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

    He's walking. Might be okay.

    Spurs don't have another RB...

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

      Kane will slot in.

      1. Vazza
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Haha

    2. UnitedRthebest
        4 months, 7 days ago

        If spurs improve defence and maybe Aurier is not forced to make so many recovery tackles I would get him in

      • Royal5
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Aurier in trouble

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

          Wait until he has to defend.

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Lol

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

        Hobbling.

      • Lallana
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        If you transfer now, then free hit, will your team go back to the team with transfers?

        If you free hit, and not transfer, do you get two transfer the following week if you have two saved now?

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

          No. No.

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

          No and no

        3. Karhumies
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          No. No.

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

          Free hit cancels all transfers made that GW and you'll only have 1FT after using it as well.

        5. Licious Lizard
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          No transfers before FH will be valid and you will have 1FT Next GW

      • Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Aurier dancing like Michael Jackson. Ankle is fine

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

          MJ is dead tho

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

            It's a thriller

      • Frip
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        the amount of people crying wolf on here is wild

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

          Ridiculous, always has been

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

          It was always like that and always will be. Get used to it if you plan to be here during the matches

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

        Aurier’s ankle not stopping him from sprinting into an offside position

        1. Lucy2019
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Hopefully get more points than Barnes. Can't be that difficult.

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

            Off at half time

      • JustPark
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Not worth risking Aurier, Mou. Bergwijn can play RW.

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

          Maureen says differently. Care to explain how you have a more strategic insight than the man in the seat?

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

        Alli, you can score now please

      • Lucy2019
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Kane is so shite it is laughable.

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

          brought him in this week so i aint laughing 🙁

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

        Kane's got Vardyitus

      • Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Son (C) fail! Why am I cursed like this hhhwyyy

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

          Only thing worse than these posts are the drinks breaks.

          1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Yea, lame post indeed

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

        Kane playing QB

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

        No TV. Hos Are my boys, Aurier and Son doing?

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

          Son very wide and Aurier very attacking

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

            Thanks. Hope Aurier can get me some points.

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

          Crap but they were great in Rush Hour.

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

          you may get a better response if you don't refer to the community as Ho's

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

            🙂

        4. SuperMane Returns
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          You needed to catch the price rises then mate.

        5. SackWenger
          • 11 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Listen to the radio then

      • Royal5
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 7 days ago

        Who's the top captians tgis GW?

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

          Salah.. Then Bruno in top 10k.

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Ty

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

          Salah with 27% then Bruno with 21.5%

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Thanks

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

        Game is at walking pace

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 7 days ago

          Like every other Covid19 game.

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

            this bar City and maybe Wolves most games I have watched have been so slow

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

        Someone tell Kane this is the end of the season not the start.

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

          Someone needs to tell him it's the end of his career!

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

        If Aurier is okay to continue he may well punish me for picking AWB over him!

        Essentially a winger that gets cleansheets

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

          and only 4.9 at that!

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

            It's the fact Spurs never keep a CS this season so far that put me off. If that looks like changing I'll reconsider. But West Ham having chances

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

              True but i dont really think anyone (myself included) got Aurier for his defensive potential..which is weird to say for Mourinho team xD. I wont turn off tv if they concede

        2. UnitedRthebest
            4 months, 7 days ago

            But he doesn’t get clean sheets

        3. Vazza
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Maguire or Aurier for the rest of the season??

          • Keep Calm and Play On
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 7 days ago

            Honest question...is Kane still considered world class? I know all players are rusty but he hasn’t looked like a threat in either game so far and looks well off the pace and OOP (in the wrong way).

            1. Lucy2019
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 7 days ago

              He was never world class.

              1. Keep Calm and Play On
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                I agree with you But I’ve heard lots who rate him that highly. I think he is a good finisher on his day but he is not creative enough, he reminds me of someone like Cavani

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

              Yes, he looks a different player than 3 years ago when he was unstoppable.

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

              José says he can fix him

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

              I'd say world class is top 5 in that position. I can think of 5 strikers I'd put above him.

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

              Been out injured for quite some time. Give him a chance. His ability to link up play is some of the best around, terrific passer.

              Just not a flashy dribbler.

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

              INjuries caught up with him IMO.

            7. Vazza
                4 months, 7 days ago

                I lost interest in him as a player when he stole that goal from Eriksen in the race for the golden boot, which he didn’t get anyway

              • Deulofail
                • 4 Years
                4 months, 7 days ago

                He was until he was tested on the world stage

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

                  He won the golden boot at the World Cup!

                  1. Vazza
                      4 months, 7 days ago

                      Most if not all of his goals were penalties. The flukiest way to win the golden boot I gotta say

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

                  Hasn't been the same player the last couple of seasons, injuries seem to have taken the little burst of pace that he had, he can't get back in the box now when he drops deep which he still insists on doing, should just play as an outright poacher, he's still a great finisher.

              • Right In The Stanchion
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  Took a risk bringing in Kane (c) instead of Rashy.

                  Looking like a monumental mistake

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

                    Eek

                  2. The Mandalorian
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 7 days ago

                    Agree Spurs look wooden

                  3. Rinseboy
                    • 8 Years
                    4 months, 7 days ago

                    have faith. Kane never looks good now and still can get a pen followed by a worldy out of no where

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

                    65 minutes left.

                • JustPark
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  Noble is obsolete. They should really get someone new in midfield.

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

                  First quarter party

                • Differentiator
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  Arise Sir Harold. Provide us pheasant folk with a brace for our nest eggs

                • CloudSky
                  • 4 Years
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  Why am I not betting unders 1st half?

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

                  Looks like 4 or even 5 defenders is the way to go... Lockdown has had a massive impact of these players

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

                    This.

                • Hulk Smash
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  Good evening chaps.

                  Anyone who watched the Leicester game want to give me the executive summary? Thanks.

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

                    Boring and crap

                  2. Lucy2019
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 7 days ago

                    Both teams are shite. Avoid.

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

                    Penalty
                    Saved
                    Full time

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

                    In one word: shite

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

                    Shi7e and waste of 2hrs.....sell Vardy and Madison quickly......one win in 7 now

                    1. Hulk Smash
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 7 days ago

                      Unanimously damning. I've got Soy on my bench which is a bit of a shame. I wasn't really considering any other Leicester players.

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

                    I think I watched it? I was sat in front of the tv but can't remember anything that happened.

                • The Mandalorian
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  Jose dad dancing to the half time tunes

                • Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  4 months, 7 days ago

                  Shd have stuck with Alli over Son

                  Looks far more likely to be involved in a goal in this formation