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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. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Kane is absolutely spent

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

      Clearly not

  2. JBG
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    What a boring team Spurs has become :/...

    1. The Wise Owl
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Mourinho's bus has come to Spurs

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        It's not just that tbf... They have no spark in them. Look very disinterested, have been for a awhile.

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      What did you expect under Mourinho.

      This isn't the Mourinho of Duff and Robben.

      This is the Mourinho of dirty players Pepe and Ramos playing in defence.

  3. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Mane's EO only 36. Surprising.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Liverpool pen taker is only 0.2m more.

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

    Worst thing about the fake crowd is when you are not paying 100% attention and the sudden roar makes you look up to see the ball going out for a throw on the halfway line 🙄

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      The fake Brighton fans boo'ed VAR overturning Aubameyang's goal the other day 😕

    2. DARE TO BISCAN
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Realistic Goodison Park, that.

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    No chance West Ham score

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      True

  6. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Son why the hell would you pass to Kane... Take the bloody shot!

  7. Tiny Rick Mitchell
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    My idea when I first saw VAR used was to to the frame at which it seems the ball has "been struck", according to whatever definitions you use, and then, if the player in question is moving towards the goal, rewind by one frame to give him the benefit of the doubt, as this frame cannot pinpoint the exact moment that the ball was struck, and where the player in question was at that time.

    1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      to go to the frame*

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      What if the player is returning from an offside position? Rewinding a frame wouldn't help the attacker.

      1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Then don't rewind. Therefore the advantage/benefit of the doubt is always given to the attacker, if only by 1mm (or when travelling at speed, a lot more).

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      So pick an arbitary frame and the frame before the arbitary frame.

      More helpfully, do you realise how many frames there are a second?

      1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yes, the frame before the "arbitrary" frame.

        I'm not sure what you're getting at. This is simply an idea to make a more consistent result of the current inaccurate system.

        Currently there are a mix of false positives and false negatives. What I would do is to shift the balance to get only false negatives and no false positives (ie no offsides given that shouldn't be based on frame rate issues, and therefore fewer offsides in total).

        I'm not sure how big the effect would be, but in principle, it makes sense to me.

    4. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      There are not enough frames per second compared to top sprint speed (meters per second). The gap between frames is huge and many VAR decisions are arbitrary since the closest 2 frames are too far apart to replay what the timing really was.

      1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Yes, this is what I'm trying to combat with very little cost

        1. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          In other words, you are saying that it should be fine for everyone to be 1-40cm offside when sprinting based on camera timing luck. Based on 35km/s = 10m/s sprint speed, 25 frames per second.

          Personally, I'd like to see 2x high fps offside cameras per stadium.

          1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            I am not saying that. I'm saying, with it as it is, this seemed to me to have been an obvious fix to a problem they were not ready to solve in full.

            Perhaps VAR shouldn't have even been introduced until the problem can be solved, but that's another question.

            In fact, 2x higher speed would not solve the problem, it would only reduce the false positives. I feel errors should be erradicated.

            And since we couldn't do that yet, then formalising a way to give the benefit of the doubt to the attacker, without increasing subjectivity, would be beneficial to the gave and our perception of its excitement and justness.

            1. Tiny Rick Mitchell
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              beneficial to the game*

  8. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Kane YC'd, too?! Dear goodness!! Haha.

  9. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Why are the Spurs crowd singing forever blowing bubbles?

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Lo Celso (28)
    Aurier (25)
    Sánchez (23)
    Davies (22)

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I don't care anymore.

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

      Hold Aurier!

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Not ideal. Could do with a West Ham goal... ooh nearly then...

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Before or after the Sanchez assist?

  11. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Son please man

  12. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Come on WHU ruin that Aurier CS

  13. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Bowen off the post

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Could have won a speed boat.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        BFH

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Innnnnnnnn 1...
      It’s a teasmaide Jim.

  14. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Really disappointed by Alli going off on 59 minutes. Having watched the game he looked like spurs most likely player. To many options at Spurs Now for him to be a good option?
    Basically down to double wolves defence to help me out this week as everyone else is so highly owned.

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      People seem to forget that before the break, Alli was playing as striker because Kane was injured. He was also on pens. With Kane back, Alli is no longer playing striker nor is he on pens. That reduces his FPL appeal significantly

      1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        He looked more dangerous than Kane and son when he was on the pitch....

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          That wasn't difficult given how ineffective Spurs were in attack.

      2. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        But kane is their only striker, as he was the one looking tired and off form you’d think he would go off and push Alli up front.

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    That was it. Aurier 9 come FT.

  16. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Bowen arrows it in (nearly)

  17. Hect.OR 98th
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Did we really wait three months for this? It's better than nothing, but it's pretty poor stuff.

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

      Debatable that it’s better than nothing, was enjoying catching up on tv and films

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Patience. Not every team can click after 100+ days without games

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

        None of them have. Man City got lucky with two shite opponents

    3. evilfish
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I definitely had better things I could've done than watch this $h1t!

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

      Agree that all teams have looked rusty. Wasn’t the kick I’d hoped that it was going to be. Oh well. Onwards n upwards

  18. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Kane should get -1 due to sheer uselesness

  19. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Congrats aurier owners ...

  20. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Sánchez (31)
    Aurier (25)
    Davies (21)
    Lloris (21)
    Lo Celso (21)

    Aurier on 8 points!

  21. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    This game is exactly what I'd expect from a Moyes v Mourinho match.

  22. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    I look at Kane the same way I look at a 14 year old dog with 3 legs.

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      With admiration 😀

    2. Boss Hogg
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Lustfully?

  23. Monkey Hanger
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Harry being run into the ground again.

  24. james 101
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Did berg get on yet?

    And if so, how’s he looking?

  25. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Kane g son a

  26. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Game is done for... Players too tired to even run... Thanks Son captain 😡

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    OMG kane

  28. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Play one

    A. Nketiah vs Norwich (H)
    B. Barnes vs Everton (A)
    C. Stevens vs Spurs (H)

  29. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Kane G
    Son A

    VAR checking

    1. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      Goal!

  30. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Kane offside goal?