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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. arkom
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    McCarthy / Nyland
    TAA / Robertson / Justin / Mitchell / KWP
    Salah / Son / Mahrez / Podence / Bissouma
    Kane / DCL / Maupay

    0,4£ ITB (1 FT)

    A) Mahrez --> Zaha
    B) Maupay --> Bamford
    C) Podence & TAA --> Zaha & Saiss (-4)
    D) Other?

  2. Pooodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Anyone keen to join the support club for those with FPL teams this week who have got:

    - Zero goals
    - Zero assists
    - Zero clean sheets?

    Just Kane and Son to go for me to fix it (thanks Dallas and Justin clean sheets on the bench...)

    1. BeWater
        1 month, 4 days ago

        One KWP clean sheet but he also got booked. Have McCarthy, Charlie Taylor and Doherty on my bench...

        1. Pooodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          My highlights are Martinez's save point and Pulisic's clean sheet point...

          1. BeWater
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Grateful for the Podence and Bruno clean sheet points also.

              1. Pooodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                You're killing it!

            • ivantys
                1 month, 4 days ago

                I got a havertz one to cover for his yellow

                1. Pooodle
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Nice! That counts as a positive this week.

          2. ivantys
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Could still get a Son CS

              1. Pooodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                True! That will take me to the lofty heights of 25 points.

                1. HenrikFPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Question:
                  Is the link on your FFS-profile leading to the wrong team? Link leads to a team with 40 points so far this GW.

                  1. Pooodle
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    It does - that's last year's!

                    1. Pooodle
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Now fixed!

                      1. HenrikFPL
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Like it!

                        Benching points is never fun, but would have benched Justin myself.

                        At least not as bad as my benching of Saïss GW1 with his 15 points that week. Still don’t understand how I managed to bench him vs SHU...

                        Does not look likely that I reach my goal of top 5k this year after a poor start... 85 points points behind top 10k already.

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

              I’m in that club. I have Chilwell but he is first on bench, so sitting here hoping that Reguilón doesn’t come on.

              says it all

              1. Pooodle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Fingers crossed- sadly there's no way for me to get my bench points this week!

              2. Ginola
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Same.

            • TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Meeee

          3. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Bale to score a 30 yard missile and spurs win 1-0

            Bale wagon!

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Someone in my league actually has him.

          4. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Burnley could do with a player capable of hitting a barn door.

            1. Fozzyb34r
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              A Barnes door*

            2. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Kane can

          5. ivantys
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Dyche gonna manage stoke

            • Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Kane

            • Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Spurs look tired

            • fc_skrald
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              one of the better things this gw: my mini league leader triple captained Salah

            • Pep Roulette
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              This game needs Reguilon

            • _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Lamela coming on

            • IRBOX ⚽
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Gareth to bale them out of this. On for Moura shortly

            • ivantys
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Pope on 0 save lol

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Spurs need to shoot for him to save them. Incredibly poor from the North Londoners

                2. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  No shots will do that

              • Collie01
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Lamela incoming?

                1. Pep Roulette
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Yes

                2. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  I thought they'd shipped him off to Leyton Orient for being a cheating little git.

              • You've got red on you.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                This Game Week:

                Own Bamford = points

                Don't own Bamford = no points

                1. Third Eye Vision
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  & Zaha & Saiss

                2. FC Hakkebøf
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Ings, Jimenez and Zaha all got points.

              • jimmyabs1987
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Some people on here are so fickle! Spurs have scored the most goals in the league this year and just because they come up against a bus the size of Lancashire at turf moor it’s Jose this and Kane that.

                Seriously...

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Not much of a bus, Burnley have asked more questions to be fair.

                2. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  How have they scored those goals? Against two capitulated defences. They cannot unlock a tight defence and has been the case for a very long time. I like Spurs but would never flirt with captaincy in a fixture such as this

                  1. jimmyabs1987
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    I am not disagreeing with you, the counter and running in behind is their style and that’s that. I don’t get why you would cap a spurs player in this fixture. It’s tough going to turf moor and I’m not surprised at how it is panning out

              • Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Oh lord ; Mourinho calling for the cheating diving machine to get a penalty.

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

                  Kane started the match.

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Lamela laughs in your general direction. AND gets you sent off.

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

                      Attempted murder from Martial.

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Twas the gentleman in red with the doffed glove in the six yard box.

                2. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Bruno has played mate

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    United have Danny James. He's their Lamela.

                    1. IRBOX ⚽
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      He’s not a diving cheating pen merchant though is he? Fernandes will forever hold that honour the little worm

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        James? Arguably the worst in the league alongside Lamela.

              • Gudjohnsen
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Is this the gameweek from hell?

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

                  Yes, but i call it a normal gw for me this season

                2. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Pretty standard for this season.

                3. threeputt
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  no, 67 points personally 🙂

                4. Stejson
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Well, until next week it is

                5. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Yes!

              • Yordan Letchkov
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                Is Mahrez / Podence -> Grealish / Zaha for free a non-brainer?

                Or should I add Brewster -> Adams for a -4?
                Unfortunately 0.1 short of adding Bamford - grrr...

                1. HonestBlatter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Get Zaha in

                2. Yordan Letchkov
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Also 0.1 short to do Mahrez / Brewster -> Zaha / DCL ... FFS

              • FISSH
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                None of my outfield players have done anything.

              • ivantys
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  What does Jose see in Moura and Bavies to keep starting them?

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

                    Resting the 1st choice FBs for Thursday.

                    1. ivantys
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        He sure loves to win the Europa

                      • Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Which seems rather backwards.

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

                          He has a better chance of winning europa league than the PL.

                          1. Bushwhacker
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Better chance of qualifying for the CL in the PL.

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

                              He wants to win trophies

                    2. jimmyabs1987
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Because Bavies throws his body into blocks like that and reguilon and Aurier would leave us too exposed

                  2. RyanMK
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Pick one:
                    1. Keep Mitro for 1 more week
                    2. Swap for Bamford
                    3. Swap for Adams (slightly better fixtures compared to Bam)

                    1. Collie01
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      1 for me

                  3. Hect.OR 98th
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    At this point it's become comical. I've never had an OR lower than 3m before, yet it's looking like I'll end up at 5m this week, after a few weeks around 4m. Still, it's going to be fun trying to climb up the ranks. It can't really get any worse.

                    1. tiger
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      It can't get any worse is the title of this season

                    2. Scots Gooner
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      A few green arrows and you'll fly up from that position. Still early doors.

                    3. 'Broadsword Calling Da…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      It's the most extraordinary start to a season in recent years. The players I usually dominate in my leagues are the ones dominating. It's all polar opposite currently and I feel many regular players like you are experiencing the same thing. As you say, the challenge and fun to climb up the ranks....makes it all the more sweeter, a real battle, good luck with the war!

                    4. Hect.OR 98th
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Cheers guys. Hope you all enjoy the season as well.

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

                    Have 2ft. Plan was to get Kane. Give TAA and Jimenez one more game or just get Kane and dont overthink it?

                    1. lindeg
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      dont get kane, youll want rid in 2 gws anyway

                  5. Kaneyonero
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    PlZ anything even an omg from bemba

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

                    Harry Kane: “I’m going to play stroker this season and smash 12 attacking returns in 5 games.”

                    Me: “better bring Kane in for GW6 and admit defeat.”

                    Harry Kane: “hmm think I’ll play DCM from now on.”

                    1. IRBOX ⚽
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      He was playing DCM for those fixtures he returned in...

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

                        He was play number 10. Not number 4 role.

                        1. IRBOX ⚽
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          More of an 8

                    2. _Ninja_
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      This is every transfer i make this sesson.

                  7. how now brown cow
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Barnes leave a foot in every time.

                    On top of the elbow he's very lucky to have no card.

                  8. Gudjohnsen
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 4 days ago

                    Son haul of 3 points atm

                    1. Hect.OR 98th
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Sub him, I'll take it!

                    2. Trophé Mourinho
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Get Son off! I need that CS point

                  9. ivantys
                      1 month, 4 days ago

                      Looks like Bale is not gonna come on then

                      1. how now brown cow
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 days ago

                        Why?

                        1. ivantys
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            They sub in Lamela, so unless he comes on for Son, I don't see him coming on.

                            1. how now brown cow
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              Lamela can play deeper. Ndombele could easily come off for bale.

                      2. Right In The Stanchion
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          0 shots on target. To think that the Kane cappers we’re laughing at the rest of us only a few hours ago.

                          1. Gudjohnsen
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Salah was always the right choice.

                            Just unlucky

                            1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 4 days ago

                              Exactly he could have hauled but it wasn't to be.

                        • The Mandalorian
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 4 days ago

                          It's a bad GW but no need to panic. Salah came close, Pool should have had a CS, Grealish had a shot cleared off the line, Wolves conceded late and Everton saw red. It could have been very different. Expect things will improve next GW.

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

                            Wish I could share your optimism

                          2. FC Hakkebøf
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 4 days ago

                            Loads of people are having a nightmare. Not a big deal imo.