Finishing the fixture with three saves to his name, Lloris was a valued figure in goal for Tottenham but could have perhaps hoped to pose more of a challenge to Ramires’ goal, rushing out slightly too late.
Despite being reliable in one-on-one situations, the Frenchman could have been more assured when coming to claim aerial balls, although he wasn’t helped by a shaky defence.
Oddly switching flanks on numerous occasions, Kyle Walker did a great job in covering not just his own flanks but also that of Benoit Assou-Ekotto when the Cameroonian was out of position.
Finishing with a passing accuracy of 92 percent, Walker used his superb pace to give Ashley Cole a serious run for his money at times and linked up well with Aaron Lennon before the speedster was pulled off in the second period.
A shaky performance at the back from the Cameroonian was offset by his contributions in attack that were of great value to his side.
Failing to make even one tackle against Chelsea, Assou-Ekotto and Azpilicueta engaged in an entertaining back-and-forth between wing-backs, ultimately ending in a stalemate.
The most experienced member of the Spurs defence, it’s Michael Dawson that a lot of the visitors’ faces will have been turning to for leadership at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday—and lead the England international did.
Even going as far as taking a bulleted Juan Mata shot directly in the mush at one stage, Dawson’s lack of pace means that his positioning talents were more needed than ever against a tricky Chelsea offence, but Dawson did well to keep the likes of Fernando Torres and Mata quiet.
Pulling off a match high of six individual tackles, it’s safe to say that Jan Vertonghen maintained his reputation as an elite defender against the Chelsea challenge, keeping the Blues' fearsome attacking threat at bay with ease.
The Belgian also managed to make 10 clearances, all the while preserving the highest passing rate of any player on the night, completing 93 percent of all passes.