Stats show Spurs should not drop this star despite having a poor season


Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli hasn’t had the greatest of seasons in a Lilywhite shirt, and some may be calling for him to be dropped in the Champions League final.

With Lucas Moura’s heroic hat-trick and Harry Kane’s potential return, along with Son’s player of the season performances, there may not be room for Alli in the starting line up.

The England midfielder has only scored seven goals in all competitions for Spurs this season, an extremely poor return by his standards.

Alli scored 14 last campaign, 22 the season before, and 10 even in his first season at the Premier League club.

While Alli has played fewer games this season and has often been asked to play in a deeper role, he will surely still not be happy with just the seven goals.

However, despite the perceived poor form, Spurs have actually performed far better with Alli in the side this season.

According to talkSPORT, Spurs have a 55% win percentage without Alli in the side (P20, W11, D2, L6) and 62% with him in the side (P37, W23, D2, L11).

Should Dele be dropped?

Spurs Web Opinion:

I would play Dele as a centre-forward against Liverpool in the Champions League final, in a similar position to Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino. I would then have Son and Moura either side of him, and Kane on the bench as an impact sub. I believe that rushing Kane back would be a mistake, as there is little chance he will be in good form for the final.

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