End of the Line

Whatever happens in the final weeks of the season, 2009/10 has been a successful campaign for Tottenham. But who has been top of the class during this improved performance and who must do better?

Heurelho Gomes 9/10

A superb season for a reborn goalkeeper. A big part of the defensive improvement, his stunning saves in the win against Arsenal summed up his campaign.

Vedran Corluka 8

Reliable and virtually error-free. He doesn't have the pace to overlap from right-back, but his defensive duties were performed well.

Sebastien Bassong 7

A crucial signing in view of King and Woodgate's injury problems. His partnership with Dawson flourished but he might spend more time as understudy next term.

Michael Dawson 9

The stand-in skipper steadily improved to the point where he must expect a call-up to the England squad. Strong, brave and cool under pressure, he looks the complete defensive package. Dawson has the kind of class that will help England justify their World Cup betting odds.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto 7.5

Mixed some classy displays with some distinctly dodgy ones. Question marks over his temperament remain, but he was more of a hit than a miss.

Aaron Lennon 7

A full season would have earned him higher marks, but four months out derailed his best ever campaign.

Tom Huddlestone 7.5

Improved mobility has helped his game and passing remains amongst the best in the league. However, he still needs to offer more in the final third.

Wilson Palacios 8

The much-needed steel in the team was again a star performer. More composure on the ball wouldn't go amiss though.

Luka Modric 7.5

The driving creative force sometimes drifted out of his games but he proved a revelation as a central midfielder. Even more expected next season.

Jermain Defoe 8

Cemented his place as first-choice striker with a prolific campaign, and his goals should help boost England's World Cup chances in South Africa.

Peter Crouch 6

Drifted out of the manager's plans in the run-in, perhaps due to a lack of goals.

Ledley King 7

Masterful when fit, there must be concerns about how long his non-training career can continue.

Younes Kaboul 6.5

Provided useful versatility and is clearly a much-improved player from his first spell with the club.

Gareth Bale 9

Packed enough superb displays into half a season to earn such high marks. The best left-sided player in the country?

Jermaine Jenas 5

A disappointing season that was disrupted by injury. He has slipped down the pecking order and could be heading for the exit.

David Bentley 5.5

A decent renaissance of sorts, but he still lacks the skill, pace and confidence necessary to justify his big fee.

Niko Kranjcar 8

Surely the bargain buy of the season. Provided guile and much-needed midfield goals.

Robbie Keane 5

Frozen out due to the manager's numerous striking options, a permanent move away from Spurs seems likely.

Roman Pavlyuchenko 7

An amazing renaissance considering his seemingly broken relationship with the management. His link-up play has improved, but his selfish streak is still a problem.

Eidur Gudjohnsen 6

Perhaps not given enough starts to showcase his skill and cleverness.

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