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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
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Should i be worried as a non spurs owner?

    1. The Train Driver
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No

    2. mattyb09
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      If you are watching so far...Nope.

    3. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Not if Kane keeps playing as a defensive midfielder

    4. Tempestic
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Maybe if aurier... definitely not of Son

    5. Bubz
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Light a cigar

  2. Team Cruel
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Son never shines on TV

  3. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Why on earth did I captain Son 🙁

    1. ReindeerHotdog
        1 month, 18 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.

    2. TheSteel
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Spurs are very bad

    3. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 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
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        He thinks he still is...

    4. The Littlest Robbo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

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

    5. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Is Alli still on?

    6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 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
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 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..

    7. ReindeerHotdog
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Bowen would get into this Spurs team no problem whatsoever.

        1. Boss Hogg
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Mourinho would play him at full back.

        2. Tired and weary
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Jim?

      • mattyb09
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 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
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Somewhere near Arsenal maybe? About 8th.

          1. mattyb09
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Dead on what I said.

        2. Bubz
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          8th

        3. Teahupo'o
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Third

        4. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Mid table imo. Serie A is very poor.

        5. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          3rd

        6. mattyb09
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

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

        7. 7shadesofsmoke
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 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
            1 month, 18 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.

          • AuFeld
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 18 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.

          • Babit1967
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 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 month, 18 days ago

                I 'member

              • mattyb09
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 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
                  1 month, 18 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

              • Boss Hogg
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

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

          • Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 18 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
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Get him out before HT

            2. Super Saints
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Who for though?

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Pogboom

          • Hybrid.power
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Should have went Richarlison over Alli I guess

          • FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 18 days ago

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

              1. Bobby Digital
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Black hole Son

            • how now brown cow
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Would be happier owning dele than son at the minute.

              1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Be happier owning neither

              2. Teahupo'o
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

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

            • Roten Teufel
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

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

            • RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Can’t believe how deep Son is. Horrendous

              1. _Ninja_
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                By deep you mean wide.

                1. RAFA THE GAFFA
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Both deep and wide

                2. Tempestic
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

                  Both

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

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

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

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

            • Jones Town
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

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

            • KGFC
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

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

            • J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

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

              1. _Ninja_
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Like pep often tells Sterling. Stay on the touchline.

                1. Giggs Boson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 18 days ago

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

            • The Train Driver
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Son on corners, something positive...

              1. Free Hat
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Indeed. Take what we can

            • Differentiator
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

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

            • Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

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

            • RAFA THE GAFFA
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              *Shopping for a 9.7m mid* 🙂

              1. JJO
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 18 days ago

                Buy Son 😀

            • Berbs
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Get Kane off for Bergwijn and put Moura or Son CF

            • I hate Moreno
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              First Vardy, now Son (c). Jeez.

            • Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Spurs play better without kane. FACT

            • _Ninja_
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Son goal

            • Berbs
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              SON?

              MORE LIKE DADDDDYYYYYYYY

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              OMG son