13 clearances, 85 touches: One Tottenham player was absolutely outstanding against Burnley
Tottenham Hotspur secured a 1-0 win over Burnley in the Carabao Cup last night and although Lucas Moura’s goal will make all the headlines, Davinson Sanchez was our man of the match.
Facing a team like Burnley is never easy for teams, especially at Turf Moor. Sean Dyche’s well-drilled Clarets side made it difficult for Spurs to find a way through, but Lucas came up with the goods with a little over 20 minutes left on the clock.
That proved to be enough for Spurs to get the win, but Moura isn’t the only player they should be thankful for. Sanchez was absolutely incredible for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side at the back, and he could well have staked a claim for a start this weekend.
Here’s a look at his stats…
Davinson Sanchez stats vs Burnley
Sanchez started and played the full 90 minutes against Burnley at Turf Moor last night. He was tested by Matej Vydra and Jay Rodriguez, but he dealt with them extremely well.
The Colombian registered a staggering 13 clearances in the game yesterday. He also touched the ball 85 times and completed 61 out of his 67 attempted passes, maintaining a stunning passing accuracy of 91 per cent. He was the highest-rated player on the pitch as well, as per SofaScore.
Sanchez also made two tackles, won two out of his three attempted ground duels and six out of his 10 aerial duels. (SofaScore) It was a fantastic display by the Colombian, and Nuno has to consider him for the game this weekend.
Should Sanchez start against Manchester United?
Tottenham’s form in the Premier League has been woeful, to say the least. They’ve won just two of their last five league games, and the big clash this weekend won’t be easy against a wounded Manchester United side.
The Red Devils were humiliated by Liverpool last weekend. They will do everything they possibly can to bounce back, and if Spurs aren’t careful, United could run riot against them.
Nuno has to be brave with his team selection and based on what we saw last night, a Sanchez-Cristian Romero partnership at the back has some serious potential. They should start on Saturday, but Dier’s experience could force the Spurs boss to go with him instead.