The Premier League weekend returns as Chris Hughton's Norwich welcome Tim Sherwood's Tottenham Hotspur to Carrow Road.
Results in the bottom half went in favour of the home side on Saturday, and they find themselves in a great position to propel themselves up the table. Spurs, on the other hand, need to keep pace at the top and will feel pressured to take advantage of Everton's slip.
How will it play out? We'll be updating our player ratings live—at half-time and full-time—so check back in anytime!
|Player||Position||H/T Rating||F/T Rating|
Lloris: A very quiet outing for the Frenchman who made a few easy catches when called upon. Helpless for the goal.
Naughton: Struggled to handle the powerful, purposeful runs of Martin Olsson. Looked stretched.
Dawson: Hardly inspired confidence in his dealing with Ricky van Wolfswinkel and slipped up in the second half, looking statue-esque for Robert Snodgrass' goal.
Vertonghen: Solid and strong as usual, good on the ball in defence.
Rose: Had his hands full with Snodgrass. Played well in the first half, but lost his man for the goal in the second.
Capoue: Lasted only 10 minutes before being forced off with a knock.
Bentaleb: Very cool and calm on the ball, strong outside the box in mopping up in the first half. Was dispossessed for the goal in rookie fashion.
Dembele: Petulant with the referee and consistently slowing attacks up for no reason. Normal day for Dembele.
Paulinho: Struggled to get into his groove and failed to take control of proceedings from his central berth.
Lennon: A livewire on the ball, sharp in the wide areas but disappointing in his delivery. Worked hard.
Adebayor: Ineffectual, dropped deeper and deeper to find the ball. Little, if any, work done in opponent's box.
(sub) Chadli: Rather ineffectual; happy to pass it to the nearest player every time.
(sub) Soldado: Missed a sitter within seconds of coming on, did little else.
(sub) Townsend: No time to impact.