Three Tottenham starters against Hull who should be dropped

Roberto Soldado

A look at which Tottenham starters against Hull should be left out of their upcoming game against Everton.

Tottenham edged a competitive game against Hull City on Sunday courtesy of a late winner.

Their display was by no means dominant in the 2-1 win, and improvements will be needed if they are to get the better of Everton in their next game at White Hart Lane.

With that in mind, here is a look at three starters at the KC Stadium who should be dropped from the side...

Roberto Soldado

The Spanish striker continues to offer little in attack, with just one shot on target against Hull. He is still without a Premier League goal this season in more than 300 minutes of playing time. The problem is a lack of alternatives if Spurs play the same system with Harry Kane behind a frontman, yet there's a case Kane should play up top on his own. If Mauricio Pochettino is determined to do the same again, giving Emmanuel Adebayor a chance to start at White Hart Lane after his recent comments could actually inspire the Togolese striker.

Moussa Dembele

The Belgian was neat and tidy as ever against Hull, completing 94 per cent of his passes, but took few risks. He was hauled off after just 58 minutes as Pochettino changed the system. He made only one tackle and no interceptions, and did not do his case for future inclusion much good. Benjamin Stambouli still awaits a chance, and surely it's time he was given it.

Eric Dier

Young defender Eric Dier had a disappointing 45 minutes at right-back, and was rightly taken off. Vlad Chiriches came on and actually looked comfortable in the role, and willing to join in the attack. Kyle Naughton is suspended and Kyle Walker is still not ready to return just yet, so Chiriches could be a temporary solution in the position.

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