A draw was just about a fair result at Stamford Bridge to see Spurs continue their hopes of finishing in the top 4. A win was ideally needed; but a resilient comeback against an in-form and creative Chelsea team will be a confidence boost going into the last 2 games of the season.
Hugo Lloris – 7
Played well, making a few good saves, although he should have done a bit more to stop Ramires’ goal.
Kyle Walker – 7
Had an accomplished game defensively, generally nullifying the threat of Hazard and covering all areas of defence with his pace when necessary.
Michael Dawson – 7
A towering game from the English leader who epitomised what he is all about with a block from a fierce Mata shot in the first half.
Jan Vertonghen – 8
Very solid throughout making 6 tackles, including a few crucial ones to thwart Chelsea counter-attacks.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto – 7
Criticised recently but played well today, generally quite solid in the full-back area and linking up well with Adebayor for the 2nd goal.
Scott Parker – 7
Worked extremely hard defensively and even made a few probing runs forward (with and without the ball) to cause Chelsea some problems of their own.
Tom Huddlestone – 6
Struggled slightly defensively but recycled the ball well. Always waiting for that killer pass from him which unfortunately never came last night.
Lewis Holtby – 6
A determined and dogged display but unfortunately didn’t have that much of an effect on the game.
Aaron Lennon – 5
Ineffectual: not given the service and when he did have the ball, didn’t do too much with it.
Gareth Bale – 6
Didn’t contribute to the game in the way we hoped, fortunately the Togolese man below him did!
Emmanuel Adebayor – 9
A super game from the tall striker, holding the ball up well, assisting Sigurdsson’s goal and scoring a super solo strike in the first half.
Clint Dempsey – 6
Tried to get involved and had a few shots, played quite well but for no reward.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – 7
A breath of fresh air when he came on, scoring a well-placed strike and linking up with Adebayor and co. well.
Overall, not a disaster, but not great. The manner of the draw pleases me, but will it be enough? We now have to go to Stoke and win.
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