Opinion: Player ratings from Tottenham’s frustrating 2-0 defeat to Chelsea

Ryan Sessegnon
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Tottenham Hotspur made it four losses from four games against Chelsea this evening, with yet another 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Hugo Lloris – 7 – Made a couple of routine stops and collected the balls in his box when he could. Also came charging out to prevent a couple of attacks. Nothing he could do with the two goals.

Japhet Tanganga – 4 – He started the game really well, defending the back post with header after header. But his 1v1 defending let him down, either giving away fouls or easily letting his man past. Shocking defending in the build-up to the first Chelsea goal.

Eric Dier – 7 – Spurs fans will be glad to see him back. He just seems to glue everything together, both on and off the ball. Very calm and commanding in his first game back. The only decent defensive performance.

Davinson Sanchez – 5 – Sanchez never looks very comfortable on the left of defence and that was the case again today. His 1v1 defending was hit and miss against Lukaku, and on the ball he was a liability.

Ben Davies – 5 – Spurs found Davies’ best position under Conte at LCB. However, today he was needed at LB and got burned for pace all day long. Not much more to say.

Matt Doherty – 5 – Started in midfield before dropping back to right-back in the second-half. Unfortunately, not enough quality on the ball and his crosses well all over the place.

Harry Winks – 7 – Tottenham’s only out-and-out central midfielder at times when Hojbjerg was man-marking. A few mistakes here and there but put in a big shift to cover the ground and used the ball nicely at times.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 6 Did really well covering the runs of Mason Mount for the large part and used the ball well. His role was just extremely limited in this formation/game plan.

Ryan Sessegnon – 5 – Barely had any impact on the game in midfield. Dropped back to a left-wing back at times but wasn’t able to offer too much in defence or attack.

Steven Bergwijn – 8 – A superb performance from Bergwijn. At times, he was carrying the entire Spurs attack on his back with superb bursts of pace and trickery. The only thing that let him down was his match sharpness in the final third as the game wore on.

Harry Kane – 7.5 – Without Kane and Bergwijn, Spurs would have offered nothing today. Harry was feeding off scraps and somehow still managed to create the odd chance. Absolutely cheated out of a goal by the referee.


Oliver Skipp – 6 – Came on and put a decent shift in, giving more solidity to the midfield.

Lucas Moura – 5.5 – Looked like he was carrying a knock and not moving freely.

Bryan Gil – N/A

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  1. The Starting Lineup was quite shocking and left us with little chance to even get a tie.

    Reality is though that we are thin on talent.

    Seb I thought Harry Winks was at best a 3.5 today.

    Ryan S seems to have very little intensity and passion and continues to disappoint

    Why did Skipp not start ?

    Unless Moura is hurt he has to start he can play in multiple positions and is way better than the alternatives like Doherty . He is just awful. We lined up scared , had no imaginative playmakers and had to watch our Captain try again to save us. We better be buying a few or this could go south in a hurry .


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