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Tottenham defender Serge Aurier was formidable in Chelsea win

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Tottenham defender Serge Aurier was formidable in Chelsea win

Tottenham were phenomenal in their 3-1 Premier League win over Chelsea on Saturday evening and there were several outstanding displays on show for the hosts.

Defender Serge Aurier was one of the players that many feared for ahead of facing an unbeaten Chelsea at the time, but he passed the test with flying colours.

The 25-year-old was resilient at right-back in the contest at Wembley and snuffed out several moves on his flank.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino should reward the Ivory Coast international with more starts moving forward, as he displayed he can stick to his task extremely well against top-six rivals and compete with world-class talents like Eden Hazard.

 

Aurier was making just his eighth appearance of the season for the North London club, with teammate Kieran Trippier considered above him in the right-back pecking order.

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The £23million Spurs signing (BBC) has also been too rash at times when he plays and made some sloppy mistakes.

But the athletic full-back was on top of his game against Chelsea and has now set the benchmark for where he needs to improve.

Trippier undoubtedly has the edge in terms of his delivery and he is a set-piece specialist, but Aurier may be more switched on defensively and be the long-term pick in the XI.

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