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Tottenham: Ben Davies let Antonio Conte down

Antonio Conte’s Tottenham were left feeling frustrated as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Liverpool at home in the Premier League on Sunday.

Spurs took the lead through Harry Kane in the first half as he latched onto a brilliant through ball from Tanguy Ndombele before rolling the ball into the bottom left corner.

However, headed goals from Jota and Andrew Robertson put Liverpool in front either side of the half-time break in north London.

Heung-Min Son was gifted the chance to equalise as Alisson raced out and completely missed the ball, with the forward able to tap the ball into an empty net. That was the last goal in the game, although Robertson was sent off for a horrible challenge on Emerson late on.

Worse than Alli

Dele Alli may have missed a huge chance to score and fluff his lines when passing to Kane in the second-half, but another Spurs player was worse than him on the day – Ben Davies. The former MK Dons man was given a SofaScore rating of 6.3 for his display, whilst the Welshman was given a 5.7.

Was Davies poor?

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The left-back, playing as a central defender, struggled badly throughout the game and let Antonio Conte down as he failed to match Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez’s impressive showings.

Defensively, he was all over the shop. As per SofaScore, the lightweight lost 75% (6/8) of his duels on the pitch as he failed to impose himself physically upon the Liverpool attackers. He was also unable to make a single block, tackle or interception in the match, but was dribbled past once.

This shows that he was not good enough defending his own goal, which was typified by his error for Jota’s header – taking a poor touch that was pounced upon by Robertson before he teed up the ex-Wolves man. He should have taken a better touch or taken no risks and smashed the ball clear, instead of gifting the ball to the Liverpool full-back on a plate.

On the ball, he offered nothing. As per SofaScore, he only completed 69% of his attempted passes and was unsuccessful with all of his long passes. He also failed 100% of his attempted dribbles and gave away possession of the ball 17 times.

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Who cost more?

Therefore, he let Conte down badly as he was a liability both on and off the ball for Spurs and made an error for the Liverpool equaliser from Jota. The Italian head coach will surely be hoping for better performances from the Welshman in the coming weeks, as this display is not a standard he will want to replicate.

AND in other news, Levy preparing huge Spurs offer for “absolute leader”, he’d be “outstanding” for Conte…

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