Spurs fans on social media have been discussing who is to blame after Saturday’s defeat to Chelsea, with plenty pointing the finger towards ‘Championship player’ Ben Davies.
Under Mauricio Pochettino, full-backs Danny Rose and Kyle Walker were the secret to so much success, but fast-forward a few years and it is now a major problem position for Spurs. While Japhet Tanganga has performed admirably as an out-of-position full-back when called upon, none of Davies, Serge Aurier or the loaned out Danny Rose have proven themselves worthy of a guaranteed starting place, and Davies was truly abysmal vs Chelsea.
The Wales international started as a left-wing-back in front of Jan Vertonghen, and gave the ball away more than any other player on the pitch. Per Sofascore, Davies lost possession a whopping 25 times and completed just 19 passes at a rate of 54%.
You can check out some of the best Twitter reactions to his display down below…
Ben Davies is a championship player at best
— Hans Double (@KingLP1) February 22, 2020
Ben Davies is the most irrelevant footballer I’ve ever seen
— Alex (@APolycarpou) February 22, 2020
Ben Davies has been abysmal
— PDX Spurs (@PDXSpurs) February 22, 2020
Winks and Ben Davies are, like, Newcastle players. They have no place on a team that wants to pretend they’re a top 4 side.
— KKing (@KevPKing) February 22, 2020
What does Ben Davies actually offer other than a bang average footballer
— Luke Herbert (@lukeherbert) February 22, 2020
Ben Davies coming back from injury is a bigger disadvantage to Spurs than losing Kane and Son was. Basically been hit by the trifecta of disastrous injury scenarios.
— Raymond Dervan (@daderv) February 22, 2020
Still yet to see Ben Davies complete a successful pass. We are in the 55th minute.
— Hotspur Edition (@HotspurEdition) February 22, 2020
Will never understand why people like Ben Davies. Easily one of the worst players to ever play for us.
— khev (@theyhatekhev) February 22, 2020
Ben Davies is the worst creature ever created by GOD
— Ebraheembahmanneh🇬🇲🇸🇱hope to be in 🇦🇺🇿🇦🇬 (@ebraheembahman1) February 22, 2020
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