Player Watch...Dele Alli

Joely

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We have an important game on Tuesday and Dele is not match fit. I expect him to play against Chelsea. Him and Ndombele can use playing against a top team to show what they have to offer. If not to JM to the world.
Would normally agree but think the fact he hasn't even made the bench today is telling. Also sounds like Sissoko has pulled out due to illness and Gedson replaced him ahead of Dele. Could be wrong but unless there's an injury involved with him, it does look the writing may well be on the wall....
 

Colonel Dax

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If we wanted 60m for him we should have put him to ManU before they bought VdB. In a normal market Dele is almost certainly worth 50m+ imo. Even last couple year with niggling hamstring injuries, largely playing a deeper role, and less minutes he's still managed 12 G+A which is not like this magical easy thing every attacking mid does. VdB only managed 12 G+A last year in the Eredivise and in my opinion Dele is worth way more than he is. Dele is also 24, you've still got 5-7 more years of him and most likely at least 1 more peak period so if you sell him now you ask for more for that opportunity loss.
I agree with you - he's worth £50m +, but at this stage of the window I can't see many teams being interested at that price. As you say perhaps Man U would've gone for him before VdB. If per the BEN snippet the club is determined to offload him this summer I suppose a loan could be an option.
 

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Lucas? Nope. He’s only in the team because he’s a Jose favorite. If it were on merit, Lucas wouldnt be near the 18 as he offers absolutely nothing besides industry.
Even with Lucas’ insane goal drought he’s scored more goals since he got here than Dele.
 

Colonel Dax

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Jose was just asked on Sky "is Dele not in the squad due to rotation or is there another reason?

His answer: "Bit of both".
 

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As Dele didn't even travel as the 19th man today speculation will only increase this next week almost regardless of whether he plays midweek or not.

And it's not like Jose is assuring he'll stay
 

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The thing is though that if he had dropped N'Dombele out of the squad today, there would be questions about that. Winks? sure there would be questions there too.
 

RikkiRocket

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Lucas? Nope. He’s only in the team because he’s a Jose favorite. If it were on merit, Lucas wouldnt be near the 18 as he offers absolutely nothing besides industry.
so Lucas works his nuts off, which is a trait Jose loves and Dele, doesn’t .... unfair to say it’s because he’s a Favourite. He works his balls off. Dele is a passenger at times. That’s why.
 

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For too long Dele was getting picked every week regardless of the sub par performances he was putting in. He also managed to avoid getting hooked regardless of some really poor performances. This all leads to complacency and now he’s facing up to not getting picked, and getting dragged, his temperament is being tested and from what I read into the situation his reaction hasn’t been enough to win the manager over.
As someone said earlier, he’s had plenty of opportunities under Jose, but other than an early purple patch he’s reverted to being a luxury and a bit of a passenger in terms of how we know want to play.
 

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Dele like many others suffered from the lack of competition and too many intense games early in their careers.
 

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Disagree with the "Dele has always had a price" talk. Poch loved him and would never want to sell him. He was the main man alongside Kane for the 15/16, 16/17, and 17/18 seasons [at the minimum].
 
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