Dele Alli has already been recognised for his amazing contribution to Tottenham this season by winning the PFA Young Player of the Year, and a breakdown of his key stats show he eclipses Arsenal duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil as the most valuable player in north London right now.
The 21-year-old has been in sensational form in recent weeks, weighing in with seven goals and four assists in his last ten games to help Spurs on an eight-game winning run in the Premier League and an unlucky defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final.
Alli’s touch in front of goal has seen him net 20 goals in all competitions for Tottenham – a superb return for an attacking midfielder, but data from STATS, the global leader in sports intelligence, illustrates just how much impact his goals have had.
Alli’s fine form has contributed to an extra ten points for Mauricio Pochettino’s title chasers, which has proven critical lately as they’ve clawed Chelsea back to just a four point lead at the top of the table.
As well as that, the England international has shown he’s the man for the big occasion by scoring five times against the top six sides this term – as many as Sanchez, Ozil and team-mate Harry Kane have managed put together.
Dele Alli vs top six this season (all comps)
Manchester City (H) – 1 goal
Chelsea (H) – 2 goals
Manchester City (A) – 1 goal
Chelsea (N) – 1 goal
The youngster’s brace against Chelsea to end their winning run earlier in the season showed just how decisive he has become in the big moments, and there are few bigger than the North London Derby.
Tottenham host Arsenal for the final time at White Hart Lane this Sunday as they prepare to move to playing their home games at Wembley for the 2017/18 season.
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Can Alli send Spurs out of the Lane with a bang? The stats suggest he’s as good a bet as any to be the matchwinner this weekend.