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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. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Davies YC opens up the BAP race.

    1. SuperMane Returns
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Hodorrrrr Aurier!

  2. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Are Spurs just having a bad season or are they in genuine decline? They have no cover for Kane, Alli hasn't been the same player for a long time, Alderweireld can't get a game. A midfield of Winks and Sissoko doesn't strike fear into anyone and I don't rate their recruitment much either.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Next season we will see. A full Mourinho pre-season. Will be interesting to see how they do.

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I think he's lost the plot. Sacked next season.

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I switched over to the snooker half-way through the first half. I think they're pretty poor to watch...

  3. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I thought that was a lovely tackle.

  4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Think Moura flicked it then came off Sanchez

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      As called 😎

  5. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Combined EO in Top 10k of Son OR Vardy is 75%

    So if you own only one of Son or Vardy or none of Son or Vardy, you are still alright. Owning both is not good at the moment.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Damn, thought I was doing well with my two blanks before you said this.

      1. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Oh mate - you are really due some normal luck at some point

        1. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          lol, saving it all for next season.

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            You got Son & Vardy? Please tell me you don’t have Kane....

            1. Would Ed Woodward
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Son and Vardy yeah, I did KDB > Son with my ft, people pay good money for the amount of punishment that I'm gonna get.

    2. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Cheers

  6. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Son captain fail 🙁

  7. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Give the assist to Sanchez.

  8. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Son is literally the king in getting points in the last few minutes I have no doubt in my mind hell do it this time too

    1. Vazza
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Is that wishful thinking?

      • diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        The King of Wishful Thinking

      • TomSaints
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Even an assist would be fine. Just anything!

      • Please Answer Me
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        You should delete your comment dude you were wrong

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      How on earth is Sissoko a PL player..

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Worst touch out of anyone in that league.

    3. SuperMane Returns
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Remember the days when Felipe Anderson was essential?

      1. Nomar
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No.

      2. Vazza
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Yes - during Xmas 2018

      3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        That Kane attempted touch

      4. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Sanchez assist btw.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Wrong

        2. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          off his shoulder?

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Forehead

      5. Pépé sur le P…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        What? How did I miss the goal? I don't rememeber leaving the room. Must have fallen asleep.

      6. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Bergwijn on
        Moura off

        Hopefully a 1pt bench blocker from Bergwijn

        1. Reedy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          *Bergwin - David Munday, Editor"

      7. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thats not a lo celso assist

        Gimme my 3 aurier baps back

      8. Pras Scott Talent
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Martin Tyler and Alan Smith commentating in a game with virtual sounds. Are we just watching 2 idiots playing FIFA?

      9. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Aurier monster hauling ... Damn it

      10. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        A 7.4 earthquake hit Southern Mexico... Tsunami warning

      11. Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        SonKane not looking too promising right now 🙁

      12. SuperMane Returns
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Doosra off

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          89 -65 201

      13. Boss Hogg
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I’d intended to do Grealish and Aguero to Son and DCL today but i missed he deadline.

        Could turn out okay though.

        1. Team Cruel
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Aguero to punish sellers from the hospital bed

          1. Boss Hogg
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Hope so!
            I’ve got Nketiah coming in off the bench, so not too bad.

          2. Vazza
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Hahaha

          3. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Aguero likely injured though.....

          4. james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Isn’t kun injured?

            1. Boss Hogg
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Yep. It would have been for -8, and was effectively Son and DCL vs Grealish and Nketiah. I might just get away with it.

        2. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          That's Lo Celso's first ever attacking return in FPL. Knew he would come good.

        3. thomashl
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Does Aurier have any real competition for his spot?

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            no

          2. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Nope. Even Mou said that.

          3. diesel001
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Not while Foyth and Tanganga are injured.

          4. Boss Hogg
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            A red card.

          5. thomashl
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Sweet, cheers

        4. Rainer
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          -BPS

          1. Silecro
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            yeah,to lo celso and kane who didnt followed through

        5. Berbs
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Very happy Aurier owner.

          TAA Doherty Aurier. Best defence atm IMO.

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            got it

          2. Twisted Saltergater
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Chilwell says Hi

          3. JayLegend
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            So much counting chickens before they’ve hatched going on...

          4. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Alonso has a strong case.

          5. Whazza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I'd rate Robbo/VVD just above Serge Aurier 😉

        6. Sun Jihai
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          The game will open up towards the end as West Ham need to score
          This should create plenty of opportunities for Son's pace

        7. Twisted Saltergater
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Imagine Trent in that position

        8. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Another long 15 minutes for Son non owners.

        9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Son to mahrez or pogba?

          1. Rainer
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Pogba

          2. james 101
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            See note Pog does in his next game. If he’s starting again he’s class.

        10. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Son absolutely wasted on the wing, and robbed by VAR. Pathetic from Mou and the VAR team