Five things we learned about Tottenham from their draw with Southampton

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Taking a closer look at Tottenham Hotspur's latest performance.

Tottenham Hotspur played out a 2-2 draw with Southampton on Saturday, with Graziano Pelle scoring twice for the hosts and Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli ensuring Spurs left with a share of the spoils.

The result left both sides still in the hunt for a European place next season – with a top-four finish a mathematical, if unlikely, possibility.

Following the clash, here are five things we learned about Tottenham:

The form of Davies is worrying

Tottenham left-back Ben Davies had a ‘mare on Saturday before he was taken off injured with 14 minutes remaining.

With Danny Rose unavailable, this was the Welshman’s chance to impress but he did not, leaving some fans to question if he can turn his woeful form around in time for next season.

Chadli deserves more credit

While Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen have taken many of the plaudits for their goal-scoring exploits, Belgian winger Nacer Chadli has not done too badly.

On Saturday, the 25-year-old scored his 10th league goal of the campaign and his 12th in all competitions and for that he deserves recognition. After all, few top flight clubs have so many regular goal-scoring options.

Dier is one of the signings of the season

Remember when Tottenham signed Eric Dier for just £4million from Sporting Lisbon? Well it has proved to be an absolute bargain, with the England under-21 international looking a class act and setting up both goals on Saturday.

In time he may move into the centre of defence permanently, but for now he is too effective in a wider position to ignore.

Spurs missed Paulinho

It may not go down to well with those Tottenham fans who do not rate Paulinho, but the player’s absence was telling on Saturday, with the visitors’ midfield unable to boss the game.

The player impressed last weekend and it would have been interesting to see how he performed when given a run of games. However, he was on leave due to the birth of his child when it may have been the right time for him to replace the tiring Nabil Bentaleb.

Fazio is not the answer…at least not yet

Federico Fazio was caught out for one of Pelle’s goal and while he did not have an awful game he must improve if he wants to continue his partnership with Jan Vertonghen.

The Argentine need only learn to use his height and he could become one of the best defenders in the league. But at 28, is it too late for that?

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