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What Twitter said about Tottenham’s Dele Alli after Chelsea brace

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What Twitter said about Tottenham’s Dele Alli after Chelsea brace

Dele Alli was on hand to score a brace for Spurs against rivals Chelsea.

After Dele Alli’s man-of-the-match display against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, Twitter exploded with praise for the young Tottenham midfielder.

Following a rough week for the England international, in which he did not feature at all in either of the Three Lions’ friendlies, Spurs fans rejoiced in his success against their London rivals.

The result meant that the gap between Spurs and Chelsea is a massive eight points, leaving the Blues facing a season without Champions League football.

Alli was at the heart of the toppling of Chelsea, harassing their backbone at everything chance and showcasing his trademark attacking flair.

During a match in which Alvaro Morata broke his scoring drought, Harry Kane made his return from injury, and Christian Eriksen scored a wonder goal, Alli nonetheless stole the headlines on social media.

His brace sparked comparisons with a fellow England international, invited praise from ex-Premier League stars, and united the Tottenham Twitterverse in joy.

Contributing to all three Spurs goals in a rampant 3-1 away victory, onlookers applauded his impressive work rate that led to Eriksen’s opening strike.

And after the Englishman’s well-taken goal 17 minutes into the second half, football fans delighted in Alli’s sublime technique.

And with Alli doubling his goal tally and Tottenham’s lead just four minutes later, the Twittersphere delighted in Alli proving his doubters wrong. Many mocked those in the media who had depicted Alli as having a slump season.

Even ex-Tottenham player Steven Pienaar chimed in with praise for Alli’s response to his doubters.

The match marked his 100th Premier League appearance, a landmark which he has marked with an impressive goal and assist tally.

With the World Cup approaching, the conversation inevitably turned to the battle between Alli and Jesse Lingard for a starting spot.


Max is a journalist studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Max specialises in English football and co-hosts a weekly podcast. He is also a politics reporter and deputy news editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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