It’s been a difficult season for Dele Alli, at least compared to the standards the Tottenham midfielder has set himself since making the step up from MK Dons to the Premier League.
His goalscoring output just hasn’t been at quite the same level and even his place in the England team has come under threat after impressive performances from the likes of Raheem Sterling, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jesse Lingard against the Netherlands and Italy.
And could Alli now lose his role in Tottenham’s starting XI too? We asked Spurs fans earlier this week whether they’d prefer Alli or Erik Lamela to start against Chelsea on Sunday and it was the 23-cap Argentine who won our poll with 59% of the vote.
That begs an interesting question of how Tottenham fans would actually set up Mauricio Pochettino’s side at Stamford Bridge. Let us know who’d make your Lilywhites starting XI by commenting below…