How Tottenham's new signings, including £26m striker Roberto Soldado, fared against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park
We rate how the debutants got on in the London derby
Sunday 18 August 2013
Dwight Gayle - £5m from Peterborough United
The club record signing wasn’t overawed by his Premier League debut but was forced to drop deep in search of the ball. Looks to have a bright future if they can provide the service. 7/10
Marouane Chamakh - Free from Arsenal
The Moroccan looked short of fitness when he came on as a substitute with 23 minutes to play but did provide an aerial threat. Palace will need him to improve. 5
Paulinho - £17m from Corinthians
The Brazilian was a composed figure in central midfield and provided a physical shield for his defence. Could become a crucial component of the team. 7
Roberto Soldado - £26m from Valencia
Excellent movement throughout and took his chance from the penalty spot superbly. The Spain international should provide the cutting edge Spurs have craved. 8
Nacer Chadli - £7m from FC Twente
Another new signing with a physical approach, the Belgian showed glimpses of his ability down the left wing and came close to scoring. 7
Etienne Capoue - £9m from Toulouse
Replaced Dembele in the second half and settled into the pace of English football quickly. Will add to the already-strong pool of midfield talent. 6
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