Opinion: Five Spurs players who were abysmal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea dented Tottenham’s top-four hopes today with a 2-1 win over their bitter London rivals at Stamford Bridge, with the Lilywhites never getting going in the match.

Spurs could have moved ahead of the Blues into fourth with a win, but instead come away with questions over where the goals are going to come from without Kane and Son.

On a woeful afternoon, let’s take a look at the five abysmal players in Tottenham shirts:

Jan Vertonghen – 

I have the utmost respect for Vertonghen, but his Spurs career looks to be done. He lacks the pace to keep up with the Premier League now and was run ragged by a multitude of Chelsea players today.

Toby Alderweireld – 

Toby looks to be in it for the long-haul at Spurs after signing a new contract, but I would argue that he is likely to be filtered out sooner rather than later unless he can refind his form of old. He was bullied by Giroud today and made numerous defensive errors leading to Chelsea chances.

Harry Winks – 

Usually so composed and full of beans, Winks lost the ball time and time again today, while also struggling with the pace of the match defensively. He picked up an early yellow and was a passenger from that moment on.

Giovani Lo Celso –

A liability to the team today. If VAR had done its job properly, the Argentine would have picked up a silly straight red card and left his team open to a thrashing. Didn’t play well today and it brought the frustration out of him.

Tanguy Ndombele – 

All show no substance. Lacks the effort needed in that engine room, or the ability to get stuck into challenges. Worked one nice chance for himself, but delayed the shot and was crowded out.

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