Tottenham continued their fine run of form with a dominating 4-0 victory over Ludogorets in the Euopa League. A first-half brace from Carlos Vinicius put them in control before a long-range Harry Winks goal and a Lucas Moura strike made it even more comfortable.
After Saturday’s hugely impressive win, Jose Mourinho brought in a number of the fringe players within his squad, in order to cope with the hectic fixture schedule.
Spurs dominated from the off and richly deserved their one goal lead when it Vinicius opened the scoring after 16 minutes.
And the same player made it two after Dele Alli selfishly squared following a stunning run from Tanguy Ndombele.
Tottenham continued to cruise in the second-half and made it three when Harry Winks audaciously lobbed the keeper from 50 yards. Lucas Moura then made it four after Vinicius turned provider following an Alli cross into the box.
Here’s how Express Sport rated the Tottenham players after yet another win…
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Tottenham player ratings vs Ludogorets
Joe Hart 6
It was fortunate that Hart got some exercise in during this week’s net session at Spurs training ground. If he wore a new pair of gloves he would still be able to sell them as ‘barely used’. He’ll soon be joined by another 2,000 spectators.
Matt Doherty 6
After his period of self isolation it was all about getting some minutes in the tank. Still isn’t showing the kind of attacking thrust that made him the league’s second most dangerous full-back at Wolves.
Davinson Sanchez 6
With Toby Alderweireld out for Chelsea, Sanchez could be in line for a Premier League return. Had next to no pressure, but made no mistakes. The likes of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech will present a much stiffer challenge.
Japhet Tanganga 6
Mourinho hinted that the youngster’s long-term future lies at full-back. However, he had no issues at centre-back and will still be a viable option should he need it.
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Ben Davies 7
Was the more attacking full-back and was a constant outlet down the left-hand side. Rarely troubled defensively on an easy night for Spurs.
Tanguy Ndombele 8
Thrived in the deep-lying role, his run in the build-up to the second goal was stunning. Looks a different player to the one that appeared so bereft of confidence last season.
Harry Winks 7
After a relatively unspectacular first hour, Winks scored a spectacular third, chipping the Ludogorets keeper from all of 50 yards. Aside from that he was solid in possession and is the seady presence needed in midfield.
Gareth Bale 7
Anothher match and another performance that shows the Welshman getting closer to his besr. Ran the visitors ragged with pace and skill. Can see the confidence returning, the Premier League may soon have to take notice.
Dele Alli 8
The kind of performance that should bring him back into contention. Brilliant build-up play, smart touches and full of running. His selfless assist for Vinicius will be applauded from every Spurs fan.
Lucas Moura 7
Looked like it may be a frustrating evening for the Brazilian, but got his goal late on when teed up by Vinicius.
Carlos Vinicius 8
If there has been one player that has eluded Spurs in the last few seasons, it was an adequate deputy to Harry Kane. While the likes of Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen never looked up to the role, Vinicius could finally be the solution. He was relatively quiet in the second period, but is the type of player that comes alive when the ball is in the box. Just what is needed.
Pierre-Emile Hojberg (on for Ndombele, 61 min) 6
Is now Mourinho’s go to man. Was frustrated with a lack of intensity in the second 45, provided it straight away in the build-up to the fourth.
Jack Clarke (on for Bale, 67 mins) 6
Struggled to really get involved as the game became nothing more than an exhibition.
Alfie Whiteman (on for Hart, 82) Great moment as he collected a corner, earned a huge round of applause from the man he replaced.
Harvey White (on for Alli, 82) Only on for minutes and nearly scored, with his shot just going inches wide.
Dane Scarlett (on for Moura, 82) Fantastic touch, but couldn’t quite get a shot away.
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