Dele Alli’s miraculous rise has been the story of the season at White Hart Lane, finding himself a regular in both the Tottenham Hotspur and England midfields just a matter of months after representing MK Dons all the way down in League One.
The 19-year-old netted a stunner, albeit by the aid of a marginal deflection, against France in midweek and finds himself earning the plaudits once again this afternoon in a feisty London derby against West Ham United.
The Lilywhites are 3-0 up at the moment, via a Harry Kane brace and a Toby Alderweireld header. Should the score stay the same by the end of the second half, it’s more than likely the aforementioned scorers will grab the headlines.
But once again, Alli’s contribution has been crucial in midfield, as shown in the following statistics taken at half-time courtesy of WhoScored.com.
Not only has the teenager hit the bar and found his first Premier League assist, he’s also recorded the most efforts on goal and created the most chances of any player on the pitch in the first half:
His defensive contribution has been solid as well: