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Spurs v Burnley team news: Kulusevski and Weghorst benched

The penultimate Gameweek of the 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season kicks off with a massive clash in north London.

Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley gets us underway at 12:00 BST.

There are matters to play for at both ends of the table, with a win for Spurs meaning that they will leapfrog Arsenal – temporarily at least – into the all-important fourth place and put the pressure on their local rivals ahead of the Monday evening game.

A victory for Burnley, however unlikely it may seem, would go a long way to ensuring their safety, as it would put them three points ahead of Leeds, who also have a significantly inferior goal difference.

The Clarets have a ‘double’ in Gameweek 37 but Fantasy interest of course mostly centres on Spurs in this fixture, with their usual front three highly owned among active FPL managers.

One of those players, Dejan Kulusevski, isn’t in Antonio Conte’s starting XI, however.

Internet rumours suggested that Kulusevski had been taken ill over the last 24 hours and while he does make the matchday squad this lunchtime, he’s only deemed fit enough for a place among the substitutes.

Lucas Moura takes the Swede’s place in Conte’s only change from Thursday night.

As for the visitors, they have made three alterations and gone with a more defensive set-up.

James Tarkowski has failed to recover from a hamstring problem and is replaced by Kevin Long at centre-back, while Matthew Lowton has been brought in for Aaron Lennon in a conservative move.

The Burnley teamsheet has Lowton lining up as a third centre-half in a 5-3-2 and while it remains to be seen if that really is the starting formation, it’s clear that Mike Jackson is doubling up on Son Heung-min down the Spurs left.

Maxwel Cornet replaces Wout Weghorst in the third change, with the Dutchman benched for the first time since his move to England earlier this year.

GAMEWEEK 37 LINE-UPS

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon, Moura, Son, Kane.

Subs: Gollini, Austin, Winks, Rodon, Kulusevski, Bergwijn, White, Scarlett, Craig.

Burnley XI: Pope, Roberts, Lowton, Collins, Long, Taylor, McNeil, Cork, Brownhill, Cornet, Barnes.

Subs: Hennessey, Weghorst, Lennon, Bardsley, Mancini, Thomas, Dodgson, Costelloe, McGlynn.


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868 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Davemc23
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Hi

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Reported

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Haha

      2. Davemc23
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Good lad

  2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Glad I removed weggy even for a hit.

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      You should feel ashamed for actually owning him to start with.

  3. Davemc23
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I think Burnley frustrate the life out of Spurs in this one. They are fighting for their lives. Spurs might win but could see a 1-0. Not expecting hauls

    1. DF
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I think spurs will hammer them.

    2. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Missing both centre backs though, Spurs are like to capitalise on that.

    3. fplgaruda
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Burnley fighting for their life. Isnt Spurs fighting for 4th spot as well?
      Its cancel out your points.

      The fact that theyre without their best CB still stand

  4. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Good luck.

    Did these rumours surface on here pre-deadline?

    Internet rumours suggested that Kulusevski had been taken ill over the last 24 hours and while he does make the matchday squad this lunchtime, he’s only deemed fit enough for a place among the substitutes.

    1. MARVELLUS
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yes. I still started him, figuring he would start or be out.

    2. Eastman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I put it on

  5. Bunk Moreland
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I captained Cash, I thought he was my best option with Kane and Son possibly tired against a Burnley def fighting for their lives.. Now I noticed Cash isn't even in the captains poll. Maybe it was too wild but I can only pray 😀

    1. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Decent shout, good luck!

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cash back

    3. Bunk Moreland
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Haha, thanks! I'm at 13k, it might propel me into 10k or back to where I usually end up 😀

    4. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Ditto, one of a only a handful of players I would feel very confident of playing twice and a filthy BAPs monster. Exclusion from poll strange.

    5. Bunk Moreland
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Livefpl actually shows that Cash is the 7th most popular captain in the top 10k. Should have made the poll, then.

      Richarlison 39.8%
      Son 20.4%
      Ings 19.4%
      Zaha 4.4%
      Coutinho 2.9%
      Vardy 2.7%
      Cash 2.2%

  6. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    This update is taking longer then release of the Sue Gray report.

  7. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Seriously now?
    Game is still updating?

    Sort your things out fpl

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      This

  8. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Activated FH 5 days ago but somehow missed the deadline. Think I've got 3M in the bank and Gordon starting.

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      This is not the update we were hoping for.

  9. Arteta
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    You know, I'm something of a Burnley fan myself. Always rated the Clarets.

    1. Bunk Moreland
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Haha

    2. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I really believe they can get a draw today. Frustrate the hell out of them.

      Early spurs goal and it’ll be a whooping though.

  10. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Rolled the dice looking for a 3 and 4, looks like I'm getting snake eyes( Vardy(C)) 🙁

    1. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Come again? Some news on Vardy?

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Someone in my what's app group said he is apparently on bench

        1. Hulk Smash
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Ah OK. I expected a benching and I don't mind too much as long as he starts one.

  11. jackruet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Ings captain. Anyone on the same page?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I’m in
      Zaha (vc)

    2. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      \o/

    3. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yup

    4. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      o/

    5. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Was so close but opted for Son instead. Think he’ll do well though

    6. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yep but eagerly awaiting line up to see if Watkins plays

  12. Run DCL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Updated

  13. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Game updated, at least partially

  14. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Updated
    Just set up team for next week and realised that’s it 🙁

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Saving FT?

    2. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Only 4 short weeks and we’ll be tinker with our GW1 squads all over again

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Next season will be another nightmare with the WC in the middle of it

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          We'll get a pre-WC WC and a post WC WC.

  15. Hulk Smash
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Game updated!

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    I think I've been hacked...

    There are 3 (three!) Everton players in my starting XI, WTF is this!

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Email fpl towers, something definitely isn't right

  17. The-Red-1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Regret playing my FH this week already.

    In theory this week has the bigger upside, as I'm chasing so getting doublers is more likely to gain points.

    But if city win today then I'd expect both city and Liverpool to play weakened teams in the last day.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I wish I’d kept mine.
      I burnt it in 34 and got less points 🙂

    2. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Not so sure city will. Playing at home last game of the season will want to put on a show and nothing else to play for

  18. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Best captain pick for GW38?
    Son ?
    Which is the game that will go crazy? (there’s always one)
    Chelsea?

    1. Hulk Smash
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Honestly think there are half a dozen potentially good captain picks for 38. Could be wild swings again but I'm likely betting on Son.

  19. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Top 10k EO:
    Richarlison 116
    Son 113
    Zaha 66
    Cash 65
    Ings 63
    De Bruyne 62
    Cancelo 55
    Kane 51
    Alexander-Arnold 49
    Pickford 44
    Maddison 38
    Mykolenko 38
    Digne 34
    Saka 34
    Coutinho 33
    Schmeichel 33
    Gordon 30
    Robertson 26
    James 24
    Mount 21
    Vardy 20
    Watkins 17
    Alonso 16
    Kulusevski 14
    Nketiah 13
    Ramsdale 10
    Salah 9
    Weghorst 8

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Big swings ahead...

      Free Hits shifting it all!

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I need a Son blank
      Haven’t owned all season

    3. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Scary not being on free hit seeing this! Mainly need those Villa and Everton clean sheets busted..

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Defence EO:
      Villla 104%
      Everton 88%
      Leicester 37%
      Palace 5%
      Burnley 4%

    5. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      9% of teams in top 10k dead teams then! :O

      1. HM2
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Or missed the awkward deadline time.

  20. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Spurs got a virus. Wow.

    Kane and Son might have it

    1. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Kulusevski has it

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Jose left a while back.

    3. Arteta
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Lasagna-Gate 2.0

      1. tomasjj
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        big night out at Chez Arsene

  21. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    My entire ML went Richarlison(c). I went without on FH. Massive swing incoming.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Who did you (c)?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Son

  22. tim
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Leading my ML by 50p.

    Rival took 16p hit and got Ings Zaha Pickford Digne and Richarlison.

    Will be interesting times, he captained Zaha and I went w Son.

  23. Moose™
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Ah. I put my armband on Richy. Anyone on the same boat?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      It was until I bought Ings and Zaha

    2. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yup. Hell probably get a red i the first game.

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        This is why I didn’t

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Many have, very popular among 'pros'. Have him. But makes me worried!

  24. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    2-1 West Ham
    22-1
    I’ll take that

    1. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      4 quid down the drain

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Cancelo Ake Rodri Zinchenko

        Not great at the back

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Worth a £10 isn't it

  25. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Seen a few on Twitter saying Leicester have a really weak team today, no Castagne, Maddison or Vardy

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Oh god please no, have Maddison and Vardy (C)!

    2. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Source?

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 21 days ago

        https://mobile.twitter.com/FPL__Raptor/status/1525784543839625218

        This account and some in the comments on this tweet (as well as the team news and ticks account earlier saying no Schmeichel earlier) along with Andy suggesting it'll be quite a weak side, not sure on validity of these accounts generally though.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Maddison has been such a bum pick.

      1. Mambino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        captained him so that's a bad one then

      2. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        This

    4. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      last min swap to get vardy gonna end in tears

    5. PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      The season that keeps on giving!

    6. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Feel for those who planned ahead of Leicester’s double-double. They’ve been a serious letdown

  26. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    What SGW players have you got?

    3 for me - Kane, Son and Cancelo

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Son, KDB and Jota

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Jota has midweek game

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Isn't that what he meant?

        2. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          1

    2. Nightcrawler
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      5

      Kane son Kulu Sa Schar

    3. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Kane, Son, KDB

    4. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Kane Son Kdb

      Had jota as well but last min swapped him and Ings to Coutinho and Vardy

    5. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Son, KDB, Cancelo, James, Robbo (Nketiah 1st sub)

      + Maddison + Schmeichel 😆

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Hopefully Maddison starts both!

    6. DF
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Triple spurs, double chelsea, jota and cancelo.
      Ran out of chips. Took a -12. Need some luck

    7. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Trent, Son with Diaz and James on the bench

    8. Big Mac 24
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Son KDB Kane Jota Matip Alonso

    9. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Cancelo, TAA, Diaz, Kane

  27. Fabreghastly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Top 10k (C)

    Richie 40%
    Son 20%
    Ings 20%
    Zaha 4%
    Couts 3%

    1. DF
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Like the couts. Flair move from that crowd

    2. Fabreghastly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      de Bruyne, Kane and Cash 2%

    3. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Let’s go Ings
      Let’s blank Son

    4. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      thought son's would be higher

      1. Fabreghastly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Will be overall, not out yet

  28. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Burnley tactically well equipped with Hodgson and Mancini on the bench.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Dodson actually

      1. Pukki Party
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Dodgson* awful start to this gameweek

  29. DF Team
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Anyone else going Doucoure andTC Coutinho?

    1. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      no i think you'd be the only one mate

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      ??? Deadline was 1 and half hours ago

    3. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Party of one I suspect.

  30. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    James Justin has Vardy (and himself) on his FH! OR 36k
    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/4475299/event/37

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hopefully he knows the starting line up for today lol

    2. PartyTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      For the game against Chelsea

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Time of his transfers... At team hotel, surely they'd know the starters by then. Unless he didn't get the chance to change anything this morning.

      1. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        He’d just finished watching Eurovision

    4. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      That's positive

    5. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I benched him so bugger

    6. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Hmm not sure that means much - usually we don’t find out the lineup until we’re in the dressing room on matchday