Tottenham's Ben Davies was woeful against QPR; is his time already up?

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Tottenham Hotspur defeated Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, but Spurs left-back Ben Davies did little to impress.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Ben Davies was recalled to the side for the Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

The 21-year-old summer signing had seen just 12 minutes of action in the last seven Premier League matches, but he replaced Danny Rose to make just his 11th league appearance since arriving from Swansea City.

There has always been a healthy debate over whether Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino should play Davies or Rose on a regular basis, with opinion split and cases to be heard for both players. But against QPR, the Welshman was far from his best.

Davies had a passing accuracy of just 66 per cent while he went on only one dribble all afternoon, failing to deliver a single accurate cross.

  DribblesAccurate CrossesPassing AccuracyOutfield BlocksTackles WonDuels WonInterceptions WonAerials WonMins Played
Ben Davies 1 0 66% 0 0 0 0 0 90

Even worse for Tottenham, their full-back did not make any outfield blocks and he failed to win any tackles, duels, aerial battles or interceptions.

In 90 minutes, Davies did little to suggest he should be picked ahead of Rose in the future, and while it should be noted that he is in his first season at White Hart Lane and he remains young, a question has to be asked as to whether Tottenham will be looking for a new left-back as early as this summer.

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