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Son keeps place for Spurs as Dyche freshens up Burnley defence

Son Heung-min (£9.6m) retains his starting place for Spurs in Gameweek 12 following his sending off at Everton last time out.

The South Korean’s challenge led to a horror injury for Andre Gomes (£5.3m) but he had his red card rescinded in the week.

Following a two-goal display in the Champions League, Son is back on the left-hand side of Spurs attack as they host Sheffield United.

Those searching for a budget forward with regular game-time to rely on will be encouraged by Lys Mousset‘s (£4.9m) third start in the last four Gameweeks for the Blades.

Despite a 21-point haul in Gameweek 11, John Lundstram (£4.8m) is the sixth-most benched option for Gameweek 12.

Following an uncharacteristic defeat to Sheffield United in Gameweek 11, Sean Dyche has made two changes to the Burnley defence for the visit of West Ham.

Full-backs Erik Pieters (£4.7m) and Matt Lowton (£4.5m) both drop to the bench allowing Charlie Taylor (£4.2m) and Phil Bardsley (£4.3m) to come in on the left and right respectively.

However, the most important development for the Clarets sees Chris Wood (£6.2m) return to the starting XI for the first time since Gameweek 9.

Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m) drops down to the bench and Ashley Barnes (£6.3m) holds his place in the side.

Opponents West Ham have also made changes after losing to Newcastle last time out, with a specific focus on the right-hand side.

Ryan Fredericks (£4.5m) comes back in for Pablo Zabaleta (£4.3m) while Andriy Yarmolenko (£6.0m) drops to the bench also.

Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m), who has now started three in a row, shifts from the middle onto the right, with Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) coming into the side for Yarmolenko.

There are also plenty of changes at St Mary’s Stadium as Southampton host Everton.

Moussa Djenepo (£5.2m) makes his first start since Gamewee 5 while Cédric (£4.8m) is handed the right-back berth for the first time since Gameweek 6.

Following recent criticism, Michael Keane (£5.4m) drops to the Everton bench with Mason Holgate (£4.4m) coming in alongside Yerry Mina (£5.4m).

Alex Iwobi (£5.8m) and Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.8m) are also among the substitutes this afternoon with Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.5m) and Cenk Tosun (£5.7m) occupying the number 10 and centre-forward roles respectively.

Thankfully for Fantasy managers, there are not too many team news updates from Newcastle this afternoon.

The Magpies are unchanged from the side that beat West Ham last time out, while Lewis Cook (£5.0m) is the only alteration for Bournemouth, Jefferson Lerma (£4.8m) missing out through suspension.

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

West Ham XI: Roberto; Cresswell, Balbuena, Diop, Fredericks; Rice, Noble; Anderson, Fornals, Snodgrass; Haller.

Newcastle XI: Dúbravka; Willems, Clark, Lascelles, Fernández, Yedlin; Saint-Maximin, Shelvey, Hayden, Almirón; Joelinton.

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; Rico, Aké, S Cook, A Smith; Fraser, Billing, L Cook, H Wilson; J King, C Wilson.

Southampton XI: McCarthy; Bednarek, Vestergaard, J Stephens, Cédric; Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Djenepo, Redmond; Ings.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Mina, Holgate, Sidibé; Schneiderlin, Davies; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Walcott; Tosun.

Spurs XI: Gazzaniga; B Davies, D Sánchez, Dier, Aurier; Ndombèlé, Sissoko; Son, Alli, Lo Celso; Kane.

Sheff Utd XI: D Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; Mousset, McGoldrick.

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1,592 Comments Post a Comment
  1. moment
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    That's absolute nonsense. This system has to go.

  2. Maddamotha
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Wow ridiculous

  3. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    VAR is an actual joke ffs

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Lundstram assist chalked off 🙁

  5. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    THIS IS BEYOND STUPID

  6. Bouncebackability
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    VAR is a joke. Stop it now

  7. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    Garbage, absolute garbage.

  8. Sailboats
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 8 days ago

    VAR is for match fixing

    1. FOO FIGHTER
        9 months, 8 days ago

        This

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Magnus Carlsen paid the VAR officials.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        9 months, 8 days ago

        Lol

    3. Rainer
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Aurier owners getting dumb luck at this stage.

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        Unreal the last 2 weeks of luck

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        Ouch

    4. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Yesss aurier cleanie still intact

    5. Wigflex
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 8 days ago

      Mendy and Yarmolenko to Tomori and Maddison with 2fts?

      1. Podge
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 8 days ago

        Yep

        1. Wigflex
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          Ty

    6. FOO FIGHTER
        9 months, 8 days ago

        How on earth was that goal not given?

        1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          Offside

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 8 days ago

            Lol

          2. FOO FIGHTER
              9 months, 8 days ago

              BS

              1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                9 months, 8 days ago

                Don't shoot the messenger 😉

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          Bet you it won't be long til VAR is cancelled

        3. The Dance
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          Ahh man this VAR is just plain ridiculous now

        4. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 8 days ago

          That is a complete shambles. The ball hadn't even left his foot

        5. Chelsea Dagger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          BAN VAR

        6. Rainer
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          Qaiss was right 😉

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 8 days ago

            What can I say..

        7. Albrightondknight
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          VAR checks for over 3 minutes now whatever happen to the rule that if it looks level give the advantage to the the attacking player and have some goals.

        8. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          And people don't believe the PGMOL help Spurs?? Been doing it for f**king years

        9. LA Seson Seven
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          VAR a curse for EPL. Its based.

        10. ChelseaGuy
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          Reckon Poch will still criticize VAR?

        11. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          How can they not make a instant decision on a offside decision?

        12. Jindaljain
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          VAR earns more goal than my Fantasy team

        13. Regin
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          Horrible decision. Was neither offside nor did it lead directly to the goal.

          1. Podge
            • 9 Years
            9 months, 8 days ago

            They did sort of prove it was

        14. DA Minnion
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          I am beginning to hate football. Becoming a joke.

        15. Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          The thing is when Var came in we thought it would be for those obvious mistakes.

          No one, absolutely no one would have highlighted an inch of a foot on MOTD and said that shouldn't have been given.

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 8 days ago

            An inch or a foot, does it matter?

          2. Albrightondknight
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 8 days ago

            True it’s basically level should be a goal.
            This is not what VAR should be used for.

            1. Albrightondknight
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 8 days ago

              In the same way the Son goal should not have been disallowed.

        16. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          Lundstram can still get a brace to win it....

          And Rico for Newcastle... come on

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 8 days ago

            You live in dreamland pal, lol

        17. Don Van Vliet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          What an absolute farce VAR is. And I hate Tottenham. The FA should cut their losses and be done with it.

          It's like watching rugby union.

        18. Forza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 8 days ago

          If you still can't tell after looking at it for over a minute, the goal should be allowed. That would make things so much easier.