Tottenham player ratings: Pierluigi Gollini and Steven Bergwijn impress in draw at Chelsea


Pierluigi Gollini

Making his first Tottenham appearance, the Italian could do little about Ziyech’s low clinical shot. He had little else to do in the first half, until a little flurry of late catches to make from half-chance shots and crosses. Couldn’t get near Ziyech’s deflected second goal but he did save from Werner before the hour mark. Pulled off an excellent flying low save to deny Anjorin on 65 minutes and blocked Abraham’s close range effort not too long after. A bright spot for Tottenham on the night. 8

Matt Doherty

The Irishman didn’t get the chance to get forward much, mainly pinned back in his own half. He defended well on the whole, but some of his distribution, particularly later on in the first half was a bit sloppy. Grew into the game and made some good clearing headers in his own box in the second half. 6

Japhet Tanganga

Backed off Ziyech and allowed the midfielder far too much space to shoot and score early on. Didn’t look comfortable alongside Dier at times but another who improved in the second half. 5


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Eric Dier

Did not take control of the situation with Ziyech early on, neither telling Tanganga to close him down or doing it himself. Made a couple of good blocks as the half wore on. Could only get a touch on Ziyech’s second goal to help it past Gollini. Had a sloppy moment just after the hour mark that ended up presenting Pulisic with a chance. 5

Sergio Reguilon

Put in a couple of good tackles down the left but Chelsea had more joy in getting in down that side in the first 45 minutes. Like Doherty he got better as the game wore on. 6

Oliver Skipp

Playing alongside Hojbjerg and then Winks in the engine room, he got around the pitch and put plenty of tackles in. 6

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Back early after impressing at the Euros, but he looked like a man making his first steps back into match action after three weeks away. 5

Dele Alli

A nightmare first half for Alli with passes going astray and he was made to look like a snail at times by the Chelsea midfield. He’s got plenty of attacking talents but this role in the midfield three needs a creative passer like Ndombele or Lo Celso and it doesn’t quite fit Alli. He was more influential in the second half but he’s not found his rhythm. 5

Steven Bergwijn

Worked space before finding Son for an early chance. Started brightly but faded as Spurs got more and more pinned in their own half in the first period. He continued to work hard with little reward until he cut inside from the left and fired home an equaliser with a shot through Mendy’s legs and into the net. 8

Lucas Moura

Lost the ball on the halfway line for Kante which launched Chelsea on the attack for their early goal. Struggled to make much of an impact in the first half but grabbed a goal back in the second half when his shot was deflected off Rudiger and over Mendy into the net. Much more of a threat in the second period. 7

Son Heung-min

Saw an early deflected strike pushed wide by the keeper. Other than that he ploughed a lone furrow up front in the first and showed that while he’s a goalscorer, he’s not a natural hold-up man. He had a big chance early in the second period as Mendy pushed a cross towards him but his shot was not strong enough from six yards. Bergwijn put him through soon after but the South Korean star messed up his second touch and left the ball behind and was tackled. Played the ball to Bergwijn as he advanced for his goal. 6

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Harry Winks

Came on for the second half and immediately put in three successful tackles in a row. However, soon after he was too easily beaten by Alonso in the build-up to Chelsea’s second goal. He was better than Hojbjerg on the night though, albeit against a Chelsea team that changed a lot halfway through the second period, and he helped drive Tottenham on. 7

Ben Davies

Replaced Reguilon and his shot was cleared off the line by Ampadu. 6

Serge Aurier

Came on for Doherty with about 15 minutes to go of the game and got up the pitch into advanced position. 6

Dane Scarlett

Showed one night touch in the air, using his strength to hold off the defender and take the ball with his chest. Didn’t see much of the ball other than that though. 5





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