Stats: Danny Rose vs Ben Davies - who has been better for Tottenham?

Left-back remains an area of concern for the North London side, but which of their current options has better stats?

Tottenham fans remain largely divided over their opinion on their troublesome left-back position, which continues to be an area of weakness for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

Danny Rose is seemingly first-choice for the North Londoners while Ben Davies is also in contention for a place in the starting XI.

Rose had a torrid time at the weekend dealing with Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon but starred in the side’s win over Chelsea on New Year’s Day.

As such, with Davies in contention to potentially start Spurs’ next game, it is worthwhile looking at their respective defensive stats.

  Won tacklesBlocked crossesEffective clearancesDuels wonAerial contests wonInterceptionsAppearances
Ben Davies 1.56 0.67 2.56 4.44 1.44 1.89 9
Danny Rose 2.27 0.87 2.33 5.93 1.07 2.33 15

The table above shows the pair’s performances per game this season, with each coming out on top in various aspects of the game.

Rose can be seen to make on average more successful tackles per game, 2.27 to 1.56, while the former Leeds defender also comes up trumps in the number of blocked crosses, 0.87 to 0.67.

The current incumbent is also seemingly outperforming Davies when it comes to duels won and interceptions, with Rose’s statistics better.

However, the former Swansea man does seem to have an advantage in some areas.

He makes more effective clearances per game on average, 2.56 to 2.33, while also winning more aerial contests, 1.44 per game to Rose’s 1.07.

The verdict still seems to be out on the pair, but in truth surely not many Tottenham fans would complain if a new left-back was brought to the club in January to freshen up Pochettino’s options.

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