|1. Erik Lamela - AMR||9.0|
How do you like these apples, narrative? Despite a couple of poor early season performances (perhaps caused by having a short pre-season due to Copa America) Lamela has really come on in the last few matches.
Lamela put in a shift on both sides of the ball contributing not just a goal and an assist, but also making five tackles and frequently tracking back to help out Kyle Walker. There's still some sloppiness to Lamela's game and he absolutely flubbed a couple of other excellent chances to score, but how can you be mad at a guy who did this?
|2. Eric Dier - DM||8.6|
I'm running out of things to say about Dier. This wasn't his best game statistically,Delle Alli actually had more tackles and interceptions, but Dier remains a consistant presence in the heart of Spurs midfield. Facing one of the stronger midfielder he's bound to see all season, Dier held Yaya Toure mostly in check and looked assured doing so.
Dier's positioning and feel for the game continue to impress me and while his movement off the ball leaves a little something to be desired, he's really growing into his new role with Spurs. Did I mention that he scored a goal?
|3. Hugo Lloris - GK||8.5|
Honestly, I'm surprised to see Hugo rated so highly after this match. His distribution in this match was particularly bad and could very well have cost Spurs a goal in the early going had Raheem Sterling not been deemed to have handled the ball. In total, Hugo barely managed to complete 50% of his passes, which is an appalling number for a team that builds out of the back the way Spurs do.
That said, Lloris did make 7 saves in this match and faced a number of shots from inside the penalty area, though few from the dangerzone. Lloris certainly acquitted himself well in this match, but I continue to be concerned by his poor passing.
OTHERS: Walker (7.1), Alderweireld (8.4), Vertonghen (7.9), Davies (7.4), Alli (7.3), Son (7.1), Eriksen (7.5), Kane (8.0)
SUBS: Chadli (6.5), Clinton (7.5), Carroll (6.3)