PLAYER RATINGS: Tottenham 1-2 Stoke City

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Dom Le Roy

Ireland’s shot. Unusually, he looked a bit shaky at times.

Kyle Naughton – He couldn’t provide anything in the attacking third and he had to deal with Moses all afternoon long. He was deservedly sent off for a cynical tackle on Moses late on.

Danny Rose – He was poor in the first 30 minutes of the game as he was to blame for Stoke’s second goal. He provided the assist for Chadli’s goal but that was as good as it got for the left-back.

Younes Kaboul – The captain is producing terrible performance after terrible performance and his partnership with Fazio looks like a bad decision by Pochettino.

Federico Fazio – He had an awful game as he was terrible in anything he did. His communication was non-existent and he was beaten by Stoke’s attackers all afternoon long. He had some last-ditch tackles but all in all a disappointing performance.

Etienne Capoue – His inability to offer anything in the attack is starting to be really frustrating and more importantly impeding Tottenham’s effectiveness. He gave away the ball too easily at times and it wouldn’t be surprising if Pochettino dropped him next week.

Christian Eriksen – Another league game, another disappointing performance from the Dane. It is baffling that this is the same player who carried this team on his shoulders last season.

Ryan Mason – The young midfielder was energetic as always but couldn’t provide the smart runs or the important passes he was needed from him.

Nacer Chadli – The Belgian was the best of the bad bunch as he was the only one that tried to spark a comeback for his team. He got his reward with a brilliant taken finish.

Andros Townsend – The English winger was picked to provide width for the team but ended up giving the ball away for Stoke’s first goal. He was generally ineffective and almost anonymous.

Harry Kane – His first Premier League start was one to forget as he couldn’t find the spaces he did in Capital One Cup and Europa League. He had a glorious chance at the start but he did not get any other chance for the rest of the game.

Subs

Erik Lamela – Came on after half-time for Eriksen and provided some spark but he couldn’t change the score line either. He was so close to score his first Premier League goal but his brilliant free kick was saved by Begovic.

Moussa Dembele – Came on for Townsend after the break but he was anonymous and provided nothing to note.

Emmanuel Adebayor – He was a late sub but he could not spark a comeback. He had a half chance at the end but his header was wide.

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