Better than Alli: This Everton 23-year-old will cause havoc against Tottenham
COMMENT by Amir Mir
A number of highly quality English talent will be on show when Tottenham welcome Everton to White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon.
Perhaps the two standout English midfielders on show for the Premier League encounter will be the duo of Ross Barkley and Dele Alli.
The latter has no doubt outshone and outplayed his counterpart this season, scoring goals for absolute fun and showing Barkley how to be consistent.
However, at the weekend it is Barkley who can no doubt perform better than Alli and cause havoc on the Spurs defensive line.
On his day, Barkley’s ability to carry the ball and run at opponents is a danger for many opposition teams in the English top flight which will be a threat to Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
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Ronald Koeman, who has been critical of the 23-year-old over the course of this campaign, will be hoping he can switch it on for the big game encounter.
Both Barkley and Alli like to make runs into the box, the latter no doubt has the better movement, while the other will be looking to use his quality of running from deep to cause problems.
Barkley’s ability mixed with the powerful striker Romelu Lukaku running off the defender’s shoulders could prove to the difference at the weekend.
It will take a very difficult formula to stop such a strong defensive line who will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run in north London.
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