Tottenham player ratings v Stoke City: Dier impresses in midfield, Walker struggles

Nacer Chadli

Tottenham drew 2-2 with Stoke City on Saturday - here is how their players rated...

Hugo Lloris 7 - solid enough upon his return to the Spurs team and made a great save to deny Mame Biram Diouf in the second half. Couldn't do much with either goal.

Kyle Walker 5 - some decent tackles and got froward well but he continues to struggle positionally. Many Spurs fans will now want Kieran Trippier to be given a chance at right back. Given the runaround by Marko Arnautovic, particularly in the second half.

Toby Alderweireld 6 - good with the ball at his feet throughout and sound enough defensively, but his game was marred by a somewhat harsh penalty given away to Stoke, which ultimately helped turn the game.

Jan Vertonghen 6 - much like his compatriot Alderweireld, Vertonghen was excellent on the ground but started to struggle when Stoke ramped up the pressure.

Ben Davies 7 - calm defensively and his final ball was more consistent, producing a great run and cross for Nacer Chadli's goal before half time.

Eric Dier 8 - produced a superb display in midfield as he continues to transition to his new position. Scored the opening goal and was always composed in possession in the middle of the park.

Ryan Mason 6 - gave energy in the Tottenham midfield and had a good long range strike blocked in the first half, but wasted a better opening in the second period.

Mousa Dembele 7 - had a couple of driving runs forward and broke play up well through a combination of strength and anticipation. Not a natural wide man but is doing his job for the team.

Christian Eriksen 7 - influential in the first half and put in a great corner for Dier's opener. Jammed out on the left at times and would be better centrally.

Nacer Chadli 7 - somewhat fortuitous with his goal, but came alive after finding the net. Played in a superb ball for Kane in the second half which deserved a goal.

Harry Kane 6 - had a goal ruled out for offside in the first half. Excellent link up play and created chances for his team-mates but missed a golden chance in the second half.

Substitutes

Nabil Bentaleb 5 - didn't have much of an impact on the game and lost possession in dangerous areas as Stoke rallied late on.

Erik Lamela 5 - completely ineffectual once he came on, much to the frustration of Tottenham fans.

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