Graham Roberts has praised Emerson Royal and Cristian Romero for their defensive display against Chelsea while also talking in glowing terms of the Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oliver Skipp pairing in the middle of the park.
There was a lot said and written about Tottenham’s defensive issues after their 4-1 drubbing at hands of Leicester City but Antonio Conte’s men have shown significant improvement since then, conceding just once in their last three matches.
With the win over Chelsea on Sunday, the Lilywhites have now won their last three home Premier League games against Manchester City, West Ham United and Chelsea without conceding a single goal.
Tottenham restricted their London rivals to hardly any chances throughout the 90 minutes yesterday, with Fraser Forster having a fairly easy afternoon.
Most of Chelsea’s threat came from the left side from the combination of Raheem Sterling, Ben Chilwell and Joao Felix but Emerson and Romero were alive to the danger and put in flawless defensive performances.
Skipp and Hojbjerg also put out fires in front of the backline all game, with the 22-year-old opening his account for Tottenham in front of goal with a fantastic strike at the start of the second half.
Here is what Roberts tweeted after the game
Thought hojbjerg excellent with skippy too. COYS
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) February 26, 2023
Spurs Web Opinion
Romero was excellent all game and there have never really been any doubts regarding Emerson’s defensive capabilities. The ever-reliable Ben Davies was once again solid despite playing out of position, being tidy on the ball and nullifying the threat of Reece James.
The likes of Davies and Eric Dier hardly get any praise when they put in flawless defensive displays (like they have against City, Milan, West Ham and Chelsea) but they are the first ones to get criticised by a section of the fan base whenever we concede two or more goals.
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