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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.

Substitutes

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.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Same old spurs. No leader to drive them forward, For those Lloris lovers, he lets easy goals just slip past him. It happened in Monaco and same here. Delle needs to go and play for reserves. Only passionate players I could see were Walker and Wanyama. The game is about scoring not excuses or luck. Kane better look for a different top 4 club if he wants to progress. Game over. Season over and no CL next season. Goodbye Sunday Leaguers – Tottenham!

  2. How can you give Dier 6 ,.. bloody disgrace he was at fault for not closing Pedro down and Dembele was at fault for loosing the ball in midfield in the 2nd half leading to there 2nd goal. Should have finished 1st half 1-0 up, We are really missing Toby and Lamella ,

  3. There are a lot of deluded fans out there…that’s one win out of ten now!!!!
    Why blame Wimmer? Ok, I’ll admit he didn’t have the best of games but where was Son in the build up to Chelsea’s 2nd goal? It was his job to track back with Moses.
    The pressing was excellent in the first half but there was no way it could last for the whole 90mins simply because Chelsea’s 3-4-3 gave them a decent overload (especially in their half) against our 4-2-3-1, which is basically a defensive formation.
    Hopefully we can get back to something like a 3-5-2 when our injured players are back and I would like to see Winks & Janssen starting. The time for excuses is over, there are a number of starting players who are hiding behind their reputations.

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