Stoke v Tottenham Dissected By The Numbers – Ratings Included

4:0. Leicester we are coming for you, rang around the away stand as Spurs made a statement of real intent against Stoke. Double from Alli and Kane set up the rout of the Potters and 5 point gap at the top of the table with the fixture list seems doable at the moment.

Hugo Lloris – 8/10

Had a silent night by his standards. Was always ready and had his head in the game. Great distribution and made a routine save to keep a well deserved clean sheet in the dying minutes of the game.

Kyle Walker – 7/10

One of those games where the RB didn’t put a foot wrong. He was creating chances, widening the scope of play and also a reliable member of the defence whenever called upon.

Toby Alderweireld – 9/10

As of yesterday, the Belgian has completed 600 exact minutes without committing a foul in the PL. That is some record. Maintained the backline and has become the integral part of this Spurs side. Signing of the season.

Jan Vertonghen – 8/10

The Belgian has come back to the side after a 4 month break and in the 2 games since, he asnthasn’t looked like he was ever absent. Another solid performance from Belgian.

Danny Rose – 8/10

The left back has again solidified his claim for a spot in the Euros. He should naturally be the #1 player for the spot. Did not put a foot wrong and Spurs will hope his fine run of form continues.

Eric Dier – 7/10

Just his usual self. Composed on the ball. No rash challenges. Solid yet again, really become one of those new found players in the CDM role. Saving Spurs some transfer kitty.

Moussa Dembele – 8/10

Had many good chances to score a goal. Missed them all. Should do better with his goal scoring but was exceptional in tracking back and winning the ball back all throughout the game.

Delle Alli – 9/10

A double means all trouble for the opposition. His goals have been crucial for Spurs this season and this Stoke Game showed his maturity as a player since the start of the season and now. Could have had a hat trick if he did not miss after beating the keeper on the dribble.

Erik Lamela – 8/10

Was selfish at times, when he could have found Kane to convert. Yet he assisted Kane’s second and played a crucial role in the build up play of the first goal. Does his defensive duties when needed and has transformed majorly as a player.

Christian Eriksen – 9/10

Created he most numbert of chances. Assisted 2 goals and hit the cross bar once. Should have scored to cap of a brilliant night of individual footy for the Dane.

Harry Kane – 10/10

The young England striker was doubted as a one season wonder, but he has gone on to silence all the critics and extended his lead for the golden boot with 2 more goals, the first one sort becoming a trademark finishing style for the young lad.

Nacer Chadli, Ryan Mason and Son all came on as late second half substitutes after the game was won by the North Londoners. All 3 players did their job and ran down the clock. Chadli almost did score in the dying moments, not that it would have made a major difference to the already high morale of the team. All 3 aren’t awarded ratings due to the very less playing time on the field.