Dele Alli vs Jesse Lingard
Glenn Hoddle has penned an article in the Mail on Sunday looking at Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli.
It’s not been the easiest couple of weeks for the Spurs star.
According to most observers, Dele Alli has dropped down the England pecking order ahead of the World Cup.
That’s after Alli played no part in the international friendlies against Holland and Italy.
By contrast, Man United’s Jesse Lingard had a great international break with the Three Lions.
Lingard scored and grabbed an assist in the Dutch and Azzurri games.
‘Dele Alli is better than Jesse Lingard’
Yet Glenn Hoddle is still of the opinion that Alli should start for England at the World Cup.
The former England and Spurs manager also argued Alli is better than Lingard:
There are plenty of important matches left to win back his England starting place before the World Cup.
He’s a natural goal threat, and will get back to that I’m absolutely sure… I’ll repeat, he is only 21, he might not even reach his peak for another seven years.
If you look at his rivals for the position — Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Jack Wilshere — he is a better goalscorer than any of them. An in-form Dele Alli is probably even better than Jesse Lingard in that regard.
Chelsea vs Tottenham
Tottenham haven’t won at Stamford Bridge in 28 years! That’s an insane amount of time.
1990 was the year Spurs last won at the Bridge – a period in which has seen them endure 18 defeats and nine draws.
Last season, this fixture helped Chelsea to build the foundations to go on and clinch the Premier League title ahead of Tottenham.
This time, avoiding defeat for Spurs is a must in order to prevent a late surge for the top-four from the Blues.