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Alli returns for Spurs as Bergwin drops to the bench

Dele Alli (£8.3m) is straight back in the Spurs line-up for Gameweek 31+ as Spurs host West Ham in a London derby.

The mid-priced midfielder missed Double Gameweek 30+ due to a social-media-related suspension but has no issues breaking back into Jose Mourinho’s team at the first time of asking.

Alli takes up the number 10 role, fulfilled by Erik Lamela (£5.7m) against Manchester United, hoping to get back to his pre-lockdown form, which yielded five attacking returns between Gameweeks 24 and 29.

The return of the England international sees Lamela drop to the bench, but Double Gameweek 30+ goalscorer Steven Bergwijn (£7.4m) suffers the same fate.

His wide-attacking midfield berth has been handed to the returning Lucas Moura (£7.1m), who missed the Manchester United game through injury.

While Alli poses some potential as a differential, the main Fantasy focus from this London derby will, of course, be on Son Heung-min (£9.7m).

The South Korean is owned by just 7.9% worldwide, but he still sits in 40% of squads inside the top 10,000 managers.

Furthermore, 6.7% of those at that level have handed him the armband for Gameweek 31+.

As ever, there is little interest in the West Ham assets, their 4-3-3 line-up probably more encouraging for the 6% invested in Serge Aurier (£4.9m) more than anything else.

Still without a recognised striker in the starting XI due to Sébastien Haller‘s (£6.8m) injury, David Moyes has named a front-three consisting of midfielders.

Pablo Fornals (£6.0m), typically deployed in the middle, sits on one side of Michail Antonio (£6.9m) with Jarrod Bowen (£6.4m) on the other.

West Ham United XI: Fabianski; Cresswell, Balbuena, Diop, Fredericks; Rice, Soucek, Noble; Fornals, Antonio, Bowen.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris; B Davies, D Sánchez, Dier, Aurier; Sissoko, Lo Celso; Son, Alli, Moura; Kane.

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1,583 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Cookie Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    No pen for that handball?

    Yours,

    Desperate Vardy owner

  2. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Unlucky Bergwijn owners

    1. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 29 days ago

      His benching does seem a bit odd as he's been used in every game since joining and didn't play a full match last time out like Son did.

      I personally brought in Alli so it's a non-issue for me, but it does seem strange a bit odd to see Son, Lo Celso and Moura in ahead of him.

  3. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Go on, my Son!

    1. Domo
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      *Alli

  4. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    You get what you pay for it seems.

    Barnes and Vardy bullets dodged on wildcard!

  5. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Pretty good outcome for us non-Leicester owners.

    Now for Son and Aurier to haul!!!

  6. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Lovely 1pt bench blocking by Barnes.

    And even nicer Vardy blank.

    1. aborg
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I feel the pain, was banking on Barnes for good returns today !

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      No one taking FPL seriously owns Harvey Barnes.

      1. SweepaKeepa
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Ouch

      2. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        That 19 point haul before lockdown though

      3. iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Says some Rainer guy...

      4. InterUranus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Tell that to those of us who creamed that 19 pointer

  7. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Vardy owners selling or just benching him until he plays Arsenal in GW34?

    1. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      SELL SELL SELL

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Already sold

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      KEEP KEEP KEEP

  8. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Vardy owners should keep. Show patience.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      I'd have kept had he & Leicester looked like scoring mate.
      They hardly created a chance

  9. aborg
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    My god....Leicester played crap !

  10. Dacra
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Keep Vardy, sell Soy.

    I'm a genius. Slowly edging out of top 10k :s

  11. WorldCup82
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    How is VAR so different between countries? They would have given 2 penalties for that Dunk handball in other countries

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Kasper 36
    Soy & Chilwell 26
    ———-

    Lamptey & Ryan 25

    1. Syd.
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Soy my 1st sub

    2. Henning
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Thank you Kasper.

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      That says Leicester earned 1 point 😀
      Anyone had Kasper ?? Would be laughing !

      1. Henning
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Me.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Wonderful

          1. Henning
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            But i also had Vardy : (

  13. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Why didn’t Vardy play tonight??

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Babysitting

  14. Gav's Gunners
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    1 goal 0 assists in his last 15 games for "playmaker" Maddison. Shocking

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Definition of overhyped and overrated.

    2. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Another overrated English player

  15. Amey
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Leicester Train Derailed ...
    Sell them all 😀

  16. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    A. Barnes to Martial for -4

    B. Play Nketiah

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      B

    2. Powers106
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      B in my opinion, Barnes could do well next gw and Nketiah is probably on your bench anyway right. Now, Barnes to someone else, not sure.

  17. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    0-0 this one

  18. Sailboats
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Thank you for the CS Ryan

  19. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Vardy over Rashford fail

    Rashford to get brace guaranteed

  20. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    My poor bleeding eyes after that horror show. They could play that game to people as torture

  21. mixology
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    may as well just play 5 at the back with cheap relegation battle defenders. teams understandably aren't clicking on all cylinders for attacking points

  22. iL PiStOlErO
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Lets hope it will be a Sonny day.

  23. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    A) Mcburnie to DCL for -4
    B) Play Grealish/Saka as 5 midfielder

    1. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Will DCL score 12 points? That's realistically what you're needing for it to make sense

  24. Destroyer of teams
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone else unable to do transfers on the app? There is no option for it on mine

    1. timmmuh
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      working for me in the U.S.

  25. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Was getting Alli a mistake?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      No

  26. Costa Nostra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Another amazing match!

    1. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Most definitely, if you are a sadist

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Almost everything after covid was looking really bad. Lets hope when fitness goes up the games will also be better.

  27. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Bergwijn least surprising benching of the week

  28. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Leicester over achieved up until December tbh

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      The Ndidi injury hurt them, and now the Pereira injury. Wonderful 1st team, but little depth.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Got taught a lesson in back to back games and haven’t been the same since.

    3. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Pereira gives them a lot from an attacking perspective. Big loss.

  29. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Just seen the line ups. That’s an attacking looking team for Spurs. Mourinho trying to do everything he can to get Kane firing.

  30. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Could the drinks break be affecting the match tempo? Maybe we'll see less goals because of it?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      532 time.

    2. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Unless they are drinking votka dont see how can that hurt.

    3. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      It certainly seems to break up the rhythm of the games if there is any in the first place.

      I wouldn't be surprised either if it was causing a goal drought.