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

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Michael Keane had to combat the threat of Harry Kane


Lucas Digne – 7

Lucas Digne returned to the starting lineup after missing the game against Wolves. The Frenchman threaded a dangerous cross into the box which was the end product of a long spell of Everton possession.

Digne and Gray teamed up on the left to test Emerson and regularly got the better of the former Barcelona man. However, Digne didn’t get the desired number of deliveries in the box and the ones that reached the Spurs goal area were dealt by the visiting team backline. Late in the game, Digne did combine well to put an inviting low ball in the box but Gray skid it a few yards wide.

Michael Keane – 8

Michael Keane‘s job was to negate the threat of Harry Kane who had scored 12 goals in 13 games against the Toffees. On the attacking front, Keane had the first big chance of the game via Everton’s well-worked free kick plan but his header didn’t trouble Hugo Lloris.

Made an important block from Lucas Moura shot as Spurs looked dangerous on the counter. The Englishman made another block, making himself big in front of Kane. Keane needed a strong performance for boosting his own confidence after the recent slump.

Ben Godfrey – 7

Digne’s return to the left side of the back four meant that Godfrey was deployed in his natural centre back position as Yerry Mina still remained sidelined with injury. Covered the ground well and made some key tackles. His pace was on point as he recovered ground at breathtaking pace to keep Spurs at bay.

Seamus Coleman – 6.5

Seamus Coleman did advance high up the pitch in the first half, providing adequate support to Anthony Gordon. He and Gordon together gave a tough time to Sergio Reguilon in the first half. Coleman was decent, he didn’t do anything spectacular but was not bad either.