Spurs v Chelsea player ratings

Chelsea’s winning run came to an end in the derby at White Hart Lane. Here’s how we rated each Blues player in the 2-0 defeat against Tottenham.

Thibaut Courtois: 6

Left badly exposed for both goals. Didn’t have much to do other than that. Produced a first-half save to keep out Eric Dier’s header.

Cesar Azpilicueta: 5

Oh dear. The usually reliable Azpilicueta twice allowed goalscorer Dele Alli to drift behind him to score and in general the Spaniard was well short of his best.

David Luiz: 5

Responsibility for the goals wasn’t solely with the players Alli sneaked in between to score – centre-backs Luiz and Gary Cahill were both at fault too. That was especially the case for the opening goal, when Luiz was guilty of ball-watching in the build up.

Gary Cahill: 5

Woefully out of position in the build up to the all-important first goal. Like several of his team-mates, Cahill was well short of his best.

Victor Moses: 6

Could have done better for both goals but is easy to blame simply because he was close to the area in which Alli was allowed space. As the right wing-back his positioning for both goals wasn’t particularly poor. He worked hard on the right flank.

N’Golo Kante: 5

So often the enforcer, he was given a rare taste of his own medicine as Spurs’ Victor Wanyama dominated in midfield with a terrific display. For once, Kante was second best.

Nemanja Matic: 6

Had a reasonable game and created an early chance for Eden Hazard. Could have been tighter to Eriksen though.

Marcos Alonso: 5

Has looked good when Chelsea have been in full flow, but on a night when they were seriously tested defensively he simply didn’t perform. Out of position far too often.

Pedro: 6

Worked hard off the ball and tried to make things happen, but Spurs contained him well.

Diego Costa: 6

Combative up front as always. Forced a good save from Hugo Lloris with a low shot early in the second half.

Eden Hazard: 5

Troubled Tottenham’s defence and was particularly bright in the first half. But the story of his night was two missed chances. The first was a shot narrowly wide and the second – a header wide from close range – came shortly before Spurs made it 2-0 so was a crucial moment in the game.

Willian: 6

Added some energy when brought on midway through the second half but by then the momentum was Tottenham’s.