Tottenham Hotspur player ratings: Lloris is a star, Townsend a flop

Erik Lamela

How have the Tottenham Hotspur players fared so far this season?

GOALKEEPERS

Hugo Lloris - 9

The France international is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and is arguably the only world-class player in the current Tottenham Hotspur squad.

Lloris has made 2.57 saves per game on average and 1.88 saves per goal on average, keeping Spurs in the race for the Premier League top-four this season.

Michel Vorm - 6

The 31-year-old was signed to provide back-up to Lloris, and he has done exactly that perfectly.

The Netherlands international has made one appearance in the Premier League and two in the Europa League.

DEFENDERS

Kyle Walker - 6

The England international defender returned from a long-term injury in December and has yet to get back to his best.

Walker has made a total of 14 appearances in the Premier League so far this season, creating 11 chances and having a pass accuracy of 81% in the process.

The right-back’s performances against Manchester United at Old Trafford and Leicester City at White Hart Lane in recent weeks were far from impressive.

Danny Rose - 6.5

The England international defender is not exactly a great player, but he has proved to be important for Tottenham so far this season.

Rose has scored two goals and created 23 chances in 23 Premier League matches, his pace and direct running at left-back instigating many a Tottenham attack.

The left-back, though, has won only 60 of the 109 tackles he has made in the league, and that is one area he can improve.

Younes Kaboul - 4

Kaboul’s career at Tottenham looks to be over, as he is pretty much a forgotten man.

The central defender has made only 11 appearances in the Premier League, and one of the main reasons for his lack of playing time this campaign is because he has simply not been good enough.

Jan Vertonghen - 7

The Belgium international is arguably the most talented centre-back in the Tottenham team, and his performances have been pretty solid for most of the time.

However, Vertonghen needs to step up his game in the big matches and also try to do more to marshall the backline, with him the being a senior member of the Spurs defence.

Vlad Chiriches - 5

The Romania international centre-back is pretty much a back-up player at Tottenham, and it would be a huge surprise if he is kept on by the North London outfit for next season.

The 25-year-old has made just six appearances in the Premier League so far this campaign and only four in the Europa League.

Perhaps it would not be fair to judge Chiriches because of his lack of playing time, but there is a reason why he has played fewer games than 2014 summer signing Eric Dier: he is just not that good.

Eric Dier - 7

Dier is one for the future, but he has already made himself an important player for manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The 21-year-old defender, who can play both as a right-back and as a centre-back, has made 20 Premier League appearances, scoring two goals and having a pass accuracy of 80% in the process.

The 21-year-old has won 32 of the 53 tackles he has made and 17 of the 28 dribbles he has attempted.

Federico Fazio - 6.5

The 28-year-old central defender has had a mixed season so far. Having gradually earned his way into the first team on a regular basis, the Argentina international has gone back to sitting on the substitutes’ bench.

In 13 Premier League matches, Fazio has a pass accuracy of 81%, and has won seven of the nine dribbles he has attempted.

Ben Davies - 5.5

The Wales international was expected to challenge Rose for the left-back position, but he has yet to make his mark.

Davies is still a squad player and has made 11 Premier League appearances so far this season, although he featured seven times in the Europa League.

MIDFIELDERS

Benjamin Stambouli - 5.5

The 24-year-old defensive midfielder has failed to make any impact at Tottenham so far this season, having joined the North London outfit from Montpellier in the summer of 2014.

Stambouli has been able to make only 10 appearances in the Premier League, although he has an admirable pass accuracy of 85%.

The Frenchman has won 19 of the 34 tackles he has made and five out of the seven dribbles he has attempted.

Nabil Bentaleb - 7.5

The Algeria international midfielder has been one of the breakout stars of Tottenham this season, establishing himself in the first team over the past few months.

The 20-year-old has created 12 chances in 18 Premier League appearances so far this campaign, while having a pass accuracy of 86%.

Bentaleb has won 14 of the 18 dribbles he has attempted and 30 of the 58 tackles he has made in the league.

Ryan Mason - 7.5

The 23-year-old is another breakout star of Tottenham and has forged a formidable partnership with Bentaleb in central midfield.

In 23 Premier League appearances so far this campaign, Mason has scored one goal and created 19 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 83% and a shot accuracy of 41%.

The Englishman has won 15 of the 23 dribbles he has attempted and 56 of the 114 tackles he has made in the league.

Christian Eriksen - 8

The Denmark international playmaker’s form has dipped over the past two or so months, but he remains one of the most creative players in Europe.

In 30 Premier League appearances so far this season, the 23-year-old has scored nine goals and created 67 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 82% and a shot accuracy of 48%.

Eriksen has won 39 of the 61 dribbles he has attempted and 33 of the 76 tackles he has made.

Andros Townsend - 4.5

The 23-year-old is a hardworking player and remains committed to the Tottenham cause, but when it comes to talent and quality, he falls short of what is required.

The England international winger has scored two goals and created nine chances in 14 Premier League appearances, although he has a laudable pass accuracy of 80% and a shot accuracy of 64%.

Nacer Chadli - 7

The Belgium international has established himself as an important player in the team and is currently a regular starter.

Chadli has scored eight goals and created 35 chances in 27 Premier League appearances, while having a pass accuracy of 83% and a shot accuracy of 55%.

Mousa Dembele - 6.5

The versatile midfielder has shown his quality over the past few weeks and is now a key player for Tottenham.

In 21 league matches this season, Dembele has scored one goal and created 19 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 89%.

Erik Lamela - 5.5

The Argentina international has played better than last season, but he has yet to show his quality on a consistent basis as he did at AS Roma.

Lamela remains frustratingly inconsistent and is not guaranteed a place in the Tottenham starting line-up when fit.

The 23-year-old has scored one goal and created 40 chances in 25 Premier League matches this season, while having a pass accuracy of 83% and a shot accuracy of 44%.

In seven Europa League matches, Lamela scored two goals and created six chances, while having a pass accuracy of 81% and a shot accuracy of 45%.

Paulinho - 5

The 26-year-old has struggled to make an impact for Tottenham for almost a year now, and under manager Pochettino, he has failed to get much playing time.

The Brazil international has been able to make just 12 appearances in the Premier League so far this season, but he does have a remarkable pass accuracy of 88%.

Paulinho features in six matches in the Europa League, creating four chances and having a pass accuracy of 90%.

Etienne Capoue - 6

The 26-year-old is largely a squad player for Spurs, but he has still managed 12 appearances in the Premier League.

In those games, Capoue has created four chances and has a pass accuracy of 87%, while winning 23 of the 55 tackles attempted.

FORWARDS

Harry Kane - 9

The 21-year-old has been arguably the best outfield player for Tottenham this season and a main reason why Pochettino’s side are still in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League.

Kane started the 2014-15 campaign as Spurs' third-choice striker behind Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado, but he is now one of the first names on the teamsheet.

In 26 Premier League appearances so far this season, Kane has scored 19 goals and created 20 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 61%.

Emmanuel Adebayor - 5

The 31-year-old has been frozen out of the squad and does not look like he has a future at Tottenham.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City striker has scored just two goals and created only 12 chances in 12 Premier League appearances so far this season, although his shot accuracy of 67% is better than that of Kane (61%).

Roberto Soldado - 5

The Spain international striker has struggled to make an impact in the Premier League for almost two years now.

Soldado has scored just one goal and created only eight chances in 18 league matches this campaign, while having a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 37%.

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