Three Spurs stars who proved a point v Palace, one big disappointment

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Tottenham Hotspur beat Crystal Palace 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Christian Eriksen

Sometimes you can have all the quality in the world but still not do enough to break through in front of goal. That's where creative players like Christian Eriksen come in.

Often, the Dane doesn't even have a good game but still manages to register an assist. His introduction against Crystal Palace was decisive on Sunday afternoon. Had Eriksen not come on to create the winner, we may still be talking about a good display that offered little in the final third. The 23-year-old has been missed.

Heung-Min Son

The South Korean has looked good since joining Tottenham but his end product wasn't definitively proven until the Crystal Palace clash. Heung-Min Son looked rough around the edges during his debut against Sunderland and only managed to net against Qarabag - hardly world beaters, with due respect.

But Son proved his end product, as well as his immense energy levels, against Palace. Even if he isn't fully settled, to look good in just his third game for the White Hart Lane outfit sends out a clear message.

Dele Alli

The 19-year-old's quality hasn't been doubted since he turned out in a Spurs shirt against Real Madrid but here he proved no one is ever too young for the top flight.

If you have the talent, you start games. Dele Alli has the talent.

Nacer Chadli

Not for the first time, however, Tottenham had one or two slight worries despite a good overall performance. The biggest one was Nacer Chadli's display. The Belgian made a couple of bright runs at first but then disappeared into anonymity once more.

Chadli is a good player. He's registered numerous assists during his time at Spurs. But he's looked poor for some time. What will it take for Mauricio Pochettino to give him a much-needed rest in the Premier League?

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