Player Ratings: Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham

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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.

Substitutes:

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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9 COMMENTS

  1. I agree with some but I think the ratings for Jan & Dawson are a little generous. Dawson was at fault for both goals (although less so for the 2nd) and Jan left too big a gap for Ramires to run through.

  2. Adebayor I agree was our MOTM. BAE was shocking, I can't agree with a 7. Gave away possession too many, poor positioning

  3. Sorry but Benny was awful! And Parker lost Oscar for the goal, and is Lloris was at fault for the goal why was he given a 7?

  4. Dawson was a disgrace should be a 4 at fault for both goals lost cahill and should closed the space to jan and should have slid in on ramires,parker at best a 5 same for hudd too slow and slowed the game down hudds set pieces where shocking.

  5. Dawson had a shocker! 4 or 5 and that is being very very generous. Plus it was hazards shot he blocked with his face if I’m not mistaken. Parker was useless as well, tried to run forward a few times but then didn’t have a clue What to do and generally just fell over like an idiot

  6. Thought Walker had a cracking game: solid defensively, proactive going forward.

    We missed Dembele, Sandro, and Kaboul. Bale and Lennon in particular didn't look fit. Benoit's form would probably improve if he had Bale or someone consistent in front of him.

  7. Lloris 6,
    Walker 6
    Dawson 5.5 was OK. (Couple of mistakes but he was solid at most times)
    Super Jan. 5.5 (Not his best game)
    Hudd 4 (had a shocker)

    Adebayor 8.5 * (Man of the match)
    Sigurdsson 7 (changed the game when he came on. Always dangerous in front of goal)
    Holtby 6

    Ekotto 5 (better than against Southampton, lucky to keep his place after that shocker of a game)

    Bale 5 (Chelsea's defense-play worked 100% against the Spurs star)
    Parker 5 (Not his best game)
    Aron Lennon 4.5 (is he 100% after the injury? does not look like it)
    Dempsey 5.5

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