Player ratings from the 1-0 semi-final win against Chelsea

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Tottenham Hotspur gave themselves a 1-0 lead half way through the two-legged semi-final tonight against Chelsea.

Harry Kane gave his side the advantage from the spot in the Carabao Cup after referee, Michael Oliver, used VAR twice on an offside and then penalty decision.

Chelsea will look to bite back at the Bridge when the two sides goat it again in 16 days.

Here are our player ratings from the 1-0 win:

Paulo Gazzaniga – 7

Largely did the simple stops pretty well tonight, as Chelsea resorted to crosses from tight angles and shots from range. A couple of nervy moments mean he can’t be rated much higher.

Kieran Trippier – 8

Very good tonight. Put in a few good balls in the first half, including one that was nearly converted via a Harry Kane bicycle kick. Defensively was very solid too against some extremely pacey Chelsea wingers.

Davinson Sanchez – 6

Did a good job on the whole, but still has a few sloppy mistakes in his game. Playing next to Toby, you tend to notice the little differences, but a good performance.

Toby Alderweireld – 8

A brick wall again this evening. Doesn’t take any chances at the back, but is more than happy to play his way out if it is on. Fantastic ball over the top to Harry Kane for the goal build up.

Danny Rose – 9

Man of the match for me. Yet again Danny Rose was pacey, powerful, and passionate out there on the pitch. He wanted to win tonight, and no one was going to stop him. Solid defensively and always offers an outlet going forward.

Harry Winks – 7

Fantastic in the first half, a little leggy in the second. Picking up the yellow inhibited his tackling a little bit, but good distribution from Winks tonight.

Moussa Sissoko – 8

He just keeps running and running. Sissoko was a pain for Chelsea for the full 90 minutes, constantly nicking the ball off them and steamrolling through the centre of the park.

Dele Alli – 6

Not his finest game in a Spurs shirt, but Dele was slightly sacrificed to keep an eye on the likes of Kante and Jorginho. Didn’t do much wrong tonight, but not at his attacking, free-flowing best.

Christian Eriksen – 6

Similar to Alli, Eriksen got through a lot of legwork, but didn’t manage to get on the ball and dictate play much.

Heung Min Son – 5

Son wasn’t in the game tonight, but after such a long run of fantastic displays, he was always going to burn out eventually.

Harry Kane – 8

A captain’s performance. Won the penalty, converted it, held the ball up reasonably well, and I suspect even elongated his injury scare to provide a breather for his side.

Substitutes:

Erik Lamela – 5 

Tried to get his foot in and chase things down at the end, but perhaps ended up doing more harm than good.

Oliver Skipp – N/A

Fernando Llorente – N/A

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Totally disagree with your numbers for both Rose and Tripper. Rose mad some good tackles but his passing going forward was crap. Tripper lost his man so often it nearly cost us 2 or 3 times, he played 1 good pass to Kane in the whole match. For me Rose 5 Trippier 3.

  2. It looked like we were going to put in a spursy performance tonight so it says a lot that we manages to keep a clean sheet in spite of it. Team definitely knackered though and it will be good for them to have a luxurious 5 days rest until the next game. The tie’s still very much up in the air.

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