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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. Ninja Škrtel
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    This is madness. I texted my mates during the match (which I wasn't watching) that in all my years on FPL I have never owned a keeper that stopped a penalty. Then my friend goes "oh he didn't stop it? I'm not watching". And I'm like "what?" I open live score and to my amazement I see my GK stopped a penalty. What are the odds????

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      50/50

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

        😆

      2. Ninja Škrtel
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I didn't even know there was a penalty I wasn't watching! It was just a thought that came up

      3. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        ah ah ah... but not quite actually 🙂

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Around 24%.

      76% of penalties go in.

      1. Ninja Škrtel
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        oh man people don't get the story.

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          I'm winding you up 🙂

          Congratulations!

        2. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 28 days ago

          It's a joke. The replies are jokes

          And they're funny, tbh 😀

        3. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 28 days ago

          I think they do, but they dont find it as interesting as you. And me. 🙂

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      The law of the sod.

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

      Aha mad coincidence!

    5. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      100% given youre posting

    6. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Congrats! Still never had that joy which is odd because it happens quite a lot. Have seen alot of double digits though.

    7. sovietrockettes
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      If you give a million monkeys typewriters......

  2. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 1.

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Ah ah ah

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Oh dear. Doomed.

    3. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Going out as stands.

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I miss this already 😀

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

    Barnes. Hold or sell?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I'd sell

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

      See how the FAC game goes.

    3. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      sell. leic done for the season

    4. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Sell. Almost sold him this week and that was clearly a mistake. Salah+Barnes to Martial+Son on the cards, tho that's probably a week late now.

    5. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Sell asap. Literally asap.

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

    Someone please remind me of the app that gives live results of minor-leagues and what not.

    1. Ings on the up
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Live FPL

    2. SAY MY NAME
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      livefpl.net

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

      Thank You

  5. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Why has berjwin dropped to the bench after scoring against united? stupid mourino

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Because he´s gonna come in in the 2nd half and destroy WHU

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        hopefully..

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      He already said that him and moura would rotate...

  6. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    No players for me tonight, but hope game is fun.

    1. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Would love to see a Kane hattrick. Entertaining and totally irrelevant for FPL these days

  7. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Auba captain for next week?

    1. Rains of Castamere
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Yes

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Yes esp if Norwich look awful against Everton

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I am. Don't see why not.

    4. Bossworld
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      If you own him

    5. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Not touching Arsenal assets ever again. Learnt my lesson

      1. ReindeerHotdog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Same. Aubameyang blank in that double had me absolutely baffled. And Pepe being benched against City was funny. Leno is a good option because of his save points but even still, you'd rather have Pope wouldn't you?

        Can't be expecting mid-table/bottom-half assets to provide too many points though can you?

  8. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

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

    1. Frip
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      I'd play Saka next week. If you won't use him against Norwich, why would you own him?

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Who do you bench though? KDB Salah Bruno Son DCL Jimenez Rashford

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          same front 8 as moi

  9. Pulp Minion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Looks like the punt on Bergwijn isn't paying off on FH

    Amazingly none of my ML rivals has Son

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      When good becomes bad. Shame mate.

    2. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 28 days ago

      FH here too. Went Alli instead. Only jumped on him after seeing a tweet from Spurs' twitter account saying "Alli's back..." or something along those lines.

      Thought it was quite obvious he was gonna play. And I didn't wanna make a 25% guess out of who will play from Son/Lo Celso/Moura and Bergwijn.

  10. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Lundstram to Van Aarnholt worth a hit?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Not today.

    2. ReindeerHotdog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Give him a chance to play this week first.

      Taking hits for defenders is a risky business as it is - making a transfer so early is never advisable.

  11. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    First game of the WC31+ template... Let's goo Son!

  12. Rains of Castamere
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Soyoncu up to 2 bonus points with Chilwell

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Söt böy

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Söy*

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      My mate in 178th OR sold Soy. He'll be gutted.

    3. Lucy2019
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      No one serious owns LEI players so no harm done.

      1. Donnie D
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        A few of us still have some 😉

  13. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    0-1 to West Ham anyone?
    Smash and grab away win.

  14. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    would love a west ham win

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      As long as it's 8-9 then I'm happy.

  15. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Nervous start to the FH. Nice 8 points frkm Chilwell. Now, here comes the Son

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Nice

  16. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    C'mon Hammers, smash those Spuds!

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      this

  17. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Lol @ Allis stash

  18. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Son Hattie, even tho I bottled the cap!

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Sure why not

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

      Pls pls

  19. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    And I’ll tell you what... honestly... I will love it if Son blanks, love it.

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Contrast - I like it!

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        😀

    2. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Would you love it though? Proper and that?

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I’d luv it!

  20. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Do you think Nketiah will start for Arsenal in the next couple of games?

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

      Probably shares time with Laca.

    2. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Yah.

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah, got the FA cup game too so there will be rotation

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

      More likely than bloody Martinelli whose injury news only came out post-deadline...

  21. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Rival got Chilwell and Kane on WC!. Guess Kane's getting a hattrick then.

    1. Lucy2019
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Based on how lucky you have been I can see it happening tbh.

  22. Vazza
    3 months, 28 days ago

    I have no Everton players. Should I be concerned.. ?

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Yes. Very.

      1. Vazza
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I have D. Jota as opposed to DCL...

  23. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Kane hattie incoming

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Son to outshine Kane tonight

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Just aint gonna happen

  24. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    I have no west ham defender, should i be concerned?

    1. Vazza
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Lol.. I think you’ll be alright 🙂

  25. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    https://twitter.com/MarkyMBryans/status/1275499292929785860?s=20

    If this is true then Arteta is a joke of a manager.

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

      Surely just till seasons end.

    2. Vazza
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Funnily enough, I want David Luiz to remain in the premier league.. he’s a great character

    3. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Maybe as a club mascot?

  26. SackWenger
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    How much longer do we have to have this kneeling malarkey

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Forever.

  27. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Lloris seeing a lot of the ball

  28. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    When the heck will this knee nonsense stop...

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      When black lives really matter.

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Why is it nonsense?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Divisive politics has no place in sport

        1. Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Divisive as in cockwombles vs everyone else? Long may it continue.

        2. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          It's not politics, it's a movement for justice and equality. Same as hbtq movement...

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Not what the co-founders or website say.

            1. Boss Hogg
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              You might benefit from some time away from the Internet. Give the real world a try from time to time.

        3. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          how is racial equality 'divisive'

          Sport has a fantastic platform to drive positive change - the point in this case is there shouldn't be a 'division' so to speak.

          Equality should not be a political conversation, it should be a given.

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Agree with last sentence

            1. 7shadesofsmoke
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              right. so when it clearly isn't a given, you cannot blame people for using whatever platform they have to try to drive a long overdue cultural shift.

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 28 days ago

                I can when the movement is divisive. We need unity.

                1. 7shadesofsmoke
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  again, i'll ask you - how is the campaign for racial equality 'divisive'?

                  If you get behind it, you'll have your unity

                  1. Fudgy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 28 days ago

                    I will never get behind it. I believe in equity, not segregation. I don't see skin colour, fake oppression and privilege. Just humans.

                    1. Fudgy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      3 months, 28 days ago

                      Equality*

                      1. 7shadesofsmoke
                        • 7 Years
                        3 months, 28 days ago

                        Believes in equality
                        Will never get behind a campaign for equality...

                    2. Boss Hogg
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 28 days ago

                      “Fake oppression”?

                      1. Fudgy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 28 days ago

                        Yes. Stop, breathe deeply and allow yourself to exit the matrix. Realise we all have equal opportunity if we make the right choices in life.

                      2. Boss Hogg
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 28 days ago

                        Fine. You are fully entitled to your opinion of course. I disagree and I’m amazed that anyone that can at the world and see equality of opportunity, but I guess we are all different and experience the world in different ways. I’d encourage you to try and think from the perspectives of others from time to time.

                      3. Fudgy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        3 months, 28 days ago

                        Okay thanks

            2. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              But it is not given so we have to fight for it, all of us, no matter if you're black or not. Using sport a platform is a great way to reach out.

              1. Napoleon IV
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                I knew black lives mattered a long time before Black Lives Matter came along. I certainly don't need them or some woke-lord on a football forum to tell me.

                1. Grumbledook
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 28 days ago

                  It's a shame that so many others don't know what you know that you now have to put up with this huh.

        4. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          It's not divisive, it's unifying.

          1. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            This

          2. The Train Driver
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            If you see it as divisive, you're a part of the problem...

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 28 days ago

              😆 okay

            2. thegame983
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 28 days ago

              How is attacking police officers and tearing down statues unifying?

              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                thats not what the players are advocating by taking a knee though is it?!

              2. The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                We're talking about kneeling in the PL here, you must have the wrong thread...

              3. Boss Hogg
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 28 days ago

                Well, if Jamie Vardy and James Maddison we’re attacking the police just before kick-off while Ben Chilwell, Ayoze Perez and Wes Morgan pulled down a statue they would probably lose my support too. Is that what happened?

  29. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Nearly a Doosra goal...

  30. 7shadesofsmoke
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    wildcarding this week

    tell me this isn't the best team you ever saw

    Lloris (bench)
    TAA Laporte Doherty (Aurier, Lundstram)
    KDB Son Fernandes Mahrez Traore
    Jimenez Rashford (Connelly)

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Isn't.

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        😀

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          Not sold on lloris, Connelly, Lundy's fixtures,

          1. 7shadesofsmoke
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 28 days ago

            Connolly and Lundy will be bench fodder. Cant play em all!

            Aurier will be my first sub/benching headache and may save me a trannie later of one of the starters isn't playing (ie Mahrez or Traore)

    2. andrew dimoglou
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      nice!

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        🙂