Dele at the Double
Dele Alli won the Man of the Match award after scoring a brace in Spurs’ win over Chelsea last night.
The attacking midfield dynamo even admitted himself that it wasn’t his best performance, but he crucially managed to pop up with the vital goals.
Dele rose like a salmon to latch onto two crosses from Christian Eriksen to score a pair of powerful headers, and he’s now scored 5 goals in his last 3 games.
It had been a sluggish start to the season for Dele, but he’s now rediscovered the form of last season.
It’s worth remembering that Dele is still just 20, and this time last year was just 5 months into his debut season in the Premier League.
Things are moving very quickly for Dele, and he’s clearly a man in a hurry.
After 52 Premier League games he’s already scored 20 goals from midfield, and his stats are superior to any member of the so-called Golden Generation at the same stage of their careers.
What if Dele was the real golden boy?
Check out the stats comparison from Opta below.
It's safe to say that Dele Alli is pretty good. This is him vs some other previous English midfielders after 52 Premier League appearances. pic.twitter.com/piV9RHHSQi
— Matt Furniss (@Matt_Furniss) January 5, 2017