Federico Fazio - Tottenham Hotspur's best defender against Chelsea

Argentine defender Federico Fazio shone against Chelsea.

Tottenham won't reflect on their performance against Chelsea with any fond memories, but there were those who impressed more than others.

While Jan Vertonghen was left reeling for Loic Remy's goal, his defensive partner Federico Fazio had a more accomplished game.

After a poor start with two red cards in his opening matches, the Argentine is beginning to look settled.

  MatchWon TacklesInterceptionsAerial Duels WonAccurate CrossesShots BlockedAssistsGoalsTotalMins Played
Federico Fazio Chelsea vs Tottenham 3 4 2 0 1 0 0 10 90
Vlad Chiriches Chelsea vs Tottenham 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 90
Ben Davies Chelsea vs Tottenham 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 6 90
Jan Vertonghen Chelsea vs Tottenham 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 90

Stacking up the performance of the defenders who featured, by adding up their various selected attributes, Fazio was the best Tottenham star in the backline.

Fazio's display was well matched by defender Vlad Chiriches too, playing out of position once again at right-back. The difference in their performances by the above metrics were the Argentine's two aerial duels won, with the Romanian failing to come out on top in any.

Vertonghen's display was worrying, for errors aside even, he made few positive defensive contributions in the defeat.

A stronger all round performance will be needed from all however when Spurs host Crystal Palace in their next fixture, with Pochettino's side failing to keep a Premier League clean sheet since the 1-0 win over his former side Southampton on October 5.

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