Tottenham failed to secure the bragging rights after welcoming London rivals Chelsea to White Hart Lane on Sunday evening. A brace from Willian – who almost joined Spurs in 2013 – was enough to see Chelsea cement their place in the Premier League’s top four with a 2-0 win.
Tottenham got off to a nightmare start against Chelsea when Willian finished off a well-worked corner routine by curling the ball in at the far post.
The visitors’ lead was doubled moments before the break when the Brazilian dispatched his penalty following Paulo Gazzaniga’s senseless foul on the onrushing Marcos Alonso.
Tottenham were unable to mount a fightback in a game overshadowed by alleged racist abuse being directed towards Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger.
Express Sport are on hand to run the rule over Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham players – but do you agree with our ratings?
Tottenham player ratings vs Chelsea
GK: Paulo Gazzaniga – 4
Crazy to clatter into Alonso just before half-time. What was he thinking?
RB: Serge Aurier – 4
Lack of concentration made Willian’s first goal too easy. Kept giving the ball away.
CB: Davinson Sanchez – 6
Some vital defensive intercepts but again his distribution was far too wayward.
CB: Toby Alderweireld – 6
Tried to keep Tammy Abraham quiet and to large extent succeeded.
LB: Jan Vertonghen – 5
Exposed by Chelsea’s extra width with Mason Mount and Cesar Azpilicueta combining well.
CM: Eric Dier – 5
Looked leaden-foot and too defensive minded on the ball before half-time substitution.
CM: Moussa Sissoko – 6
Ran powerfully but generally never in helpful directions – the reason he frustrates Mourinho.
RW: Lucas Moura – 5
Made poor decisions in the attacking third and did not do enough to stop full-back bombing forward.
CAM: Dele Alli – 5
Got frustrated. Got out of position. Got more frustrated. Needs to channel those emotions.
LW: Son Heung-min – 7
Slightest rush of blood in a VAR world is only going to end one way. Devastated, but rightly sent off.
ST: Harry Kane – 6
Often conjures something special on these occasions but his one chance he skied.
CAM: Christian Eriksen – 6
Neat and tidy but without a cutting edge after replacing Dier.
LB: Danny Rose – 6
Offered more than Vertonghen after replacing the Belgian.
CM: Tanguy Ndombele – 6
Tough to impact a game Tottenham were chasing after replacing Moura.