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

    LMS safety score currently 30

  2. BNMC
      4 months, 4 days ago

      I think my team is ready to go for GW30; is it?

      Krul
      TAA Doherty Cathcart
      Salah KDB Bruno Sarr
      Auba Jota DCL
      (Leno Saka Saiss Taylor)

      1 FT if needed. It will probably be Saka to a cheapie that plays in 31 (Rice most likely); I'm doing Leno to Pope in 31 itself.

    • Amey
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      20 points on bench with Grealish to go.
      When I played BB these guys scored 5 together 😀

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

        Pure FPL 😀

      2. The Gobstopper
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        I've got 29 on my bench with almost no chance of getting in...

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

          Ooff

    • La Roja
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Baps are final or winning goal bonuses to be added?

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Final (unless some deduction)

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

        Look final now.

    • Pooodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Here’s to Leno - thanks for bringing in my first set of more than 2 points from my keeper since GW18.

      Shame that Mat Ryan continues trolling me by bringing in a clean sheet the first week I ditch him though!

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

        Wow from 18? Hard luck

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

        Classic! You've been Ryan'd 😀

        1. Pooodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Had Pope for his run of blanks then swapped to Ryan... absolute killer. I’d be top 10k if I kept Pope!

    • Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Is Mourinho trying to snatch a 0-0 draw here?

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        *every game

      2. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Ever since kane and son are out

    • diesel001
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Actually had a decent GW for once thanks to Leno, Doherty, Egan, Baldock and Salah(c). TAA, Jimenez and Ings the only let down.

      Now need Spurs to ruin this Burnley CS.

    • Henning
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      How bad was Stevens injury?

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

        https://twitter.com/BenDinnery/status/1236343356940312576?s=19

        Ben has been wrong many times before, however.

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

          Good stuff 🙂

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

          Ok thanx.

    • Silecro
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      What do you reckon Ziyech price will be? Im thinking 9.0, and probably in my team GW1

      1. BNMC
          4 months, 4 days ago

          I don't think they'd price him at more than 8.0-8.5 after Pulisic and Pepe haven't really hit expectations in terms of FPL points.

      2. Monkey Hanger
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Lot of teams being rescued by their keepers this GW.

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

          All the good keepers returned.

          1. Holmes
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 4 days ago

            Ryan is not good 😉 (not so proud owner)

            1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Still salty with him? 😉

              1. Holmes
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 4 days ago

                Obviously, still averaging like 1.5 per game 😀

                1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 4 days ago

                  Nice farewell gift then 😀

          2. Jullepuu
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Pope hasn't yet

          3. BNMC
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Yeah same, wasn't expecting Leno to be my top scorer.

          4. Trophé Mourinho
              4 months, 4 days ago

              Boly has been a star since his return from injury, he had a goal ruled out as well. If that goal stood everyone would own Boly, he is getting 2 baps today as well. 26 points in 5 GWs for 4.7 and plays in 31..

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

                Saiss is cheaper and out-scoring him.

                1. Trophé Mourinho
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Ah yea true, but I suspect Saiss's returns are partly due to Boly's mere presence. Look at Saiss's returns b4 Boly came back, speaks volumes

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

                  2 or 3 weeks ago I wanted to get him in before Norwich game.

                  Instead I got useless Jimenez thinking he can score goals.

                  1. Trophé Mourinho
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      Jimis never a bad option, Traore however..

                    • Lindelol
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      Jimi can only score against top 6

                  2. potatoace'scott talent
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    the lowest scoring wolves def from saiss, doc and coady and him over the same period of time.

                    1. Trophé Mourinho
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Boly is 4.7, give it time. Boly will outscore them from 25-38 im pretty sure

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

                    I am on a disastrous humiliating 17 (-8) from 5. Front line is ings Jimenez and auba captain. Ridiculous embarassing shameful pathetic.

                    Bad season going worse and worse. Lowest finish in 9 seasons is 190k.
                    Currently on 400k or so

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

                      It's alright mate, still dgw to come. Can finish 100k easy if chip usage goes great. Hang in there

                  4. Weasel Boy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    People happy with Auba so far?

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

                      I’m delighted with him!

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

                      Delighted. Thanks for asking 🙂

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

                      I’m sure non owners are. It’s only half time

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

                      So far, I am happy as a non-owner. Guy is one of the biggest FPL trolls going. Will probably get a brace against Man City though now.

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

                      I fell into auba Captain trap.

                    6. Holmes
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      Yep, averaging more than 6ppg

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

                        Not this week so far.

                        But he scored 3 in the 3 weeks i have had him until today

                    7. tiger
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      yes, hopefully the same again against Citeh

                    8. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      The myth is true - only perform when you're least expecting. Good returns but hard to captain it seems

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

                      As a non-owner yes

                    10. Old Man
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      If Stones playes he'll probabaly end with double figures.

                    11. GreennRed
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      Can still do well v City.

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

                    Wow Westwood post from corner.

                    Lucky Spurs.

                  6. Monkey Hanger
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Wonder if the home supporters are worried about Dier playing.

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

                      They just sang him a nice song.

                      1. Monkey Hanger
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        What were the lyrics?

                  7. Chucky
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Taylor please save my GW...

                    1. Riverside Red
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      32 and you've got quite a few players left to score . What's the problem?

                      1. Chucky
                        • 6 Years
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        😛

                  8. Holmes
                    • 6 Years
                    4 months, 4 days ago

                    Cork time

                    1. BNMC
                        4 months, 4 days ago

                        Did someone get injured?

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

                      Ruin the Burnley CS, Spurs!

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

                      Wood G
                      Rodriguez A

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

                      Wood G

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

                      Got Wood
                      JRod A

                    6. Yank Revolution
                      • 8 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      Got Wood?

                    7. Holmes
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      Woody wood

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

                      McNeil handball, no goal.

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

                        Wow

                    9. Chucky
                      • 6 Years
                      4 months, 4 days ago

                      time to jump on wood wagon... ings see yah...

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

                        Disallowed

                      2. Trophé Mourinho
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          yea bye Ings

                      3. Trophé Mourinho
                          4 months, 4 days ago

                          Westwood or McNeil in 31? Or neither?

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

                            McNeil if going there.

                        • BNMC
                            4 months, 4 days ago

                            Bergwijn next?

                          • Top Lad Dakes.
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 3 Years
                            4 months, 4 days ago

                            Taylor G and CS incoming

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

                            Why wasn’t that goal ruled out for a handball in build up?!

                          • RealVirg
                              4 months, 4 days ago

                              Should have been a Taylor assist since I own him!

                              1. Holmes
                                • 6 Years
                                4 months, 4 days ago

                                McNeil?