Tottenham Hotspur got a rare win over Chelsea on Sunday as Spurs played well and got the deserved three points, with everyone doing their part, as our ratings show.
It was your typical affair involving Chelsea and Tottenham, with several crunching tackles, many players in the referee’s ear, and one moment of complete bedlam, which ultimately turned into nothing. Ultimately, Tottenham had the focus, drive, and composure to see off Chelsea 2-0 and strengthen its hold on a top-four position.
Tottenham Forward Ratings
Richarlison – 7
The Brazilian was starting for the second consecutive week before Heung-min Son. Looking very much dejected when he came off for Pedro Porro’s home debut with 1 minute of regulation left, Richi put in a heck of a shift. Richarlison only had two looks at the goal; both were rushed and off-target. However, those two shots and a below 60% passing accuracy belay that Richarlison was excellent off the ball, making runs in attack and constantly putting pressure on Chelsea when out of possession. His work rate alone keeps Son on the bench for now; hopefully, the production soon follows.
Harry Kane – 7.5
It was another excellent outing from Harry Kane, as fans saw some of everything from our talisman. Kane’s goal was pure poacher from the early days, as he lurked around the back post on the corner kick. Outside of that goal and another shot off target, the story of Kane’s day was outside the box, where he only had three touches. Kane was masterful at dropping deep and playing the ball out forward and was back to his best in hitting those crossfield balls out to the wingers to open up space. It was an excellent day all-around from Kane.
Dejan Kulusevski – 7
It was not Dejan Kulusevski’s best day for Tottenham; however, every time he got the ball, he looked dangerous and put Chelsea on their heels. Deki had a couple of good crosses and linked up well with Emerson Royal all afternoon; he just never had that moment we expect from him where it leads to a goal or assist. That said, Ben Chilwell will not want to see Kulusevski anytime soon.