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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. More Cowbell
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Hey all,
    Been out of the loop, how bad was Salah’s injury. Any chance he features against Saints?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Precautionary groin issue. Don't expect to see him vs Southampton.

    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I’d say no chance. Even if not that bad. No point aggravating it

    3. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Very unlikely

    4. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Injury was not a major one but he probably won't play Tuesday. Priority will be to have him fit for Champions League final now so why risk it.

    5. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Don't think he'll be risked before Real.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        At least he'll be sat on the bench these last 2 games and called on only if needed.

    6. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Nah. V little chance.

    7. tomasjj
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      No

  2. Moose™
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Which formation is ideal for the last GW? 352 or 343?

    Seldom CS right? Just go all out attack?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yep
      I’m playing the “all out attack” chip

      1. Moose™
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        All top 5 teams have such favourable fixtures! How to fit all of them????

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          You put out a 3-5-2/3-4-3 expecting a couple of big names to be rotated out (especially Liverpool)

  3. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Vardy starts- Sam Martin

    1. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      All the naysayers on the previous page in the mud

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Any news on Maddison?

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      James Justin knew!

    4. Moose™
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Lets gooooo

    5. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      yaaaaay

    6. GreennRed
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      What team did Colleen Rooney post?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        You do have to wonder if Jamie will be affected by Rebekah's totally self-inflicted humiliation.

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        That's Nacho business!

    7. Finding Timo
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Rebekaaahhhhh

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Party time

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      KK will be relieved.

  4. Ashleyajolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Salah & Dennis out

    1) De Bruyne & Nketiah
    2) Erikson/Bowen & Kane
    3) Salah to De Bruyne only and not hit.

    Got Son, Kulusevski, Saka already. Still tempted by 2 due to Norwich factor for Spurs.

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Too early to ask

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    This Burnley bus 😆

    Kulu won't be on long after HT, Lucas ain't much use in these situations.

    1. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Kulu has a virus and is sick

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Cheers Geoff!

        He's on the bench and not dying.

      2. Stimps
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Why would he put Kulu on the bench amongst others if he has a virus?

        1. DavidBW
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Check his comments

    2. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      spurs have had plenty of chances

  6. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    What min will the ref give spurs an easy penalty? 82 my guess

    1. Royal5
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Your a$$ still hurting?

  7. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    80 mins for son cappers to get something or their GW is over before it began

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      My last GW began with Salah blanking as captain and ended with 4 goals from Kev.

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Burnley 'Bus' will break down in a few minutes

    3. Not again Shirley
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Son cappers will still have 10 players to play so not exactly over for the GW.

      1. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        He's one of the most annoying posters on this site..

  8. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Sessengon very very advanced...

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I miss Doherty as an fpl pick so much

  9. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Looking good so far for Kane/Son non owners/non cappers

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      You watching? Spurs all over Burnley.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        86% possession, 5 shots to nil

      2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Trying to anti jinx

    2. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Jinx it plZ!!

    3. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Was always gonna be the way with how Burnley set up. Still plenty of time to go.

    4. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      are we watching the same game

    5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      88% possession… Looking good! 😆

  10. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    So, the guy(Sam Martin) who broke the Vardy news also has Maddison on his FH team. Gotta count as something, right? 😀

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Nope sadly

    2. Oggle22
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      What's the news?

      1. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Vardy starts

        1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Ooh hello!

          1. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 22 days ago

            He’s going in dry

            1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              😎

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      No, he said before the deadline he didn’t have any news but was going with them in his team

  11. Little Red Lacazette
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Maybe next season they give 2FHs? One for each half of season?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Nah.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      You get a WC before the WC and a WC after the WC.

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      They need to with the World cup taking place in the middle of the season

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        FH not much good after the World Cup.

        MIGHT get what we got after lockdown of free transfers, basically 3rd WC.

    4. DF
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Hope not.

  12. dabber7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Blimey, how many save points will Pope be on by the end of this?

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Pope on for the record.

    1. SouthCoastSaint
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I’ve counted 3 saves minimum already yet on 1

  14. SouthCoastSaint
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Where’s all my Pope saves?

  15. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Season done played FH & confirmed game refreshed I have 13 transfers -48 points showing WTAF?

    1. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Doesn’t get any better ten years later, trust me.

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      My captain this GW.

  16. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Kane ruins Sessengon assist...

  17. The-Red-1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    0-0 all over this

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      0-0 in red cards maybe

    2. FPL_ UP_Down
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I hope so !!

  18. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Moura hoovering up the bps

  19. Paulo67
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Is Ben Davies playing no 9 today?? Never seen him as forward

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Aye (Davies owner here)

      1. Paulo67
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        On a free hit and could t decide between sess and Davies. Think I picked the wrong one!

  20. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    They should give 5 free hits next season just to liven the game up a bit

    1. RedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I hope it’s TC every week just to punish those crying about variance

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Two FH over BB easily.

    3. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I'd take 19. One to use every alternate GW. Keeps up with FPL's rules as well where you can't use in consecutive GWs.

    4. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Make every week a FH week

  21. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Come on Burnley. You’re doing us proud.

  22. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Any further news on Kulu, do we expect minutes?

    1. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Stomach bug, and on the bench

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Probably

    3. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Late cameo I expect

    4. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Somehow weird that you are/were ill and still on bench. Would think it was more on/off. I still think Bergwijn is first choice from bench Kulu dont feature. I am also an owner who does not want 1p 😀

      1. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Conte pre match said four players affected by a stomach virus....Lasagne gate all over again

  23. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Kane missing everything............its going to be one of those days..........no doubt Son will score two deflected goals !!!!

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Hope so. I'm the only one in my ML without him, but am captaining Son.

      1. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        LOL im the the opposite postion ............

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I free hit Kane out for Son, so hopefully Son will get something, but this will no doubt be the week he blanks.

  24. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    I won’t shed many tears if Burnley gets relegated.

    1. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Why’s Ben Mee your username then?

      1. Zim0
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Because its him and he wants to leave the club

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Haha, time to change it. How about “Dier Straits”?

        1. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          I like it

    2. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Not even for wieghorst?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I will shed tears of joy for not being able to own that troll again.

    3. Zim0
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      It'll probably be Leeds that go down though

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        This.

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Probably yes

  25. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    This is the first and last time I will own double Villa and double Everton defence in a DGW

    1. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Same! Am regretting it already

      1. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        In fairness, they haven’t played yet.

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Expect an OG and red.

    3. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Yeah, DGW brought us to a crazy place.

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Digne to pull his hammy getting of the bus.

    5. OptimusBlack
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Whyyyyy ?

    6. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I have an attacker from each as well. It's all going to end in tears!

  26. DF Team
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Come on Pope clean sheet!!

  27. Paulo67
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Moura looking like a man on a mission!

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      To spoilt Sonny day

    2. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Mission impossible?

  28. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Make FHs great again!