Everton player ratings vs Tottenham Hotspur: Fabian Delph stars in fierce 0-0 draw

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Everton finally put an end to the losing streak, drawing to Tottenham Hotspur 0-0

Everton dropped into the bottom half of the Premier League and needed to show resilience against Antonio Conte’s Tottenham to get back to winning ways after three successive defeats in the league.

Everton’s shape on the field looked like 4-3-3 with Allan and Andros Townsend in front of Fabian Delph while Demarai Gray and Anthony Gordon operating from the flanks. The team could easily take the 4-2-3-1 shape with Townsend playing behind Richarlison making the team very fluid and mobile.

The Toffees seemed like an anonymous side against Wolves in the first half and another bland performance in front of the boisterous Goodison crowd would have serious repercussions. Thankfully, the Merseysiders started the game on a bright note, showcasing energy, drive and intent across the pitch. They looked like the better team in the first half but lacked the desired bite in the final third.

The second half was eventful with penalty shouts and tempers flaring across the pitch. Everton had reached the boiling point especially after the VAR intervention that overturned a penalty decision. It was one way traffic for a significant amount of time as Everton attacked with verve and intensity but lacked the final touch.

Everton and Spurs shared the spoils in a free flowing game but Everton will feel they had the chance to secure three points, however, the final touch was letting them down. Rafa Benitez’s men dominated the game as Spurs maintained their compact shape for the most part of the game.

Here are the Everton player ratings vs Tottenham Hotspur:

Jordan Pickford – 7

Jordan Pickford kept just one clean sheet in ten games against Spurs. He hardly had anything to do in the first half with most of the danger being soaked by the defence and the Toffees on the front foot for the most part of the first 45 minutes.

He did have to be alert and on the toes in the second half, having to collect crosses and balls. The Englishman stretched as wide as possible to get the finger tips on Lo Celso’s effort which eventually hit the post and kept the game goalless.