Tottenham Hotspur vs. Southampton: Live Player Ratings for Spurs and Saints

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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Southampton: Live Player Ratings for Spurs and Saints
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Tottenham resume their timid quest for a UEFA Champions League spot today as they host safely top-half Southampton.

Both sides have little to play for in realists' teams, but the bonus ball here is that each team plays a good brand of attacking, exciting football.

Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with the Spurs job in recent days, per The Guardian, to add a little extra spice to the tie.

Join us for live coverage starting 30 minutes prior to kick-off, and we'll be grading the players live—at half-time and full-time—right here.

 

Spurs XI

Spurs XI
Player Position H/T Rating F/T Rating
Llors GK 7 7
Naughton RB 2 3
Kaboul CB 5 6
Vertonghen CB 6 6
Rose LB 5 5
Lennon RM 6 6
Bentaleb MID 6 6
Chadli MID 5 6
Dembele MID 6 6
Eriksen LW 7 8
Soldado ST 7 8
Subs
Sigurdsson MID N/A 7
Townsend RW N/A 6

B/R UK

Lloris: Essentially left stranded and helpless for Saints' goals; Didn't see much action otherwise.

Naughton: Really struggled with Rodriguez and was directly at fault for the first goal.

Kaboul: Hardly exuded confidence, but stepped up to catch Rodriguez offside several times.

Vertonghen: Bent but didn't break; Struggled with movement and pace all game.

Rose: A very suspect showing from the left-back once again.

Lennon: Aggressively ran at Shaw, but got almost nowhere on the flank.

Bentaleb: A relatively sub-standard showing from the Algerian; failed to control any part of the midfield.

Chadli: One nice run, but did very little to impact the game.

Dembele: A little anonymous from Dembele in the centre.

Eriksen: Was a non-factor on the left for long periods, but scored a crucial goal in the first half.

Soldado: A moment of genius saw him flick Chadli in on goal, but opportunities for the Spaniard were limited.

 

Saints XI

Saints XI
Player Position H/T Rating F/T Rating
Boruc GK 7 7
Clyne RB 6 6
Fonte CB 7 7
Lovren CB 7 5
Shaw LB 7 7
Ward-Prowse CM 7 6
Cork DM 7 7
Davis CM 8 8
Lallana AM 8 8
Rodriguez LW 8 8
Lambert ST 7 7
Subs
Chambers RB N/A 7
Ramirez LW N/A 6
Gallagher ST N/A N/A

B/R UK

Boruc: Made two vital stops just before half-time, but had a quiet half overall.

Clyne: His hashed clearance allowed Eriksen to score, and his position in the side comes under scrutiny again.

Fonte: Dealt with the movement of Soldado rather well. An accomplished showing.

Lovren: His usual solid self; always in the right place at the right time.

Shaw: Excellent in bottling up Lennon and Co.; An attacking presence, came close to a goal.

Ward-Prowse: Hasn't been noticeable—that's neither positive or negative.

Cork: Broke up attacks in central channels well and tried to spark counters quickly. 

Davis: Quietly effective, strong running, accomplished passing. Underrated.

Lallana: A tricky, superb showing from Lallana. Slotted his goal home brilliantly.

Rodriguez: A constant threat on the break and over the top. Spurs failed to deal with him.

Lambert: Utilised clever movement to engineer space, but a lack of pace let him down.

 

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