Opinion: Tottenham player ratings from the 5-0 thumping of Burnley at home

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are back to winning ways in the Premier League and in some style, battering Burnley 5-0 at the new White Hart Lane.

This marked Mourinho’s first clean sheet and highest-scoring game as Spurs manager, but how did the players get on?

Paulo Gazzaniga – 7.5

Made some smart stops when Spurs needed him to, looked confident, and his distribution was good. There will be harder matches, but he did everything right.

Serge Aurier – 8

A constant threat down the right-hand side all day, although he did tire towards the end and eventually left the pitch injured.

Davinson Sanchez – 9

Dominant and strong all day long, Sanchez gave the big Burnley forwards nothing to work with for the vast majority of the game.

Toby Alderweireld – 8

Superb distribution as always and a more settled performance defensively. It looks as if Mourinho has his first-choice pairing for now.

Jan Vertonghen – 8

Getting the nod over Rose for now, Vertonghen was impressive today at left-back. His passing was spot on and he tucked in off the left well. Perhaps the ‘assist’ for Son’s goal was a little generous though!

Eric Dier – 7

A steady, if not unremarkable, performance from Eric Dier. A nice game for him to get some confidence and fitness back.

Moussa Sissoko – 10

What a game from this man. Broke the Burnley lines all day long, won the ball back, started attacks for the front four, and even grabbed another goal.

Lucas Moura – 8

A vast improvement tonight from Moura, rewarded by a goal. Definitely has something to offer this team in a front four.

Dele Alli – 9

The boy can do no wrong at the moment, racking up another couple of assists. All that was missing way a goal from Dele today.

Heung Min Son – 10

One of the performances of his Spurs career and one of the best goals of the season. This boy was on fire today. What a shame he couldn’t add an extra goal or two.

Harry Kane – 10

Kane’s best game of the season too. The striker was not afraid to mix things up and come short for the ball. He was absolutely everywhere, and took his two goals superbly.

Substitutes – 

Ryan Sessegnon – 5 – Didn’t get much of a chance to run with the ball, but great to see him out there again.

Oliver Skipp – N/A

Troy Parrott –  N/A

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