Chelsea player ratings vs Tottenham: Is it really all Graham Potter's fault?

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The Blues came up short against Spurs, leaving the Stamford Bridge outfit in a crisis that now might only be solved by sacking their manager

Pressure continues to build on Chelsea boss Graham Potter after his side's winless run stretched to six matches with a disappointing 2-0 defeat away at Tottenham on Sunday.

Second-half goals from Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane sealed the points for Spurs as Chelsea put in yet another miserable performance.

The loss leaves them 14 points behind Tottenham in the race for a top-four finish, and even qualifying for Europe next season now looks a tall order, regardless of whether Potter keeps his job or not.

GOAL rates Chelsea's players from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence
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    Goalkeeper & Defence

    Kepa Arrizabalaga (5/10):

    Should have done better in the build-up to Skipp's opener.

    Reece James (6/10):

    Solid enough as a right-sided centre-back but Chelsea missed his attacking output.

    Thiago Silva (6/10):

    Forced off inside 20 minutes after picking up a knee injury.

    Kalidou Koulibaly (5/10):

    Doesn't inspire confidence either in or out of possession.

  2. Midfield
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    Hakim Ziyech (4/10):

    Deployed as a wing-back but struggled to make an impact. Lucky to avoid a first-half red card before being replaced 15 minutes after the break.

    Enzo Fernandez (6/10):

    Classy in midfield but will rue the rushed clearance that led to Skipp opening the scoring.

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek (5/10):

    Kept the ball moving but showed little impetus to take the game on himself.

    Ben Chilwell (6/10):

    Not bad but not great either. At least looked like he cared.

  3. Attack
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    Joao Felix (6/10):

    Gave Spurs some early headaches but should have done better to deny Skipp the chance to break the deadlock.

    Raheem Sterling (6/10):

    Tested Forster late in the first half but saw his impact diminish after the break.

    Kai Havertz (4/10):

    Some nice touches but zero killer instinct.

  4. Subs & Manager
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    Subs & Manager

    Wesley Fofana (6/10):

    Made some good defensive interventions after replacing Thiago Silva early on.

    Denis Zakaria (6/10):

    Had little impact after coming on for the final half hour.

    Mason Mount (5/10):

    Looked annoyed from the moment he came on. Booked.

    Mykhailo Mudryk (N/A):

    Fired one shot over after coming on for the final 10 minutes.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (N/A):

    Back in from the cold but not given enough time to have any real say on the game.

    Graham Potter (4/10):

    Decision to match Tottenham's formation went well for the opening 20 minutes but clearly isn't inspiring any confidence in his players. May well have been his last stand.