Five things learned from Tottenham's Everton win: Mason, Kane & Lennon feature

Five conclusions from Tottenham's 2-1 win over Everton.

Stick with Fazio and Vertonghen!

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has toyed with a number of different combinations at centre back this season, involving Vlad Chiriches and Younes Kaboul, but today it was Federico Fazio and Jan Vertonghen - and they impressed.

The combination of the right footed, strong and aerially dominant Fazio alongside the left footed, classy ball player in Vertonghen added great balance to the Tottenham defence, and they stood strong to Everton attacks. You have your first choice pairing now, Mauricio - stick with it.

Continue to believe in youth

During his time as manager of Espanyol and then Southampton, Pochettino earned a reputation for placing his faith in young players, and he's continued that at Tottenham.

Today, we saw Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason and Harry Kane start and play very well, and all came up through the ranks at Tottenham. That youth was key to Tottenham's win, and whilst he probably doesn't need telling, Pochettino needs to continue to bring these youngsters in.

Kane and Soldado have some chemistry

Much like the situation in defence, Pochettino has also used different combinations up front - usually featuring Emmanuel Adebayor either up front on his own or alongside Roberto Soldado.

Yet today - much like at Hull - it was Soldado and Harry Kane in attack, and they showed some connection up front, running off each other and creating space. Kane's saved shot led to Christian Eriksen's equaliser, whilst Soldado grabbed the winner with a well taken goal. With more time, this could be a great partnership for Spurs.

Home comforts returning?

Recent home defeats to the likes of West Brom, Newcastle United and Stoke City have caused many fans to believe that there is a problem with the team when playing at White Hart Lane.

However, with Adebayor out of the side - who criticised the home crowd recently - the Spurs crowd got behind their team and drove them on to the win. That atmosphere and positivity needs to be recreated in future home games to save Spurs from further embarrassments in their own back yard.

Aaron Lennon should be kept

It's widely expected that Pochettino will lead a full scale overhaul of the Tottenham team in the coming months, and winger Aaron Lennon was one of the names believed to be on the list of players to go.

However, he was given the chance to start against Everton, and he didn't disappoint. He set up Soldado for his goal, and showed good pace - as usual. With him on the right and Eriksen coming in from the left, it was the most balanced Tottenham midfield we've seen so far; and Lennon should be kept for that reason.

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