Danny Rose is fully fit, reports Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

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The pacey left-back has been sorely missed for Spurs this season.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Danny Rose is now back to full fitness after missing the club’s opening three fixtures.

In quotes published by the Ham & High, the Argentine said: “Danny Rose is fully fit, yes. He had a problem after Real Madrid in Munich but now he’s ok - he’s fully fit.”

Welshman Ben Davies has deputised in Rose’s absence in Tottenham’s disappointing start, which has seen them collect just two from a possible nine points on offer.

Spurs have undoubtedly missed the energy and attacking instincts of the Englishman, and his return to fitness should see him return to the starting XI on Saturday.

The 24-year-old has had his fair share of rough times at White Hart Lane but is one of the Premier League’s most improved players and was arguably the best left-back in the league for the final few months of the last campaign.

Who should start on Saturday?

When comparing Rose and Davies, the old argument favoured Rose as an attacker and Davies in a defensive sense, but it’s an argument which doesn’t hold true anymore.

Rose has come on dramatically as a defender and his superior pace and strength allow him to come out on top more often than not in one-on-one duels.

Davies, meanwhile, often looks slow and sluggish, and struggles to deal with nippy wingers.

His main attribute is his delivery, but his lack of adventure means he doesn’t find himself in dangerous positions often enough to utilise his excellent crossing ability.

Spurs will be desperate to record their first win against an Everton side who were taken to extra time in midweek Capital One Cup competition and have had to contend with the John Stones saga – and Rose’s return is sure to give them an even greater chance.

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