Alonso & Mount Steal Show With 9/10 | Chelsea Players Rated In Victory Vs Tottenham Hotspur

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea celebrates his sides victory in the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on February 22, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Premier League giants Chelsea reopened their four-point gap over London rivals Tottenham on the league table after picking up a vital 2-1 victory against Jose Mourinho’s side. The Blues were the dominant force in the tie right from kick-off and only conceded late due to an unfortunate Rudiger own goal. Strikes from Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso ensured that all three points stayed in West London this afternoon.

Chelsea Players Rated In Victory Vs Tottenham Hotspur

Willy Caballero – 7.5

The Argentine veteran made a few excellent stops throughout the ninety and dealt with set-pieces effectively too. Couldn’t have done much about the late own goal.

Cesar Azpilicueta – 7

The Spanish defender looked a lot more comfortable playing as the part of a back three and did well to allow James room to run into. Made some good forward runs early on too.

Antonio Rudiger – 7

The German didn’t know too much about the ball that deflected in off his feet in the late stages. A rather dominant display from the big centre-half, who didn’t allow Spurs any space in behind.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea celebrates after Marcos Alonso (not pictured) scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on February 22, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Andreas Christensen – 7

The Danish centre-half gave away a couple of cheap and unnecessary fouls over the ninety but did well overall. Was strong in the air, and worked hard in terms of defensive positioning too.

Reece James – 7.5

The full-back got forward on every possible opportunity and played in a couple of neat crosses as well. Showed confidence and maturity in taking some shots on from a distance.

Mateo Kovacic – 7.5

The Croatian had a stellar first-half at Stamford Bridge tonight, as he seemed to cut through the Spurs midfield line at will. Played some good passes out and moved Chelsea forward.

Jorginho – 7

The Italian was supremely composed in possession and picked up a couple of strong positions in the box. Needs to try and have more of an impact in the final third though.

Marcos Alonso – 9

Deployed at left wing-back, the Spaniard showed what Chelsea had been missing down this flank. Scored a belter of a goal and hit the bar with an absolutely stunning free-kick.

Mason Mount – 9

Despite not having a direct impact, Mason Mount was undoubtedly the Blues’ best player on the night. Seemed to dribble past Spurs defenders at will, and made some strong forward runs.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea celebrates after his side’s victory in the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on February 22, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Ross Barkley – 8.5

The Englishman was unfortunate not to find the net on the lead-up to the Chelsea opener. Moved the ball around nicely and proved to the Chelsea faithful that he has a lot to offer going forward.

Olivier Giroud – 8

The French talisman held the ball up superbly and showed great composure to take the opening goal. Picked up some dangerous positions in the first half and was a constant nuisance to Spurs.

Substitutes

Tammy Abraham – 6

The Englishman probably should’ve found the net with one of the opportunities he was presented with. Took a hard knock against the post late on as well.

Willian – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Nikhil has been an avid Chelsea fan for as long as the concept of time has existed and rumours say that he even bleeds blue. Having lived in the UK for 3 years, Nikhil is said to have an excellent understanding of the atmosphere surrounding the English game. His role model is the greatest manager of all time - Jose Mourinho.