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Dele Alli panned for his Spurs display in opening 7 minutes at Burnley

Should Dele Alli even be playing at Burnley?

Spurs midfielder Dele Alli is simply unable to keep out the headlines, whether he is playing for Spurs or England.

In recent weeks, with Dele struggling for form and as he looks to choose another agent, this has been accentuated.

For many, Dele Alli shouldn’t even be playing for Spurs at Burnley on Saturday.

Dele put in a shocking challenge on Kevin De Bruyne in Tottenham’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City last Saturday.

In the end, it spurred on De Bruyne to make it 2-0 but Dele only bagged a yellow card.

Dele Alli’s opening 7 minutes at Burnley

Within the opening few minutes of the game, Dele Alli put in a shocking challenge on Burnley’s Charlie Taylor.

Dele went to ground way too early and could well have received a red card from referee Michael Oliver.

The Spurs midfielder was only booked after four minutes and then significantly impacted the game three minutes later.

Dele wins a penalty for Harry Kane to score at Burnley

Dele Alli went down in the box from a challenge by Kevin Long and Spurs had a penalty.

On another day, Dele could have received a second booking for diving after seven minutes.

Instead, Tottenham took the lead thanks to a curling Harry Kane penalty.

Cue so much Twitter outrage towards Dele Alli…

Twitter rages at Dele

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