PLAYER RATINGS: Tottenham 3-2 Swansea City

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Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris – For the second Premier League game in a row, the Frenchman got beaten from a ridiculous angle in Swansea’s first goal. However, he was not tested at all until late on where he made a world class save to secure all 3 points for his team.

Kyle Walker – The right-back played a really important role for Spurs as he was full of energy. He attacked the Swansea back line from start to finish even though his defending was underwhelming at times.

Danny Rose – A great outing for the left-back as he made the left wing his own. He made no mistakes in the time he was on the pitch and provided the assist for Chadli’s goal.

Eric Dier – The young English centre-back helped by Swansea’s lack of attacking power but he was composed when necessary and good on the ball. He was partially at fault when the Spurs back line fell asleep to play Ki on for Swansea’s first goal.

Jan Vertonghen – The Belgian was decent on the night as he made good clearances and interceptions to keep his team going and preventing any danger. He should have done much better for Swansea’s first goal and he struggled to handle Sigurdsson at times. However, he made up for his mistakes with his solid display.

Nabil Bentaleb – The Algerian produced another solid all-around display, pulled the strings in the midfield with his strength and passing.

Christian Eriksen – The Dane returned to his old form as he found the pockets behind the midfield that he craves. His movement was immaculate as he was everywhere on the pitch. His great work created the second goal and he created danger with his set-pieces.

Ryan Mason – He struggled at the start of the game to control the midfield but he grew into the game. He found his touch and his passing kick-started a lot of Spurs attacks. He capped off a great night for him with his first Premier League goal.

Andros Townsend – The young winger finally delivered a great performance that fans expect from him. He was never predictable as he owned the Swansea left-back Neil Taylor with his passing, trickery and pace. He scored a terrific solo counter-attack goal that he deserved.

Nacer Chadli – He started Tottenham’s game perfectly with a first-class finish but he faded as the game went on. He did not attack the opposition’s right-back enough to be dangerous. However, he contributed to Spurs attacks with his presence and passing.

Harry Kane – The in-form striker couldn’t score tonight as he had a pretty quiet night in front of the goal. He never had a clear-cut chance but his passing and link-up play was decent enough. Also, even on a quiet night, his work rate was at an impressive level.

Subs

Moussa Dembele – Came on for Townsend and used his strength to carry the ball forward and made some smart passes.

Roberto Soldado – The Spaniard came on for Kane and was unlucky not to score. His header was really close but he missed a good opportunity later on.

Ben Davies – He came on for Rose late on and brought energy to the back line. He was put under pressure by Swansea late in the game but held his ground and made important clearances.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Did you watch a different game to me? Danny Rose gave the ball away countless time’s, and should not be in a spurs kit, our defence is a liability, townsend is a shit Peter Beagre, 1 trick pony, how he plays in front of lennon, I’ll never understand

    • I agree with the comment that you think he watched a different game but not about Rose who probably had his best game in a Spirs shirt.
      However the ratings for Vert, Bentaleb and Kane are all too high. All 3 were average today.

  2. Rose, Mason and Chadli are not good enough to be starting regularly for spurs. Would any of these players get anywhere near the other top teams? The answer is an emphatic NO!

  3. Fortunately, Townsend and Chadli scored great goals yesterday, but for me, I still believe they are a weak link. Chadli get lost in the game, and worse still, it looks like he doesn't want his hair to be touched by the ball. He simple doesn;t want to head the ball, which contributed to Sunday's first goal.

  4. poch does not understand we need balance in the team
    ie not a lover of townsend but look at his goal
    on his natural left he eat up the ground and was composed with his finish
    too many square pegs in round holes all season
    we create chances
    but allow the opposition way too many
    another example we could play ben davies left back townsend or rose left wing
    we need similar on the right which is a problem as well
    poch has brought a lot of energy too our performances
    but defensively without balance we are shocking

  5. We all want natural and not inverted wingers but the weird irony is that townsends goal was scored with his right foot..cutting inside.. he was an inverted inverted winger for his goal!!!

  6. Our performance yesterday was good but Hugo Lloris is the difference between us finishing 15th and finishing 5th. From the last 16 games in all competitions we have conceded 2 or more goals 10 times. Man United have conceded 2 or more 1 time. Man City have conceded 2 or more 5 times. Liverpool have conceded 2 or more 1 time. Arsenal have conceded 2 or more 5 times. We are no where near top four quality. Our defence needs to be much more solid. Our defence holds us back only 7 teams have conceded more and 4 of those are in the bottom 5.

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