At the start of the season Kyle Walker and Danny Rose were very well established as Tottenham’s strongest full-back pairing.
Rose was brilliant in the previous campaign, as he seemingly took inspiration from the club’s signing of Ben Davies to take his game to another level. Davies meanwhile, struggled to adapt to his new surroundings and looked a shadow of the impressive player he was at Swansea.
Walker was beset by injuries in 2014-15 but with no other specialist right-back in the squad, was a guaranteed starter when fit. Keiran Trippier was signed in the summer but had to initially make do with appearances in cup competitions, as Walker kept his place in the Premier League.
Yet as the season has wore on, so Trippier and Davies’ form has improved. Both started against Watford on Saturday and impressed. The full-back positions are incredibly important in Pochettino’s system and he now seems rotating on a game-to-game basis.
Sunday’s game against Manchester City might offer a clue as to which duo he now considers to be his strongest pairing. With a full week to prepare for the crucial match, fatigue will not be an issue when Pochettino makes his decision.
Should he go for the pace and drive that Walker and Rose bring to the team? Or would we be better off with the more measured Davies and the crossing ability of Trippier?
Let us know who you’d pick in the comments box below. Whatever the verdict, the good news is that after years of putting up with some frankly atrocious full-backs, no Premier League side has more strength in depth in this position.