Dele Alli went into this World Cup with doubts over his starting place in the England side but Gareth Southgate utilised Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury to bring the Tottenham man back into his starting eleven.
The man valued at £90m by Transfermarkt got the nod in Southgate’s strongest eleven, fielded for the opening game of the tournament against Tunisia but his performance was undermined by an early injury.
The playmaker has struggled to recover and despite taking his time to rest before coming back into the side for the fiery encounter against Colombia in the last 16, he did not look at his best on that dramatic night.
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He still struggled for mobility and fitness, so we raised the issue with you – should Alli be dropped for such a vitally important game?
It was a close vote, but 46 per cent of supporters who responded do want Southgate to abandon his faith in the midfielder, as you can see from the results below…