Five things we learned from Tottenham's win over Bournemouth, including Dembele, Kane

Defence - Spurs v Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur hammered Bournemouth 5-1 on Sunday.

No European hangover

Last season, Spurs struggled after European games, but they have shown no signs of that this season. Even after losing to Anderlecht, Tottenham didn't let their continental commitments slow them down against Bournemouth, as they racked up a 5-1 win. Directly after Europa League games this season, Spurs have claimed seven points from a possible nine in the Premier League, showing major development from last term.

Harry Kane - finally back to his best?

Much has been made of Harry Kane's lack of goals this season, but he gave people a timely reminder of what he can do in front of goal against the Cherries. Having converted a first half penalty, Kane then went on to claim two predatory strikes, first turning home Christian Eriksen's cross before smashing home from close range after Toby Alderweireld's header had been saved. Kane's all-round performances haven't been too bad this term, but the goals had been missing - now with a hat-trick behind him, Kane should be back to his best in the coming weeks.

Dembele's form continuing

One player who has already hit top form is Mousa Dembele. The Belgian midfielder was excellent in the 0-0 draw against Liverpool last weekend, but many fans had felt that it was typical Dembele - one great display followed by a number of mediocre performances. Yet against Bournemouth, Dembele impressed again, even managing to get on the scoresheet in the first half by waltzing through the Cherries' defence. If this is a new, revitalised Dembele, Mauricio Pochettino has a major weapon at his disposal.

Resilience to come from behind

Tottenham have been solid defensively this season, and we have seen them come from behind against Manchester City already this season, but they didn't give Bournemouth a chance to build on their early lead on Sunday. Matt Ritchie's early goal was quickly answered by Kane's penalty, and that instant response gave Tottenham control of the game from then on. 1-0 down inside the first minute away at a recently-promoted side could have been tough for Spurs, but they showed their steel by hitting back and then winning the game in style.

Mason return gives Pochettino a boost

Spurs have been hit with a number of injuries of late, with midfielders Nabil Bentaleb, Son Heung-min and Nacer Chadli all ruled out. However, another midfielder made his return on Sunday, as Ryan Mason came on as a substitute with 22 minutes to play - his first action for around six weeks since an injury against Sunderland. Mason's energy has been a boost over the last year, and his return gives Pochettino some welcome news on the injury front.

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