It’s been a tough few weeks for Dele Alli, and he’s quickly become a villain of the fans in the Transfer Tavern. Given the very high standard that he set for himself last season, the Englishman has fallen short of expectations this year.
Though his driving runs and lethal goalscoring became core traits of his game last term, he has been markedly less efficient this season, and after a few poor weeks of form, something has to give. He’s still every bit as good, and he has shown moments of brilliance, but until his form is regained, perhaps the Englishman needs to be rotated.
This is clearly something that most fans want to see, at least according to a recent poll. When questioned about the prospect of Dele Alli being dropped, a whopping 72% of fans responded saying that they’d like to see him replaced in the first team – with Fernando Llorente the man to take his place.
Llorente has found life tough at Tottenham so far this season, but his potency is clear for all to see. Offering power, technique and a natural goalscoring instinct, the Spaniard is a guaranteed goalscorer. He bagged 15 league goals last term.
It would not be a permanent switch, as Dele Alli is clearly the man for the future, but Llorente deserves his chance, and Dele’s form has simply not been up to par.
This could be the best course of action for Spurs, and the fans clearly want to see it happen.
Tottenham fans – thoughts?
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