Jermaine Jenas: This Tottenham midfielder was immense against Chelsea (not Alli)
By Harvey Byrne
BBC pundit Jermaine Jenas has hailed midfielder Victor Wanyama as “immense” after Tottenham’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea on Wednesday evening.
The 25-year-old Kenya international played the full 90 minutes as his side earned a vital win against Antonio Conte’s dominant Blues.
The Kenya international helped shield his defence and kept top class attackers Eden Hazard and Diego Costa quiet.
The encounter was settled by two Dele Alli strikes on the either side of half time, but former Spurs midfielder Jenas named Wanyama as the man-of-the match after his performance in the centre of the park.
“The job that Wanyama has done has been immense,” told Jenas to BBC 5 Live Sport. “He’s protected the back three, he’s composed on the ball, his distribution has been good.”
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Victor Wanyama is @JJenas8's MOTM.
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) January 4, 2017
Wanyama made the £11million switch from Southampton to White Hart Lane in the summer.
He has helped add to an already impressive Tottenham defensive unit and has been an ever-present in Mauirico Pochettino’s team this season with 26 appearances to his name.
The win on Wednesday has now seen Spurs move up to third place in the league table with five league victories from their last five matches.
They now sit seven points behind Chelsea at the top with title aspirations of their own this season.
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