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

    Heartbreak for Alli owners.

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

    Son needs to shoot! He is their best player!!

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

    Give me a goal Son(C)

  4. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Another long 30 minutes for Son non owners.

  5. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Lo Celso Spurs best player so far...

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

      Love him in my FIFA 20 FUT team with Powerhouse chemistry applied.

  6. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Alli 1 point.

    Awful facial hair too

  7. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    The heck just happened there

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

    Never seen Kane run like that for 2 years now

  9. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Gahhhhhhh!!!!! Why did I pick Alli!!!

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Same lol, easy swap to Mahrez though

  10. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Thank you Mou for taking off Alli... Hopefully Son plays more central now

  11. Valar(Keith)
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Couldn't wait 1 more minute to take alli off eh Mourinho 🙁 . Tbf he wasn't even half bad today.

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      That being said this is his first game back. Keepjng unless injured

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

    Apparently the game is opening up

  13. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Son 60 mins baby!!

  14. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Alli replacing Barnes went well then.

  15. Says
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Imagine home team doesn't get a point for a draw. Imagine either team gets an extra league point for every 2 goals they score. How much more would teams attack instead of trying to play it safe defensively? Would football be better overall?

  16. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Harry Kane thinks it's August. He won't score this season.

  17. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Spurs should buy Eriksen

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

    Son haul!

  19. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Best lockdown hair?

    I nominate Jairo Reidewald.

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

      Roy Keane

  20. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Son cappers rejoice... He is on 6 points now 😕

  21. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Lamela close from Son assist

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

    Rate Dele Alli's mustache?

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      It’s no Magnum PI.

    2. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      58/90

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 4 days ago

        😆

    3. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      He looks like he should be on a ship with Johnny Depp

  23. Henning
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Transfer Agüero out tonight to avoid pricedrop, or do we not Care about Price Rise/falls this late in the season?

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Shouldn't care too much especially if you have used FH/WC

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

        I have used Them, so maby wait untill after the gw is done, before make any transfers.

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

      you can get everyone in for him. i'd say seeing who out of dcl, rashford and jimmy is worth a 0.1 drop

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

        Thanx

  24. HMFC1874
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Did Alli go off before 60 mins? FlashScores doesn't think so.....

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

      Flash score tend to be wrong.

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

      The clock did though...

  25. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Personally I think this arbitrary line-drawing by VAR is a load of rubbish and I held this view before the goals dried up as well. There is no reason for a player to be considered offside if their big toe was ahead of the defender as there is no benefit to the attacker from doing this, considering that the offside rule exists to protect teams against goal-hanging, not to enforce arbitrary goal disallowances. If the attacking player cannot gain an advantage from their marginal position, there is no reason for the goal to be disallowed. Actually enforcing this would be very easy, just make it that a player is offside if their entire body is ahead of the last defender. That way, if a leg or a hip or something was onside, the player is considered onside. It's the same logic as a ball crossing the line being declared a goal, rules require the ENTIRE ball behind the line, so why not the ENTIRE player to be offside?

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

    What a frustrating two games to watch so far ! Have Barnes and Son.

  27. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Soucek OG

    Think Lo Celso A

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Maybe Moura A

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 4 days ago

      Moura i sink

  28. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    OMG soucek

  29. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Spurs goal o.g

  30. TheTinman
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 4 days ago

    Game getting good let’s have a drinks break to calm it down