Player ratings: Tottenham 0 vs 2 Chelsea

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Chelsea needed a win at Tottenham Stadium to maintain a tight grip on top four and the Blues got a much desired result with a 2-0 victory against Tottenham.

It’s the first time Chelsea have won a game against any of the top six sides under Frank Lampard and the victory was well deserved.

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Kepa: Practically had nothing to do as he was shielded by his defence and only had to pass the ball out from the back all game. 6/10

Rudiger: No nonsense defending from the German as Chelsea kept a first away clean sheet of the season. Helped in the sending off of Son in the second half. 8/10

Zouma: Had to be one of his best performances of the season as he kept Harry Kane quiet all through the game. Was a steel at the back. 8/10

Tomori: Was excellent tonight as he combined well in a back three system. Made sure Lucas Moura had no sniff on the Chelsea goal and passed the ball out with ease from the left side of defence. 8/10

Kante: Worked really hard for the team as he helped the Blues win back the ball quickly in the middle of the park. His defensive presence was felt today as he sat deep beside Kovacic. 8/10

Kovacic: Good game from the Croatia international. Held the ball well, passed well and came out of tight corners when he needed to. 7/10

Azpilicueta: Excellent display today as he moved high up the pitch when needed and was excellent in his defensive duties. 8/10

Alonso: Surprise inclusion in the starting lineup in a very familiar left wing-back role. Had a good game and also won the penalty in the second half. 8/10

Mount: Worked hard from the front, passed the ball really well and his movements helped unsettle Spurs. Very mature performance from the youngster. 8/10

Willian: He was brilliant today as he scored a brace to help Chelsea win the game. Beside his goals, his all round game was topnotch. He used his pace and trickery to cause all sorts of problems for the Tottenham backline. 9/10

Abraham: Might not have gotten on the scoresheet, but his efforts can’t be waved aside. He battled hard upfront and made sure it wasn’t easy for the Tottenham defence. 7/10

Subs

Jorginho: Came on for Kovacic with just over 20 minutes left to help see out the game and he did a good job ensuring that Chelsea had good possession of the ball. 6.5/10

Batshuayi: Came on with ten minutes left to revive the Chelsea attack, with Abraham already exhausted. Good cameo performance from the Belgian who nearly got a goal. 6/10

Reece James: Surely loves to attack and also nearly got his name on the scoresheet with a good effort that was blocked. 6/10

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