PLAYER RATINGS: How the Tottenham players rated vs Arsenal

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris – He had to be on his game because Tottenham was on constant pressure all game long and he was exactly that. Even though he conceded, he made an incredible save to deny Mertesacker and made his case once again to be the best goalkeeper in the Premier League

Kyle Naughton – His return to the starting line-up looked like a good decision in the first half as he did not make many mistakes. However, the introduction of Sanchez and Arsenal’s consistent overloading of his flank caused him trouble and at the end Arsenal’s goal came from his side.

Danny Rose – He could not contain Chamberlain all game long as the Arsenal player went behind him all game long. He did not have any space to run forward and had to be in his position most of the game.

Younes Kaboul – I cannot believe I’m saying this but the captain captured the Man of the Match honours tonight as he was not afraid to throw his body anywhere needed. His clearance and interception count was off the charts. An unbelievable performance from the Frenchman.

Jan Vertonghen – The Belgian was not as effective as his partner at the back, but he still made some important clearances and interceptions. He had trouble getting Welbeck under control but he still provided an above average outing.

Etienne Capoue – He had to fight Arsenal’s attacking players all game long and he was not afraid to do so. He stopped and blocked many attacks, shots and passes but he provided close to nothing on the attacking end.

Christian Eriksen – He couldn’t find the time and space on the ball to create chances for his teammates but he worked hard and got his team moving after winning the ball. He made the goal by pressing high and getting the ball from Flamini in the attacking third.

Ryan Mason – The 23-year-old’s first start in the Premier League was really impressive one as he tried to imitate Jack Wilshere’s playing style by moving well with the ball and giving good passes. However, he did not have much time on the ball to show himself even more.

Nacer Chadli – Until he scored he was incredibly wasteful and arguably the worst player on the pitch. He made himself available by making the right run to score the goal and made a great impact on the game.

Erik Lamela – He was one of the very few disappointing Tottenham players on the pitch as he constantly chose the wrong passing options. He finally delivered the right pass to Chadli for the goal but he was undone by his terrible clearance that led to the Arsenal goal.

Emmanuel Adebayor – The Togolese international was the worst player on the pitch today as he drifted in and out of the game. He could not hold up the ball to take the pressure off his defence and he was usually out on the wings where he was not needed at all.

Subs

Aaron Lennon – He was brought on for Eriksen for his counter attacking abilities but he never even tried to use his pace and he was never comfortable on and off the ball.

Nabil Bentaleb – The Algerian’s introduction was a good decision by Pochettino as he took pressure off his defence by winning balls in his defensive areas.

Eric Dier – He came on late for Rose and he showed his defensive abilities. He was really good in the air when needed.

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