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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
    2 months, 28 days ago

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

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      are you blaming scout picks?

      1. TOPCAT1960
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

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

  2. The Train Driver
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 28 days 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
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Can't fault their consistency!

  3. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 28 days 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
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

    2. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. Pulp Minion
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Didn't have him (which hurt me more)

  4. Dynamic Duos
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

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

    1. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

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

  5. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
    2 months, 28 days ago

    FIVE PAST TWO

    1. Zilla
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

      LIVE

  6. palace ash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Are Spurs better without Kane?

    1. Good Times
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      He's just come back

  7. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days 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
      2 months, 28 days ago

      If he starts vs West Ham, probably.

    2. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 28 days 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
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Aaand a reply fail. Ignore.

  8. Good Times
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

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

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

    2. DandyDon
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

  9. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Poch it wasn't a corner but calm down amigo

  10. SirStevieG
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Lol Poch knows it's all over now

  11. Business Cat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Five past two?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Half, now.

  12. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

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

  13. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

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

  14. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Why was Pochetino furious at referees?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Well that's seems overreacting

  15. HurriKane
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 28 days 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
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Do tottenham even think they could plausibly win the cl

    2. Ghost Gooner
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      For who?

      1. HurriKane
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Sterling

        Maddison n fanderson looks appealing as well

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Son will get something v Chelsea and Arsenal

    5. JammySprat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 28 days ago

      goals in the arsenal fixture

    6. marzo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Might sell for Almiron.. Need the cash!

    7. Hakim Ziyech
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Strong Austrian accent on Ashley Barnes.

  17. wulfranian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Barnes bonus 1?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Should get 1.

      1. wulfranian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days ago

        cheers

  18. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
    2 months, 28 days 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. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
      2 months, 28 days ago

      Correction 5 wins 3 draws : so 18 Pts for Heaton

      1. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
        2 months, 28 days ago

        Thus 12 points for Hart in 19 games

  19. Merlin the Wraith
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days 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
      2 months, 28 days ago

      U really think pep was concerned of spurs loll

    2. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
      2 months, 28 days ago

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

      1. Merlin the Wraith
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 28 days 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

  20. Hakim Ziyech
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Son to Maddison( if fit) Yes/Nah?

  21. Bouncebackability
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

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

  22. Rivers
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 28 days ago

    Just wondering why Trippier not play, he injured?