5 best individual performances in recent London derbies
London derbies are fierce, heated competitions that bring out the best in the players.
London derbies are always games people look forward to. You are guaranteed to see goals, bookings, and a heated battle between the two teams involved.
The fans are desperate to see their team win, unlike any other game, and therefore so much more is on the line. Their passion and noise transcend to the players on the pitch, often causing them to rise to another level.
These five players put in magnificent individual performances in London derbies, thriving on the occasion.
#1 Dele Alli vs Chelsea January 2017
Four days into the new year, Chelsea were attempting to make history by recording 14 straight wins in the Premier League. Antonio Conte’s side were in magnificent form with the 13 previous teams they faced struggling to deal with their new 3-4-3 formation.
However, Tottenham were also a side in fine form. Dele Alli and Harry Kane had been firing on all cylinders and the former’s performance at White Hart Lane saw him come of age.
His two headed goals helped his team see off Chelsea and end their hopes of winning a 14th game in a row.
Scoring two goals against Chelsea’s defence was no mean feat. At just 20 years of age, he stole the show, scoring the only two goals of the game. In addition to this, it helped him earn a lot of praise in the process with him now rumoured to be wanted by top clubs around the world, illustrating how good his individual performance in January was.