Opinion: Five things we learned from the disappointing draw away to Everton

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Another week and another game without a win for Tottenham in the Premier League, despite the Lilywhites leading the match 1-0 for the second week in a row.

After Dele Alli put Spurs one up, a Heung Min Son challenge resulted in a horrific injury to Andre Gomes before Cenk Tosun equalised for the home side.

Here are the five things we learned from the match:

Andre Gomes –

The Everton man looks to be out for a long time with that horrific injury he sustained in the second half. Although the cameras would not show replays, the reactions from Aurier and Son said it all. The latter was in tears and barely able to stand after seeing what his tackle had caused and was later shown a straight red. We wish Gomes a speedy recovery.

Eriksen poor again –

What does this man have to do to be dropped? Eriksen was given a central attacking role today against Everton with Dele Alli pushed out wide left. I actually thought Spurs created some decent attacks in the first hour, but Eriksen’s final touch or pass was always wayward. Lo Celso simply must take his spot. Eriksen’s Spurs career is done.

Debut for Sessegnon –

Ryan Sessegnon came on for the last few minutes as Spurs were holding on for a point, even clearing a cross with his first touch. Not the game we wanted to see him come into, but nice to see that he is ready to get involved again after that injury.

Can’t defend a lead –

Spurs continue to score goals and take the lead this season, but again they threw their advantage away. They did it at Liverpool last week, they did it against Leicester, Arsenal, Olympiacos, Bayern Munich, and more. The defence needs to fix up or ship out.

No away wins –

Spurs are without an away win in the Premier League since January and that wait continues now. The club are freefalling down the Premier League table and Chelsea and Leicester continue to pull away in the top four spots. If Spurs aren’t back in the race by Christmas, it may be too late for them.

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