Five things we learned from Tottenham's 1-1 draw against West Brom

Tottenham drew 1-1 with West Brom on Saturday - here are five things we learned from their display.

Eriksen's position a problem

Chrstian Eriksen is clearly one of Tottenham's most talented players. Whether it's in open play or from a set piece, Eriksen is often causing problems - but Spurs aren't getting the best out of the Dane right now. Stuck out on the left and right flanks, Eriksen struggled to make a real impact against West Brom, and manager Mauricio Pochettino must consider a re-jig in midfield in order to get Eriksen back in his preferred position as a No. 10.

Son over Lamela

Eriksen's role out wide means that Pochettino has been selecting either Son Heung-min or Erik Lamela of late, rather than both. It was Lamela who got the nod against West Brom, but he made very little impression on the game before being substituted in favour of Son in the second half. The South Korean international then struggled himself, as he has in recent cameo substitute roles. It isn't clear who Tottenham's first choice winger is, but given Son's impressive displays from the start and poor performances from the bench, it may be that Tottenham's best decision is to start Son over Lamela, despite the Argentine's improvement this season.

Lloris saves Tottenham - again

Last week, Lloris pulled off a superb stop to keep out Eden Hazard's volley, giving Spurs a draw against Chelsea. This time around, the story was repeated as Lloris made a stunning save to stop Jonas Olsson's close range strike, earning his side points once again. Whilst most of the focus is on David de Gea, Petr Cech or Thibaut Courtois as the Premier League's top goalkeeper, Lloris continues to stake his claim for inclusion in that category with superb displays every week.

There must be changes against Monaco

Even with a rare one week break for Spurs, they still looked a little sluggish as their packed schedule appears to have had an impact on Pochettino's players. It's now imperative that Pochettino rests some of his star players for Thursday's Europa League game against Monaco, in order to give players like Eriksen, Harry Kane and Eric Dier a break - especially given that Spurs have already qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League. That represents the perfect chance for Tottenham to rotate and rest players ahead of next weekend's clash against Newcastle.

Too many draws

The 1-1 draw at West Brom means that Tottenham have now drawn eight of their 15 Premier League games so far this season, which is by far the most in the division. Those draws have helped Spurs rack up 14 games without defeat, but there is also a major sense of disappointment that Spurs haven't been able to kill off games, such as the one at The Hawthorns on Saturday. It may be that Spurs need another striker to aid their cause late on, as Clinton N'Jie has yet to make a real impact, with Kane still needing some more help in the final third.

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