PLAYER RATINGS: Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Crystal Palace

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Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris – He did not have to do much for long periods in the game but when Palace were dominating, he pulled off some great saves and commanded his area. He was easily the man of the match.

Eric Dier – The young Englishman was back at right-back and had another terrible outing. He was constantly taken to cleaners by Bolasie and Zaha, and he did not provide a single decent cross or pass to open up the opposition defence.

Ben Davies – The Welshman was decent again even though he had to deal with Bolasie for most of the game. He was caught out of position at times but he worked hard to provide at both ends of the pitch.

Federico Fazio – The experienced centre-back had his second straight good performance as he controlled his area superbly. He was mostly successful with his tackles and did not give much space to Chamakh.

Jan Vertonghen – The Belgian was decent but showed nervousness and sloppiness at critical times. He gave away the ball and forgot to help out Davies. But all in all, he had an alright game.

Nabil Bentaleb – He was his usual self again as he was comfortable on the ball, had decent passes but nothing else to mention. He wasted some chances with either sloppy passes or overly ambitious shots.

Christian Eriksen – The Dane had another quiet game today even though he worked hard to create for his team. His teammates did not help him a lot and he was constantly closed down by multiple defenders. He should have scored inside 5 minutes when he produced an outrageous skill to beat his man but his shot was terrible.

Ryan Mason – He was energetic and had good runs but sloppy on the ball. He did not have any effect in the attacking third and was substituted by Paulinho in the 65th minute.

Erik Lamela – He was awful again even though he tried to make stuff happen. He gave away the ball constantly, tried impossible long passes and was shaken off the ball easily. The fact that he doesn’t use his right foot at all makes him easy to defend against.

Roberto Soldado – Just when Spurs fans thought the Spaniard turned the corner, he came out with another wasteful performance today. He missed two good chances and a glorious chance that any striker in the league would finish.

Harry Kane – The energetic youngster finally looks like he is out of energy as he did not make any of the direct runs we are accustomed to see from him. His passing was sloppy and his shots did not find the target.

 

Subs

Nacer Chadli – He came on for Lamela after the break but he was worse than the Argentinean.

Paulinho – He was the wrong player to come on at the time and the match did not suit him at all.

Aaron Lennon – He should have come on sooner and he showed why with lively attacking play. He provided width and pace as soon as he came on and if he was introduced sooner or even started, Tottenham would have gotten something out of this game.

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