Spurs half time ratings vs Fulham – Back down to earth with a bump

Here’s how we rated the Tottenham Hotspur players following the opening forty-five minutes of action against Fulham in this evening’s Carabao Cup tie.

Ange Postecoglou’s side head into the break currently 1-0 behind courtesy of a Micky van de Ven own goal.

Fraser Forster: A first outing since the final day of last season at Leeds. Has looked slightly nervous with the ball on his feet and taking a little too long to release the ball. Saved well with his feet from Muniz and from a header. 5.

Emerson Royal: Has been tucking in once again, dangerous to leave Sanchez so exposed. 5.

Davinson Sanchez: Still has a mistake in him as proved early on with a short back pass. His defending for Fulham’s opener was awful, attempted some sort of jump and got turned inside out. 3.

Micky van de Ven: Retained his place along with Richarlison. Showed his pace when he even beat jet-heeled Adama Traore in a race Unfortuate to have turned the ball into his own goal, his second in four games. 6.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Rodrigo Muniz of Fulham is tackled by Davinson Sanchez of Tottenham Hotspur during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at Craven Cottage on August 29, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Ben Davies: Captaining the side. Has to be better with his decision making. 5.

Oliver Skipp: His partnership with Hojbjerg simply does not work. The drop off from the Sarr/Bissouma partnership is frightening, 5.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg: Despite all the speculation surrounding his future, was given the nod and has done little. 4.

Giovani Lo Celso: Having his first start for the new manager, some nice touches but limited with the way his side are playing. 6.

Manor Solomon: Facing his former side and has been invisible out on the right. 4.

Richarlison: Another poor half from the Brazilian, his poor touch nearly saw Fulham score a second through Muniz. Had his first shot on the 36th minute. 3.

Ivan Perisic: Played most of the first half facing his own goal, sloppy with the ball. 5.

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