Player Watch Ben Davies - Player watch

SpursD22

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Feel sorry for Ben, hopefully he comes back stronger

Now Vertonghen should play LB when Aurier plays RB and Sessegnon should play LB when Foyth plays RB

I love Danny Rose but his time should be up
 

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This is horrendous timing. Actually think Ben is perfect for the system Mourinho has played so far and would’ve excelled. He’s a great defender and comfortable tucking into a back three. If we’re going to continue chucking Aurier high up the pitch we’re really struggling for a good enough defender at left back now. Might have to make Jan play there. Or try the switch reverse with Foyth at RB and Sess at LB.
 

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Big blow for Jose! I’m not a BD fan but I’m sure Jose was. Perfect for him. Dependable/solid player and isn’t bothered about getting forward

Might force his hand into buying a defender or 2 in January

God knows what he’s made of Sess defensively!
 

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Real shame as he was just getting back to full fitness after a niggling injury had been impeding him.

And he was having a really good spell when previously fully fit and would much prefer him to Rose at left back given recent performances.

Let's hope Rose bucks up (or Vertonghen perhaps is used as defensive left back).
 

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I never thought I would say this but Davies has been a big loss for Jose as he is a perfect player for the system he wants us to play. Fingers crossed he stays fit because we need him.
 

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Back before end of January apparently - very good news as of fully fit our best option for left back (and was doing well in West Ham match before he unfortunately got injured).

Would be nice and solid behind Son.
 

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Azpillcueta may be better but I would say “much better”. Anyway I was merely saying they had a similar style and are underrated because of their style, not comparing quality.
I would argue Davies would play plenty of games if he played for Chelsea or man Utd
In a rotation but once again not likely a starter. Additionally Chelsea are probably the weakest of that group and have been reported to be in for Chilwell in the Summer so they're looking to upgrade, so not a ringing endorsement. If so many people are disagreeing with me saying that he's an average player I'd like them to explain how he likely wouldn't start at any other team competing for Champions league spots or beyond that. He's a Southampton level starter, not Spurs.
 

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In a rotation but once again not likely a starter. Additionally Chelsea are probably the weakest of that group and have been reported to be in for Chilwell in the Summer so they're looking to upgrade, so not a ringing endorsement. If so many people are disagreeing with me saying that he's an average player I'd like them to explain how he likely wouldn't start at any other team competing for Champions league spots or beyond that. He's a Southampton level starter, not Spurs.
Man U have Shaw as their left back
Chelsea have Alsonso and Emerson
Wolves play with a back 3 and Davies would probably start for them in that position too.
Davies is a better defender than all of those imo and with the role Jose has for him in our side I wouldn’t swap him for any of those.
Can’t believe I not mentioned Arsenal in this, maybe I subconsciously not think they are in the mix for top 6 😂 but for argument sake Davies would walk into their team too
 

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Man U have Shaw as their left back
Chelsea have Alsonso and Emerson
Wolves play with a back 3 and Davies would probably start for them in that position too.
Davies is a better defender than all of those imo and with the role Jose has for him in our side I wouldn’t swap him for any of those.
Can’t believe I not mentioned Arsenal in this, maybe I subconsciously not think they are in the mix for top 6 😂 but for argument sake Davies would walk into their team too
I'll just agree to disagree. Feel free to look back through the older pages of the thread, plenty of them during the season after he's had a run of games where everyone is saying he's average, not a good enough starter etc. He, Winks (probably not anymore) & Sanchez are the most overrated players on this forum.
 

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I'll just agree to disagree. Feel free to look back through the older pages of the thread, plenty of them during the season after he's had a run of games where everyone is saying he's average, not a good enough starter etc. He, Winks (probably not anymore) & Sanchez are the most overrated players on this forum.
Absence and poor form seem to have made some elevate him massively on here. Maybe Mourinho playing more of a disciplined back four will suit but as a wingback he’s very average imo.
 

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I'll just agree to disagree. Feel free to look back through the older pages of the thread, plenty of them during the season after he's had a run of games where everyone is saying he's average, not a good enough starter etc. He, Winks (probably not anymore) & Sanchez are the most overrated players on this forum.
Winks and Sanchez have both in differing degrees had massive losses of confidence and form.

I’ve never seen anything from Davies even at his very best and fittest to change my opinion that he’s an average full back and below average wing back

Was so pleased when we bought him and pretty much from day one have been so disappointed. Especially his lack of pace. Frightening
 

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So this thread hasn’t been bumped 4 or so hours after the game finished.

A bit strange.

He saved a goal line shot to prevent us going two down and lasted 90 minutes. Looked solid and dependable.

Good to have him back.
 

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So this thread hasn’t been bumped 4 or so hours after the game finished.

A bit strange.

He saved a goal line shot to prevent us going two down and lasted 90 minutes. Looked solid and dependable.

Good to have him back.
Agreed. Man of the match for me. Defensively solid with the great goal line clearance saving is going 2 down. Good going forward as well. Welcome back. To go from no good options at left back 6 weeks ago to Tanganga and Davies now is a real plus
 
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