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What does the future hold for Tottenham’s Ben Davies?

What does the future hold for Tottenham’s Ben Davies?

Tottenham supporters have been pretty upbeat in recent times after seeing their side record a third successive victory in all competitions at the weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men went into their clash with lowly Huddersfield Town in the Premier League off the back of beating Brighton and indeed Watford in their preceding two matches, the latter of which booking their place in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup. And Spurs made it three wins on the spin on Saturday as a brace from Harry Kane sealed a routine 2-0 success for the North Londoners, thus moving them into the Premier League’s top four.

As such, there have been many satisfied Spurs fans up and down the country in recent times, several of whom are looking ahead to the rest of the season much more positively now than they were a few weeks ago after a run of three straight defeats.

And many are also wondering what the future may hold for defender £22.5 million-rated Ben Davies (as per Transfermarkt), who has failed to feature in each of their last three Premier League games, with it seeming that the Wales international faces the biggest season of his career to date in trying to overthrow an in-form Danny Rose.

Ultimately, 25-year-old Davies took advantage of an injury to England international Rose at the start of 2017 to thus nail down the left back spot in Pochettino’s side, with several impressive displays keeping the latter out of the team even upon his return from injury.

In fact, Davies was arguably one of the most influential left backs in the Premier League last season as Pochettino’s men sealed a third successive top four finish, with Rose only mustering a handful of appearances given the brilliance of his fellow full back.

However, with Rose slowly but surely building his way back to fitness, which included featuring for England at the World Cup during the summer, the 28-year-old appears to be getting close to his best form once again, which has seemingly seen him reclaim his place in Pochettino’s Premier League eleven having started each of their last three league matches, laying on two assists in the process.

And while Davies got the nod in the Champions League against Inter Milan, it looks as though the former Swansea City star has fallen behind Rose in the pecking order, which is why he faces his biggest season of his career, as overthrowing an in-form Rose is no easy feat.

Ultimately, 28-year-old Rose has proven to be one of the most effective full backs and indeed wing backs in the Premier League when at his best, and while Davies can also claim to have proven his worth when in the team, it’s arguable that his best isn’t quite at the level of Rose’s best.

As such, despite being the Spurs number one in the last 18 months or so, it appears that Davies has lost that tag to Rose, which is why he faces his biggest season of his career in a bid to try and overthrow the Englishman to thus return to being top of the pecking order.

Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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