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Best And Worst Rated Tottenham Stars vs Crystal Palace: Dier Seems To Be Better In Midfield Than In Defence

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Tottenham Player Ratings vs Crystal Palace

Tottenham took on Crystal Palace in an all-Premier League clash in the FA Cup. Spurs were looking to continue their impressive recent form and after securing a draw against Fiorentina in midweek, the London side were looking for home comfort at White Hart Lane.

Crystal Palace though had Emmanuel Adebayor in their starting lineup; the ex-Spurs man was signed by the team as a short term attacking option and was looking to leave his mark for his new team.

Tottenham surprisingly went into the half-time break behind thanks to a goal from Martin Kelly. Spurs did dominate the game but could not break past a stoic Crystal Palace defence and got knocked out of the FA Cup.

We rate the Tottenham performers from the tie.

Michel Vorm: 7/10

Apart from the goal he conceded, Vorm was good in goal and did really well to keep the score down to just one.

Kyle Walker: 5/10

Didn’t have the greatest of games and almost scored an own-goal but was saved by Vorm’s excellent save.

Eric Dier: 4/10

Was played in defence instead of Alderweireld and didn’t really do well in this position. Dier seems to be better in midfield than in defence.

Kevin Wimmer: 5/10

The lack of Alderweireld in the defence seemed to have affected Wimmer as well and the Austrian didn’t really impress anyone tonight.

Danny Rose: 6/10

The only defender who actually did well for Tottenham, Rose was good as left-back and enjoyed a battle with Zaha during the game.

Nabil Bentaleb: 6/10

Bentaleb did well for Spurs in the heart of midfield after getting a rare start. Did have a couple of important blocks for the team.

Mousa Dembele: 5/10

Was brought into the starting lineup after being rested midweek but was replaced by Eriksen at the start of the second half.

Son Heung-min: 7/10

One of the few Tottenham players who actually did well in attack, Son was brilliant in his movement but did not have the right end result for all his hard work.

Dele Alli: 7/10

Saw his shot in the first half come off both posts before rolling across the line; Dele Alli was great for Tottenham and could have had a goal or two if luck was on his side.

Josh Onomah: 6/10

A decent showing by the youngster but he should have gotten a goal in the game thanks to the chances presented to him.

Harry Kane: 6/10

Did well to hold the ball at every chance he had but couldn’t beat Hennessey in goal who was in incredible form to be honest.


Nacer Chadli: 5/10

Was given a chance to bring Tottenham back in the game during the second half but didn’t trouble Palace all that much.

Christian Eriksen: 5/10

Was brought on in the second half to change things but couldn’t really do much to help Tottenham and had a poor outing.

Ryan Mason: NA

Came off the bench with just a few minutes to go, couldn’t do much in the game.

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