TalkSPORT pundit: This Tottenham powerhouse spreads physical fear into his opponents
By Dominic Toner
Danny Gabbidon has hailed the performance of Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama against Chelsea and believes he spreads physical fear into opponents.
The 25-year-old completed 90 minutes on Wednesday night as Spurs beat their title rivals 2-0 at White Hart Lane.
Dele Alli scored two headed goals to give Spurs the three points and they moved up to third in the Premier League table, meaning they are seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
TalkSPORT pundit Gabbidon claims that Wanyama strikes fear into opposition players on the pitch and demonstrated his strength against Chelsea.
“Wanyama is a powerhouse. So imposing you end up giving the ball to him out of fear. Some performance,” Gabbidon wrote on his personal Twitter account.
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Wanyama is a powerhouse! So imposing you end up giving the ball to him out of fear! Some performance #THFC ????????????????????????
— Daniel Gabbidon (@Gabbidon35) January 4, 2017
Wanyama has become a crucial player for Mauricio Pochettino this season and started in every Premier League game.
The combative midfielder was involved in a fascinating battle against N’Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic on Wednesday.
Wanyama and team-mate Mousa Dembele certainly prevailed against the Chelsea midfielders and helped nullify the Chelsea attack.
Wanyama has proved to be a fantastic signing following his arrival in the summer from Southampton, where he made 97 appearances with the Premier League club.
The central midfielder has walked straight into Spurs’ starting line-up and provides great defensive cover with his ability to read the game.
He is also particular strong in his challenges and managed to get the better of Chelsea’s highly rated pairing Kante and Matic.
In other Tottenham news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Eric Dier’s performance against Chelsea.