Reliable and agile as ever when called upon, and was powerless to stop Sturridge's leveller.
His pace forced Mata to come infield to get into the game, but caught badly out of position for Chelsea's equaliser.
Generally solid alongside King, ensuring much of Drogba's success came with his back to goal.
Composed on the ball, but Sturridge's pace and movement gave him nightmares all evening.
Provided calmness and leadership in a cauldron of an atmosphere, organising his defence impressively.
Used the ball sensibly, but often chased shadows as Chelsea's three-man midfield passed the ball round him.
R. van der Vaart
Struggled to find the spaces in between Chelsea's defensive lines, and was withdrawn for the more direct Pavlyuchenko at the interval.
Spent much of his time without the ball, but his energy and tenacity was in evidence as he battled impressively
Provided flashes of brilliance, but was unable to shine out wide rather than through the middle.
Dangerous whenever he got the ball, but his influence was limited once Chelsea gained a foothold in the midfield and cut off the majority of his supply.
Took his goal well, and gave the Chelsea defence problems all evening with his pace, strength and movement. Brilliantly denied by Cech at the death.
Tamely beaten to the ball by Adebayor for Spurs' opener, but made some top saves after the interval
Didn't have much time to make an impression before succumbing to injury.
Provided an excellent cross for Sturridge's equaliser and was generally reliable defensively.
Solid in spite of his off-the-field concerns and injury problems, organising a makeshift backline well and denied the hosts a certain goal with a fine block late on.
Troubled by Bale early on, the Portugal international acquitted himself better when moved to centre-back.
Used the ball well to maintain possession for his side, but struggled to make a decisive pass.
Assured on the ball and full of running and energy in the middle, the Brazilian will no doubt rue the free header he missed late on.
J. Obi Mikel
Outshone by his replacement Romeu after going off with a knock in the first half.
Anonymous early on, he buzzed around dangerously after that, with set-piece deliveries proving his most noteworthy contribution.
The most dangerous player on the pitch. Troubled the Spurs defence every time he got the ball, and showcased good movement for his goal.
Led the line well but, aside from a first half effort which hit the post, he couldn't create much for himself.
- 22 R. Turnbull
Dealt with the threat of Bale surprisingly well following his unplanned introduction.
- 8 F. Lampard
Gave his side a foothold in midfield when he replaced Mikel.
- 15 F. Malouda
- 21 S. Kalou
Endured another brief and anonymous cameo which will do nothing to ease the pressure on him.