Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his side's second goal with Ben Davies during the Premier League match against Everton.
A well documented tricky start to the new Premier League season at Wembley for Tottenham Hotspur has been cushioned by some impressive form on the road.
Their best performance of 2017/18 so far came on Saturday (September 9) when they tore apart an admittedly lacklustre Everton side 3-0 at Goodison Park.
Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match against Everton.
Beyond two-goal hero Harry Kane - immediately back on the scoresheet now his August hoodoo is over - arguably the best player on the park for Spurs was Ben Davies, enjoying the freedom of playing wing-back to create three chances and one assist.
The form of Davies will be pleasing to manager Mauricio Pochettino for a number of reasons, not least because it makes the talk of Danny Rose become increasingly quieter.
Despite the fact Rose has not played since January 31 due to a knee ligament injury, the left-back has been in the headlines throughout the summer following an interview with the Sun in which he criticised Tottenham's transfer policy, wage structure and admitted he could leave the club - being heavily linked with Chelsea and Manchester United by the Metro, among others.
Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur is consoled by manager Mauricio Pochettino as he leaves the field injured during the Premier League match against Sunderland.
In the end the England international stayed put, but his public criticism of the North Londoners did not go down well among the fans and probably didn't among the club's hierarchy either.
Unfortunately for Rose, with a move not materialising he needed to start doing his talking back on the pitch, but even when he soon returns from injury Davies is likely to keep him out of the team.
An inclusion in the PFA Team of the Year in 2016/17, the 27-year-old may not even be first choice at Spurs less than six months later.