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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. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Flappyhandski

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Wonder if that goes down as a Son shot on target, or failed cross...

  2. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Let's go Alli

  3. 1zverGGadeM
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Cresswell brace incomming, as I have him 3rd on my bench 🙂

  4. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Think I'm gonna bench boost Martinez (NOR), Saka (NOR), Masina (SOU), Taylor (cry), probably get about 5 points.

    1. Donnie D
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      If you think that’s your best shot then go for it... Not many weeks left and with no dgw left

      1. Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Seems to be the best fixtures they'll have as a group, If only I hadn't WC'd in 29!

        1. Donnie D
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          If you looked at the fixtures till the end of season and next gameweek looks the best, then go for it. Maybe it’s better now when the players are still relatively fresh and we have less injuries then maybe in a few weeks. I went for it this gameweek myself

  5. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Only Son this game. Very nervous.

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

      I don’t understand. What are you nervous about?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Aurier, Kane or Alli hauling big time and punishing.

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

          I’ve got nobody in this game. Not thay nervous tbh. Son only worry

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 7 days ago

            You got more balls than me then.

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 7 days ago

              Can't have all players. Son will suffice.

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

    Aurier red card tonight or only yellow ?

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

      1 yellow and 1 pink

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        I dont party like that anyomre....

        1. Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Love this site

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

    Another borefest please

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

      That Kane fella at CDM will keep things tidy im sure

    2. Donnie D
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      Agree. 0:1 to West Ham 😀

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Alli high and central.

  9. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Alli planning through the middle

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

      Playing*

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      He might be planning somwthing as well...

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      That as as per usual or is he off-course? 😉

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

    Alli looking very bright early

  11. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 7 days ago

    Aurier playing RW. Lovely stuff.

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 7 days ago

      If Spurs started keeping clean sheets he'd be gold.

    2. Vazza
        4 months, 7 days ago

        I feel that you’re always standing on thin ice when he’s in your team..

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

          I loved having him, but couldn't afford him and Doherty. Doherty had to be the choice.

        2. Vazza
            4 months, 7 days ago

            This aged well.

      • Bobby Digital
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Should've gone for Alli over Son 🙁

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

          Too soon.

          1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            No, Alli.

          2. Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Tosun's left the league

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          I feel like that already too.

      • The King
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Took -8, vardy in and captained him. probably take him out next week. My season in a nutshell

        1. MGD
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Not to be that guy but doesn’t seem like the best decision to begin with

        2. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          I would say unlucky but too many better C options, bad pick IMO...

        3. Vazza
            4 months, 7 days ago

            To be honest.. it’s a punt that could have paid off.. and then you would have been laughing..

          • TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Ouch - sorry

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

            Yeah that was never going to work out

          • The Dance
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Terrible captain pick imo

        4. Silecro
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Aurier probably way first in number of offsides among defensive players

          1. Frip
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Do offsides count towards BPS?

        5. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Wilshere chilling

        6. Jet5605
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Hey guys, any thoughts on my GW32 WC squad? Yes I know no Liverpool but I am happy to take the chance as I think there will be rotation galore after they clinch the league. 1.1 ITB

          Foster / Button
          Maguire / Doherty / Alonso / Lascelles / Masina
          KDB / Bruno / Son / Mount / Sarr
          Rashford / Jimi / DCL

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 7 days ago

            I’d get Ederson - not sure City will concede again this season 🙂

        7. JustPark
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Young, hungry for goals, fresh off the bench Bergwijn against Hammer defenders.
          Won't be long now.

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

            Think it'll be long

        8. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Aurier looks so good. A poor man's Doherty.

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

            Or u could get both

        9. Neevesy
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Anyone else play the FH with Barnes and Berjawynyny? Or just me?

          1. DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Ouch

        10. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Son not making forward runs now with Alli in the team... Hmm.. something to consider

          1. DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Happy going for Alli so far. Saved me 1.4 or somthing to spread the funds around.

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

            He is, he was the only one in the box for Aurier’s cut back?

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

              In the last build up, he stayed out of the box when Alli was closest to the ball... Saw that once before too.. keep an eye out if you also got Son

        11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          This is poor, looks like another boring game

          1. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            One scrappy goal will open it up. Long time to go.

          2. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Not really

        12. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Aurier crocked.

          1. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            He isn’t

        13. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Aurier won't get minus points if he gets subbed now, lucky owners...

        14. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Aurier down, teammates calling for physio.

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

          I've seen red cards given for less.

        16. Differentiator
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Fornals rival owns Aurier

        17. DAZZ
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Unlucky aurier owners, early subbing likely

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

            Lucky not to stay long enough to get a card

          2. The Dance
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Not really

        18. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          I don't care if that's an ACL, run it off bruv.

          1. Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Back on. But probably subbed on 59.

          2. Dybala10
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Make it to 60 and then you can go.

          3. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            for real

          4. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            😀

        19. Silecro
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Aurier fine

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

          Sub him off Mou, not worth risking his health

          1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            this

          2. Vazza
              4 months, 7 days ago

              This