Tottenham player ratings v Chelsea: Powerhouse is 9/10
By Amir Mir
Football Insider rates the Tottenham players out of ten following their 2-0 win over Chelsea at White Hart Lane.
Hugo Lloris 7 – Chelsea didn’t test the Frenchman much during the game, but he remained composed throughout. Dealt with any crosses and passed the ball out from the back with pure arrogance.
Eric Dier 8 – Played in a back three and showed the supporters the quality he can bring to the team regardless of what role he is playing. Very underrated.
Toby Alderweireld 8 – Another top quality performance from the Belgian who led the back three brilliantly. He kept the dangerous Diego Costa quiet throughout the match.
Jan Vertonghen 8 – Arguably the best player on the pitch in the first half, from his passing to intercepting, a high-quality display from the 29-year-old. Dealt with difficult crosses, in particular, when the away side were trying to push for a goal with the score at 2-0.
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Kyle Walker 8 – The England international caused numerous problems on the flanks for Antonio Conte’s side. His pace and power, in particular, was too good for Marcus Alonso.
Moussa Dembele 7 – Made a brilliant run in the first half, but had a quiet affair after the break. Along with Wanyama, he produced a brilliant wall for the back three.
Victor Wanyama 9 – The midfield powerhouse was the best player on the pitch as he produced a defensive masterclass. Wanyama kept Eden Hazard quiet throughout the match as he intercepted almost every dangerous attacking play from the away side.
Danny Rose 8 – Just like Walker, he was a constant threat on the left-hand side, in particular during the first period. Rose was fouled numerous times, which proved the difficulty his opponents were having against him.
Christian Eriksen 9 – Another quality display on the ball from Eriksen, who produced two pieces of magic. The quality of crosses he delivered for both goals were worthy of winning the game.
Dele Alli 9 – Chelsea could not live with his movement as proven during his two well-taken headed goals. He had a quiet opening period but was in the right place at the right time to delightfully guide Eriksen’s cross pass the diving Thibaut Courtois. He was once again in the thick of the action as he doubled his side’s lead after the break.
Harry Kane 6 – The England international had a quiet game, but still produced a typical workmanlike performance.
Harry Winks 6 (for Dembele, 74)
Moussa Sissoko N/A (for Alli, 86)
Son Heung-min N/A (for Kane, 90+2)
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