Yesterday we highlighted how Dele Alli is on course to outscore some of the best teenage strikers in Premier League history, but how does he compare to the greatest ever attacking midfielders?
A statistic has emerged that compares the amount of goals scored by the 19-year old Alli, to the figures for the three best ever English midfielders at the same age.
Alli’s total of seven goals is equal to the number scored by a certain Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes.
Premier League goals by the age of 19:
Dele Alli (7)
Frank Lampard (5)
Steven Gerrard (1)
Paul Scholes (1) pic.twitter.com/Vx4u0e6j6h
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While Alli’s feat is no guarantee that he will have a career that is even half as successful as these three legends, it’s a statistic that certainly makes you wonder about what his future might hold.