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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. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Should i be worried as a non spurs owner?

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

      No

    2. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      If you are watching so far...Nope.

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

      Not if Kane keeps playing as a defensive midfielder

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

      Maybe if aurier... definitely not of Son

    5. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Light a cigar

  2. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Son never shines on TV

  3. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Why on earth did I captain Son 🙁

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

      Because Spurs are playing one of the worst Premier League teams in the history of the competition and Son is a brilliant player. That's probably why.

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

    Spurs are very bad

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

    Alli useless flick and then angrily stomps the ground. This guy is so petty and childish, it was understandable when he was 19...

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

      He thinks he still is...

  6. The Littlest Robbo
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    I had my doubts about Son but this is worse then even I expected

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

    Is Alli still on?

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

    Son has space to run into but plays it back into his own half

    Mourinho has caged the beast.

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

      Jose can't be taking risks. Even against a parked West Ham bus...

      Best leave 3 defenders back against a lone forward just to be safe..

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

    Bowen would get into this Spurs team no problem whatsoever.

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

      Mourinho would play him at full back.

    2. Tired and weary
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Jim?

  10. mattyb09
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Trying to win an argument here:

    Lazio is currently in second place in Serie A...Where would they finish in the EPL table?

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

      Somewhere near Arsenal maybe? About 8th.

      1. mattyb09
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Dead on what I said.

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

      8th

    3. Teahupo'o
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Third

    4. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Mid table imo. Serie A is very poor.

    5. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      3rd

    6. mattyb09
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      My thoughts are they finish around Arsenal. Somewhere in the 8-10 range and not sniffing the UCL.

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

      based on the fact they're ahead of inter (a team full of former top 6 PL players) and below Juventus a top CL team, somewhere around 5th - 8th.

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

      Depends. Now? Throwing them in and letting them get on with it?

      Probably no higher than 6th.

      Give them a few seasons to adapt and they'll undoubtedly be top 4.

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

      Difficult to answer, however Lazio has an SPI rating of 76.4. Outside of the top five imo. ARS, TOT, and EVE have similar SPI ratings.

    10. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      4th or 5th we (Celtic) beat them home and away in Europa

      Remember when serie a was the best, early 90s, those were the days

      Van basten
      Gullit
      Batistuta
      Donadoni
      Signori
      Del pierro
      Baggio
      Lombardo

      Superb watch on a Sunday afternoon

      1. -Klaus-
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 28 days ago

        I 'member

      2. mattyb09
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Definitely used to be pure class. I've been arguing with a Juve fan that the league is nowhere near the caliber of EPL, I can see a team like Everton or Arsenal making it to the UCL out of it (and I am very aware that neither team is very good).

        1. Babit1967
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 28 days ago

          I dunno, I don’t think it’s the greatest although Juventus would probably win the epl most seasons if they were in it

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

        Diego Fuser used to ping one in from 40yards every other week. Quality.

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

    I'd do anything to go back in time and remove Son. Gameweek is in tatters.

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

      Get him out before HT

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Who for though?

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

        Pogboom

  12. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Should have went Richarlison over Alli I guess

  13. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Don't let the Son go down on me...

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

      Black hole Son

  14. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Would be happier owning dele than son at the minute.

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Be happier owning neither

    2. Teahupo'o
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 28 days ago

      As a Dele owner, the grass is not greener over here.

  15. The Yank
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Alli is about as quick at 24 as Yaya Toure was when he retired.

  16. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Can’t believe how deep Son is. Horrendous

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

      By deep you mean wide.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 28 days ago

        Both deep and wide

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

        Both

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

    Ben Davies showing son how it’s done down the wing

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

      Son's problem is that this is the first time lazy Davies has gone past the half way line.......

  18. Jones Town
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Man why didn't I go with 5 at the back on the wildcard!!

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

    At this pace, I'll take just an assist for my Son captain!

  20. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Mourinho must of given son some strict instructions because this isn’t the son we know.....

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

      Like pep often tells Sterling. Stay on the touchline.

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

        Yep, gotta hold the width to stretch the opponent's d-line. Just a waste that Son has to be the pin.

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

    Son on corners, something positive...

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 28 days ago

      Indeed. Take what we can

  22. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Can't wait for my second half harry kane hattrick :,)

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

    What a bunch of donkeys... Alli, Sissoko, Kane

  24. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    *Shopping for a 9.7m mid* 🙂

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

      Buy Son 😀

  25. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Get Kane off for Bergwijn and put Moura or Son CF

  26. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    First Vardy, now Son (c). Jeez.

  27. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 28 days ago

    Spurs play better without kane. FACT

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

    Son goal

  29. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 28 days ago

    SON?

    MORE LIKE DADDDDYYYYYYYY

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

    OMG son