Chelsea 2 Tottenham 2: Player ratings

Chelsea 2 Tottenham 2: Player ratings as Spurs twice come from behind to keep their Champions League hopes alive

Chelsea
2
Tottenham
2

Chelsea

Petr Cech
Could probably have done better – or at least something – for Emmanuel Adebayor’s goal but did little else wrong and should have had more protection for Tottenham’s second. 6/10

Cesar Azpilicueta
Had the upper hand over Gareth Bale and could have given Chelsea a third when his cross had Hugo Lloris scrambling back. Should have done more in build-up to Emmanuel Adebayor’s curler. 6

Gary Cahill
Was involved in the opener as he directed Juan Mata’s corner towards Oscar but was guilty of criminally backing off Emmanuel Adebayor before the striker netted Spurs’ first equaliser. 6

Branislav Ivanovic
A generally solid display but was drawn too far away from Gary Cahill for Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late equaliser and should have blocked the shot. 6

Ashley Cole
Impressive. Stood up to the test of keeping Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon quiet. 7

Ramires
Caught the Spurs defence napping and poked home a neat finish to put Chelsea 2-1 up before half-time but was caught in possession a number of times late on. 7

David Luiz
Impressed in his midfield role. He was on Gareth Bale’s case all night and provided Hugo Lloris with some catching practice from free-kicks. 6

Oscar
Nodded home Gary Cahill’s header from Juan Mata’s corner to put the Blues ahead early on and produced a number of perfectly-weighted passes to unlock the Spurs defence. Excellent display and shouldn’t have been subbed. 8

Juan Mata
Showed plenty of the delightful touches and passes we have become accustomed to and was a constant threat in the final third. 7

Eden Hazard
Was the architect of many of Chelsea’s forays forward but should have done better with a good chance 10 minutes after half time. 6

Fernando Torres
Decent hold-up play but had a relatively quiet game apart from poking through the ball which led to Ramires’ goal. Missed his mask. 4

SUBSTITUTES

Victor Moses
Did the basics right but made little to no impact. 5

Yossi Benayoun
Offered nothing apart from a foul each on Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Emmanuel Adebayor. N/A

Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris
Couldn’t really have done anything to prevent either goal but didn’t produce any saves of note. 5

Kyle Walker
Showed no fear in bursting forward as usual but was not quite accurate enough in the final third. 6

Michael Dawson
Put his body on the line but had some nervous moments and was caught napping for Ramires’ goal just before half-time. 5

Jan Vertonghen
Rarely looked comfortable alongside Michael Dawson and didn’t offer enough from attacking set-pieces. Below-par for the Belgian. 5

Benoit Assou-Ekotto
Quiet game but played an important part in Spurs’ equaliser when he fed Emmanuel Adebayor. 6

Scott Parker
Ineffectual, wasteful and didn’t pick up Oscar for the Blues’ opener. Poor display. 4

Tom Huddlestone
A typically assured performance, his precise passing set Tottenham on their way in numerous attacks and he was on hand to sweep up in front of his defence. 7

Aaron Lennon
Showed no signs of the injury that forced him off against Southampton and played a telling part in Emmanuel Adebayor’s opener with a decoy run that pulled Cesar Azpilicueta out wide. 7

Gareth Bale
Possibly still not 100 per cent fit, he failed to live up to his high standards and didn’t really manage to test Petr Cech. 6

Lewis Holtby
Didn’t impose himself in the game at all and gave away too many needless fouls. Not a surprise to see him substituted. 4

Emmanuel Adebayor
Showed stunning composure and finesse for his finish in the 26th minute to haul Spurs level. Faded until the 80th minute when he set up Gylfi Sigurdsson’s goal with a brilliant flick. Looked reinvigorated in the closing stages. 8

SUBSTITUTES

Gylfi Sigurdsson
Was very bright after coming on for Aaron Lennon and showed excellent composure to fire home an equaliser into the far post late on. 7

Clint Dempsey
Didn’t do much apart from a couple of tame shots. 4

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