Tottenham’s French captain clearly didn’t enjoy letting four goals in against Chelsea last week. All he did to make up for it was go out and keep a clean sheet against his club’s arch rival.
Lloris may not have made any brilliant saves, but he stopped everything headed his way. In particular, I thought his positioning on the afternoon was world-class. He made some saves look a lot easier than they could have been because he saw the shots coming before they were ever struck.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that Spurs have a world-class keeper. Lloris reminded everyone of that fact today.
Dembele’s introduction with about 10 minutes to go in the match did exactly what Pochettino wanted. He settled Spurs down on the ball and provided Wanyama support in the midfield battle.
Much is made about Tottenham’s lack of depth in attack, but having a player like Dembele to bring off the bench does show Spurs do have real quality in the midfield. Spurs didn’t need him to do a lot, but he did the job required of him.
Moussa Sissoko and Kyle Walker-Inc
Neither Sissoko or Walker was on the pitch long enough to be judged.