his immense tackling ability and pace, but in the absence of Alderweireld, the expectations are a bit higher.

Jan Vertonghen – 7 – The Belgian was certainly the better of the two center-halves as he was calm and collected both in defence and on the ball. His runs on the ball to break the first line of Swansea press added an extra layer of threat to Tottenham’s attack.

Ben Davies – 6 – A usual, solid game from Davies on the left side of the pitch as he tried kept Swansea attackers out with ease and was a constant figure in the attacking third.

Eric Dier – 8 – This was certainly one of Dier’s best performances of the season as he bossed the midfiled with so much ease. He did not let Swansea get a sniff of a counter attacking chance with great tackles and interceptions. He was also great on the ball, almost playing as a second deep lying playmaker next to Eriksen.

Mousa Sissoko – 7 – An unexpected great game from the Frenchman as he was very strong on both ends of the pitch today. He showed great strength and discipline to defend and produced some great runs and passes (!) to put Spurs on the front foot.

Christian Eriksen – 9 – A man of the match performance from the Dane as he was unbelievable against his favorite opposition. He was at the heart of everything that Tottenham did today. He started the attacks from deep with precise passes, and moved into the attacking third to produce the key passes. His two goals were both brilliantly taken, as he punished Swansea defenders for not closing him down on the edge of the box.

Lucas Moura – 7 – Third start, third great performance from the Brazilian. He was everywhere in the attacking third as he used his nimble feet and pace to run at the Swansea defence and create chances. He could have had a couple goals today but he was unlucky, but he bagged himself an assist in the second half with a smart pass to Eriksen.

Heung-Min Son – 7 – The South Korean was very unlucky with the close offside call that ruled out his brilliant goal in the first half but in the absence of Kane, he was again one of the best performers on the pitch. He stretched the Swansea defence with intelligent runs and he got on the ball to link up the play in the attacking third.

Erik Lamela – 8 – With performances like these, it must be so difficult for Pochettino to leave him on the bench. But Kane’s injury means another spot in the starting line-up and Lamela is the only logical choice. He is so good on the ball and he makes great decisions even when running at full speed. Him, Eriksen, Lucas (Alli last week), and Son have great chemistry that makes Tottenham a nightmare to defend against.

Subs

Fernando Llorente – 6 – He had two good (but a little difficult) chances to score but he could not convert. It was still encouraging to see him getting himself in the right positions.

Dele Alli – N/R

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