Last night's draw at Burnley told us a few things about Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino was left frustrated after the 1-1 draw against Burnley in the FA Cup.
It means a replay and another game for Tottenham to play as they tackle a high ratio of games across different formats with a diverse and stretched squad.
Pochettino would have been hoping for more from his team last night, but the performance would have certainly given him some things to think about.
Here are five things we learned about Tottenham last night.
Vorm is an able deputy
Michel Vorm can consider himself extremely unlucky. He’s a top quality goalkeeper but he’s behind one of the few world class players at Tottenham in Hugo Lloris.
Vorm looked very solid last night, when he actually had something to do, and he definitely has the potential to keep Lloris on his toes and to stop him from becoming complacent.
The Fazio and Vertonghen partnership goes on
Federico Fazio and Jan Vertonghen are the best centre back pairing at the club. They look comfortable with each other and it’s clear they are starting to predict how they each react in certain situations.
It’s another match under their belt and another mark of consistency for the club.
Davies over Rose?
Ben Davies was superb and has given Pochettino a selection headache looking ahead to the weekend. He has to keep up his good form if he wants to secure the number one left-back position at the club, but he showed against Burnley how effective he is at both ends of the pitch.
Time to let Paulinho go
It became obviously quickly last night that Paulinho hasn’t had a great deal of football under his belt in recent weeks. He looked lost playing in behind Roberto Soldado and with Adrien Rabiot tipped to come in, the Brazilian could well be the player to make way before the end of the month.
Fatigue setting in?
There was a little evidence of some tired players last night, which is why Pochettino was so unhappy with another game added to the fixture list. Fatigue seems to be setting in a little bit with certain players so it’s important the boss stays on top of the situation and rotates effectively.