Tottenham Hotspur put in a performance symptomatic of their entire season this afternoon in the North London sun, falling to a toothless 3-1 defeat at the hands of Brentford. 

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

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Fraser Forster – 5 – There wasn’t too much he could do about the goals today, but his distribution was also very hit and miss which is unlike him.

Emerson Royal – 5.5 – Actually looked fairly solid down the right side, which is by no means where Tottenham’s problems came from. Seems to have something to offer defensively in the squad.

Davinson Sanchez – 5 – He was far from the worst defender, but Sanchez just doesn’t have that unflappable quality you want from your centre-back. Get’s himself into a frantic state at times.

Clement Lenglet – 4 – Defended the box well from aerial threats, but his positioning was all over the place when the ball was on the ground. Seemed like he forgot he was in a back four at times.

Ben Davies – 3 – Poor defending led to two Brentford goals and Davies offered very little on the ball. The same old shortcomings in a flat back four for the Welshman.

Oliver Skipp – 4 – Cost Tottenham another goal by giving the ball away outside his own box late in the day, not that it mattered for the result. Still has a lot to improve on.

Yves Bissouma – 6 – Fell away in the second half at times, but considering that was his first start back, maybe that is to be expected. Looked really impressive in the first 45 both on and off the ball.

Dejan Kulusevski – 5.5 – Drifted in the second half but Kulusevski looked really dangerous in the pocket as a number ten in the first 45. His final decision-making at times let him down.

Arnaut Danjuma – 5 – He did okay. Nothing to write home about. Worked hard and offered an outlet out wide and in behind during the first 45 before falling quiet in the second half.

Heung-min Son – 5.5 – Looked back to his best in the first half and was at the centre of some incredible, flowing Tottenham attacks. Then completely went missing in the second 45.

Harry Kane – 6.5 – Does his best to drag Tottenham kicking and screaming but there is only so much one man can do. He has held up his end of the bargain all season long. What a goal, by the way!


Lucas Moura – 5 – Came off the bench for his final home appearance and at least offered a spark.

Pedro Porro – 5 – Put in some delightful crosses and had a great shot blocked late on.

Richarlison – 5 – Looked a real danger and was so unlucky not to score.

Ivan Perisic – N/A

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