Where Tottenham's Ben Davies bettered Leighton Baines

The Everton star held his own in a number of areas too, but Tottenham's new left-back impressed in the 2-1 win.


Have Tottenham found the answer for their left-back spot in Ben Davies?

The summer signing from Swansea has had a slow start at the club, kept out of the side by Danny Rose, but has seized his chance over the last fortnight.

The Welshman impressed again in the 2-1 win over Everton, and matched up well against a players considered England's best left-back, Leighton Baines.

  TeamWon TacklesInterceptionsPassing AccuracyKey PassesAccurate CrossesBall RecoveriesAerial Duels WonBlocked CrossesMins Played
Ben Davies Tottenham 1 2 84% 0 0 3 2 1 90
Leighton Baines Everton 0 1 91% 2 2 4 1 0 90

While Baines found success going forward with his crossing, defensively it was Davies who came out on top.

The Tottenham defender made more tackles, interceptions, blocked crosses, and won a higher number of aerial battles than his Everton opponent.

Baines is seen as the best left-back in the league, and while this isn't to suggest on the back of a few areas in one game Davies is ready to take over that spot, measuring him up against the England international is a good barometer of which to assess his game.

It's early into his career at White Hart Lane, but it's clear to see the 21-year-old has huge potential, and Spurs may have bought very astutely - a statement which has not been uttered too many times over the last couple of years.

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