How Tottenham's players rated in defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Mauricio Pochettino failed to put an end to a 26 year hoodoo at Stamford Bridge despite Christian Eriksen’s rasping finish opening the scoring in the 11th minute. A goal from Pedro on the stroke of half-time changed the scene completely and Spurs never looked likely to win after Victor Moses completed the comeback early in the second half.
Hugo Lloris – 6
One nightmare moment nearly gifted Eden Hazard a goal but Lloris could not be blamed for either of Chelsea’s goals.
Kyle Walker – 7
Forced Eden Hazard inside whenever he could and pinned Marcos Alonso back by breaking forward whenever Spurs looked to counter attack.
Eric Dier – 6
Dominated by the strength of Diego Costa who bullied Dier and Wimmer throughout and made it glaringly obvious that this was a makeshift Spurs defence.
Kevin Wimmer – 5
Really struggled with the pace and power of Chelsea’s attack, with Pedro and Victor Moses running rings round him as he and Vertonghen struggled on the left.
Jan Vertonghen – 6
Struggled out of position, with both goals conceded coming from the left flank. Spurs fans will be glad that Danny Rose will be back next weekend.
Victor Wanyama – 6
The tough tackling midfielder did his usual role but struggled to deal with the likes of Eden Hazard cutting inside at times and Pedro on the opposite flank.
Mousa Dembele – 6
Quiet but efficient in midfield, Dembele did a decent job in a deeper midfield role and protected the back four as much as possible by dropping back when necessary.
Son Heung Min – 6
Didn’t make the most of the width that he could have used to pin Marcos Alonso back and get at Chelsea with his pace, so was understandably substituted for Harry Winks.
Dele Alli – 5
Sloppy in possession and struggled to create any opportunities up against N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic who dominated the midfield battle.
Christian Eriksen – 8
A superb finish to give his side the lead and the pick of a poor bunch for Tottenham as he showed hints of his best form, creating chances out of nothing.
Harry Kane – 5
The England international struggled up against three defenders who were all dominating him physically and preventing him from making the most of the limited service.
Harry Winks (for Son, 65) – 7
Brought energy and creativity to Spurs midfield, with Chelsea seemingly not quite sure what to expect.
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou (for Alli, 73) – 5
An odd substitution, and not an improvement on a disappointing Alli.
Vincent Janssen (for Dembele, 83) – N/A
Too little time and service to make an impact.
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