PLAYER RATINGS: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Bournemouth

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris – 7 – Another usual quiet game for the Frenchman who had to be alert to keep out a potential own goal in the first half. Although he had less to do in the second half, his save against Defoe showed his quality.

Kieran Trippier – 6 – This was his kind of game with Bournemouth sitting deep and allowing spaces on the wings. He was very quiet in the first half but he was involved more in the second half, and did not make any mistakes at the back

Toby Alderweireld – 7 – A solid game from the Belgian as he was troubled much by the visitors’ attacks but dealt with any danger. His attacking intent was clear but the execution was not there for him.

Jan Vertonghen – 8 – Shifted to the left-back in the absence of Davies, Vertonghen made a big impact on the game with his forward runs and his timely tackles. He has been a revelation this season and his form carried on after the international break.

Davinson Sanchez – 7 – He settled in the team very quickly and his performances show no signs of dropping. He used his strength and quickness very well to keep out Bournemouth attacks, and generally inspired confidence whenever he was called upon.

Eric Dier – 7 – Started the game as a defensive midfielder and was shifted to centre-back in the second half. Dier keeps showing his versatility at every opportunity, and he had a solid game today in both positions. He could have had a goal to cap off his performance but his close range shot was blocked in the last second.

Harry Winks – 7 – Not the flashiest performance but there’s something about Winks that impresses in every game he plays. He reads the game superbly and wastes no time to deliver a pass, keeping his team tick and threatening at all times. The youngster should be a regular starter in the absence of Dembele.

Christian Eriksen – 8 – The Dane deserved the man of the match award as he was the best player on the pitch by a distance. It looked like he was always on the ball and he looked like the man to deliver when it was 0-0. Even though his usual creativeness was not fully there, he still scored the only goal in the game with a brilliant left-footed shot.

Dele Alli – 5 – Another very poor attacking performance from Alli as he’s starting to concern the fans. He’s always involved in the play and provides an option for his team, but his killer instinct that led him to score so many goals has been missing. He had a very good defensive game however, as his counter-pressing and timely tackles kept the pressure on the Bournemouth defence.

Heung-Min Son – 4 – An unusually quiet game from the Korean as he offered next to nothing on the pitch today. He wasted a number of half-chances with his indecisiveness and should have been taken off sooner.

Harry Kane – 6 – Player of the Month hangover maybe? For reasons unknown, the striker looked off today as he was not his clinical self with a number of missed chances in front of the goal. He still had the movement and the desire to get the chances so this game should cause no concern.

Subs

Moussa Sissoko – 6 – Another impressive substitute appearance from the Frenchman as he looks to get himself in the groove with every game. His cross to Alli was brilliant and should have awarded his team a penalty. His pass to Nkoudou in the last minute was overhit however, causing the winger’s injury and his team to waste a 4-on-1 opportunity.

Fernando Llorente – N/R

George Kevin Nkodou – N/R – Poor guy, he can’t catch a break.

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