Spurs player ratings from 2-0 Tottenham win over Chelsea

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Raheem Sterling of Chelsea FC and Clement Lenglet of Tottenham Hotspur battle
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Tottenham had to be ready from the off defensively, and they were, as all the players did their part and kept Chelsea to a handful of half-chances.

Spurs Defensive Ratings

Clement Lenglet – 7

Pairing again on the left in support of Davies and next to Dier, Clement Lenglet again was an effective center-back. Only Hojbjerg had more touches for Tottenham on the afternoon, as the Frenchman was a consistent outlet to start Spurs’ attack. Whether pushing forward to Hojbjerg and Davies or sideways to Dier, Lenglet was confident and competent on the ball without putting a foot wrong defensively.

Eric Dier – 7

Speaking of not doing anything wrong defensively, Eric Dier had another solid game in the middle of Spurs’ defense. Dier did better reading the game and deciding when to step up, which helped him win several headers. Maybe the most important header Dier won was a little flick late in the game off a Heung-min Son corner, which landed at Kane’s feet for Spurs’ second goal. It was a nice assist for Dier and capped a strong afternoon for the Englishman.

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Cristian Romero – 8

Regarding strong afternoons, no one had one stronger than Cristian Romero. Romero may not have seen as much of the ball as Dier and Lenglet, but neither had three dribbles. Nor did they have the five tackles that Romero won on the afternoon. Like several other players on the team, we are again starting to see the best the Argentine offers: a granite rock in defense.

Fraser Forster – 7.5

After a rough first outing in replacing Hugo Lloris, Fraser Forster has found his footing and has been terrific for Spurs in goal. Forster managed a save in each half and showed he was ready to jump off his line when the situation called for it. Forster was solid with his feet and kept the ball moving. Although not Lloris’s long-term replacement, Forster continues to show he has what it takes to help Spurs achieve some goals this season.