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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. tbos83
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 24 days ago

    As Gandhi said, never cap in the early kick off

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      His full quote actually said unless it's Davinson Sanchez.

    2. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      It's incredible how people don't understand it and keep doing it.

    3. Mozumbus
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I heard myself Gandhi saying that so gave the band to Richarlison

        1. moment
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated"

    4. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      My captain picks has been awful this season. Just can’t pick the right one.

      1. Al Green Arrows
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        who are you picking next week?

        1. OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          This

    5. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Early kick-off wins again!!!

    6. moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      4 minutes for Son to do something

    7. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Michael Rappaport on

    8. Dynamic Duos
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Did say (c) a doubler, don't understand why you wouldn't in a dgwk, baffles me , d'oh

      1. Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Would have picked wrong one anyway

      2. Royal5
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        If you have payed attention this season you would've noticed most DGW players only played one game. At least the cap material. That said I went Rich this time.

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Yeah have payed attention, but there are players that will play both I.e Richarlison which is a good pick , I went differential in Vardy hoping for atleast 120 mins

        2. Dynamic Duos
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I'm having a good season so must of been paying attention and doing something right

    9. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      After C KdB last week life is back to normal with armband.

    10. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Sess moves to RWB

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        That would hurt 38...

    11. For Fuchs Sake
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      So glad I got Kane, could have been even uglier after Son (C)

    12. Zladan
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Advantage free hitters after the first game.

      11 matches to go…

      1. Zim0
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Most got Son in their FHs

        1. Zladan
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Most got Son regardless. But FHers didn’t captain.

    13. No Need
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I will take the Son c fail without a Kulu haul. Armband going nowhere next week

    14. AzzaroMax99
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Switched C from Son to Richa in the last few mins. This could pay off nice.

    15. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Kulu nil points 🙂

    16. SonnyPikey
        2 months, 24 days ago

        LOL Kulu

      • Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        DO ONE, Kulu!!!!

      • Baps hunter
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Kulu YC

      • No Need
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Duck egg Kulu

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Get in, Sonny!

        Beautiful blank along with Kulu came0, back to scoring points next GW...

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          FH them out, yeah?

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        The worst Kulu actions...
        Benched, comes on for 1 point, gets yellow card and loses one point!

        1. The Reptile
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          I know and I played him ahead of Alonso and Nketiah

      • It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Been on Richarlison(c) and Pickford all week. Switched to Son(c) and Schmeichel today.

        1. Free Hat
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Auwch

        2. OptimusBlack
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Oh :/

      • Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Were Spurs not very much on the attack thees?!!

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          there*

        2. No Need
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Son Kane points gone

          1. SonnyPikey
              2 months, 24 days ago

              kane scored

              1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 24 days ago

                Eh?!

        3. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          At least bringing in Sessengon went alright. Should have been him & Son both on 15 points.

          Also Son was on for that goal right at the end...

          1. boc610
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            shoulda woulda coulda

          2. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Yes - why on earth did the ref blow there...?!!

            1. boc610
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              because the game was over

        4. Royal5
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Coys get in

        5. fedolefan
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Disaster of a first game this. 3 points from 2.

        6. Razor Ramon
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Son so close

          1. boc610
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            he was but by his standards he had a stinker

        7. wulfrunian
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Sessegnon you beauty!!!cheers to everyone who convinced me to get him in!

          1. JJO
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I changed him to Cancelo cause i had enough money
            Idiot

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Annoying he didn’t get any more points - 2 big chances created, 11 penalty area touches, 0.8 xGI. Choose him over the DGWers but now Digne will match him if he gets just one CS

        8. Londongeezaa
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Pope denies blessing for thy Son

        9. Lingard’s Shin Guards
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          my captaincy picks have been completely shite this season

        10. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          ML leader: Ederson Zinchenko Tsimikas Barnes KDB. Captained Son 🙂

          Me: Pickford Castagne Mykolenko Maddison Coutinho. Captained Ings

          45 points difference. Am I able to catch him up this GW?

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Ya need WHU to score.

          2. Londongeezaa
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            No

        11. For Fuchs Sake
          • 12 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Why did I captain a player with one game over a plater with two? Logic out the window!