Spurs player ratings: Stambouli shines, £16m Paulinho's struggles continue

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We rate Tottenham Hotspur's players from their 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League last night.

Hugo Lloris - 7

The Frenchman may not have been as busy as he has been in recent weeks, but he still made a number of eye-catching stops. Lloris is firmly establishing himself as Tottenham Hotspur's most important player. 

Kyle Naughton - 5

The full-back continues to struggle to in the Tottenham first-team. He is too wasteful in possession when going forward. 

Vlad Chiriches - 7

With speculation surrounding Chiriches's future becoming increasingly stronger the Romanian could have been forgiven for being slightly distracted in this match. However, he ended up putting in one of his best displays in a Spurs shirt and looked comfortable dealing with Partizan's threat. 

Jan Vertonghen - 6

Tottenham's best defender is still struggling for form this season. Generally looked commanding, but there were a few mistakes involved which he will be thankful weren't punished. 

Ben Davies - 6

Doesn't offer the side much of a threat going forward, but looks a more solid defensive option that Danny Rose. 

Benjamin Stambouli - 8

Man of the match. Stambouli has found his chances limited at White Hart Lane so far, but this performance should have put him in Mauricio Pochettino's thoughts. Scored his side's winner and should have had an assist if it wasn't for Erik Lamela's profligacy. 

Moussa Dembele - 5

A fairly unremarkable evening from the Belgian, who struggled to influence play. 

Erik Lamela - 5

Pochettino is keeping faith with Lamela, but he is still not looking like the £30 million player Spurs hoped he would be when they purchased him from Roma. Missed an absolute sitter and was generally wasteful throughout. 

Paulinho - 5

The Brazilian appears to be heading towards a January exit and this display will have done little to change Pochettino's mind. Another disappointing showing. 

Aaron Lennon - 6

Made an impact off the substitutes' bench against Hull City to earn this start. Lennon was one of better performers for Spurs in an attacking sense, but he still doesn't appear to be of the quality to push the side on to the next level.

Roberto Soldado - 6

The striker who seems to be able to do everything but score. Soldado's link-up play was exceptional once again, but he can't seem to find the back of the net. 

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