Tottenham's Davinson Sanchez 'hasn't helped himself' this season

Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez ‘hasn’t helped himself’ with his poor performance levels this season, according to journalist Dean Jones.

The 25-year-old has struggled to live up to expectations since arriving from Dutch giants Ajax in what was a club-record £42 million deal back in August 2017.

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During his four-and-a-half-year stay at Spurs, Sanchez has been unable to cement a place in the starting lineup under a variety of different managers.

His maiden campaign in north London saw him start 29 Premier League fixtures, but he’s yet to better that tally after putting in some shaky displays at the heart of defence.

Under new boss Antonio Conte, though, Sanchez has been somewhat of a regular, featuring from the off in 10 of the Italian tactician’s 13 top-flight games at the helm.

However, his run in the side came to a halt last time out when Tottenham saw off reigning champions Manchester City in an enthralling encounter at the Etihad Stadium.

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The capital club had been on a three-game losing streak prior to their 3-2 victory over the Cityzens, with the 45-cap Colombia international coming in for criticism during that period.

Former Spurs midfielder turned pundit Jermain Jenas blasted Sanchez for his ‘shocking’ showing against Wolverhampton Wanderers, who ran out 2-0 winners at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

What has Jones said about Sanchez?

Jenas went on to suggest that Eric Dier’s ‘stock has gone through the roof’ due to his absence from the deficits against Southampton and Wolves, and his outstanding return against City was further evidence of that.

And Jones has also been unimpressed with Sanchez of late, criticising his ‘style of defending’ before lauding Dier’s impact over proceedings.

He told GiveMeSport: “Davinson Sanchez hasn’t helped himself with his performance levels and the style of his defending, if you like. It’s become clear that they do miss Dier when he’s not there.”

How poor has Sanchez been?

Overall this season, Sanchez’s underlying numbers indicate he has actually enjoyed a relatively successful season, with WhoScored awarding him a rating of 6.87, the seventh-highest in the first-team squad.

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Nevertheless, it’s his hugely underwhelming displays against both the Saints and Wolves that have resulted in him being dropped to the substitutes bench.

WhoScored awarded Sanchez ratings of just 6.17 and 6.18, respectively, for those two clashes, ranking him at the second-worst and third-worst player on the pitch.

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