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Tottenham defender Ben Davies should be frozen out

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Tottenham defender Ben Davies should be frozen out

Ben Davies has been a decent squad player at Tottenham since he joined back in 2014, but now could be the time for manager Mauricio Pochettino to freeze him out of the starting XI.

The 25-year-old defender is currently sidelined with a groin injury and could make his return to action in a fortnight (Sun).

He is a left-back that has been involved in 26 games across all competitions this campaign, but he should be used as a back-up for the rest of the season.

Teammate Danny Rose provides a better full-back option with his pace and attacking instincts compared to Davies, which is why he should be given a permanent run in the team instead of rotation.

 

Meanwhile, centre-back Jan Vertonghen stepped in at left wing-back for the Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund and there is a strong case to suggest he looked more effective there than Davies has all season.

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Vertonghen could be a great option going forward in the wide area after such a brilliant attacking display on the European stage and he could provide great competition for Rose.

Davies is likely to be in a tricky situation when he returns from injury and history suggests that Pochettino is going to continue giving him chances to impress.

But the Wales international isn’t in the top bracket of defender and can be a weak point when he starts.

The £60,000-a-week ace (Spotrac) should be the third-choice option in defence, but his flexibility to drop into centre-back too makes him a useful player in reserve.

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