Tottenham player ratings vs Newcastle: Bentaleb stars as Eriksen impresses again

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We rate Tottenham's players' performances during their 4-0 win over Newcastle United in the Capital One Cup.

Michel Vorm - 7

Although he is unlikely to ever displace Hugo Lloris as Tottenham Hotspur's number one, he is clearly capable back-up. Vorm was largely untested throughout the match, but performed well whenever he was called into action. 

Vlad Chiriches - 6

The Romanian defender looked the weakest link in Spurs' backline, but this was still a reasonably commendable display. Seems to be Mauricio Pochettino's second choice for the right-back berth now, behind Kyle Walker. 

Federico Fazio - 7

After making a shaky start to his Spurs career, Fazio seems to have got to grips with his task at White Hart Lane. The summer signing was impressively commanding at the back last night. 

Jan Vertonghen - 8

On his day he is Tottenham's most able defender and this was a stand-out performance from the Belgian international. Vertonghen seems to be thriving having a consistent partner in the heart of the defence, having played with Fazio for five out of Spurs's last six games, and he will be hoping to keep to this standard for the remainder of the campaign. 

Danny Rose - 6 

A decent display from the left-back, but probably not enough to knock Ben Davies out of the staring line-up. 

Benjamin Stambouli - 6

Performed his function well, but he was never going to stand-out with Spurs on the front-foot for so much of the match. 

Nabil Bentaleb - 8

Man of the match. Energetic, combative and technically able, there is a lot to get excited about with Bentaleb. At 20-years-old he already looks to have all the makings of a top-class player and his first goal for the club was reward for his eye-catching display. 

Nacer Chadli - 8 

He is starting to show his worth to the side now. Last season Chadli looked well short of the quality to play for Spurs, but he has really progressed over the summer and looks a very useful attacking outlet. Took his goal expertly. 

Andros Townsend - 5

Arguably the weakest performer on the night. Nothing really came off for Townsend, who could well be heading towards the exit door at White Hart Lane. 

Christian Eriksen - 8

Watching the Dane at his best is an absolute pleasure and Eriksen was masterful last night. Creative, elegant and ruthless, he is back to the form that made him such a sensation towards the back end of the last campaign and Tottenham look an infinitely better team for it. 

Harry Kane - 7

The in-form striker just cannot stop hitting the back of the net at the moment. He looks a really bright talent and could easily get beyond 20 goals in all competitions this season after scoring 13 times to date. 

Subs: 

Mousa Dembele - 6

Did enough after coming on to prove his worth. He may be up for sale in January, but Dembele does have ability and he proved that during his spell on the pitch yesterday. 

Roberto Soldado - 6

May never become the hitman that Spurs signed him for, but he scored last night. That's two goals in his last six appearances for the Spaniard, which is a marked improvement on last season. 

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