Opinion: Five things we learned from Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against Fulham

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham dropped another two points against lesser opposition last night as they allowed Fulham to come from behind in North London.

Let’s take a look at five things we learned from the 1-1 match:

Killing off the game – Yet again, Tottenham were unable to kill off the game at 1-0. No matter how comfortable they are and how much the opponents are there for the taking, Spurs take their foot off the peddle and miss key chances. Not good enough.

Out of the top five – In this topsy turvy Premier League season, Tottenham could have gone third with a win but instead dropped to sixth in the table this evening.

Moussa Sissoko in a front three – Part of me feels that Sissoko was actually there to give Aurier the ability to overlap. However, if he was supposed to be an attacking threat on the right-wing, I’m not sure that’s in his wheelhouse these days. The final third is 50% about instinct and Sissoko just doesn’t have that. A great midfielder, but not a winger.

Sanchez getting the nod – Davinson seems to be back in favour under Jose Mourinho of late, with a few recent appearances under his belt. The Colombian was absent for a while after that West Ham meltdown but the Special One is showing faith in him again. Perhaps Mourinho is mindful of looking after Alderweireld too.

Walker and Rose? – Sergio Reguilon and Serge Aurier are starting to remind me of the old Walker and Rose pairing under Poch. Both are incredible going forward this season, have developed devilish deliveries, and have the recovery pace to get back when needed. In open games such as this one, they are perfect to provide width while allowing Son, Kane and co to get in the box. Unfortunately, Spurs sat back and didn’t take advantage of this in the second half.

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