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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. MysticMac17
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    78 points and my 9th green arrow in a row. Time for some pinttttsss

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Time to link your team.

      1. MysticMac17
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        15604 is my team ID

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Then link it 🙂

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        LOL

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

      Wow!

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        You have used doping called BB 😉

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

        Pretty much the same team as mine.

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      That's a wasted BB IMO

      1. CMJC
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Will see but BB not looking that promising. Good luck

  2. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    If SHU beat Ars in the cup, they will miss gw34 and have avl, mun, WOL all needing to be rescheduled - gw37 they have EVE

    Would that be an extra dgw or will they play 3 times in one week?

      1. HashAttack
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        thanks - I have visions of our Lord's resurrection

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 2 days ago

      *keeps Henderson*

      1. baps sniffer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Who won't play vs ManU...

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Very true actually lol

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

    KDB trained today

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

      Haunting night ahead for non-owners.

    2. Gazwaz80
        4 months, 2 days ago

        And yesterday, knew I should have captained :/

      • The Cherry Picker
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Owners more likely scared

      • DA Minnion
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Should have captained him instead of the dud I did.

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          It's a shame you're a sheep then isn't it. And Auba ain't no dud, golden boot winner. I'll enjoy his points against City and Brighton next week too.

          1. DA Minnion
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Wow. Thanks for putting me in my place.

            1. Qaiss
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 2 days ago

              Lol, but he can still get a brace VS City 🙂 and even if he doesn't, looks a good choice next week against Brighton

              1. DA Minnion
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 2 days ago

                I know. He's a decent pick just didn't work out today unfortunately.

          2. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Defensive Arsenal fan spotted

        2. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Well, I ditched him for a hit for C Auba.

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Damn, would have captained him if he wasn't yellow but instead captained useless Auba.

        1. CMJC
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Why would you ever transfer in a player you think is useless?

      • el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Good as he is my captain.
        Assist against United plus complete battering of Arsenal will do just fine for me.

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 2 days ago

          United fan and non-owner

          Huge gulp

    3. Le Bluff
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Alli surely the only Spurs mid worth considering?

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Yep

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

        Bergwijn if you’re using FH and want a differential - Dele will be in most 31 teams.

        1. Le Bluff
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Won't be free hitting.

          Spurs likely out of the CL and will be focussed on the top 4, so motivation should be there. On pens with Son and Kane out.

          Have enough to do Grealish > Alli. Only question is whether to do it this week or next.

      3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        I think west ham will turn them over frankly - but I'll get Alli possibly

      4. El Presidente
          4 months, 2 days ago

          I like Lo Celso as well

      5. The Cherry Picker
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        As I usually congratulate others on a good GW, I’m expecting the same for the first time this season lol.

        43 with Leno, Pépé, Auba, Mahrez X2, Rodrigo X2 and Aguero (Captain X2) still to play!

        FH is looking golden so far.

        Hope everyone else has been smashing it too!

        1. Longlatini
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Looking good

        2. DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Ok I will congratulate other too.

        3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Surely you want other people to do crap?

        4. The Cherry Picker
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          In theory yes, but always nice to see others doing well.

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

          Look down.

        6. Tigers Time
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Well done - good use of the FH chip, nearly did it myself but bottled it,

      6. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Awful week to use a chip so far this week. LiveFPL:

        NO CHIP: 87.15%/36.08 pts.
        WC: 6.27%/36.47
        BB: 2.22%/49.06
        FH: 2.22%/32.51
        TC: 2.14%/36.10

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Bench boosters doing ok so far.

          1. jtreble
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            8.5 pts. more than no chip at all. :). Must be party time.

        2. JamieC180
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          In fairness, this will change given free hitters will have loaded their team with arsenal and city who have majority of game time left to play

        3. The Cherry Picker
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Each to there own. I used my FH. I’m on 43 and I’ve effectively still got 11 to play. Couldn’t of asked for more

        4. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          earlier days - those playing chips probably have more points to gain

      7. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Was planning on getting Sarr for next week but I see he got the worst grade in the game, anyone saw the match?

        1. ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Both teams were cack, he looked decent in places but watford generally looked very poor

        2. HashAttack
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          I don't expect baps from him - expect shots off targets, lost dribbles etc.

      8. tm245
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Lo Celso asking for more cards to be given.

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          He should watching from home right now

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

        Lovely left foot on McNeil.

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

        Pope 2 points 🙂

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Miracle

      11. Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Benched McCarthy for Henderson

        Captained Auba instead of Salah

        At least I played Lascelles ahead of Taylor

      12. faux_C
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Got 2 clean sheets on my bench but still having a great week 😎

      13. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Wood 3 Lloris 2 McNeil 1

      14. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Jebus. 13 teams with ONE goal or less today.

      15. Playing_the_Numbers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Guys, do we thing Lamela will be nailed from now on?

        1. JamieC180
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Lamela and nailed are antonyms imo

          1. Playing_the_Numbers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 2 days ago

            Wasn't he injured until recently? With Son and Kane out isn't he guaranteed to be a starter if fit?

      16. JamieC180
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        51 after bonus with Mahrez, Aguero, KDB, Pepe, Saka and Auba (C) to go. Here's hoping I'm no longer ranked 800k at the end of the week haha

        1. JT11fc
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Id quit if its a red haha

      17. JT11fc
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Not complaining but if it wernt for the 50/50 tc Mane over Salah decision in gw24 itd be 13 green arrows in a row

      18. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Re-post
        What to do for 31 with 2 FT - Fleck,Adama,Ings,and McCarthy all need to go.

        Henderson
        Cahill TAA Boly
        Salah Bruno Fleck Mané
        Jiminez Ings Auba.

        Bench:McCarthy,Adama,Lascelles,B.Williams

      19. Goooo Rickie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        4 months, 2 days ago

        51 so far, BB played....only 14 from BB.

        1. Goooo Rickie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Sterling (c), Maddison & DCL still to play.

        2. Goooo Rickie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 months, 2 days ago

          53*