Three Spurs stars who badly disappointed despite Leicester win

A 4-3 win against the bottom side in the Premier League further exposed plenty of Tottenham Hotspur's flaws...

Jan Vertonghen

Tottenham's 4-3 win over Leicester City had its positives... mainly Harry Kane.

But an objective look at the north London side's last week reveals one startling statistic: Mauricio Pochettino's men have conceded six goals in two games (while being thrashed by Manchester United and just scraping past the Premier League's bottom side).

Indeed, Spurs' defence were all at sea during both of their last two games - and a big reason behind that was a real lack of leadership from Jan Vertonghen. The Belgian has looked increasingly poor of late and, against the Foxes, was quite literally brushed aside by the likes of David Nugent.

Eric Dier

Vertonghen wasn't the only one, of course, as a centre-back pairing is a partnership. Eric Dier, though, was more of a partner in crime v Leicester.

The 21-year-old isn't gelling with Vertonghen at the moment - despite some strong displays earlier this season - and the duo are looking particularly weak during set-pieces.

Which of the two should Pochettino drop? Or is it a case of Tottenham seriously needing to buck up in training? Something has to give.

Nacer Chadli

It just wasn't the 25-year-old's day at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Nacer Chadli huffed and puffed but he couldn't even hit the target in the end, let alone blow the house down.

The Tottenham winger has had to deal with tragedy in his personal life recently but, whatever the reason, he wasn't good enough against Leicester and there had been the odd complaint from Spurs fans about the Belgian's form before this match.

Is it also time for a rest for Chadli?

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