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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. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    John Moss throwing out YCs now. 5 players booked in the last 10 mins.

    1. Bookkeeper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      more cards and Pope gets the baps!

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I don't rate him at all - a poor ref. I remember well being at a match where he was actually intimidated by the occasion and crowd. The fact that it was my own team's team that gained is immaterial.

    3. Simmering Marv'
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Does anyone else think that officiating in the premier league is at an all time low or is it just me?

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        I do think that it's a really difficult job. I bet we'd be all be rubbish.

        1. Simmering Marv'
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Agreed. They do a very difficult job, very badly.

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 6 days ago

            Maybe the demands of the modern game (speed/money/total commitment) have outgrown the refs' progresssion.

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

    Burnley are pathetic.

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Team, town or both?

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Man City next.

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

        Dark arts vs martial arts

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

        Hey TM. Rememeber my -8 and BB. :). :). Well B.B. worth 24 so far and another Saka to go.

  3. AzzaroMax99
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    39 (-4) with Perez, Grealish, DCL and KDB to go.
    Should be on green tonight right?

      1. AzzaroMax99
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Thx

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

    Really hyped with my Ederson (C) now.
    He might save this GW 😉

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      He will literally have to *save* your GW.

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

        😀

  5. El Presidente
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Put Aurier as right wing and play Lamela inside the box!!

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

    How about a little -1 for Pope next eh Spurs

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Or a -3 OG?

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

        Now we’re talking

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

      Don't jinx it. 2 pens saves coming up now FFS.

    3. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      No murder charge for ruining non owners season?

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Dele so high up & central. Pens on top...

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      ...does he still have access to the internet?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Hopefully not for this side of 31.

  8. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Please sub Aurier in... My closest rival will get Lundstram in

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Shoot DelBoy.

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A bit extreme

      1. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        There's the Pope murder charge...

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

      Bit harsh, he’s good to Rodney

  10. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Wasted

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Drink or Drugs?

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

        GTA.

      2. Fred54
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        D.Ings. 🙁

      3. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Both by all accounts of that shooting ability

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Vydra should of shot

  11. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Spurs are horrifically bad

  12. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    league leader made no swaps, has no dgwers
    64pts with 3 to play.....
    i wced 4dgwers..... 31pts (pre wc team 52) theres nothing you can do when this crap happens

    1. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Unlucky.

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

      Well you could have kept your old team

  13. Cruz88
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Is there a better option out of Bardsley and Taylor?

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Doherty, Alonso, Fernandez...

      1. Cruz88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        No I mean if you had to pick between the two

    2. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Yeah. Get neither.

      1. Cruz88
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Targeting a cheap burley defender for 31 to go with pope

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

      Taylor.

      Lowton could be back soon.

  14. Trophé Mourinho
    4 months, 6 days ago

    dammit I did Alli to Perez last week when I knew Vardy was out, what a mistake. I thought it was. Highly tempted to get Alli back now
    Hopefully Perez gets something this week

  15. Bookkeeper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    This should have been an clean sheet for Burnley. Apart from the Mee brain fart, Spurs haven't troubled the Burnley defence much.

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Also Auba should have scored a hat trick, triple assisted by Saka and paid off my mortgage as part of his celebration.

  16. Cletus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    I brought in Patricio over Pope today in prep for gw31 - seemed the better choice for next few weeks. Seeing a lot of love for Pope What have I missed?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Doherty, Saiss and Jota

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      An out of court settlement.

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Ben Mee giving away another pen.

    4. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      A shed load of points

  17. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Does anyone know if KDB trained today ?
    Been out for most of the day so didn't follow web news.

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Be suprised if he played tomorrow.

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      He's my captain, he'll play

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Aurier 🙂

  19. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Point blocker 🙂

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Auba?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Cheeky Freddo 😉

  20. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Having Pope and selling Delle working out well 🙁

  21. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    How was Sarr today? Any close calls?
    Lived up to the bandwagon hype?

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      2 points tells a story

  22. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Yes Aurier! Blocking my rival for getting Lundstram in

    1. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Ditto, phew for now.

  23. EDUARDO DA SILVA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    You better score again serge

  24. Gazwaz80
    4 months, 6 days ago

    46 points with De Bruyne, Vardy, Madds and Perez to go, surely a green arrow incoming?

    1. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Has to be red, as you know 😉

      1. Gazwaz80
        4 months, 6 days ago

        You’re not doing my anxiety any good 🙂

      1. Gazwaz80
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Brilliant, cheers 🙂

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Sorry, thought you knew that already and tried just to brag.

          1. Gazwaz80
            4 months, 6 days ago

            No need to apologise Baps, just wanted to gauge my points with how everybody else is doing, hope you have a great week 🙂

  25. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Number one in the world’s just got Aurier on for a 1-pointer to block Lundstram’s 12.

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Bad Beats

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        by Dre

    2. Queens of the South Age
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Aurier brace incoming!

  26. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 6 days ago

    What to do for 31 with 2 FT?

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

    Bench:McCarthy,Adama,Lascelles,B.Williams

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

      What are your initial thoughts?

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Ings Fleck and Adama need to go!

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Also need a playing keeper

  27. FPLGraham
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Liking Wood for GW31.

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I am quite liking some tonight

      1. Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Some get all the luck.

  28. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Aurier 1 pointer BLOCKING my Lundstram haul!

    I HATE THIS GAME!!!!!!!

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      I think for most of us this game is a love & hate rollercoaster.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        It’s just a hate for me

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Hehehe

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Rage quits

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Just imagine it happened to someone else, and laugh

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Haha, I’m not joining next season haha

        1. baps sniffer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 6 days ago

          Yea, should I bookmark this?!?

  29. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    Guessing an Auba haul at the Etihad is asking too much!?

    #AubaCapFail

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      Historically, yes.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Ah well. I would’ve never capped anyone else tbh

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 6 days ago

      1-2 max

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 6 days ago

        Points or goals ;)?

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 6 days ago

    6th Hugo.