/Tottenham news: Dele Alli Premier League goals are vital to Spurs not losing

Tottenham news: Dele Alli Premier League goals are vital to Spurs not losing


Unbeaten

Whenever the midfielder has scored, Spurs have not lost and so manager Mauricio Pochettino will hope his injury is nothing serious

Dele Alli scoring for Tottenham in the Premier League is a good thing.

When the midfielder scores, Spurs don’t lose.

The club have never lost in the 36 Premier League games, he has found the net (W30 D6) and he continued the run in Tottenham’s 6-2 mauling of Everton.

With that in mind, his manager Mauricio Pochettino is understandably concerned Alli may not feature in the Boxing Day game against Bournemouth

“We will see if he is injured. I think he is tired, tight in his hamstring, but we hope it is not a big issue,” he said after the player was forced off by a strong challenge from Jordan Pickford.

A bad challenge from Pickford on Alli led to the player being substituted

A bad challenge from Pickford on Alli led to the player being substituted

Still, Tottenham have managed just fine against Eddie Howe’s team in recent meetings.

Bournemouth have never beaten Spurs in league competition (P6 W0 D1 L5), with each of those six games coming in the Premier League since the start of the 2015/16 season.

In addition, Harry Kane has been directly involved in seven goals in five Premier League games against Bournemouth (six goals and one assist).

Tottenham’s win against Everton kept them in third place, six points behind leaders Liverpool and Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has even talked up their title chances.

“You can’t write them off,” he told the Alan Brazil sports Breakfast on talkSPORT.

“I’ve always said it’s going to be a two-horse race between Liverpool and Manchester City.

“But if you look at the table, Spurs are two points off Man City and six off Liverpool, so if they keep playing the way they are and keep everybody fit, they’re got every chance.”

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