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September 28, 2013 7:45 AM EDT
White Hart Lane — London
Referee:‬ M. Dean‎
Attendance:‬ 35857‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

The honors ended up even between Andres Villas-Boas and Jose Mourinho at White Hart Lane after John Terry canceled out Gylfi Sigurdsson's first-half strike.

By Greg Stobart at White Hart Lane

  • Hugo Lloris
    1
    3
    3.00

    Hugo Lloris

    Could do nothing about Terry's goal but produced a fine save to deny Schurlle when the German raced through on goal.

  • Kyle Walker
    0
    2
    2.50

    Kyle Walker

    Lost track of Hazard a couple of times in the first half but generally solid defensively and linked up well with Townsend.

  • Jan Vertonghen
    1
    4
    3.00

    Jan Vertonghen

    Involved in a fierce battle with Torres throughout the game. Strong in the challenge and made some crucial interceptions. Booked for a poor late challenge on Ramires.

  • Kyle Naughton
    0
    3
    2.50

    Kyle Naughton

    May have looked like Tottenham's weak link but handled the occasion well enough, although he offered very little threat in attack.

  • Michael Dawson
    2
    3
    2.00

    Michael Dawson

    Comfortable in the air and in possession, but the Spurs captain looked shaky on the turn against the ball in behind and was targeted by Chelsea in the second half.

  • Paulinho
    2
    2
    3.00

    Paulinho

    Looks the complete midfielder with his pressing off the ball and energy in possession. Protected his defense well and made well-timed forward runs - one of which ended with a shot hitting the post.

  • Andros Townsend
    0
    3
    2.50

    Andros Townsend

    Troubled Chelsea with his lively running, change of direction and pace. More intelligent end product than in recent weeks but booked for a poor dive in the first half.

  • Mousa Dembélé
    2
    2
    3.00

    Mousa Dembélé

    The Belgian showed great physical strength on and off the ball as Spurs controlled the midfield for much of the game. Excellent dribbling ability but perhaps held on to the ball too long at times.

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
    1
    2
    3.00

    Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Scored his third goal of the season to put Tottenham ahead in the 19th minute with a clever run and classy finish under pressure. Good tactical performance and always a goal threat with his positioning in the final third and his shooting ability.

  • Christian Eriksen
    3
    2
    3.50

    Christian Eriksen

    Class act in midfield, especially in the first-half, as he orchestrated the home team's play. Wonderful turn and pass in the build up to Sigurdsson's goal but tired after the break and was replaced by Holtby.

Substitutions

  • Lewis Holtby
    1
    1
    2.50

    Lewis Holtby

    Replaced Eriksen with 20 minutes to play. Some nice touches but lacked the subtlety of the Dane.

  • Nacer Chadli
    0
    2
    2.50

    Nacer Chadli

    Made no significant impact after replacing Townsend in the 63rd minute.

  • Jermain Defoe
    1
    1
    2.50

    Jermain Defoe

    Came on for Soldado in the 77th minute and looked to get involved with potshots from around the edge of the penalty area.

  • Petr Cech
    5
    1
    2.50

    Petr Cech

    Confident performance from the Blues goalkeeper as he showed solid handling when called upon.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    5
    2
    3.00

    Branislav Ivanovic

    The Serbian was Chelsea's best defender. Strong in the challenge, made one crucial last-ditch clearance and tried to get forward.

  • Ashley Cole
    6
    1
    2.50

    Ashley Cole

    The England left back found it difficult up against Townsend's speed and trickery. Improved in the second half, as did the rest of the away team.

  • David Luiz
    5
    2
    2.50

    David Luiz

    Coped well on the whole with Soldado. Read the game well, making good interceptions and, as always, was comfortable on the ball.

  • John Terry
    6
    2
    2.50

    John Terry

    The Chelsea captain was caught out for Tottenham's opener - not quite reaching the ball as he looked to challenge Sigurdsson - but made amends in the second half with a fine glancing header to equalize.

  • Ramires
    6
    2
    3.50

    Ramires

    Energetic in midfield and gave Chelsea control in the second half after switching from the right in to a more central role.

  • Frank Lampard
    4
    2
    2.50

    Frank Lampard

    On the fringes for much of the game but kept Chelsea ticking in a deep-lying midfield role with his accurate passing and constant availability for the ball.

  • Oscar
    6
    3
    2.50

    Oscar

    Bright performance from the Brazilian as he drifted across the pitch and looked to feed Torres. Maybe struggled to cope a little physically in the first half.

  • John Obi Mikel
    3
    5
    1.50

    John Obi Mikel Flop of the Match

    A very poor display in the holding role as he failed to provide protection for the back four and made no impact in possession. Substituted at halftime.

  • Eden Hazard
    3
    2
    2.50

    Eden Hazard

    Very lively early on of the left touchline but waned quickly and failed to influence the game in the final third before being replaced by Schurrle in the 69th minute.

  • Fernando Torres
    11
    4
    2.00

    Fernando Torres

    The Spaniard looked very lively as the spearhead of Chelsea's attack before his was sent-off somewhat unfortunately, receiving a second booking for an innocuous challenge on Vertonghen.

Substitutions

  • César Azpilicueta
    3
    1
    2.50

    César Azpilicueta

    Came on for Oscar in the 83rd minute after Torres' red card.

  • Juan Mata
    4
    1
    3.50

    Juan Mata Top of the Match

    The much-discussed Spaniard replaced Mikel at halftime and made his point to Jose Mourinho with an excellent free kick for Terry's goal and some incisive passing.

  • Andre Schürrle
    3
    1
    2.50

    Andre Schürrle

    Replaced Hazard in the 69th minute and had a chance to win it for the visitors but was thwarted by Lloris when he went through on goal.

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