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FPL managers turn to Pope and Burnley defence as Spurs visit Turf Moor

The Fantasy Premier League community will have a keen eye on Nick Pope (£4.8m) in Saturday’s team-time match.

The Burnley goalkeeper, preparing to face Spurs this afternoon, is the most popular Fantasy asset at Turf Moor, sitting in 18.1% of teams.

His owners will be hoping for either a clutch of saves, a clean sheet, or both as he faces a Spurs team with a point to prove.

Jose Mourinho’s men were knocked out of the FA Cup on penalties by Norwich midweek and their most recent Premier League outing resulted in a home defeat at the hands of Wolves.

For that reason, the Fantasy interest in Spurs assets remains relatively low. In fact, their most popular fit asset, owned by just 5.8%, Serge Aurier (£5.0m) finds himself on the bench this afternoon.

Joining him among the substitutes is Lucas Moura (£7.1m) while Dele Alli (£8.3m) and Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m) both feature in the starting XI this afternoon, neither one owned by more than 5%.

Fantasy managers may be monitoring these attacking assets in light of Spurs’ upcoming fixture in Blank Gameweek 31 when they host West Ham.

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

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris; Vertonghen, Alderweireld, D Sánchez, Tanganga; Dier, Skipp, Ndombele; Lamela, Bergwijn; Alli.

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1,028 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    A world class Arsenal team letting people down

    Never seen that one coming

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      They actually won...

  2. hannibalos
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Now it is thinking time. Enda Stevens + Danny Ings to ...?

  3. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Halved my rank and saved a FT thanks to Arsenal 😀

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Should have been a bigger rise.

      One of the luckiest CS of the season.

      1. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        No, I meant thanks to having no Arsenal players

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I know 🙂

          1. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Oh, right. I got you now.

      2. Syd.
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        And you have seen plenty of lucky ones this season 😉

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          No comment...

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Vicente Guaita 🙂

  5. aleksios
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    45 with 6 to go,cant complain.McCarthy and Ayew saved my wc.

    1. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Subtle brag - 65 inc bonus points with Auby, Saka and KDb , Barnes and Fernandes to go :).

  6. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Mane(c) 🙂

  7. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Wonder how many pens Pope will save today

  8. Lindelol
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Lord has ruined me - hopefully Pope will save me now

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      You're thinking of Jesus.

      1. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Noooo Pope is fine 😀

  9. Amey
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Aurier benched again 😮
    Maybe i should stay away from him

    1. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 5 days ago

      great

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        ?

        1. Lindelol
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Sorry but many in my ML have him

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Oohh
            That way.
            My rival has him too 😉

  10. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Dunk is so annoying. Getting him off the bench for Robbo and he managed to throw away 4 points because of a pointless yellow

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      He's the most annoying defender to own.

  11. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Ings+ Jimenez+ Jota = 6pts. Yikes.

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      My front 3. That’s really rough considering the fixtures and taking a hit to bring in Jota

  12. wulfranian
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    McCarthy bonus 2?Boly bonus 1?

  13. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 5 days ago

    I’ve been a spurs fan for years, this is my first year of fpl and

    I genuinely want Burnley to keep a clean sheet because I own Pope and Taylor

    Is this what the game does to you?

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Not a fan

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Only if you’re not really a fan.

    3. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      No

      I don't care about FPL

      Real football is what really matters

    4. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      I have Ken captain and hope untied batter them

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        *KDB

    5. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Then you’re not a real fan. You didn’t love football in the first place because of a game that will be irrelevant and the last thing on your mind in June/July

    6. Geriatric Unathletic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Yes it is LOl

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    54 plus Pereira, Maddison, Vardy party and KdB to go.

    Hate this game

    1. Aftermath
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      That's a bad score?

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        No, he’s an idiot

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I don't get to do this often Rover

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        It could turn into a bad one!

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Yeah so maybe gloat once got entire gw im bag

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 5 days ago

            But then I'll never be able to LOL

    2. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Nice boast

    3. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Only if Auba blanks v City and kdb plays both and grealish doesnt score. Too.much left to define it for u. Gloat little later maybe

  15. lordkippe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Any bonus for Dann ?

  16. COLLIN QUANER
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Annoyed I switched my captaincy from Salah to Auba. 8 points after the City game equals a goal and bonus, so can't complain too much, ha ha

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Queue Auba being injured during training

      1. COLLIN QUANER
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        That would be very frustrating, Simma

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Which West Ham mid for the BGW?

    Antonio when on it is unplayable, Bowen looks dangerous every time he gets running.

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Antonio could've hauled today.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Good to know that.
        Maybe should go for him as everyone is going for Sarr

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          They were so dangerous on the break, should punish Spurs.

          1. Amey
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 5 days ago

            Yep
            GW 31 plan ...

        2. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          Get both and Jota too 😉

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Just wasn’t to be for the hammers, near perfect performance.

    2. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      They did miss a lot of chances today but that Arsenal defence is a shambles so they probably made them look a lot more threatening

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Spurs thankfully not much better.

    3. RECKLESS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Antonio good punt for Grealish in bgw for those with WC 32

  18. Bookkeeper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    need a Pops pen save + assist + 9 saves + 3bps
    not asking for much.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Make it happen Number 1

  19. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    I've got my eyes on you ... Pope

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Cause you're a good Pope and you know it

  20. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Capt pick looks tough next week with those fix plus City playing a few days before real madrid 2nd leg

  21. Pedram
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Auba is a fraud

  22. Random Name
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Took Lacazette just 30 mins to score a goal - now imagine if he had 90

    Should've had a hattrick today.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Whata player.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Math checks out.

    3. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Aubazettes?

  23. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    28pts on bench , knew I should of played BB

    1. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Prb wont beat that with any dbl gw

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        I know mate, gutted

    2. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      That's unlucky!

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Should have or should've*. Should of doesn't mean anything...

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Thanks for that , some lad.

      2. Ole Trafford
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 5 days ago

        Back on your train mate. The grammar and spelling police cracks me up. I’m sure you understood what he meant.

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 5 days ago

          I did, I'm just helping...

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

          Some people just don't have a life mate, it is a shame really, I feel for him.

  24. jake0910
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Of course Ryan gets a clean sheet the week I take him out and double up on a wolves attack!

  25. TAT
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Any suggestions for this team? Looks alright on paper, but I can't seem to get decent gameweeks with it. 1FT 0.0 ITB.

    Henderson
    TAA - Doherty - Stephens - Stevens
    De Bruyne - Fernandes - Salah
    Jiménez - Ings - Aubameyang
    (McCarthy - Fernandéz - Traoré - Hayden)

  26. Napoleon IV
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    so if I don't make a transfer this week and free hit for GW31, will I get 2 FT's in GW32? I'm guessing probably not.

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      Always on 1 FT the week after a FH

  27. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Guess those WCs with dgw players+Wat and Wol for bgw31 aren't too happy with today's results?

    1. CRO KLOPP
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      40 points with Aguero,Auba(c),Alonso,Saka and Mahrez to go

  28. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone recall reading about some proposal, I think it was possibly back in the 70s, where it was put to FIFA to increase the width of the goalposts marginally by 2 or 3cm either side and maybe 1 on top to increase the number of goals and minimise all these low scoring borefests for spectators? I think Italy said no....

  29. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 5 days ago

    Hands up if your $H!T at this game 🙂

    Have a good weekend all

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 5 days ago

      me me me me, 5 pts from 6!