Former Tottenham star Danny Murphy says Dele Alli is just like Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.

Murphy, who played alongside Lampard for England, believes Alli conjures up memories of the Chelsea legend in his prime.

“He is similar to Frank Lampard in the way he appreciates space and times his runs to ensure he finds great goalscoring positions,” Murphy told the London Evening Standard.

“He is hard for midfielders to track, or for defenders to pick up when he is running towards them.

“The only thing that he has lacked compared to last year is accurate finishing but I have not seen him hide once. Even if he misses a couple of chances, he will continue to make the same runs until he takes one of them.

“That probably sounds easier than it is. Even experienced players struggle with it sometimes.”