Tottenham player ratings vs Chelsea: Lloris prevents hammering; Son, Kane, Dele kept quiet

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Tottenham suffered their first home defeat under Nuno Espirito Santo, going down 3-0 to rivals Chelsea in north London.

After an impressive and positive opening 45 minutes from Spurs, goals early in the second half from Thiago Silva and half-time substitute N’Golo Kante killed the game and Chelsea wrapped up the three points with a stoppage-time strike by Antonio Rudiger.

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Hugo Lloris 8

Powerless to prevent the goals, particularly the second which left him completely wrong-footed.

Made an acrobatic save to deny Silva a second from another corner and also kept out Alonso’s volley and Timo Werner’s strike to keep the scoreline down.

Emerson Royal 6

After a nightmare debut against Wilfried Zaha last weekend, endured another difficult afternoon against Marcos Alonso and lost the Spaniard for a volleyed chance at the start of the second half.

Cristian Romero 6

Looked OK on his full Premier League debut, particularly given he had just one training session with the squad last week. Tired towards the end and replaced with a knock.

Eric Dier 6

Saved a certain goal when he blocked Alonso’s shot on the line and unlucky for the first two goals goals. He dealt with Romelu Lukaku for 70 minutes before Spurs fell apart.

Sergio Reguilon 5

Fluffed Spurs’s best chance of the game when his cross was easily intercepted by Antonio Rudiger, with Lo Celso and Royal waiting at the back post. Struggled defensively.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 7

Put himself about in a battling display as part of an attack-minded Spurs midfield. Found the second half tougher when Chelsea switched to a three-man midfield with Kante.

Tanguy Ndombele 7

Adding dynamism and creativity to the Spurs midfield with his quick passing between the lines and occasional bursts of speed. Predictably faded before half-time – but has to play.

Dele Alli 5

Put in a shift again but his good defensive work was undone when he allowed Silva to leap above him for the opening goal. Too deep to impact the game in a meaningful way.

Giovani Lo Celso 5

Looked rusty in an unfamiliar inside right role and lost the ball for Chelsea’s second goal. Did create Spurs’ best chance of the first half with a pass for Son.

Heung-min Son 5

Took a heavy touch when one-on-one with Kepa in Spurs’ best opening of the first half. Rarely threatened Chelsea’s back line thereafter.

Harry Kane 5

Spent most of the game battling for the ball in deep positions, so had a limited impact in the final third. Tested Kepa in the second half with a fierce drive.

Substitutes

Oliver Skipp (Ndombele 62’) 6

Put himself about but his introduction underlined the big difference between these two squads. Made a late tackle to deny Lukaku.

Bryan Gil (Lo Celso 62’) 6

Was lively and produced the occasional flash. But remains a work in progress in the Premier League and an unlikely saviour for Spurs.

Davinson Sanchez (Romero 83’) 6

Late sub to save Romero’s legs.

Not used: Gollini, Doherty, Winks, Rodon, Davies, Scarlett.

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