Michael Dawson – 7
Dawson was excellent positionally. He made eight clearances and did not commit a single foul. He also came close to netting his first goal of the season, but was denied by a sprawling Brad Guzan.
Vlad Chiriches – 7
Chiriches dealt well with everything that Villa threw at him. He made three tackles and four interceptions.
Sandro – 7
Making his first start since March, Sandro helped Tottenham win the midfield battle that allowed them the blitz Villa in the first half.
Paulinho – 8
Full of energy, Paulinho, who arrived at Spurs last summer with a big reputation for scoring goals, showed good composure to net the opener. He then displayed impressive hunger to create another fine chance for himself moments later, although his finish let him down.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – 6
Despite being on the field for 83 minutes, Sigurdsson did not really contribute much. He was neat and tidy, but nothing more.