Collectively, Tottenham can take a few positives despite falling to defeat at Chelsea. But how did they perform individually?
Hugo Lloris, 7
Did all he could to keep Chelsea at bay was but unable to repeat his spectacular display in Monaco. Distributed the ball well until Chelsea began to press.
Kyle Walker, 7
Excellent in the first half, getting out of trouble with his pace and posing a threat going forward. Struggled more when Chelsea’s wing-backs got into the game.
Eric Dier, 6
Defended reasonably well for the entire contest and seemed comfortable bringing the ball out from defence despite some iffy long diagonals. Looks like he could do with a return to midfield.
Jan Vertonghen, 7
Has been Spurs’ best defender since Toby Alderweireld’s injury and that didn’t change at the Bridge. Put in some crucial interceptions and was desperately unlucky not to stop Victor Moses’ goal on the line.
Kevin Wimmer, 5
Played in an unfamiliar role and struggled with his positioning, particularly when Moses found his feet after half time. Did his best to get forward but let himself down with a couple of dreadful passes.
Victor Wanyama, 7
Tottenham’s midfield was loose for Pedro’s goal, and Wanyama was perhaps one of the players who could have gotten tighter. Other than that, however, he was the visitors’ best player, doing everything expected of a holding midfielder.
Mousa Dembele, 6
Started so well, driving up the pitch with the ball and pinning Chelsea back with his intimidating forward movement. N’Golo Kante got the better of him in the second half and Dembele lost his urgency.
Christian Eriksen, 7
Scored a much-needed goal, a cracking one at that. Eriksen finally looked like he had his confidence and drive back. Faded after the break but so did everyone else. The Dane and the Spurs fans must focus on the positives this time.
Dele Alli, 5
A frustrating display from a player who has performed in fits and starts this term. Was involved in much of the team’s good play but his through balls lacked accuracy and his finishing was wayward. Was eventually substituted.
Heung-Min Son, 5
Like Alli, Son’s movement was a key part of Tottenham’s first half success but he was completely devoid of final product. Similar to Eriksen before this game, Son looks like he needs a goal to get his confidence back. Was the first to be subbed.
Harry Kane, 6
Worked his socks off and created a couple of decent chances for himself and others. Looked a little laboured at times, though — perhaps a result of his ongoing hunt for full fitness.
Harry Winks, 6
Wasn’t involved much but tracked back brilliantly to prevent a third Chelsea goal at the end.
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, 6
Was clearly given instructions to get to the line as often as possible and managed that with flair a couple of times. Should probably get a longer run out next time.
Vincent Janssen, N/A
Played seven minutes plus stoppage time — barely touched the ball.