How the Spurs players rated vs Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris – 4- Did not have much to do for much of the game with Spurs dominating possession. However, he let his team down when needed as he should have saved Alonso’s winner.

Kieran Trippier – 4 – Looked very much invisible even though Eric Dier’s inclusion in the team was intended to spring him forward. His rare crosses were off the mark and he did not prove his worth as the team’s first choice right-back.

Toby Alderweireld – 6 – A decent outing from the Belgian as he was solid at the back as usual. He saw a lot of the ball today with Chelsea’s defensive setup, and was very comfortable with it.

Jan Vertonghen – 6 – He was pretty much in the same situation as his Belgian centre-back partner as they did not give too many chances to Morata and Willian, apart from a brief 5 minute spell in the second half.

Eric Dier – 5 – Very aggressive from the start as he tried to impose himself in Pochettino’s unorthodox 2-3-4-1 formation at the start. He could have been sent off for his tackle on David Luiz in the first half. His crosses in the second half did little to unsettle Chelsea’s backline before he was subbed off.

Ben Davies – 5 – Like Trippier, Davies was almost a non-factor in the final third for Spurs. He had a shot from 20 yards out which was saved by Courtois, but his deliveries and passing left a lot to be desired.

Mousa Dembele – 8 – Man of the match for Spurs for me as he always provided solidity and spark to his team when needed. He was defensively strong and his dribbling offered a different dimension to Spurs attacks. He handled Kante and Bakayoko with ease and was unlucky not to score in the first half.

Victor Wanyama – 3 – This was probably the Kenyan’s worst performance in a Tottenham shirt so far as he was very disappointing from the start. He was very sloppy in possession and gave the ball away many times, final one leading to the Chelsea winner. He also did not track Alonso’s run after giving away the ball and looked very uncomfortable defensively after Dier was subbed off.

Dele Alli – 5 – He was everywhere in the final third trying to create something for his team but none of his efforts turned into anything. He won the free-kick that led to the equalizer for Tottenham but he was very well marked by Luiz and Kante for most of the match.

Christian Eriksen – 7 – Another good performance from the Dane as he ran the show for Tottenham in the attacking areas. He was marked tightly by Luiz in the first 20 minutes but he found his usual pockets of space and operated well. His deliveries from the free-kicks were hit and miss but he came up with a brilliant delivery that led to the equalizer.

Harry Kane – 7 – He showed unbelievable work rate whenever possible for his team as he tried so hard to score his first career goal in August. He gave Rudiger all sorts of problems throughout the match and was very unlucky when he hit the post in the first half.


Heung-Min Son – 5 – A very rusty performance from the South Korean as did not trouble the Chelsea backline at all.

Moussa Sissoko – N/R

Vincent Janssen – N/R


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  1. We shot ourselves in the foot but felt we were the much better side. Two defensive errors,two goals. I do not feel Wembley will be an issue.


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