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