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Dele Alli: Spurs wanted the win more than Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Premier League

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur (L) scores his sides second goal with a header during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at White Hart Lane on January 4, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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Dele Alli, to put it plainly, has been on fire.

Spurs’ exciting young attacker, still just 20 until April, scored a brace for the third-straight Premier League match on Wednesday.

That gives him seven goals in his last four, but none feel bigger than the twin headers pushed home off crosses from Christian Eriksen at White Hart Lane.

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Dele was denied the ball for most of the match, to the point where he quipped that if he wanted to dribble he’d have to use his head.

Great players take their chances where they can get them, however, and Dele twice bested Cesar Azpilicueta and Victor Moses to head behind Thibaut Courtois. From the BBC:

“There is a bit of history between the sides now after last season and I think we wanted to stop their run like they did ours. We are happy to stay under the radar and keep picking up the points. We are not going to get carried away, there is always room for improvement.”

Good reserve from the youngster, who we suspect has been coached in what to say. The Spurs-Chelsea rivalry is gaining heat as Tottenham continues to gain influence in the Premier League. This year, it’ll be split spoils.

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