Dele Alli has been left out of Tottenham’s squad to face Burnley in the Premier League tonight, according to the Athletic.
The report says Alli is ‘not injured’ despite not travelling north with the rest of the first-team squad.
Alli scored Spurs’ equaliser from penalty spot in this exact fixture last season after Chris Wood had opened the scoring for the hosts. The 24-year-old stepped up in the absence of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min during a particularly difficult period of the previous campaign.
But it looks like he will not be given the opportunity to impress at Turf Moor this time as Jose Mourinho continues to rely less and less on the midfielder.
Alli has not featured in a Premier League game since Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to Everton on the opening weekend. He did make if off the bench against LASK on Thursday night, but it is perhaps worrying that he isn’t even trusted to start Europa League matches.
He posted a two-word response – “Good times” – to a video of his penalty against Burnley on Twitter.
Good times https://t.co/aO6fDeII2N
— Dele (@dele_official) October 25, 2020
Indeed, this very much looks like the beginning of the end for Alli at Spurs. He will surely need to force a move in January to revive his hopes of playing for England at the European Championships this summer.