|1. Erik Lamla - AMR||6.8|
Shots (On Target)3 (2)
Two good matches in a row from Lamela. I'm not going to say that his hat trick in the Europa League--which helped him earn the highest single match rating we've handed out all year--represented him really turning the corner, but...
Lamela looked consistently dangerous in this match, attempting more shots than everyone not named Christian Eriksen. Lamela managed to put two of his efforts on target as well. I think we can all agree that in what was not a particularly bright spot, Lamela was a lone attacking bright spot.
|2. Toby Alderweireld - DC||6.4|
Accurate Long balls8/14
Both centerbacks were excellent in this match, but Toby, as has been the case for much of the season continued to shine. One thing that's really picked up in the last few weeks is the number of long, direct passes being played by our centerbacks. It was frustating against Newcastle, because it felt like we were bypassing the midfield and surrendering possession to easily, but Alderweireld almost had another assist like he did against West Brom with a long ball over the top.
|3. Kyle Walker - DR||5.9|
A player that scored below a six in the rating is in the top three. You lot are some horrible pessimists. Anyway, Walker wasn't good or bad in this game. Vertonghen was probably better, but I can't think of anything particularly egregious that Walker did, so that's why he's in the top three.
Really high standard we have this week, huh? Nothing egregious? Fine. Into the top three with you.
OTHERS: Lloris (4.8), Vertonghen (5.7), Rose (5.5), Dier (5.5), Carroll (4.8), Eriksen (5.8), Alli (5.3), Kane (5.5)
SUBS: Son (5.2), Son (4.9)