Tottenham were the better team for most of their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. But in the end they went down to a free-kick, a penalty and two cracking Chelsea goals. So how did Mauricio Pochettino’s men perform individually?
Hugo Lloris, 6
Received some flack for stepping across his goal for Willian’s free-kick, but it was a good strike. Could do little about Chelsea’s other goals.
Eric Dier, 6
Given fewer opportunities to influence the game at centre-back but Spurs needed Wanyama in midfield. Dier was symptomatic of the sloppy start but generally looked comfortable.
Toby Alderweireld, 6
Took Pedro out with an uncharacteristic, poorly timed tackle inside five minutes — Chelsea scored from the resulting free-kick. Improved afterwards and made some key interceptions.
Jan Vertonghen, 6
Found himself isolated on the left because of Son’s positional indiscipline. Struggled initially but grew into the game and brought the ball out from the back effectively.
Kieran Trippier, 6
Was the victim of multiple fouls by Marcos Alonso which prevented him from getting many deliveries in. Played Harry Kane in with a clever through-ball on one occasion but was otherwise quiet.
Victor Wanyama, 7
Played a crucial part in Spurs’ ability to keep the ball well throughout. Did his best in shielding those behind him; the goals were almost unpreventable from his standpoint.
Mousa Dembele, 8
Beastly, particularly in the second half. The only Chelsea player who got near him was N’Golo Kante and even he found it difficult. Deserved to be on the winning side.
Heung-Min Son, 5
Gave the penalty away by going to ground far too easily. In fairness Son isn’t a left-back, but he didn’t quite do enough going forward to justify his place in the side.
Christian Eriksen, 8
Created both goals with two moments of pure craftsmanship. His pass for the second was particularly stunning. The second Tottenham man who deserved to be a winner on the day.
Dele Alli, 7
Produced some clever touches and passes in general play but was only given one real chance to put his stamp on the game. He took it brilliantly.
Harry Kane, 7
His headed equaliser was excellent — I still don’t how he managed to be so accurate from such a low position. Unfortunately, man of the match David Luiz did a great job keeping Kane quiet for the remainder of the game.
Kyle Walker, 6
Brought on with 25 minutes to go. Played his part in pinning Chelsea back at 2-2 but couldn’t make a tangible impact.
Georges-Kevin Kkoudou, N/A
Played just ten minutes plus stoppage time. Did his best to run at Chelsea but failed to get the ball into the box.