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Dele Alli

Dele Alli

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Spurs on Cloud Nine!

Tottenham Hotspur beat their North London rivals, Arsenal, 2-0 to win for the ninth time in a row in the Premier League. It's the first time Spurs have won nine consecutive games since 1960 and what better team to do it against than their fiercest rivals. They are also now certain to finish above Arsenal for the first time since 1994/95. Only a fantastic performance by Arsenal's goalkeeper, Petr Cech, kept the scores level at the break. But, Spurs made their domination count in the second half. In the 55th minute, Dele Alli scored from close-range. It was his 21st goal of the season and he continues to be one of the greatest young players in European football at the moment. Just four minutes later, Gabriel slid into a tackle on Harry Kane and the referee pointed to the spot. Kane got up and scored the penalty himself. It was a great display from Spurs as they continue to chase Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table.Dele Alli celebrates a goal for Spurs.

It's a huge win for us and the fans. 

Dele Alli, Tottenham Hotspur.

Was this the last North London Derby at White Hart Lane?

Tottenham v Spurs is now the highest scoring fixture of all time!

Yes. Tottenham are building a new stadium, but they won't be moving very far. Their new stadium is being built across the road from their current stadium. White Hart Lane's current capacity is 36,284 and is seen as too small to sustain a top European football club. The new stadium will hold 61,000 fans and will be a state-of-the-art stadium. Facilities will include; a sports centre, a health centre, cafe, public park, a supermarket, a school, 580 new houses, a school and a college specialising in sports, science and health. However, the new stadium will not be ready until the start of the 2018/19 season. Next season, Spurs will play at Wembley Stadium while they wait for their new stadium to be built.

He's the best young midfield player I've seen in England for many years, probably going as far back as Paul Gascoigne. The boy's got everything. 

Sir Alex Ferguson,  ex-Manchester Utd manager.

Is Dele Alli the best young player in the Premier League?

Dele Alli and Heung Min Son share a special handshake.

Dele Alli was born in April 1996, in Milton Keynes, a large town in the south of England. His mum is English and his dad Nigerian, so he could have chosen to play for either national team, but after playing for England as a youth player he decided to play for them. This is the opposite of Arsenal's young forward, Alex Iwobi, who played for England as a youth player but decided to play for Nigeria. Alli's first professional club was MK Dons, based in his hometown. He played 88 times for the Dons, before moving to Spurs in the summer of 2015 for £5 million. He said that his target at the start of the season was to play ten matches for the first-team, but he exceeded all expectations. By the end of the season he was already a regular in the starting line-up and also won the PFA Young Player of the Year, which he won again this season.

Can Spurs catch Chelsea?

Dele Alli won the PFA Young Player of the Year Award this season.

Spurs are now four points behind Chelsea, with four matches left to play. After their fantastic performance against Arsenal, the momentum is with Spurs and Chelsea might start to feel the pressure. But, Chelsea have lots of experienced players and won the Premier League only two seasons ago. Tottenham's title run-in looks more difficult on paper. Spurs have three away matches and only one at home, which is against Manchester Utd. Chelsea have three home matches and only one away match. Two of their home matches are against teams who may be relegated when Chelsea play them (Middlesbrough and Sunderland). Chelsea also play Watford and West Brom but they have little to play for and will finish the season in mid-table. Have a look at the table below, which shows the title run-in. Let us know in the comments section who you think will win the Premier League title?

The Premier League Title Race
 Round 35Round 36Round 37Round 38

Middlesbrough (H)West Brom (A)Watford (H)

Sunderland (H)

West Ham (A)Man Utd (H)Leicester (A)Hull City (A)

Did you know......?

Dele Alli's first name is actually Bamidele and he uses Dele for short.

Alli has scored six goals against the top six clubs this season. More than Alexis, Mesut Ozil and Harry Kane put together!

Alli was a Liverpool fan growing up, and Steven Gerrard was his childhood hero.

Tottenham have won their last nine Premier League matches.

Tottenham will finish above Arsenal for the fisrt time since 1994/95, this season.

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What do you think?

Tottenham Hotspur's 20 year-old midfielder, Dele Alli, has become very important to Spurs' Premier League title challenge. 

Is Dele Alli the best midfielder in the Premier League?

Which player is most important to this Tottenham team?

There are just four Premier League matches left. Who do you think will win the Premier League title?

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kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/05/2017
GH
3903
points

I think Ali's teammate Christian Erikson is the best midfielder in the league as things stand. However, if anyone should vouch for Ali as the best midfielder i don't think it will be out of place. Ali has done more than enough to keep his team in the title race.


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kwesimanifest
02/05/2017 12:09
Ghana
Manchester United
3903

I think Ali's teammate Christian Erikson is the best midfielder in the league as things stand. However, if anyone should vouch for Ali as the best midfielder i don't think it will be out of place. Ali has done more than enough to keep his team in the title race.

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kwesimanifest
02/05/2017
GH
3903
points

I think Dele Ali would qualify to be the most important player to this Tottenham team because in the absence of Harry Kane he provided goals for Spurs.


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kwesimanifest
02/05/2017 12:15
Ghana
Manchester United
3903

I think Dele Ali would qualify to be the most important player to this Tottenham team because in the absence of Harry Kane he provided goals for Spurs.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
02/05/2017
GH
3903
points

Chelsea look more likely to win the league


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kwesimanifest
02/05/2017 12:18
Ghana
Manchester United
3903

Chelsea look more likely to win the league

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elghoul
04/05/2017
DZ
1534
points

N'golo Kante is the best mildfielder for these two last years. He also will be a Premier League winner for the second time.

Dele Alli  is the most important Tottenham player as a creative mildfielder.

Chelsea will win. I don't see any doubt about it.


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elghoul
04/05/2017 17:04
Algeria
Arsenal
1534

N'golo Kante is the best mildfielder for these two last years. He also will be a Premier League winner for the second time.

Dele Alli  is the most important Tottenham player as a creative mildfielder.

Chelsea will win. I don't see any doubt about it.

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/05/2017
SD
-1037
points

The best midfielder in the PL? I'm not sure of that. But one of the 5 best midfielders. He gets beter and beter, and If he continued working hard, he could soon become the best PL midfielder. I think Spurs starting XI are quiet equal and you can't deny work of players like Walker, Erikson, and the South Korean Son. However Harry Kane is the most important player in the Spurs squad


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
09/05/2017 17:05
Sudan
Liverpool
-1037

The best midfielder in the PL? I'm not sure of that. But one of the 5 best midfielders. He gets beter and beter, and If he continued working hard, he could soon become the best PL midfielder. I think Spurs starting XI are quiet equal and you can't deny work of players like Walker, Erikson, and the South Korean Son. However Harry Kane is the most important player in the Spurs squad

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RafaelRC
20/05/2017
BR
385
points

Dele is a important player. The best player of Spurs is Keane.
I want to see them and the English team in the next World Cup.


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RafaelRC
20/05/2017 11:28
Brazil
Leicester City
385

Dele is a important player. The best player of Spurs is Keane.
I want to see them and the English team in the next World Cup.

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assemjuve
05/07/2017
PS
3553
points

Yes he is,he is still young and has a long way to go.


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assemjuve
05/07/2017 11:47
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3553

Yes he is,he is still young and has a long way to go.

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assemjuve
05/07/2017
PS
3553
points

I think there is a group of players that have an impact on the team like Eriksen,Kane,Alli,LLoris,Dembele and Wanyama.


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assemjuve
05/07/2017 11:50
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3553

I think there is a group of players that have an impact on the team like Eriksen,Kane,Alli,LLoris,Dembele and Wanyama.

gogo
14/07/2017
VN
6
points

Dele Alli is in Tottenham and he headed 2 goals in set my favorite club Chelsea . Coraturation Alli


gogo
14/07/2017 03:03
Vietnam
Chelsea
6

Dele Alli is in Tottenham and he headed 2 goals in set my favorite club Chelsea . Coraturation Alli

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