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Mourinho takes another swipe at Alli after Chelsea defeat

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The attacking midfielder was one of the several players missing through injury for Spurs in the London derby on Thursday night.

Jose Mourinho took swipe at Dele Alli after Tottenham’s home defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League.

Jorginho struck a first-half penalty following Eric Dier’s foul on Timo Werner inside the box, and that proved to be the winner as the Blues claimed a 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Spurs looked largely unthreatening in the final third of the pitch, which could be explained by the absence of Harry Kane, who has an incredible tally of 12 goals and 11 assists from 19 Premier League games this season.

Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso were also absent for the hosts and so was Dele Alli who has fallen out of favor under Mourinho.

“Reguilon means something for our attacking football,” the Spurs boss said in his post-match press conference, via Goal. “Harry Kane means something to our attacking football.

“Giovani Lo Celso means something and a good Dele Alli that we haven’t had yet also means something to that. It also is about not having the players to change things. It’s also about the confidence.”

On Gareth Bale, Mourinho added: “I’m doing my best. He’s doing his best. Everybody is doing their best.”