Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Eriksen performance against Chelsea

Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen was one of Tottenham’s stand out performers as Spurs drew 1-1 with Chelsea at White Hart Lane.

Eriksen has taken to life at Tottenham like a duck to water and it was extremely encouraging for Spurs fans to see him playing well against one of the club’s main rivals, especially in the first half.

Eriksen shrugged off a challenge from Frank Lampard superbly before racing towards Chelsea’s goal, providing a neat little lay off to Roberto Soldado who passed on to Gylfi Sigurdsson as the Icelandic international poked the ball home.

Eriksen has now weighed in with two vital assists for Tottenham this season and if he maintains the momentum he has created at the club, he will play a very significant role in any silverware Tottenham win before next summer.

What he does so well is makes runs from different positions which makes it difficult for the opposition to mark him in a conventional sense.

He pops up in positions where the opposition wouldn’t expect him to appear, which means he often has little pockets of space to operate in and he’s proven how good he is at creating chances for his teammates.

The challenge for Eriksen will now be to work on a plan B and to get savvy to the tactics that sides will use to try and keep him quiet. If he manages to reinvent himself then he’ll stay dangerous for a very long period of time, which should enable consistency in the big games.

Chelsea managed to get to grips with him in the second half, which muted his influence ever so slightly but when he does get on the ball he looks calm, in control and he shows a superb skill for making the right decisions.

Considering some of the transfer fees that were spent over the summer, £11.5 million for the former Ajax man is starting to look like a real bargain for a player who is quite obviously worth a substantial amount more.

Take a look at what Spurs fans made of his performance.

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