Three Spurs stars who could struggle for game time after international break

The impressive form of some of Tottenham Hotspur's starting XI leaves little space for some of their team-mates.

Kieran Trippier

The right-back has faced a tough time trying to earn a spot in Mauricio Pochettino's side so far this season and doesn't look like his prospects have increased after Kyle Walker's north London derby performance.

Tottenham may have to consider a loan away for the right-back in January (if he wants game time and isn't happy being on the bench), while Pochettino may also have to use him less in the Europa League, with some important ties coming up.

Ben Davies

On the opposite flank, Ben Davies faces similar obstacles. Namely Danny Rose. Rose registered a great assist for Tottenham's opener against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon and has generally impressed at left-back.

Davies may be on course for a historic summer with Wales but, right now, he looks like a firm second choice at Spurs.

Ryan Mason

Perhaps the unluckiest of the lot, the Tottenham midfielder was in good form before getting injured. In his absence, though, Dele Alli and Eric Dier have formed some partnership at White Hart Lane.

It would be plain wrong of Pochettino to disrupt that partnership unless he is forced to through injury or suspension, which could limit Ryan Mason to Europa League appearances - if that.

The 24-year-old will no doubt play a big part in Spurs' season but, at the moment, he is far from the first name on the teamsheet.

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