Kyle Walker – 2.5/5
It was clear from the off. Kyle Walker was about to have a shocker. The writing was on the wall early, after his miserable cross-field ball that made Jan Vertonghen scramble to avoid conceding a corner. He was wasteful in possession, crossed with astounding inaccuracy, forgot his shooting boots at home and tackled impetuously throughout. Look for him to rebound well against the Gunners on Sunday.
Ben Davies – 4/5
Ben Davies was solid throughout and comfortable in possession. It makes me feel like he should have started against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final but I won’t go there.
Mousa Dembele – 3/5
A frustrated figure throughout, Mousa Dembele was visibly annoyed from the opening kick off. He committed a few needless fouls and struggled to gain a foothold in the early stages. His best moment came when he caught up to, and fairly dispossessed, Wilfried Zaha, knocking the Palace player to the ground in an overt display of his superior physical prowess.
Victor Wanyama – 3/5
Victor Wanyama also endured a tough evening. He was mediocre in every facet, repeatedly committing ill-advised, mis-timed tackles. Some people will say he was lucky to stay on the pitch after a questionable slide tackle once he’d already been booked. That’s hogwash. It was merely a mis-timed tackle without malice, totally undeserving of a second yellow. He was, however, unusually unsettled during his 45 minutes on the pitch.