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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. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    How long since Alli was good now? 3 years and counting...

    1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      This. Lingard type of player. Talented young player that all of a sudden is 35.

    2. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      About the time he let all that hype get to his head and he started playing like a brat

  2. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Is it just me or has these games been very low quality and boring apart from man City games? Very small amount of goal scoring chances and lots of bad passing etc. Or does the absence of the audience make this?

    1. EL tridente
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Spot on. The Bundesliga Teams have been playing in a much faster speed

    2. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Southampton form looked good. So did United after Pogba came on. Brighton v Arsenal had lots of bad passing but it was far from boring.

  3. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Only City that has played good Football. Completely trash all the other games

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Yep pathetic

    2. Jekori
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Chelsea looked good right? albeit vs villa. And Wolves with Traoré on at least.

  4. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    What position is Son playing honestly this is terrible to watch

  5. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Lo Celso best player on pitch

    1. -Klaus-
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      If you Celso

  6. Dynamic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    David Luiz is close to signing a new one-year deal at Arsenal.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Omg no

  7. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Is Son the linesman today?

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    This is hard to watch

    Spurs have been poor

  9. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Spurs look clueless taking the ball forward

  10. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    So weird seeing Son release Kane down the right wing.

  11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Don’t think I’ve ever seen son play so wide

  12. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Aurier more advanced that Son

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Than*

  13. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Aurier the best spurs asset by far

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

    West Ham surprisingly compact. Defending well.

  15. Nüno Vippan
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Lets pretend Spurs scored

    1. Nüno Vippan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Kane G
      Ali A

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Aurier A

        1. Nüno Vippan
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Aurieeeeeeeer. Cmon one more

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Haha this is the most fun I have had since fpl restarted!

        2. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Son G

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Yey another Aurier assist

            1. Tempestic
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Get innnnn

          2. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Sonnnnnnnnnnnnn

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 29 days ago

              Omg get your hattrick sonny boy

          3. Nüno Vippan
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            Obvious offside but var was on dinner break for sure

  16. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Yawn. On the plus side I've got no one playing in this game.

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Davies sitting deeper meaning Son has to provide the width on the left, useless!

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      its a 352 thats why

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

      Yeah, Mourinho is insisting on keeping 3 defenders back against a lone forward (Antonio). 3v1.

      Just Jose things...

    3. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Sons literally a LWB at this point, matching aurier

  18. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Alli shot troubling the corner flag.

  19. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Alli in team is detrimental for Son

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      *for spurs

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Yeah things are that bad I'm even considering Son > Pepe.

  20. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Are we having a Son blank???

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Yes

    2. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Eclipse of the Son

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Noo, brace coming

  21. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Whatever this formation is it’s terrible and it won’t be changed in time to stop me regretting Son(c). So bad!

  22. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    0-0 again!?

  23. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    The fact most teams have looked spectacularly average is what makes it all the more surprising that so many are willing to go without City assets in the short term. I get that Pep roulette and a couple of tricky fixtures are an issue but so far they have been far and away the best team, looking unaffected by the long break.

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Agree, made the same mistake...

  24. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Cant put my finger on it, but Sons body language looks a bit off and uninterested.

    1. Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      It’s the formation, looks like he’s basically a LWB

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Same position as aurier in the other side

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Yeah why is Davies playing so deep? I don't see any great threat from West Ham down that side (or any side)

          1. Tempestic
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 29 days ago

            No idea, literally a 3 at the back

  25. The Yank
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    I'm so glad Mourinho is Spurs' problem now.

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      This. I think he has seriously lost the plot these days.

  26. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Huge blunder going for Son over Pogboom.

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      game aint over man

  27. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Anyone captained Son (c) this game week?

    1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Yep...

    2. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Yes

    3. kopite65
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      V/c

  28. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    So strange just to see son just hanging around wide

    Was such an energetic player who used to make runs

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      oh dear.....

    2. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Mourinho instructions

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 29 days ago

      He needs to play false 9

    4. Boss Hogg
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Mourinho. Making great players ineffective since the dawn of time.

      1. Cant fit my Willian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 29 days ago

        Not even a Spurs fan but this is an awful take.

        1. Boss Hogg
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 29 days ago

          Then you are a Chelsea fan I bet?!

  29. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    Son fail 🙁

  30. Boss Hogg
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 29 days ago

    West Ham are going to nick this. 0-1.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 29 days ago

      Agree