The majority of the media attention focused around Harry Kane scoring his first goal in the month of August, as Spurs' talisman helped the club secure a routine 3-1 victory over the newly promoted Cottagers.
But supporters online were eager not to exclude Lamela from their praise after the 26-year-old made his first appearance of the season, coming on as a late second half substitute where he set up Kane's groundbreaking strike.
The former AS Roma winger has somewhat struggled since arriving in north London for €30m back in 2013, despite making an impressive 155 appearances.
Lamela has scored just 23 goals and claimed 39 assists over the last five years, but fans are confident that the Argentina international can finally reach his potential after a stellar cameo appearance last weekend.
Welcome back Coco! Back with a bang! ⚡️— Hotspur Edition (@HotspurEdition) August 18, 2018
That Lamela run just absorbed defenders.— Seb Stafford-Bloor (@SebSB) August 18, 2018
Great assist Erik, well done. Hope you’re back for good👍🏻— Ross (@love_THFC) August 18, 2018
Top man, absolutely tore it apart yesterday!! 👏👏👏👏— 𝕄𝕒𝕣𝕔𝕦𝕤 (@mrmarcusroberts) August 19, 2018
One fan may have gone a little bit too far in their praise for the in-form Argentine...
Look I don't want to get carried away but Erik Lamela is Tottenham's best player of all time and might be better than Pele.— Skipjack (@Skipjack0079) August 18, 2018
Tottenham will be hoping that Lamela can maintain his form heading into their highly-anticipated match against Manchester United at Old Trafford next week.
However, the Argentine forward will have to work hard in training if he wants to get the nod ahead of Lucas Moura, who scored the opening goal against Fulham.
Spurs' match at Old Trafford on Monday will be their last trip up north until the end of September, where they will prepare for their next heavyweight clash against Jürgen Klopp's high flying Liverpool.