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Spurs player ratings: Dier error costly; Son looks lost without Kane

Jorginho’s penalty after Eric Dier had felled Timo Werner was enough to condemn Mourinho to back-to-back home defeats for the first time ever in the Premier League and leave Spurs in danger of being cut adrift from the top four.

Dan Kilpatrick was at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to run the rule over the Spurs players…

Hesitated to claim crosses but did make a fine save to deny Mason Mount and came out bravely to challenge Christian Pulisic.

Back from the naughty step and responsible for Spurs’ best moments in each box, heading narrowly wide in the first half and making a magnificent goal-saving challenge to deny Werner after the break. His cross set up Vinicius late on. A positive.

Made a series of brave challenges and finished without a glaring error, which is notable given his partner’s repeated mistakes.

Returned to the side and made another wretched individual error for Chelsea’s penalty, although did make a brave double block. Looks low on confidence after so many mistakes.

Made a number of important tackles and blocks but is poor at progressing the ball and frequently lost possession.

One of the few players who offers guaranteed fight but his high standards have fallen this week. Chelsea found it too easy to progress past him in the midfield.

Offered nothing in possession and it was easy to forget he was on the pitch. Main contribution was dropping back to held defend.

Responsible for Spurs’ best moment on the counter, outstripping Marcos Alonso and feeding Vinicius. Was quiet thereafter and hooked just after an hour.

The only player really capable of moving the ball forward, but had a poor night and looked off the pace throughout.

Continued to look lost without Harry Kane and offered none of his usual threat in behind.

The Brazilian’s fluffed his big chance, heading Aurier’s cross wide late on. His hesitant presence was a reminder of Kane’s quality offered little either as a focal point or creative force.

Erik Lamela (Bergwijn 68′) 7

Had a positive impact and finally forced Eduoard Mendy into a save, extending the Chelsea goalkeeper with a curling effort.

Lucas Moura (Ndombele 68′) 5

Damning for Gareth Bale that Lucas was sent on ahead of him. Had a chance taken off his head by Vinicius late on.

Subs not used: Hart, Sanchez, Rodon, Tanganga, Doherty, Winks, Bale.


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