Ben Davies isn’t thought of too fondly by some sections of the Tottenham Hotspur faithful. Admittedly, the Wales international probably hasn’t always performed to the levels expected since arriving from Swansea City, but it’s never easy for defenders when they’re coming in and out of the side – such is the case with Davies’ understudy status to Danny Rose.
But the England ace’s injury has given Davies a prolonged run in the team and over the last few games, the benefits have become increasingly evident, the 24-year-old putting in strong performances against Manchester United and Leicester City – grabbing an assist in both encounters.
Those setups were by no means Davies’ only contributions, however. His left-footed deliveries into the box have been lethal, with a whopping six finding their targets over the last two games, but the Welshman has weighed in defensively too, completing five tackles.
But perhaps the most impressive is the limited number of mistakes Davies has made. From 180 minutes of football, he committed just one foul and just one unsuccessful touch. It’s time Lilywhites fans placed a little more faith in Davies, especially amid Rose’s ongoing injury problems.