Vertonghen is one of the best defenders in the English top flight, and he proved that once again with an accomplished display against the Black Cats.
The 27-year-old former Ajax star had one shot, 95% pass accuracy, won 50% of the tackles and 67% of the aerial duels, and made two interceptions, seven clearances and one block.
Christian Eriksen was also influential in Tottenham’s win against Sunderland, but the Denmark international playmaker does not find himself in the team.
Besides scoring the wining goal in the 88th minute, the 22-year-old had six shots, a pass accuracy of 83%, created six chances, put in 11 crosses, and attempted two take-ons.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, Chelsea trio Branislav Ivanovic, Oscar and Diego Costa, Crystal Palace duo Jason Puncheon and Dwight Gayle, Southampton winger Eljero Elia, and Burnley defender Ben Mee all find themselves in the prestigious Team of the Week.
David de Gea
Ben Mee - Branislav Ivanovic - Jan Vertonghen - Nacho Monreal
Jason Puncheon - Oscar - Santi Cazorla - Eljero Elia
Dwight Gayle - Diego Costa