Unfavoured Spanish duo show Mourinho why they should be first-team regulars…
- 01 Cech – 7
The giant keeper wasn’t at fault for the goal, and organised his defence well.
- 02 Ivanovic – 6
Surprisingly, Ivanovic was more impressive going forward than he was at the back today for Chelsea, and the Serb was completely at fault for the first goal, but provided a constant option down the right flank.
- 03 Cole – 8
As he normally is in big games, Cole was his usual solid self down the left flank. He regularly overlapped Hazard and provided Chelsea with a brilliant attacking option, but still had Andros Townsend in his pocket all afternoon.
- 04 Luiz – 7
The Brazilian kept his place in the side ahead of England’s first-choice centre-half Gary Cahill, and regularly intercepted balls played into Spurs’ £26m striker Roberto Soldado. Was arguably at fault for the first goal, although most of the blame should lie with Ivanovic.
- 26 Terry – 6
Bagged the crucial equaliser, but was not at his rock-solid best at White Hart Lane today.
- 07 Ramires – 6
Typically athletic performance from Ramires in a more advanced role to normal, but whilst disciplined, offered less creatively than the likes of Willian or Juan Mata bring to the Blues attacking midfield when selected.
- 08 Lampard – 6
Left Eriksen far too much room in the first-half for Chelsea’s goal, and was not his usual attacking threat for Chelsea against a dynamic Spurs midfield.
- 11 Oscar (Azpilicueta – 83′ ) – 5
Mourinho’s first-choice no.10 was overshadowed by Juan Mata in the second half, and actually only completed 59% of his passes, which is very unlike him. The Spaniard could well get the nod ahead of the young Brazilian in the next game.
- 12 Mikel (Mata – 46′ ) 5 and 8
While Mikel looked distinctly average in the first half, Mata came on and linked up well with Torres in a dynamic 15 minutes after the interval for the visitors. The Spaniard effectively changed the game, and showed Jose Mourinho what the rest of the football world already knew.
- 17 Hazard (Schurrle – 69′ ) – 7
The Belgian made some mazy runs and caused Spurs’ defence problems intermittently. The pacey winger caused defensively weak Kyle Walker a lot of bother, but was injured by the England fullback late on and was substituted.
- 09 Torres – 9
Despite his undeserved red-card, and the fact he didn’t score, Torres actually played one of his best games in a Chelsea shirt. The Spaniard was aggressive and tenacious, and at time looked like the world-beater Chelsea paid £50m for back in 2011.