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Dele Alli steals the show but Erik Lamela’s performance inspires Tottenham fans

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Dele Alli steals the show but Erik Lamela’s performance inspires Tottenham fans

The Argentine was a constant thorn in the side for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – MARCH 11: Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on March 10, 2018 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Argentinian midfielder Erik Lamela keeps his eye on the ball during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge in London on April 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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…

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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