Spurs player ratings: Lamela glorious, Walker impressive - but Stambouli disappoints

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How Tottenham Hotspur's players rated during their 2-1 win over Burnley at White Hart Lane.

Hugo Lloris - 7.5/10

As always, the Frenchman was on hand to produce several top-class reflex saves. There was nothing Lloris could have done about Ashley Barnes' wondergoal.

Ben Davies - 6.5/10

Wasn't threatened too much down the left-hand side and looked relatively comfortable, without shining.

Federico Fazio - 6/10

Despite the brilliance of Barnes' strike for Burnley, Tottenham's back four did look sluggish - and were shaky throughout. It may seem like harsh criticism but a more attacking team would have exposed them.

Jan Vertonghen - 6/10

The exact same can be said of the Belgian, who often looked a little too slow to react. There is no doubting, however, that Spurs' current pairing at centre-back is far better than when Younes Kaboul was in the side.

Kyle Walker - 7/10

His importance to the Tottenham team already is matched perhaps only by that of Ryan Mason. Most Spurs attacks came down the right-hand side, where Walker worked brilliantly with Erik Lamela and helped get the best out of the £30 million man.

Nabil Bentaleb - 6/10

Did his job but was unspectacular, especially in the second half when Mauricio Pochettino's side looked nervous holding onto their lead.

Ryan Mason - 7/10

Interestingly, Mason was very wasteful with his passing. But, as soon as the midfielder came off against Burnley, his importance was obvious to see - as Tottenham looked nowhere near as fast or effective without him. His key asset is his engine and running on and off the ball. Mason came off injured in the first half and hopefully the problem is not too serious.

Nacer Chadli - 7/10

Registered an assist for Harry Kane's opener and always looked to provide the final ball down the left. Showed creativity in abundance.

Christian Eriksen - 7/10

Influential as always and produced a clever dummy for the first goal. For once, though, the Dane was afforded the luxury of not having to carry his team, as plenty of others chipped in against Burnley.

Erik Lamela - 9/10

A sensational performance. Granted, better left-backs will keep the Argentine in check - but this was the best Lamela has played for a long time. His first Premier League goal was a thing of beauty and he constantly had the beating of his man. Spurs fans will hope, however, that Lamela doesn't do a Lamela and perform badly in his next game.

Harry Kane - 7/10

A very hard worker, as always, and a cool finisher for his first. Should have netted a second, though, but somehow completely missed the ball from a delicious Lamela cross.

Substitutes

Benjamin Stambouli - 6/10

Couldn't influence the game as Mason did, coming on just before half-time.

Roberto Soldado also came on with 10 minutes to go and Danny Rose during injury time. Neither had much of an opportunity to make an impact.

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