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Sky Sports harshly troll Dele Alli's substitute appearance for Everton against Chelsea

Nasir Jabbar

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Sky Sports harshly troll Dele Alli's substitute appearance for Everton against Chelsea

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Sky Sports

Sky Sports harshly trolled Dele Alli's substitute appearance for Everton against Chelsea on their official app.

Alli replaced Dwight McNeil on the hour mark in their Premier League opener at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

McNeil, who was making his competitive debut following his move from Burnley, failed to get going - with Sky Sports' Sky Score Centre website taking cheeky a dig at his showing.

In doing so, they also ruthlessly mocked Alli in a savage match update.

It reads: "McNeil's rather underwhelming debut comes to an end. Talking of underwhelming, Dele Alli is on."

Image: Sky Sports
Image: Sky Sports

Just like McNeil, Alli was unable to influence the match as his side lost 1-0 to Thomas Tuchel's team.

The 26-year-old hasn't hit the ground running since his switch from Tottenham.

Speaking ahead of Everton's game against Chelsea, Frank Lampard said he hopes 'support' and 'tough love' can get the midfielder back to his best.

"It is possible to work with him on being a goalscorer," he told reporters. "He has an instinct to get in goalscoring positions, and we need to find ways to get him in those positions and probably give him confidence back as well. That’s the reason I brought him to the club.

"We all knew the position [at Spurs]. At the same time, we also knew if we could get him in the sweet spot of where he was then he would be a big asset for us. It’s a clean slate on many levels for everybody this season and for Dele for sure.

"He’s worked hard in pre-season and he’ll be a very useful player for us if he keeps applying himself in the right way.

"I think it’s sometimes support and sometimes tough love. Sometimes you have to hear serious things to get the best out of yourself. Dele or any player that is."

Topics: Dele Alli, Football, Everton, Chelsea

Nasir Jabbar
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