PLAYER RATINGS: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris – He was not tested all game long and did well against Cahill’s header at the end of the first half and Fabregas’ spectacular effort but those were his only contributions to the game. He could not stop the deflected shots from Terry and Diego Costa.

Kyle Walker – The right-back was one of Spurs’ best players on the day as he defended Hazard really well and made some important interceptions. He also showed brevity and character by staying on the game after he got injured.

Danny Rose – He kept darting down the left wing and provided an attacking option for his team. His flick had a part in Chelsea’s first goal and he did not impress after Chelsea’s second.

Eric Dier – The young Englishman did not have the best of games and his lack of experience showed. He had a battle with Diego Costa from the start and he could have been sent off by the end of the first half. Both of Chelsea’s goals were deflected off him and went in.

Jan Vertonghen – The Belgian looked composed and calm on the ball and did manage Chelsea’s rare attacks. However, he could have done much better with the first Chelsea goal. It helped him a lot that Diego Costa attacked his centre-back pair more than him.

Nabil Bentaleb – The young midfielder was no doubt the best player of Spurs today as he controlled the midfield in the first half and always looked to play on the front foot.

Christian Eriksen – The Dane could not find any space to operate in the midfield with Zouma all over him. His incredible free kick almost gave Spurs the lead but that was all to note from a quiet afternoon for him.

Ryan Mason – He looked really good on and off the ball as his energy drove Spurs forwards. However, he could not complete 90 minutes yet again and his fitness is becoming questionable.

Andros Townsend – He was brought on to replicate his performance on New Year’s Day but he was nowhere near as effective. He was one of the two worst players for Spurs this afternoon as he was handled easily by Azpilicueta and played too predictable most of the game.

Nacer Chadli – The worst player for Spurs without a question. He had more than enough room to operate on the left hand side but he never really attacked Ivanovic. He was defended easily in the rare times he did and offered little to nothing on the pitch.

Harry Kane – He never received the balls he needed to score today and he was defended fairly easily by the Chelsea centre-back partnership. He showed his skill and desire few times and his best chance was blocked by Terry.


Mousa Dembele – He made little impact on the game but definitely played much better than Townsend.

Erik Lamela – Time and time again, he made the wrong decisions on the ball. He either made the wrong pass or drove the ball right into a defender’s legs.

Roberto Soldado – He was energetic but never influential after he came on late.

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  1. wow really if they performed so well how did we lose
    myayb loris 6, walker 5, deir 6 jan6, rose 7 bent 5 mason 4 andros 4 chad 4 erikson 5 kane 5
    thats a fair reflection in my view, too many simple mistakes, poor decision making, bad finishing

  2. Ryan Mason a 7, are you kidding. It was Mason who failed to cover Terry on that late first half goal which decided the whole match .

  3. Your being very favourable to Walker here, the second goal went in off him not Dier and he played Costa on side for that goal, if you watch it again you'll see the whole defensive line was 5 yards further upfield than Walker all he had to do was get in line with his fellow defenders and Costa would have been a mile offside.
    Never going to win things with a brainless idiot playing at right back, all the big teams players play off Walkers shoulder as they know he's to stupid to cope with it……. liability!!!

  4. Way too generous. Lloris 5 couple of routine saves but no great shakes, Walker 4 little added value from him and let his man have too much space for the second goal, Dier 4 inexperience showed, Vertonghen 4 where was he for the first goal – answer was one of a line of washing that were routed to the spot, Rose 6 defended ok but cannot put in a decent ball when going forward, Townsend 2 a one trick pony thats clapped out and only fit for the sanctuary, Mason 3 added little value and has never got a shot on target since Forest, Bentaleb 4 no influence on the game, Erikson 4 poor game, Chadli 1 stupidly gave away free kick for first goal and did little all game or since he's been here to be honest, Kane 2 not at the races, Dembelle 0 was never going to be the saviour so why bring him on, lamella 0 did nothing, Soldado 0 why are we still bothering with this waste of space?

  5. Unbelievable comments…. We played well today against a really good Chelsea team, great energy from Bentaleb and Mason worked hard with quality and will perform next year again. let down big time by our wide men yet again Chadli townsend lamela not good enough no end product. Build for next year – two new wide men and two new strikers and we won’t be far away next year.

  6. Very disappointed yesterday why the hell did we dominate possession of the game yesterday and come away with nothing and conceded 2 deflected goals. Disappointed yesterday with Townsend , Chaldi, Walker, Mason and Dier could have been sent off. Chelsea first goal was a joke with a Spurs back line just standing watching the ball and as for the second Walker getting turned …

  7. Some of you clearly are not spurs fans. We had 63% possession an more shots against probable champs an 1 of the top sides in Europe. Both goals were deflections Lloris had covered. JM played 4 centre-backs an Kane was double, sometimes treble marked. They got more game changers than us I admit hence the pricetags compared to 7 home grown players but we're a better TEAM and arguably easier on the eye. We are error prone, have bin all season but its a work in progress. Andros 1st min silly foul an possession lost with trademark 'trick'. Impact player end of. Walker and Rose dont engage brains at times but fly forward superbly. Listen, with subtle changes we can challenge for silverware. Agree Erik n Bob need to go-had their chance. Poch has us playing some great stuff, we're not getting tonked any more. We play to a system an have never been fitter. We outpassed chelsea as we do most sides but dont hurt teams enough with the ball (especially last 3rd) so bring in Zaha wide and Ings behind Kane. Verts and Dier are fantastic pairing as are Mason an Bents who know each others game inside out. Dier is a young JT but with pace and an honest family ;) We're not a bankrolled club like top 2 or even United or Arse but have similar work ethos to Athl. Madrid-look what they achieved. The future is lillywhite.. provided Levy stays out of it.


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