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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. villa_til_i_die
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Takes guts to admit to that, unlucky!

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I always knew he was a train spotter.

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        That's right a Fantasy Football player has someone to belittle.

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

          Trainspotting is tough in Japan. Have you seen how fast they are?

  2. Hitmonlee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 2 days ago

    My TC Auba worked a treat then haha

    I’m on 41 still with 6 to play so could be worse I suppose

  3. Ser Davos
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Pope, Lundstram, Auba...

    Can't recall a season being as murky as this one. I have conceded I'm just not that proficient at this game, but even so. Torture every move

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      A Vardy hattrick, all setup by Maddison would be the icing on the topsy-turvy cake

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      I read that in Ser Davos' voice.

  4. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    How’s everyone doing so far? On 50 after BPS added with auba (c) kdb (potentially x2) soy to go

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

      44 with Pope CS Digne Rich Perez and KDB to go

    2. shaunyjames
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      41 with Auba(c) KDB Pepe DCL and Pereira so looking ok(ish)

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

      Pretty average I think. 41 after BPS but still have De Bruyne, Pereira and Barnes to play. Was really confident of a 70+ score this week but not looking too likely now.

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Let’s hope kdb plays both!

    4. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      61 despite capping Salah over Mane. 😉

      But only have DCL, KdB and err Perez left.

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Nice one!

    5. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      54 -8 with KDB(c) Periera,Perez,Fernandes and DCL remaining.

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Good score that

    6. Ibra
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      49 with KDB, Vardy, Grealish and Rich to go

    7. YouReds
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      57 KDB(c), Vardy to go

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

      Average GW with KDB © vardy Perez Bruno to go

    9. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      43 with Pépé (c), Auba, KDB, DCL and Fernandes to play

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

      18 on FH. Took out McCarthy, Fernandez, Salah, Mane. Was a final roll of the dice and needless to say it didn't work out. I'm just going to enjoy the football from now on.

  5. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Charlie Taylor second half goal would make a gameweek of it

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      No thanks 🙁 played Cathcart over him!

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Ive him first sub for Robbo

        Meanwhile Lundy’s 12 pointer mocking me from 3rd sub lol

        1. Rhodes your boat
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Lundy back to bite!

  6. shaunyjames
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 2 days ago

    Just seen the Soton highlights and McCarthy nearly had an assist too - imagine the haul

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

      Wow
      I feel sick benching him now 😕

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

    If you can't beat them, join them.
    I'll use one of my 2 FT tonight to bring IN Pope !
    Enough of this 😀

    1. shaunyjames
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      And play him against ManC?

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

        Nope
        Will play McCarthy finally 😀

        1. shaunyjames
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Il be in the same boat, doing Button -> Pope for the blank and setting up BB but you know Pope will haul against MCity now

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

            😀

      2. Trophé Mourinho
          4 months, 2 days ago

          probably get a pen save vs city knowing this seaosn and how shoddy City are at pens. I played Foster vs Pool based on the stupid season theory and it worked, CS lol

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

            Lol

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

        Okay, too many midweek games to go.
        Will wait until deadline 😀

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

      People actually had faith in arsenal! Lol

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

        They won

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Heh

      2. Ser Davos
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Arsenal are a typical, stale Premier League team whose players think they're far better then they actually are

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

        He plays for any other team and I'd have brought him in this week.
        But kept faith with Vardy.

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

          Auba that is

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

        More hindsight foresight.

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

      Seriously, what is the time gap until a goal can be overturned, or any decision for that matter.

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

        The next restart.

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

          So could be 45 mins in theory

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

            Or a few months.

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

              Facepalm

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

        Depends on your lawyer.

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

      Auba has never scored against Man City

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

        Overdue so.

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

        Due comments incoming 😛

      3. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        There is always first time

    5. Long ago I drew a walrus
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Now's a good time to start

    6. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Pope Barnes Taylor Fernandez my bench... Ugh.

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Y U NO BB?!?

      2. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Don't count Taylor yet, he starts in my team. So, very soon CS will be wiped!

        1. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 2 days ago

          Lol timing!

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

          Like that lol

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

      Moura and lo celso on

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

        Finally.

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

      No Kane, no Son, no Davies. Why can't Jose keep it simple?

      Lloris
      Aurier Sanchez Alderweireld Tanganga
      Ndombele Lo-Celso Winks
      Bergwijn Moura Lamela

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Leipzeg

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

      Who would you rather have for 31 till wc:
      a) Sarr
      b) Moura

    10. lindeg
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 2 days ago

      53, with mount, kdb, foden, vardy - should be a solid green arrow right?

      1. Holmes
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        Yep

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

      Is 39 (-4) decent score If I still have Auba C, Barnes, Soy and Bruno left?
      Sadly did Kelly to Saiss for a hit when heard that Robbo is benched. (Lundstram 1. on bench)

    12. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Pen spurs

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

        Alli g

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 2 days ago

        What's the bettig that Pope saves it and ends up with more points than McCarthy anyway. Sigh.

    13. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Guy in my ML in 2nd did FH this week and captained traore...

    14. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      SPURS PEN

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

      Pope pen save inc

    16. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Pope 15 pointer locked!

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

      Me gives away pen

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

        How many now?

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

      Pope penalty save incoming.

    19. mattk lfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Alli to sky it please

    20. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 2 days ago

      Alli Goal
      Lamela assist

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

      YESSSS

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

      Alli G
      Lamela A

      Pope CS gone!

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

      Pope CS gone

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

      Yessssssssssssssssssssssssss