Tottenham player ratings against Swansea: Ade, Eriksen and Chiriches all exceptional

An outstanding 3-1 away win by Tottenham saw them win for the fifth away game in a row, with Adebayor scoring either side of a Chico Flores own goal.

Tottenham put out a real statement to the top four that they mean business, as Tim Sherwood's men moved up to 16 points Premier League from 18 available since he took over - the best opening six games of any Tottenham manager.

Spurs negotiated a tough opening half hour to control the game with Emmanuel Adebayor's header, and then dominated the rest of the match, scoring twice after the break through a Chico own goal and another Adebayor strike to seal the game, despite Wilfried Bony's late consolation.

See below for player ratings from the game:

Hugo Lloris 6.5/10

Decent save from Shelvey's drive, and looked in confident mood throughout, despite Bony's best efforts. When the Ivorian finally did get on the scoresheet, the Frenchman had no chance.

Kyle Walker 6.5/10

Made a superb last man tackle on equally fleet-footed Wayne Routledge, but generally looked a better offensive option than a defensive one. Provided the cross that led to Chico's own goal.

Danny Rose 6.5/10

Made one great interception, before bursting past the last man and then skying his effort. Had an up-and-down match in general, winning the ball on occasion only to dawdle and give it away. But did excellent to race forward and cross for Adebayor's third goal. Booked for kicking the ball away late on.

Michael Dawson 6/10

Was surprisingly getting beaten by Bony in the air before Tottenham scored, and looked the more vulnerable of the two centre backs. Lucky not to have conceded a penalty with a blatant push on the Ivorian, but made some telling contributions in the second half to make up for it.

Vlad Chiriches 7.5/10

Chiriches had a strong game dealing with the pace of Routledge and, on occasion, the power of Bony. He also managed to bale out his team and step out of defence with the ball successfully on more than one occasion.

Nabil Bentaleb 7/10

Impressed again for Spurs both with his movement and short passing, providing one great piece of control before releasing Adebayor at the perfect time. Looks completely at home at this level, and a real talent.

Moussa Dembele 7/10

Came into the game well as Tottenham moved into the ascendancy, bursting through the Swansea midfield with the ball several times. Would love to see him chance some long range shots more often though, though ironically he should have passed the one time he chose to shoot when through on goal, ignoring Adebayor who was open.

Aaron Lennon 7/10

Continued his excellent recent form as he was involved in much of Tottenham's strong attacking play. After a good contest with Ben Davies, gradually got on top of the left back, and was excellent at tracking back when he needed to.

Christian Eriksen 8/10

Really impressed and ran Adebayor close for man of the match. Displayed superb skill and passing ability early on, with some fantastic runs showing the Danes dribbling ability and pace. Neat interplay with Lennon before he crossed for Adebayor's goal, and continued to display class on the ball throughout the entire 90 minutes.

Nacer Chadli 6/10

Was often finding himself drifting into a central attacking role ahead of a busy Adebayor, though struggled to impact the game to the extent of some of his teammates. Withdrawn for Sigurdsson with 25 minutes left.

Emmanuel Adebayor 8/10

MOTM - Had one of those days where he looked one of the best around. A willing and eager worker for the duration of the match, scoring a great header and then nearly doubling the lead with a half-volley from the edge of the box that forced Tremmel into a smart save. Scored his second following a strong run and was unlucky not to complete a hat-trick after further gut-bursting work, not a word usually associated with this striker.

Substitutes -

Gylffi Sigurdsson 67' 7/10

Came on for Chadli and instantly provided a great pass into the path of Rose in the lead up to the third goal.

Kyle Naughton 79' 6/10

Brought on for Lennon after Swansea had scored to shore up Tottenham's defence, and did his job well for the remaining minutes.

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