Tottenham player ratings vs Chelsea: Two standout stars as draw sends Spurs top

Chelsea have been scoring goals for fun of late but Tottenham’s new-look centre-back pairing put in a masterful performance with Joe Rodon in particular impressing to help seal a valuable 0-0 draw. The result extends Tottenham’s unbeaten run to nine league games and sends them top of the table.

 

Tottenham player ratings vs Chelsea

Hugo Lloris – 8

Rarely tested despite Chelsea’s threat going forward but pulled off a brilliant match-winning save late on from Mason Mount to keep the clean sheet.

Serge Aurier – 6

Much improved defensively this season and helped null the threat of Timo Werner.

Joe Rodon – 8

A brutal test for the summer signing but he may well have staked a claim to start more regularly after a mature performance beyond his years.

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Eric Dier – 7

Joe Rodon was definitely targeted by Chelsea but Eric Dier did his job well to cover his defensive partner, although he was nearly caught ball watching for a Tammy Abraham chance.

Sergio Reguilon – 6

Looked slightly shaky on occasions but still managed to cope with Hakim Ziyech

Moussa Sissoko – 7

Commanded the midfield well alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to break down Chelsea’s attacking threat.

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg – 7

Another impressive display from the former Southampton midfield general. Establishing himself as a key starter for Tottenham.

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Tanguy Ndombele – 6

Struggled to impact the game going forward but, like his midfield partners, proved crucial in stemming Chelsea’s creativity.

Steven Bergwijn – 6

Looked the livelier forward out of the three and had a few half chances but was unable to find a breakthrough and was arguably more influential defensively.

Harry Kane – 5

Dropped deeper into midfield on occasions to get more of the ball but found it difficult to find pockets of space in Chelsea’s rigid defence.

Son Heung-min – 5

Didn’t look his usual influential best and was often a passenger throughout the game.

Substitutes

Giovani Lo Celso – 5

Was brought on to provide Tottenham with more impetus going forward, but found it difficult to get on the ball. Wasted a great opportunity to steal a winner late on.

Ben Davies – N/A

Brought on late on for Bergwijn to provide more defensive stability but little time to have much influence.

Lucas Moura – N/A

Subbed on in stoppage time for Son Heung-min mainly to waste time by Mourinho more than anything.

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