Date: 23rd January 2017 at 1:43pm
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After picking up his ninth booking of the season at Blackburn on Saturday, David Davis is just one more away from receiving a two match ban.

He will now have to tread on very thin ice for the next 10 games before the yellow cards are wiped, but I think it’s inevitable that he will pick up that tenth yellow card and subsequent ban.

Davis has been a huge player for Blues so far this season and you could argue that he’s been our best performer.

Losing him for two games would be a blow for Gianfranco Zola as he’s extremely hard to replace and the performances he puts in are vitally important to the team.

He is pretty much ‘the destructor` for Blues in the middle of the park and is our go-to guy when there is a 50-50 to be won or when interceptions are there to be made.

Personally, I think that Davis has improved massively on the technical side of the game this season and he’s also adapted to Zola`s style fairly well.

The award of a new contract a couple of weeks ago showed that Zola is very much keen on the idea of Davis continuing to be a crucial part of the side and has the faith in him.

He would most likely be replaced by Maikel Kieftenbeld if he did pick up that ban and, although the Dutchman is similar to Davis in terms of his energy and physicality, the presence of Davis would still be missed.

On the flip side, though, it would give the likes of Kieftenbeld and Robert Tesche the chance to shine again and stake their claim.

Davis would also get the opportunity to re-charge his batteries as he’s played a lot of football of late and he puts in a mammoth shift each and every game.

It’s asking a lot for a physical player like Davis to go without a yellow card for the next 10 games so it is very likely that Blues will have to switch it up a bit and prepare for his absence.

 
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