Tottenham Hotspur came from behind in the Carabao Cup against Chelsea tonight to progress via a penalty shootout in North London.
Timo Werner put the away side 1-0 up in the first half before Erik Lamela equalised late on and Spurs scored a perfect five out of five to edge the shootout.
Let’s take a look at the individual performances:
Hugo Lloris – 5 – A few smart stops throughout the game and guessed the right way on some of the penalties but nothing stand out for Hugo tonight.
Serge Aurier – 7 – The right-wing-back played really well throughout the 90 minutes, looking far fitter than most of the players out there. A real consistent outlet.
Japhet Tanganga – 6.5 – A nightmare first 15 minutes for the youngster after two lapses of concentration but he really grew into the game and played well considering it was his first match in months.
Toby Alderweireld – 6 – A quietly efficient game from Toby, often the man left at the back when everyone pushed forward for the equaliser. He still reads the game very well.
Eric Dier – 6.5 – A great penalty to start the shootout and seemed more comfortable in a back three where he could burst out of defence and drive up the pitch.
Sergio Reguilon – 7 – Despite being at fault for the opening goal, I thought Reguilon looked incredible in his first outing. He grew more and more confident as the clock ticked on, created the Lamela goal, and was a constant threat down the left.
Gedson Fernandes – 4.5 – Minutes have been hard to come by and Gedson did okay in the middle of the park, he just never seems to stand out.
Moussa Sissoko – 6 – An underrated performance from Moussa. You could tell there wasn’t much left in the legs by the end but he dug in and allowed others to push forward while he worked hard defensively.
Tanguy Ndombele – 6.5 – It would be higher but Tanguy really ran out of steam by the 70th minute. Not because he was lazy, but because he is now getting more game time and putting more effort in. Positive signs.
Steven Bergwijn – 7 – I thought that Bergwijn really grew into the game once it opened up in the second half, especially considering the difficult role he was given in the side.
Erik Lamela – 7.5 – I have to give him extra points for his penalty, the equalising goal, and his general work ethic tonight.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 6 – Looked so composed on the ball, demanded it to his feet, and a cool penalty to top it all off!
Harry Kane – 5.5 – Didn’t do too much after coming on but he worked hard and slotted home what turned out to be the winning penalty.
Lucas Moura – 5.5 – Pretty much the same storyline as Kane.
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