|1. Harry Kane - ST||8.1|
Shots (On Target)6(2)
If there were any doubts from anyone (like your intrepid author) that Harry Kane is back, they're gone now. another goal in another North London Derby gave Kane six goals in his last four matches and helped Spurs secure an important point away to their rivals.
A quick note on the ratings for this match. Kane barely squeaked this award, coming in only .03 points ahead of third place finisher Mousa Dembele. The North London Derby featured some great performances from a lot of people, but Kane got the goal and that makes him first among equals.
|2. Dele Alli - MC||8.1|
Another good performance from Alli in the press. The 19 year-old seems to have a great understanding with Mousa Dembele and the way the two interchange is excellent. Alli started the game as the deeper of the two, but wound up playing much of the game as the more advanced. This role allowed him to spearhead the press and chase down the ball high up the pitch and really caused havoc in Arsenal's midfield.
As good as Alli was in the press, his passing was not good. 27 pass from 52 touches isn't great, but he only completed two-thirds of those passes. In addition, Alli had more "bad touches" according to WhoScored than anyone on the pitch for Spurs. Alli plays it fast and loose with possession and needs to tighten up his passing game a bit more, but he creates so many chances with his pressing ability that it's hard to say he was anything less than good in this match.
|3. Mousa Dembele - AMC||8.1|
So, Dembele is good..or if you're a "Dembele Denier", then he's just on the most brilliant run of form ever. He very easily could have garnered his third consecutive community man of the match award this week.
There's not much to say about Dembele that hasn't already been said. His work breaking up play is instrumental to Spurs attack and the triumversate of him, Eric Dier, and Dele Alli is incredibly solid. Dembele added an excellent passing game to his already good defensive work and also had more successful dribbles than anyone else on the pitch.
OTHERS: Lloris (6.6), Walker (7.9), Alderweireld (7.5), Vertonghen (7.3), Rose (7.5), Dier (7.5), Eriksen (7.3), Lamela (7.8)
SUBS: Son (5.6), Masons (5.9), Onomah (6.0)