Grading Tottenham's signings this season: Dier gets a B, Fazio a D-

A disappointing return from Tottenham Hotspur's six signings brings a dull but not disastrous verdict.

Ben Davies - C

When Ben Davies was brought to White Hart Lane, there was real hope that Tottenham could solidify the left-back slot.

With Danny Rose and the Welshman vying for the same position, the increased competition was supposed to guarantee top performances from both.

In the event, however, Davies didn't quite turn up for the competition. He has been okay but not amazing - and far from good enough to capitalise when Rose's continual defensive errors cost the north London side. Instead, Rose kept his place, improved his form and made sure it became his own for good.

Eric Dier - B

Like most of the Tottenham squad this season, Eric Dier has had his struggles - and put in some very poor performances indeed.

On the whole, though, the 21-year-old has done a job and showed plenty of promise for the future. There have been times when Dier has excelled at centre-back, while he has spent several games covering at right-back. Useful.

Federico Fazio - D-

The man who puts Dier into perspective, Federico Fazio has ended up enduring a nightmare campaign since moving to Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino's men enjoyed a solid winning run with the Argentine in the side along with Jan Vertonghen. But that seemed to evaporate rather suddenly and two of Fazio's standout memories are now his awful error against Fiorentina - and failing to even challenge Christian Benteke when the Aston Villa striker scored the winner at White Hart Lane.

Benjamin Stambouli - C

An interesting one. Benjamin Stambouli hasn't been poor. Neither, however, has he been consistent enough to prove to Pochettino he deserves a place in the starting XI.

In the end, the Frenchman's grade has as much to do with him simply not being played enough as it has his own performances. Spurs should most definitely keep the 24-year-old this summer.

Michel Vorm - C

Has provided important cover for Hugo Lloris when the Frenchman has been injured, as well as in cup games, but Michel Vorm has often erred and doesn't look anywhere near as comfortable as Tottenham's no.1 shot stopper.

DeAndre Yedlin - A for Absent

Arguably Spurs' most promising signing - because we haven't seen enough of him!

DeAndre Yedlin could be vital for the north London side next season, as Kyle Walker's poor form means Tottenham will need Yedlin to step up and really challenge him for a place. Alternatively, he can do the same and challenge for a spot down the right wing.

Whether he will be good enough, though, we just don't know yet.

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