Jose Mourinho always needed a stand-out star and 10 other loyal comrades to have a team in his own image.In his first coming at Chelsea, Didier Drogba provided such outlet and at Real Madrid, it was Cristiano Ronaldo.
At his current team, Heung Min Son, Dele Alli and Harry Kane are prime favorites to fill in such role. Two games into the Mourinho era, Dele Alli has been the stand out star.Especially when it comes to improvement on a personal level.
During Mauricio Pochettino’s dying days, Son was still running while Kane, scoring but Alli just disappeared.
Even as Spurs’ defense continue to be the one department yet to improve under the Portuguese coach, the attacking force has carried them to two back to back wins already. Dele Alli has been at the center of it all.
Against Olympiacos, the North Londoners were two goals down but eventually fought back to win 4-2. Against Bournemouth, they went three goals up before the visitors scored two late but was denied an equalizer.
Having been dropped from the national team after strings of poor performances this season, Mourinho’s new favorite will be confident of getting a call up once more.
Gareth Southgate has made it almost like a strange duty to solely seek the services of English players that are having a good time at their club level which shows just why almost all of England’s squad against Montenegro few weeks ago, was filled with skinny Chelsea boys.
As long as Alli maintains top form and put in the quality of work everyone knows he’s capable of, Spurs can continue to risk having a shaky defense till January.
The most important thing is that Mourinho’s boldness has been transferred to Alli and the rest of his attacking force and Chelsea must either keep up or lose the Champions League qualifying spot to their former boss.