Tottenham fans need to be patient with Dele Alli
For many Spurs supporters, the form of Dele Alli has not been great at all this season.
Having emerged as a key player over the past two seasons, Dele Alli is now one of Tottenham’s most important players.
But, there seems little doubt that in the early stages of 2017/2018, Dele has struggled to hit the heights of the last two campaigns.
Goals and assists flowed for Dele Alli in 15/16 & 16/17
After joining from MK Dons, Dele Alli enjoyed a breakout Premier League season, where he sometimes played central midfield in 2015/2016.
That season yielded 10 goals and 12 assists. A fantastic return for such an inexperienced player.
In 2016/2017, Dele became more or less a support striker, playing just behind Harry Kane.
In the last campaign, Dele did even better than his first season. Scoring a whopping 18 goals and bagging 11 assists.
Harry Kane & Christian Eriksen have glossed over Dele’s poor displays
In 2017/2018, Dele Alli has bagged two goals and two assists in seven Premier League matches.
Whilst Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen have been in fantastic form for club and country respectively, they have overshadowed Dele for Spurs.
And, to make matters worse, Dele has been shrouded in controversy for much of the early part of the season.
The middle finger salute for England was followed by a blatant dive for Tottenham at Huddersfield in their last Premier League game.
And, off the pitch, Dele Alli is reportedly looking for a new super agent to engineer a move away from Spurs eventually.
The shocking Dele Alli stats emerge
Exclusive stats from daily fantasy football game www.oulala.com reveal Tottenham’s Dele Alli has the worst ball-control in the Premier League this season.
Surely these will improve in the coming Tottenham games…