Tottenham Hotspur have lost their second match in the space of three days today, dropping three points in a Premier League defeat to bitter rivals Chelsea.
The game finished 2-1, which flattered Tottenham on the day. Let’s take a look at how the players got on at Stamford Bridge:
Hugo Lloris – 6
Made a good save leading up to Giroud’s goal and didn’t really put a foot wrong today, but found himself picking the ball out of the back of his net multiple times.
Ben Davies – 3
As a wing-back today, Davies needed to be braver in getting forward and finding space with his passes into the midfield. He got pushed back further and further, giving James an easy day.
Jan Vertonghen – 1
Vertonghen was seemingly beaten with every single Chelsea dribble. Giroud bossed him in the air and the Belgian struggled to keep up with the pace of the match all day.
Davinson Sanchez – 6
The one shining light in the back three. Sanchez defended well, won plenty of aerial duels, and looked generally solid at the back.
Toby Alderweireld – 3
All over the place today. The Belgian lost his markers all day and somehow made Giroud look like Ronaldo.
Japhet Tanganga – 5
Got forward a lot more than Ben Davies, but struggled in the right-wing-back role, especially in tight areas with the ball at his feet. Did almost score with a nice run from deep though.
Harry Winks – 3
Looked to be feeling the effects of the hard shift he put in on Wednesday. Seemed fatigued and had little impact on the game. An early yellow also limited his role.
Tanguy Ndombele – 4
Frustrating to watch. All the talent and physicality in the world, but seems reluctant to really get stuck in and put a shift in.
Giovani Lo Celso – 2
Could have picked up a couple of red cards and was lucky to see out the game. Also was far from his creative best.
Lucas Moura – 6
One of Tottenham’s better players. It looked as if any potential goal would have him involved. However, he can’t do it all alone.
Steven Bergwijn – 6
Similar to Moura. Some nice layoffs and touches but struggled to have much of an impact up top on his own.
Erik Lamela – 6
Made a real positive change on the game. Puts in effort, keeps the ball, wins it back, and creates. The eventual goal came from him.
Dele Alli – 4
Wasn’t given much of a chance to have an impact in just 15 minutes.
Serge Aurier – 3
Every cross seemed to be blocked, but he was also given little time to change the game.
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