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Hugo Lloris was Tottenham's best player against Crystal Palace, and it wasn't really close.

Hugo Lloris was pretty much the only reason why Spurs came out of that match with a draw instead of a loss.

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Hugo Lloris was Tottenham Hotspur's best player in Saturday's match against Crystal Palace. Not that this is really a huge surprise.

It feels as though it's the easy and lazy choice to pick Hugo again for MOTM, but there's really nobody else who was even close to his level. Hugo Lloris has shown time and again that he is one of, if not the, best player Spurs has on its entire squad, and he proved it again with another outstanding performance in goal that pretty much singlehandedly saved the match for Spurs.

Crystal Palace had far, far too many opportunities on goal against Spurs' defense, but it's to Hugo's credit that none of them were goals. He had a wonderful fingertip save on Scott Dann's header in the first half, and commanded his area well. Lloris had four saves in the match, his best of which came in the 81st minute, when he parried away a thunderous shot by Yannick Bolasie.

There were other players who were decent for Spurs – Harry Kane, Erik Lamela, Ben Davies –  but none that came to the level of our world-class goalkeeper. He was at his best on Saturday, and it's a good thing he was, or we might have had more to complain about than the fact that we only gained a point at home against Palace.

Never leave us, Hugo.