Spurs player ratings: Eriksen, Davies impress - but Lamela & Fazio struggle

Christian Eriksen and Soldado Spurs

How Tottenham Hotspur's players rated during their 2-1 win at Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.

Hugo Lloris - 7/10

Returned to the kind of form we would expect from the Frenchman, mainly through fantastic stops to deny Wilfried Bony.

Ben Davies - 7.5/10

Made the odd mistake but also two key contributions: a great tackle to stop Bony and the assist for Christian Eriksen's late winner.

Federico Fazio - 5/10

The centre-back has impressed in some games recently but was back to his early form here, looking slow and letting Spurs down at the back.

Jan Vertonghen - 6.5/10

Celebrated passionately after Eriksen netted Tottenham's winning goal and was certainly an improvement on Fazio, if not a spectacular performer.

Kyle Walker - 6.5/10

This was far from a mesmerising display from the right-back but Tottenham supporters will be mightily encouraged by his contribution. Looks to be returning to fitness surprisingly quickly.

Ryan Mason - 6/10

One of many to get booked today, the midfielder has been the subject of criticism from fans since full-time. Worked as hard as ever but did not offer too much protection as Swansea bossed possession in large spells.

Nabil Bentaleb - 6.5/10

Received a mixed reaction, praised by some and criticised by others, but can perhaps be argued to have performed better than Mason - yet not quite strong enough to stop the Swansea midfield from imposing their natural game.

Erik Lamela - 4/10

The Argentine is a real enigma. For weeks now, Lamela has been in shoddy form - and many Spurs fans are tired of growing frustrated with him every game. Many continue to insist he has the talent to become a star, however...

Christian Eriksen - 8/10

An assist and a goal underlined the Dane's growing importance within this Spurs side, despite being shoved down the left-hand side to start with...

Roberto Soldado - 5/10

Substituted after 55 minutes and rightly so. Must Tottenham really persist with the ineffective Spaniard?

Harry Kane - 7.5/10

One of his side's hardest workers, as ever, winning a surprisingly high number of tackles, while Kane also opened the scoring and threatened throughout. One of Spurs' best players - but certainly due to the downfall of so many of his team-mates as much as his own improvement in quality.

Substitutes

Mousa Dembele - 7/10

The second-half substitute is showing the benefits of simple, basic man management that many coaches just seem to ignore. Has been taken out of the first team after his poor form and now looks much keener to earn his place back.

Benjamin Stambouli - 6.5/10

Came on after 70 minutes and looked very lively.

Nacer Chadli was also introduced with several minutes left.

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