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Reguilón benched as Gameweek 6 continues to hurt FPL managers

The latest unfortunate turn of events in Gameweek 6 of Fantasy Premier League is a Monday-night benching for Sergio Reguilón (£5.6m).

Over 120,000 Fantasy managers picked up Spurs’ left-back for Gameweek 6, inspired by his role in the 6-1 win at Old Trafford and the 3-3- draw with West Ham.

However, Jose Mourinho had other plans, selecting Ben Davies (£4.8m) on the left-hand side of his back-four at Burnley.

Serge Aurier (£5.2m) has suffered the same treatment, replaced at right-back by Matt Doherty (£5.8m).

Thankfully, the rest of the Spurs team lines up mostly as we expected with the heavily backed pairing of Harry Kane (£10.9m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m) selected at centre-forward and left-wing respectively.

All eyes will be on the right-hand side of Burnley’s defence tonight as Matt Lowton (£4.4m) comes in for his first start of the season.

His preparation for this match has not been ideal as he only recently returned to training from a knee injury, forced into action against Spurs with Phil Bardsley (£4.5m) and Gameweek 5 stand-in Erik Pieters (£4.4m) missing out.

Ben Mee (£4.9m) remains absent so Kevin Long (£4.5m) is James Tarkowski‘s (£5.4m) centre-back partner once again as Charlie Taylor (£4.5m) continues his extended run as the first-choice left-back.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; C Taylor, Tarkowski, K Long, Lowton; McNeil, Brownhill, Westwood, Gudmundsson; Wood, A Barnes.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; B Davies, Dier, Alderweireld, Doherty; Højbjerg, Sissoko; Son, Ndombele, Moura; Kane.

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1,118 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Someone in the FPL towers didn't own Kane so they took the assist away... Safe to say they no longer work there. 😀

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Seeing as the assist was returned ^

  2. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    With everyone giving the armband to Kane/Son, now Salah will score more points than these two! Salah(C)

  3. Drizz ✅
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Kane assist now confirmed on FPL!

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I really don't understand how 56 is such a small green arrow. Majority of scores on here seem to be around 40

    1. Drizz ✅
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Daniel?

    2. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I got 54

    3. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      52 and red arrows here

    4. caldracula
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      There’s a lot of players that don’t come on here

    5. Auntie Niemi
        1 month, 6 days ago

        The average score is 49

      • ...al
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        31 here 😆

    6. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kane assist came back and my red arrow got more red.

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Are you still trying to make a point?

        1. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Just a red one

    7. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Mitchell, Semedo and Lamptey all losing their clean sheets in the last 10 minutes was a sickner tbh but 44 all out seems quite decent.

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I got 43 and I'm not crying.

        I'll take it I suppose.

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yeah it's an underwhelming feeling but could've been a lot worse.

      2. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Add double Pool defence and win like me. 😉

      3. caldracula
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Feel your pain, had Guaita this week and Guaita and Mitchell last week both last minute goals.

    8. ididnt
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Anybody care to fathom why Reguilon was left out?

      Took a -4 from James to own him. Worth keeping?

      1. Drizz ✅
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ouch

      2. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Same here, took a hit to get him in. Will probably keep for now.

        1. ididnt
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Certainly in keeping with my season..

      3. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Spurs full backs rotate more than a carousel.

      4. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yes. Davies suited game more, but Reguilon is first choice

        1. ididnt
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Hold then?

          1. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Yes

          2. Jimmers
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Yes - Mou decided Burnley was not a game for Reguilon's skills

        2. El Niño Yanqui
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Yeah, makes sense. Physics.

          Air-Attack and quite big boys at Burnley

      5. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Back 4 to handle Burnley. Should be back in next GW.

      6. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Tighten up defence

      7. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Better suited to handling the physicality of Burnley than Reguilon would be my guess

      8. caldracula
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Should be back in next game

    9. Drizz ✅
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kane to break Ozil record of assists

    10. PascalCygan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Early thoughts here?

      (European fixtures dependent)

      A) Jimi > Kane (free)

      B) TAA + Maupay > (up to 5.4 def) + Kane (-4)

      1FT 2.5 ITB
      Martinez
      TAA Saiss Justin
      Salah Son Bruno Podence
      Jimi DCL Maupay

      Steer Struijk Mitchell Reed

      Thanks!

      (Would like to upgrade Podence but Kane a priority)

    11. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kane (C) locked in vs Brighton

      1. caldracula
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Deffo

    12. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Score check.

      38 points here.

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        52. Awful GW

      2. Diedhiou See That?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        60 here - Kane (c), Son and Dier saved the week!

      3. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        51

      4. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        48

      5. Jimmers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        49 - helped by Ayling 6 pointer off my bench for Reguilon's no-show

      6. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        47. Not as bad as some of my disasters this season

      7. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        53 with Salah(c)

      8. Jamizz
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        78 here. Son(C),Mane,Jimenez,Ings and Adams doing bits.

      9. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        57. But up 170k to 725k. Got a bit of a nose bleed.

    13. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A cheeky Lookman punt for next week? Trossard or Podence out.

      1. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Really like it. But apparently I'm his agent 😉

    14. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      46 points is by far my best GW this season. Almost made the average score for once.

      1. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Same score here and my worst.

    15. LǝgleSs e|even
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Who was thumping the sponsor board during Kane's post match interview?

    16. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      46 all out. Il take it with the mistake of benching antonio , losing Kilman cleansheet in the last minute , not having Kane and going TAA (c) + Robbo.

      Gameweek went largely how I predicted here on Friday with Spurs winning 1-0 , albeit i had liverpool to win 2-0 not 2-1 and Salah blanking

      I also had no team scoring over 3 (only leeds got more than 2) . All the underlying data was pointing to a regression and less goals scored. Underlying data will always win out eventually.

      It also pointed to both Sheffield and Burnley being good defensively. Based on this I had sheffiled to concede 2 and Burnley 1 this weekend ( check on the Friday predictions thread)

      Smallish red arrow from 290k to 380k. No idea what im doing with my team which needs surgery. Will again be using the underlying data to guide.

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        You lost me at “46...”

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          TLDR

          The underlying data was predicting fewer goals were gona be scored going forward

          The underlying data was showing Burnley and Sheffield were in the top 3 defences this season before this weekend (despite the narrative here)

          The underlying data had Villa as the most overperforming team and attack in the league

          1. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Does TLDR mean “let me bore you some more”?

          2. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            and all that underlying data got you 42 points (slow clap)

            1. Seanigula
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              46, sorry

            2. FPL_trail_runner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Why the tone?

              Im not professing to be some fpl guru, im just pro stats. They can help , and people are free to take or leave

              Plus the format of fpl doesnt allow you to react so quickly unless it had a wildcard each week

              The underlying data helps you longterm to try and build a squad

              There will always be random luck and poor calls.

              Dont see why you have such an issue with my post.

              I could have got 100 points this week and it would mean nothing in the 'pro' underlying stats camp either,

            3. ReindeerHotdog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Are you saying the majority of the top 10k managers are there solely down to skill and skill alone?

              That's 100% not the case this season. We've been inundated with anomalies for results since GW1. Things are started to level out a bit now and you'd wager on normal service-ish being resumed soon.

              I think that was the point of the comment. No idea why you think because someone has a score of 46 in a GW that their opinion isn't worth listening to.

              Elitism is an ugly, ugly practice and in this case it misses the point. FPL is a 38 week long journey. A season will not be defined by a single gameweek.

      2. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Who were your striker/s this week FPL TRAIL RUNNER?

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I went defence heavy with double leeds, double wolves, double liverpool and benched Antonio and Brewster, played DCL.

    17. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Get in! Huge green arrow form 3.68 mil to 3.64 mil

    18. Mr. Chimes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Tough putting McGinn first on bench over Ayling to cover for James Rodriguez with Reguilon no show. Would’ve put me into the 40s

      1. Mr. Chimes
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Actually live rank website somehow giving me Ayling off the bench. Gonna take a few seasons to understand subs

        1. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          If you have 2 playing defenders then the first defender on the bench will count.

    19. Twisted Melon
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Hold Aguero or get rid?

      1. trafalgarlaw
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        same here

      2. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        rid. I chose Jimenez over Aguero this week.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Well obviously. Aguero is injured.

      3. Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Get rid

    20. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm really enjoying that Jose post-match interview.

    21. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Spurs are going to win the league.

      It has shades of the Leicester season.

      Two top attacking players hit the season of their lives.

      Other big teams in a state of flux.

      Managerial redemption story.

      That’s all it takes.

      1. ReindeerHotdog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        6 games in. Or 15.79% complete. That leaves an outstanding 84.21% of the season yet to play.

        I'd say it's a bit too early to be claiming anything.

        They've only scored one more than Liverpool and two more than Everton and have conceded three more than Villa whilst playing one game more. They've also won 50% of their games - the worst win percentage in of all top 5 and as good as Leeds'. One saving grace is they're unbeaten in their last five Premier League games but still, if we're going to be making decisions based on early form, I'd say Everton have a great shout of winning the league.

      2. Esalman
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        All it takes is an injury to either Kane or Son. They just don't have the squad depth to sustain this momentum.

    22. El Niño Yanqui
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Kane stopping Tarkowski shot on the line should have been a 5 point play. As good as scoring is stopping a goal.

      That’s like stopping a PK.

      My boy did not even get a bonus point - the clear Man of the Match