Tottenham Hotspur battled a rough and ready Chelsea team all day but left Stamford Bridge with a hard-earned point; here is how Spurs’ players rated.
Rating Tottenham Forwards versus Chelsea
It was a quiet first half from Spurs’ talented trio up front, as the Chelsea defensive pressure made it difficult for Tottenham to get anything going. However, Spurs’ front kept battling and, in the end, helped steal a point at the Bridge.
Centre Forward – Harry Kane – 6.5
Outside a quick restart after picking up a foul in his own half, Kane was a non-factor in the first half as he struggled to find space. Kane looked bright at the start of the second half, finding a little space and room to share the ball. The talisman had a wonderful look at the goal just past the hour mark but pulled his shot wide. It looked like Kane and Spurs would rue the lost opportunity until Kane headed in the equalizer in the fifth minute of injury time.
Left-forward – Heung-Min Son – 5
Reece James tracked Heung-min Son all over the pitch in the first half, impacting the South Korean’s effectiveness. Only able to find space once in the first half, James grabbed him down as a result. He had a half chance early in the second half courtesy of Kane, but Edouard Mendy was up to the challenge. After a mostly ineffective day, Son was replaced with 10 minutes left to play.
Right-forward – Dejan Kulusevski – 5
Like his teammates, Dejan Kulusevski was a complete non-factor in the first half, as Spurs struggled to get the Swede the ball. Dekki had the fewest touches on the team, with just nine in the first half. He saw a little space early in the second half but was tackled well by Thiago Silva. Kulusevski kept battling Chelsea and Antony Taylor most of the day. Kulusevski lost that battle against both when he was dispossessed in his own half, which led directly to Chelsea’s second goal.