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

    Quite miss Pochettino's Spurs with Walker and Rose as wingbacks. Shame that team broke up after Leicester won the league.

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      When they played 3-4-3 that was the best football they played in a very long time. I still don't know what happened to them...

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

        From the outside, they couldn't seem to handle coming so close to the title two years running and not winning. Pochettino and Spurs were not the same since.

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

    Assist???

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

    Weak goal.

    West Ham were doing so well...

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

      Jose can park the bus now.

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

    lol great goal

  5. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Moura assist I think

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

      La casa

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

    Sissoko assist?

    1. Legendary!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      kane

  7. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Sums up the game really.

  8. TheTinman
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

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

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

    Moura a

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

    Moura A ?

    1. Legendary!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Kane

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

    Double Spurs attacker owner. Delighted -____-

  12. Whazza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Unlucky Soucek owners

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

      I did consider downgrading Grealish to Soucek.

      This is what happens to players I even think about owning...

  13. Legendary!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Kane assist right there

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      No

  14. TheTinman
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Kane touched that

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      wtf really ?

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Goal, assist and three bonus, yeah...

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

    Lol, it had to be an auto goal for Spurs to be ahead !

  16. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Very rare that a goal is totally irrelevant in FPL, but as nobody has Lo Celso or any West Ham that goal has zero impact.

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

      There was a header in between I think but maybe Sánchez so same applies

  17. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Kane going to get that goal, and assist...

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

    There he is 🙂

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

    And now Son robbed off an assist too. Joke

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      lol you dont even care you just care about your own fpl team

  20. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    come on west ham score please

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

    Let's settle for Alli's assist

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

    Is it possible to like West Ham unless you support them

  23. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Unlucky for Soucek owners

  24. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    West Ham gonna go down...??

    1. TheTinman
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Good riddance

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 3 days ago

        Yeah.

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

      Fingers crossed

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

    Fanny time

    1. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 3 days ago

      Is it?!

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

    Please Son, get some more points.

  27. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    I don't think the understated tone of TV commentary we're used to in this country works. Maybe a "Goooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalalalalalalalalalalalala" would help...

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

    FPL have the assist to Lo Celso

  29. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    4 months, 3 days ago

    Assist?

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

    Please Son

    Please