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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

    Finally!

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

      🙂

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

    Either score or put it miles over.

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

    Yessssss

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

    Dele in for 31 it is.

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

    Finally.

    The Pope can cook my sock.

    1. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Yes

    2. Simmering Marv'
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      To be fair the pope probably would.

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

        I'd let him if it meant Burnley losing clean sheets.

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

      Pope got Wood.

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

    Nicely taken

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

    Thank God for that!

  8. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Pope finally conceding

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

    Poop

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

    Ali for 31?

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

      Will defo have him on my FH

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

    C.Taylor YC

    Chucky spewing

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

      😛

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

    How much do we think Son will be next season? About the only asset I'd consider if priced right

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

      £10.5m / £11.0m

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

      10

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

    Are all the cheers from Alli owners or Pope non owners?

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

      Pope non-owners.

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

      All the pagans.

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

      There aren't many Alli owners but a lot of cheers ......

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

      Blackburn Rovers fans. 😉

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

    Oh no, plenty of time for another Spurs pen, we are not out of the Chris Woods yet.

  15. aborg
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Finally Pope cleanie gone.

  16. FPL Pillars
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Alli! Pens down

  17. AYLD28
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    No bias, what is the minimal score you’d be happy with on a bench boost?

    1. 10+
    2. 15+
    3. 20+
    4. 25+

    I tend to look at chips all the same so for me, 15+ from any of my chips is good I think. I just got 23 on my bench boost. Interested to know what everyone else’s thoughts are?

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

      2.

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

      10

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

      2

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

      16-25

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

      15+

      23 is lovely.

      1. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Thank you mate, it was close to being 31 if Southampton didn’t concede. Very frustrating!

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

      Link to your team?

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

          Not a bad use. I'd probably expect higher in a DGW but seems decent nonetheless.

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

      Bare minimum to call it a decent use: 10+

      Anything more is bonus

    8. Offside Trapattoni
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      23 is tremendous, congrats

      1. AYLD28
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Thank you, would have been 31 if Southampton didn’t concede. Very annoying!

    9. Earthling
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      25+. That'd be using it after a wildcard and during a few, so about 4 points per player x2 = 32 points.

  18. Syd.
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    What happened to Enda Stephens?

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

      Dinnery says it was precautionary.

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

      Did he marry Jack Stephens?

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

      Looks like recurrence of injury

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

    That’s a deliberate kick by Hendrick

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

    What a difference in class Lo Celso and Moura make - Burnley are losing their heads.

  21. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Ben Mee world class idiot

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

      Silent Ben?

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

        Meow.

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

          It’s a valid comment

      2. Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        😆 😆

  22. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    So sorry for Pope owners. Did Ryan to Pope for a hit.

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

    Should be a pen.

  24. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Spurs bought the ref

    1. Scott Talent
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      A comment which makes this place what it is.

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 4 days ago

        A comment that metaphorically sums up the poor decision from the ref. Your comments on the other hand

        1. Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 4 days ago

          Continue - enlighten me. Statements of fact are indisputable , metaphorical statements of crap are not.

  25. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Amazed Pope didnt save the pen tbh

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

      Did you keep Ryan this GW? Or get Leno like you said?

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

        I ended up just keeping him and saving a xfer, didnt think it was worth bringing in a keeper without a game in 31

  26. YouReds
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Boring, but looks like Pope, Taylor and Wood will be my next 3 transfers in prep for gw31.
    Triple Burnley :s

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

      For Ings, Holgate and Burton.

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

        Button**

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

      Your team must be very good.

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

    Woohoo YES Alli!!!!

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

      1-2?

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

        No just seen

  28. Scott Talent
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Sheff Utd going to struggle next season when Henderson is Man Utd no.1 keeper.

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

      Why would he leave a team in the CL to go to a team not even in Europe?

      1. Simmering Marv'
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        He might have no choice. He's Utd's keeper.

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

          Besides the point when being an ABU.

      2. Gnu Scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        *opens popcorn*

      3. Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        Unfortunately it's a contractual thing.

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

    Should have played Lascelles instead of Taylor.. Thought I would get away with Robbo missing but picked the wrong sub player... typical of my season..

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

    It's raining cards at Turf Moor