Opinion: Player ratings from Tottenham’s 3-0 defeat to Chelsea

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Emerson Royal
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Tottenham Hotspur fell to a miserable 3-0 defeat at home to London rivals Chelsea, with the Blues simply overpowering Nuno Espirito Santo’s side in the second half. 

Let’s take a look at how the individual players got on this evening:

Hugo Lloris – 7.5 – The captain couldn’t do much for Chelsea’s opener, but he was on hand to make a number of saves when he needed to in the second half. Ultimately helped keep the score down in what was a very disappointing second half from Spurs. 

Emerson Royal – 6 – Not a bad performance overall from the Brazilian. Didn’t really push forward much and looked okay defensively. Occasionally let Alonso get the better of him but wasn’t afraid to head into a duel or put a tackle in. 

Eric Dier – 6 – Played a part in Chelsea’s second when Kante’s strike took a huge deflection off him. Caught out at points but did okay overall.

Cristian Romero – 6.5 – Settled in well on his first Premier League start for Spurs. Aggressive when he needed to be and made a couple of good blocks. Substituted late in the second half after struggling to shake off a bit of cramp.  

Sergio Reguilon – 5.5 – Not his best display. Sometimes very loose in possession and squandered a very good chance to help put Spurs in the lead in the first half with a poor cross into the box. 

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg – 6 – Made a handful of challenges and interceptions but didn’t have his usual impact on proceedings. Eventually overrun in midfield after the introduction of Kante at half time. 

Giovani Lo Celso – 5.5 – Not a brilliant afternoon in midfield for the Argentine. Fairly neat on the ball and played Son in on goal with a tidy pass in the first half. But didn’t have the impact Spurs needed overall to break through a resolute Chelsea defence. 

Tanguy Ndombele – 7 – A decent showing on his first Premier League start of the season. Kept busy in the middle and looked to dictate play. Taken off just after the hour when the game was falling away from Spurs. 

Dele Alli – 5 – Worked hard in midfield but couldn’t really get anything going in possession. Massively caught under Alonso’s corner before Silva towered above him to nod in Chelsea’s first. 

Heung-min Son – 6 – Kept relatively quiet and nullified by Chelsea’s defence on his return to the side following injury. Had Spurs’ best chance of the game in the first half but saw his poked effort saved in tight. 

Harry Kane – 5 – Had another tough time getting into the game and struggled to hold the ball up against Chelsea’s three centre halves. Only notable attempt on goal came from distance in the second half which was easily saved. 

Substitutes:

Oliver Skipp – 6 – Made a few challenges but entered the game with Spurs struggling to get a foothold. 

Bryan Gil – 6 – Looked neat and tidy on the ball but had a tough ask having an influence, with the game all but lost by his introduction. 

Davinson Sanchez – N/A

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