By Amir Mir
Football Insider analyses the three talking points as Tottenham beat Stoke 4-0 at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.
Davies is the weak link in attack
The 23-year-old had a tidy game in defence, but when going forward, especially play as a wing-back, it is evident that he is the weak link. That perhaps is no surprise given the fact that first-team regular Danny Rose is out injured and has arguably been the club’s best player this season. Therefore, it is a high bar to judge the Welshman on, but one thing is for sure, you cannot fault his effort or ability to get in good areas.
Home form key to top four finish
At White Hart Lane, Spurs are a ruthless team and the opposition are simply suffocated by the quality around the pitch they have. From the manner in which they are marshaled from the back by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to their star asset Harry Kane up front. They are simply difficult to deal with. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are yet to be beaten at home this season and if they can keep that up then it will be key to them securing a top-four finish at the end of the campaign. The likes of Chelsea and Manchester City have suffered defeats in north London, so it wasn’t a surprise that Stoke suffered the same result. Mark Hughes’ side, in particular, in the first half could not live with the attacking threat and movement of the home team.
Kane is the best striker in the league
The England international was simply unstoppable against Stoke as he further proved why he is the best striker in the Premier League. Fans may look towards Diego Costa, but at this moment in time, for his overall qualities, Kane stands out. He made what is supposedly a tough Stoke defence look like a bunch of school boys. From his technical ability to his finishing and constantly working the wide areas, Kane is at the peak of his game. Third hat-trick in nine games. Simply outstanding.
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