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Nicholas surprised Danny Rose didn’t start for Tottenham against Chelsea

Manager of Tottenham Hotspur Mauricio Pochettino, shouts at his team from the sidelines during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford...

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur lost to Chelsea in the EFL Cup on Thursday.

Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur is replaced by teammate Danny Rose as a substitute during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford...

Former Arsenal forward Charlie Nicholas suggested on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports Premier League on Saturday afternoon (12:52pm, January 26, 2018) that Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino should have included Danny Rose in the starting lineup against Chelsea.

Tottenham lost 2-1 to Chelsea away from home at Stamford Bridge in London in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final tie on Thursday evening.

With the tie finishing 2-2 on aggregate, it went into a penalty shootout, which the Blues won 4-2.

 

Rose is one of the left-backs in Europe, but the 28-year-old England international defender did not start the game.

The 28-year-old former Leeds United prospect came as a substitute for Ben Davies in the 33rd minute.

Former Arsenal forward Nicholas believes that Spurs manager Pochettino should have included Rose in the starting lineup.

Manager of Tottenham Hotspur Mauricio Pochettino, shouts at his team from the sidelines during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford...

Nicholas said on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports Premier League on Saturday afternoon (12:52pm, January 26, 2018): “Very surprised. You know, the fact that he has to wait until an injury takes place.”

“You know one thing that he has got,” added Nicholas. “He is going to bomb forward every time he gets an opportunity.”

Stats

Rose has made 10 starts and two substitute appearances in the Premier League for Tottenham so far this season, providing one assist in the process, according to WhoScored.

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur reacts after a challenge during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on January 24, 2019 in...

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