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Kane makes surprise return to Spurs starting line-up

Harry Kane (£12.4m) has made a surprise return to the Spurs starting line-up for their trip to Burnley on Saturday lunch-time.

The forward was initially expected to return to training following an ankle injury in March, but having worked with his team-mates over the last week, Mauricio Pochettino has thrown him back in.

That means Fernando Llorente (£5.7m) drops to the bench after a run of four starts for Spurs.

Alongside Kane in what looks to be a front-two is Son Heung-min (£9.0m), who may benefit from the return of the England international.

Pochettino has named a back-five for Spurs with Danny Rose (£5.8m) overcoming his yellow flag to start on the left, while Serge Aurier (£5.8m) is deployed on the right with Kieran Trippier (£6.2m) not in the matchday XI.

That decision, as well as the omission of Davinson Sánchez (£5.8m), is reportedly due to the busy upcoming schedule rather than connected with any injury problems.

However, Eric Dier (£4.7m) is reported to be missing with an illness.

Juan Foyth (£5.0m) joins Toby Alderweireld (£6.0m) and Jan Vertonghen (£5.9m) in the trio of centre-backs.

The in-form Ashley Barnes (£5.6m) leads the Burnley attack alongside Chris Wood (£6.2m) again, chasing a fourth Premier League match in a row with a goal.

Dwight McNeil (£4.4m) continues to hold down his place on the left of midfield while Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.5m) and Robbie Brady (£5.4m) are on the bench.

Burnley XI: Heaton; Taylor, Mee, Tarkowski, Bardsley; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Hendrick; Wood, Barnes.

Spurs XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Foyth, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Son, Kane.

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725 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TOPCAT1960
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 6 hours ago

    I have the scout picks midfield (No Tfrs in) so far produced 4pts (6 for me Son C) ....going well

    1. Holmes
      • 5 Years
      24 days, 6 hours ago

      are you blaming scout picks?

      1. TOPCAT1960
        • 2 Years
        24 days, 6 hours ago

        Nope ...I had them already....but I also have Barnes

  2. The Train Driver
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 6 hours ago

    Only English refs can be this incompetent and nonchalant at the same time, can't wait for VAR.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 6 hours ago

      Can't fault their consistency!

  3. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    24 days, 6 hours ago

    I have Son but glad I kept my rule of not captaining a early Saturday player. They never seem to get much

    1. palace ash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      24 days, 6 hours ago

      I go by that rule but didn't realise he was in the early game.

    2. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 6 hours ago

      Aguero a couple weeks ago must have hurt you then...

      1. Pulp Minion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 5 hours ago

        Didn't have him (which hurt me more)

  4. Dynamic Duos
    • 5 Years
    24 days, 6 hours ago

    Can't wait for this gwk to finish now so I can add Ashley Barnes to my team

    1. FPL Opinion
        24 days, 6 hours ago

        Don’t wait .. just do it now... quick

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 5 Years
          24 days, 6 hours ago

          He won't rise tonight, just wait to see on any injuries or suspensions

    2. FPL Opinion
        24 days, 6 hours ago

        FIVE PAST TWO

        1. Zilla
          • 1 Year
          24 days, 6 hours ago

          LIVE

      • palace ash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        24 days, 6 hours ago

        Are Spurs better without Kane?

        1. Good Times
          • 5 Years
          24 days, 6 hours ago

          He's just come back

      • Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        24 days, 6 hours ago

        Had this on my mind anyway but today has just made me think about it more. Worth selling Son to fund Aguero?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          24 days, 6 hours ago

          If he starts vs West Ham, probably.

        2. Miniboss
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          24 days, 6 hours ago

          Burnley deserved to win, they played well. Kane wasn’t bad either, I think there were bigger problems in spurs defence.

          1. Miniboss
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            24 days, 6 hours ago

            Aaand a reply fail. Ignore.

      • Good Times
        • 5 Years
        24 days, 6 hours ago

        Would it be crazy to consider sane, expecting to start a few now?

        1. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          24 days, 6 hours ago

          I've kept him cos I honestly think he'll start against WHU

        2. DandyDon
            24 days, 6 hours ago

            Nope. Had considered keeping him on the bench for the West Ham game. Ultimately wanted my money back though!

        3. Zilla
          • 1 Year
          24 days, 6 hours ago

          Poch it wasn't a corner but calm down amigo

        4. SirStevieG
          • 6 Years
          24 days, 6 hours ago

          Lol Poch knows it's all over now

        5. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          24 days, 6 hours ago

          Five past two?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 6 hours ago

            Half, now.

        6. Garlando
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          24 days, 6 hours ago

          Poch played Kane, spurs lose...drop Kane and play Llorente. There I've solved it.

        7. Greenbackbøøg…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          24 days, 6 hours ago

          I'm not gonna get my team score in the positives at this rate

        8. Daniel - juuuhuuu
          • 9 Years
          24 days, 6 hours ago

          Why was Pochetino furious at referees?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 6 hours ago

            He wanted Rose to take the throw-in further up.

            1. Daniel - juuuhuuu
              • 9 Years
              24 days, 6 hours ago

              Well that's seems overreacting

        9. HurriKane
          • 6 Years
          24 days, 6 hours ago

          Time to sell your Son?

          He has (che ARS sot blank liv) in next 5 fixtures.

          Kane return dimishes his oop prospect as well. Plus rotation imminant with cl only spurs title hope this season

          1. Greenbackbøøg…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            24 days, 6 hours ago

            Do tottenham even think they could plausibly win the cl

          2. Ghost Gooner
            • 5 Years
            24 days, 6 hours ago

            For who?

            1. HurriKane
              • 6 Years
              24 days, 5 hours ago

              Sterling

              Maddison n fanderson looks appealing as well

          3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
            • 1 Year
            24 days, 6 hours ago

            Who bothers about next 5.It's next 3 till gw31

          4. Dynamic Duos
            • 5 Years
            24 days, 6 hours ago

            Son will get something v Chelsea and Arsenal

          5. JammySprat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            24 days, 6 hours ago

            goals in the arsenal fixture

          6. murty1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            24 days, 6 hours ago

            Might sell for Almiron.. Need the cash!

          7. Hakim Ziyech
              24 days, 6 hours ago

              Hell yes! Son--> Maddison(if fit) is my move this gameweek

          8. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 6 hours ago

            Strong Austrian accent on Ashley Barnes.

          9. wulfranian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            24 days, 6 hours ago

            Barnes bonus 1?

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              24 days, 6 hours ago

              Should get 1.

              1. wulfranian
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                24 days, 6 hours ago

                cheers

          10. FPL Opinion
              24 days, 6 hours ago

              Hart Pld 19 Conceded 41 Pts 14
              Heaton Pld 8 Conceded 7 Pts 16
              Since his return 4 wins 4 draws
              Maybe not the FPL legend of years gone by but wow.
              Clearly the Wood and Barnes goals help too.

              1. FPL Opinion
                  24 days, 6 hours ago

                  Correction 5 wins 3 draws : so 18 Pts for Heaton

                  1. FPL Opinion
                      24 days, 6 hours ago

                      Thus 12 points for Hart in 19 games

                • Merlin the Wraith
                  • 2 Years
                  24 days, 6 hours ago

                  Pep will be happy with that, narrows his focus to just Klopp, no need to look over his shoulder. Man-yoo could do him a favour before he even steps out at Wembley. Nice glass of expensive vino for him tonight methinks

                  1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
                    • 1 Year
                    24 days, 6 hours ago

                    U really think pep was concerned of spurs loll

                  2. FPL Opinion
                      24 days, 5 hours ago

                      Don’t think Man City are a ‘look over the shoulder’ type of club

                      1. Merlin the Wraith
                        • 2 Years
                        24 days, 5 hours ago

                        Yeah, fair call. Just one less concern. Been a good week for them, primed them beautifully for final tomorrow. That CL comeback at Schalke will have left them buzzing

                  3. Hakim Ziyech
                      24 days, 6 hours ago

                      Son to Maddison( if fit) Yes/Nah?

                    • Bouncebackability
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      24 days, 6 hours ago

                      Steve Cook on crutches so hes going to be out for a few games you'd think.

                    • Rivers
                      • 1 Year
                      23 days, 23 hours ago

                      Just wondering why Trippier not play, he injured?