Tottenham Hotspur pulled off a brilliant result this afternoon, as they put Chelsea to the sword at Stamford Bridge. Despite Alvaro Morata giving Chelsea the lead Tottenham were by far the better team. After Christian Eriksen bamboozled Willy Caballero with a dipping shot it was the Dele Alli show.
The England international has been criticised this season after some poor performances. Ahead of the clash with Chelsea, the Tottenham midfielder was being doubted after Jesse Lingard seemed to usurp him in the race for the England starting XI.
Alli put in a fantastic performance, however, leaving Chelsea chasing shadows throughout the game. His first goal, which gave Tottenham the lead, was fantastic. Alli brought down a long-range pass from pal Eric Dier in exquisite fashion before slotting the ball beyond the Chelsea keeper. Alli then scored again to ensure the win for Tottenham.
But whilst Alli might have stolen the show, Tottenham fans were over the moon with the performance of Argentine attacker Erik Lamela.
Lamela has had to work hard to win over Tottenham fans in the past. The attacker has however always put in 100 percent when he plays for the Tottenham first-team.
The attacking midfielder has had a torrid time at Tottenham. Battles with injury have seen him fall out of favour in the past and competition for places at Tottenham have often been fierce in the attacking midfield position.
But Lamela is always a hard-working and tireless individual who the Spurs fans have been won around by within time. Against Chelsea, he was constantly in motion and, whilst a little naughty, his challenge on former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas certainly had the Tottenham fans excited.
Lamela is being consistently linked with a move away from Spurs this summer. He is out of contract next summer and plenty of teams in Italy have been linked with a move for the player.
But after this performance, it is hard to see how Spurs can realistically allow Lamela to leave the club…
— Patrick Baltatzis (@Bee1derful) April 1, 2018
— Spursleif (@spursleif) April 1, 2018
— Nicholas Godden (@nicholasgodden) April 1, 2018
Trying to fathom how some supporters cannot simply love and adore Erik Lamela.
— Last Word On Spurs? (@LastWordOnSpurs) April 1, 2018
Lamela is a warrior. We need to keep him man.
— Hamid (@HamidTHFC) April 1, 2018
— San Rafael Tottenham (@SRTottenham) April 1, 2018
— Chek (@ChekyiuN) April 1, 2018
— Matt Crowley (@mpc1970) April 1, 2018
I know he doesn’t sparkle like some of our players. However I’m fairly sure that if Pochettino was a master watchmaker, he wouldn’t build one without the cog that is Lamela. He’s an incarnation of the boss on the pitch #THFC
— Nick Cowan (@nicktheyid61) April 1, 2018
There’s been a mixed reaction to Lamela on my TL some praising him and other slating, but you can’t argue he plays these derby games like a local lad and for that he gets my full support. A workhorse.?? #thfc #coys
— Rich (@rrrtttbbb8) April 1, 2018