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Tottenham player ratings: Lloris prevents hammering; Kane kept quiet


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ottenham 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.

Dan Kilpatrick was in north London to run the rule over the Spurs players…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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