Jose Mourinho ‘leaves Dele Alli out of his squad yet AGAIN’ for Tottenham’s visit to Burnley tonight… with out-of-favour star having played just 21 minutes in the Premier League since starting opening day defeat by Everton
- Dele Alli has reportedly been left out of Tottenham’s squad to take on Burnley
- The midfielder has fallen out of favour with manager Jose Mourinho this season
- Mourinho has given Alli just 21 Premier League minutes since opening weekend
- He came off the bench against LASK last week but will play no part at Turf Moor
The England star has started just once in the Premier League all season – against Everton on the opening weekend – and has only racked up a further 21 minutes of top-flight action, having come off the bench away at Manchester United.
Alli will again be absent at Turf Moor this evening after Mourinho deemed the midfielder surplus to requirements once again.
Dele Alli, pictured in action against LASK last week, is not in the squad to face Burnley tonight
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has barely used Alli in the Premier League so far this season
The Athletic claim that the 24-year-old did not travel to Burnley with the rest of the squad on Sunday, despite coming off the bench in the Europa League last week.
Alli, who is not suffering with injury, got the final 30 minutes of the 3-0 win over LASK, but Mourinho believes he has superior options at his disposal.
After being substituted during Spurs’ defeat by Everton, Alli has found himself out of favour under the former Chelsea boss, particularly in the Premier League.
He has been left out of a number of squads and considered making a late loan switch away during the transfer window, with PSG among the clubs keen on him.
Alli has made just two Premier League appearances this term and was wanted by PSG on loan
The midfielder, pictured in training this month, has failed to make an impression on Mourinho
A move ultimately failed to materialise but Alli’s position in the squad has not changed and he is currently a fringe player under Mourinho.
The former MK Dons starlet came off the bench for the latter stages of Spurs’ 6-1 thrashing of United at the start of October – the only time he’s played in the Premier League since the opening weekend.
Alli is facing increased competition for an attacking role in Mourinho’s side following the arrivals of Steven Bergwijn last January, and Gareth Bale and Carlos Vinicius during the summer window.
He has failed to make the bench five times already this season and, after appearing against LASK, posted on social media: ‘Always grateful for the opportunity to do what I love most.’
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