Despite dominating spells of the game, Tottenham failed to make a breakthrough against a resilient Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. So how did Spurs perform individually?
Hugo Lloris, 7
Kept up his impressive form by tipping a close-range shot onto the bar with his feet to prevent a certain Bournemouth goal. Had very little to do in terms of saves after that.
Kyle Walker, 7
Got forward well and created a couple of chances that came to nothing. Showed so much intent with his first touch, always pushing the ball forward at the first opportunity to get Spurs on the front foot. Still room for improvement in the accuracy of his deliveries.
Eric Dier, 6
Deputised for Toby Alderweireld again and did his job quietly and effectively for the most part. Gave the ball away clumsily in the second half, which almost led to a chance.
Jan Vertonghen, 8
Made a crucial challenge late on that, if mistimed, would have resulted in a penalty for the hosts. Has expelled any doubts he is a better player with Alderweireld next to him: Vertonghen has improved his own game since his countryman arrived at Spurs, and looks just as sturdy with or without Alderweireld as as partner.
Danny Rose, 6
Like Walker, Rose got forward at every opportunity and played a part in keeping Bournemouth pinned back for long spells of the match. Perhaps would have crossed the ball with more urgency if Tottenham had more of a presence in the box.
Victor Wanyama, 8
Started the game a bit off the pace, misplacing one or two passes, but grew into the contest and played superbly. The Kenyan is proving to be a snip at £12 million, exemplified by some vital tackles and challenges in Spurs’ defensive third.
Mousa Dembele, 8
At his most effective when he starts, Dembele took his opportunity and showed why he deserves a place in the first eleven. Silky smooth on the ball, the Belgian also displayed his fitness and endeavour when he tracked back to remove the danger caused by Dier’s misplaced pass towards the end.
Christian Eriksen, 5
Created a couple of chances for himself and produced some nice interplay with Erik Lamela, particularly in the first half. But was anonymous for too long, and looked lightweight when the contest became fierce.
Dele Alli, 6
Wowed with a stunning double nutmeg in the first half but little came off for the midfielder after that. Was beginning to gain a bit more control after the break and was perhaps wrongly substituted. Remains Spurs’ only goalscorer (bar own goals) in the last four games.
Erik Lamela, 6
Was booked early on and continued to play like he hadn’t seen yellow, jumping into a particularly silly tackle that could have seen him sent off. Appeared wasteful early on but began to control Tottenham’s attacking play with some quick, keen passing. Must make more of an impact, however, if he wants to stay in the team.
Son Heung-Min, 5
Spurs’ top scorer had his quietest game of the season so far, especially in the first half when the midfield failed to provide any meaningful service. Was perhaps harshly hauled off when he was just beginning to see more of the ball.
Vincent Janssen, 5
Attempted his usually productive hold-up play but the match seemed to be too quick for him. Still in pursuit of that first goal from open play.
Moussa Sissoko, 4
Did very little in his 20 minutes on the pitch, which could have been shortened if the officials had spotted his reckless elbow on Harry Arter. Expect a retrospective ban.