Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 AFC Bournemouth: Spurs player ratings from a dominant win

Tottenham ran out comfortable winners at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon as they put a buoyant Bournemouth side to the sword thanks to a Harry Kane double.

Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 AFC Bournemouth: Spurs player ratings from a dominant win
Harry Kane celebrates opening the scoring inside the first minute at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon. [Image courtesy:

Having been disappointed by a Europa League exit at the hands of Borussia Dortmund in midweek, Tottenham Hotspur bounced back impressively as Eddie Howe and his Bournemouth side made the trip to White Hart Lane. Two goals by the ever impressive Harry Kane in the opening twenty minutes set the tempo for the match before Christian Eriksen pounced early in the second half.

Goalkeeper and Defence

Hugo Lloris - The Frenchman was a spectator for most of the contest, with Tottenham bossing possession and territory throughout the match. The Tottenham captain dealt with everything thrown at him in the form of set pieces as the travelling side failed to have a shot on target. 6

Kyle Walker - Recently called up the England squad once again, the right back got Tottenham off to a flyer in the opening minute. Collecting a Lloris pass impressively, the former Sheffield United man fizzed a ball into the box which Kane converted within a minute. A key component in Mauricio Pochettino’s side, the full back looked to bomb on whenever possible. 8

Toby Alderweireld - Having faced a difficult Borussia Dortmund attack in midweek, the Belgian will have been delighted with the ease he could keep Bournemouth at bay. Alderweireld was involved more in bringing the ball out of defence and spreading the play than as a defender but looked impressive once again nonetheless. 7

Kevin Wimmer - The Austrian has been outstanding since replacing the injured Jan Vertonghen in December. Like his defensive partner Alderweireld, Wimmer was rarely threatened and came through a nasty looking challenge late on unscathed. 7

Danny Rose - The soon to be England debutant continues to go from strength to strength in the Tottenham defence and attacking third as the season progresses. Failed with a couple of crosses in the hope of setting up a Kane hat-trick, and conceded a couple of scrappy fouls on Adam Smith but the fullback looked assured as a constant outlet on the left. 7

Midfield and Attack:

Eric Dier - Going into the game knowing he was one booking away from a two game suspension, the holding midfielder went about business without putting a foot wrong before being replaced by Nacer Chadli late on. Acting as a third centre back when Rose and Walker attack, the Tottenham side looks far more balanced with the presence of the England international. 7

Mousa Dembélé - For a midfielder to go throughout a game without being directly involved in goals and yet still look a class apart is a rarity. Yet once again the Belgian refused to give up the ball, finding teammates further up the pitch wherever possible. 8

Érik Lamela - Part of a dangerous attacking trio behind Kane, Lamela’s work rate throughout the match is second to none. Constantly chasing down opponents, putting challenges in and breaking with the ball, the former AS Roma man can’t be flawed in that respect. However, the Argentine does give away needless fouls (the most in the division) and lacks the final pass time and again. 6

Dele Alli - Despite being at the club for less than a year, the former MK Dons midfielder has built almost a telepathic relationship with Kane. Alli found his England teammate in the first half with a perfectly weighted pass for Kane to add his second before the favour was almost repaid, but the goal was disallowed for offside. 7

Christian Eriksen - The Danish player of the year matches Lamela’s work rate despite his game being built around setting up chances and goals for the rest of the team. Having impressed in recent weeks, but failing to add to his goals tally, Eriksen will have been delighted to tap home from an Artur Boruc fumble in the second half. 8

Harry Kane - Now the divisions top goalscorer with 21, surpassing Jamie Vardy on 19, Kane has now become the first Tottenham player to pass the 20 goal marker since Martin Chivers in the early 1970s. Chivers will have been proud of the ease at which Kane manages to find the net, whilst proving to be an effective target man up the pitch whenever called upon. 9


Tom Carroll - Tottenham’s most used substitute this season, Carroll replaced Lamela in the second half with the match effectively over. Went about his business calmly, in an unfamiliar right wing position, linking play between Walker and the likes of Eriksen. 6

Ryan Mason - Meant Alli could get a couple of minute’s rest before the international break and almost added to the tally but saw a shot well saved by the legs of Boruc. N/A

Nacer Chadli -  A late substitute with just minutes remaining, Chadli didn't really spend enough time on the pitch to have any real influence on proceedings. N/A