Tottenham Hotspur welcomed Chelsea at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to secure a good result at home in the Premier League. Spurs made a good start to the contest and got their noses ahead in the sixth minute courtesy of Dejan Kulusevski’s deflected effort. However, Cristian Romero was sent off for a reckless challenge in the 33rd minute. Two minutes later, Cole Palmer equalised for the visitors from the penalty spot as the two London sides went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline.
Destiny Udogie was given his marching orders as well in the 55th minute. Chelsea capitalised on their numerical advantage and scored three times in the final quarter of the game thanks to Nicolas Jackson’s hattrick. Spurs ended up losing the derby by a 4-1 scoreline.
Let’s take a look at how each Tottenham player fared during the contest against the Blues.
GK: Guglielmo Vicario – 6/10
He made a few important saves at the back but won’t be pleased after conceding four goals tonight.
RB: Pedro Porro – 6.5/10
Porro had to do a lot of defending and had some bright moments going forward.
CB: Cristian Romero – 5/10
He let his teammates down by getting sent off in the 33rd minute.
CB: Micky van de Ven – 6/10
The Dutch talent tried his best to keep things solid when defending inside his half.
LB: Destiny Udogie – 5/10
Udogie was given his marching orders in the 55th minute which cost Tottenham the result.
CM: Pape Matar Sarr – 6.5/10
He got stuck in with a few solid tackles and picked up an assist for setting up Kulusevski’s opener.
CM: Yves Bissouma – 6.5/10
Bissouma was a positive influence at both ends of the field and was accurate with his passing.
RW: Dejan Kulusevski – 7.5/10
Kulusevski had to work hard defensively and scored the only goal for Spurs in the sixth minute.
CAM: James Maddison – 6/10
The English talent was quiet in the first half and had to be replaced at half-time.
LW: Brennan Johnson – 6.5/10
He made a slow start to the game and had to be taken off after Romero’s dismissal in the 33rd minute.
ST: Heung-min Son – 6.5/10
Son didn’t hesitate to have a strike at goal but failed to find the back of the net.
CB: Eric Dier – 6/10
He tried to keep things tidy at the back but his efforts were not enough.
CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – 7/10
Hojbjerg made one good run with the ball and cleared the danger when needed.
RB: Emerson Royal – 7/10
He performed his defensive duties well.
CM: Rodrigo Bentancur – 5.5/10
Bentancur struggled to get into the flow of the game.
CM: Oliver Skipp – 6/10
Skipp engineered one decent chance in the final third.