Tottenham’s title bid all but ended on Friday evening after a 1-0 defeat at West Ham opened the door for Chelsea to win the Premier League with two more victories. As a team, Spurs didn’t quite gel at the Olympic Stadium. But how did they perform individually?
Hugo Lloris, 7
Was out quickly to the feet of Manuel Lanzini to prevent a first half opener and made an excellent save to stop a second goal.
Kyle Walker, 5
Two exquisite slide rule passes didn’t redeem a generally ropey night. Was given a torrid time by Lanzini before being taken off on 80 minutes.
Toby Alderweireld, 5
Looked solid in bursts but his passing was sloppy and, on one occasion, he unforgivably gave the ball away in his own area, nearly resulting in a goal.
Jan Vertonghen, 6
Was replaced by Mousa Dembele with 23 minutes left. Played well for the most part but often looked isolated on the left when Ben Davies bombed forward.
Ben Davies, 7
Sometimes left gaps behind himself but the left-back’s attacking intent was admirable and he always looked keen to counter quickly, particularly in the first half.
Eric Dier, 6
Didn’t do much wrong per se, but West Ham’s solidity meant Dier couldn’t pick out others like he usually does. Doesn’t really work in a midfield two without Dembele.
Victor Wanyama, 6
Brought the ball forward from deep areas effectively in the first half. West Ham pressed him well after the break and he was a little more reserved.
Christian Eriksen, 6
Had Spurs’ best chance but his left-footed effort from close range was tame. Didn’t quite make use of the pockets of room he often found.
Dele Alli, 6
Created a couple of openings with some tricky footwork. Could have had a shot during a late attack but chose a pass, perhaps wrongly in hindsight.
Heung-Min Son, 6
Slowly grew into the game and was unlucky not to score with a powerful drive from distance. Struggled to make inroads despite being a threat on the counter.
Harry Kane, 5
Looked leggy and a little unbalanced when he tried to dribble towards the box. His shooting was wayward, too.
Mousa Dembele, 5
Didn’t have the expected impact. In fairness, he probably would have been more useful if introduced at 0-0 (which was the plan).
Vincent Janssen, N/A
Held the ball up and spun smoothly to set up Alli’s wasted opportunity. Spurs didn’t get the ball into him enough.
Kieran Trippier, N/A
Looked sharper than Walker when he came on, putting in one cross of note. West Ham did well to nullify his threat.