Opinion: Tottenham player ratings from the 1-0 win over Burnley

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham managed to see out a tightly-fought 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor this evening courtesy of another Harry Kane assist and Heung-min Son goal.

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

Hugo Lloris – 8 – Made a few smart stops but it was his aerial dominance that was so impressive, coming and collecting multiple corners late on in the game.

Matt Doherty – 4.5 – A couple of nice crosses into the box but Doherty was wasteful on the ball tonight and got caught out a couple of times in defence.

Toby Alderweireld – 7 – Considering he isn’t the biggest defender, he coped pretty well with the bombardment of long balls, especially considering that early head injury.

Eric Dier – 5 – As normal, coped very well in the air but lets himself down on the ball and with his marking at set-pieces. Lucky not to be at fault for a goal tonight.

Ben Davies – 4.5 – Much like Doherty on the other side, Ben Davies was wasteful in possession and a little suspect defensively.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 6 – A pretty decent all-round display from Hojbjerg. Won the ball well and passed it off efficiently.

Moussa Sissoko – 6 – The Frenchman covered the channels really well tonight, especially when Doherty pushed up the pitch. An underrated squad player.

Tanguy Ndombele – 7.5 – Played really well on and off the ball tonight. The only issue was that Spurs kept bypassing him with long balls.

Heung-min Son – 8 – A pretty quiet night in general but has to be marked up for that winner with a lovely headed finish.

Harry Kane – 9 – Also had a quieter night than usual, but came up with the assist and a goal-line clearance in the second half to haul Spurs over the finish line.

Lucas Moura – 4 – Barely touched the ball.


Erik Lamela – 6 – He added a bit more urgency when coming off the bench in the second half. Spurs needed that energy. He also took the corner that led to the goal.

Giovani Lo Celso – 5 – Nice to see him back out there and the Argentine looked comfortable in possession.

Joe Rodon – N/A – Nice to see him get his debut, albeit brief.

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  1. I would agree with the majority of the ratings provided by Seb. I would differ rating Sissoko higher, he covered up for many mistakes including Docherty. Ben Davies was just painful to watch again at left back. They left him wide open for a reason and he still could not deliver a decent cross or anything meaningful despite acres of space. I can only guess that Jose figured Ben could handle this game and that Serge Reg needed a break. My goodness we are soo much more fluid with Reg, its night and day. In the end it boiled down to we have Harry Kane and they did not . Harry’s clearance and defensive awareness to head off the line gave us a chance to win.And then of course he creates the winner too. So much for Harry being on the downside of his career he is simply one of the most amazing footballers ever and thankgoodness he plays for Tottenham. COYS!


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