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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. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Come on Son, golden boot there for the taking

  2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    11 points is the most I've had on my bench all season! Anyone lower?

    1. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      20 for me, GW 10 or 11

  3. Pino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    As a Son (C) Im really worried.

    1. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Early KO is a real thing. Burnley thrive on the 0-0. You’ll still probably get something though

  4. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Thought to myself all week that this is a typically tough style of match for Spurs. They hate having to break down a wall. Was either Salah or Ings (c).

    Salah gets injured, swap him for Son and somehow captain him.

    Should have stuck to my initial feeling on the game. No way do Spurs win by more than one goal, if they score any.

    1. Peteex
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      30 minutes played. Chill

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        That's not the point though. If he waits till full time he will get captain hindsight reponses

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        That’s 1/3 of the game. Spurs look trash.

        Chances of a haul dwindling.

  5. KANTEnders
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Come on sonny.. please

  6. The Knights Template
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Kane capper. Want to go to bed. But want to see Kane G Son A first.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Better start dreaming so.

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Don’t Rainer on mine parade!

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Good Knight!

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            The bistro is still open!

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Collins is class!

  8. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Ridiculous by Conte to drop Kulu for Lucas Moura. Not in the same league.

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Think he may have had an illness of some description.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Illness

      1. BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        He's on the bench so clearly available

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Had an illness so maybe not feeling 100%

    3. Zim0
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      He was ill. He's on the bench because he knows Moura is shite

  9. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Could hear a pin drop in this stadium. The atmosphere was decent the other night, too!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Best time for KO vs worst.

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Argument for and against, I'd say. Lot of folk might be tired after a day's work in an evening K/O.

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          True.

          Or only awake vs a few pints in after work.

  10. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Son seems to have lost his golden shooting boots

  11. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Anybody who has watched Tottenham play against teams like Burnley this season would not have captained Son

    U made your MUD bed now you LAY in it!

    1. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Early mud call, let's see how it plays out!

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Everyone is always in MUD or has nowhere to hide according to you. You never get tired with your own trolling?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        U forgot the ones Feasting

    3. Fish up a tree
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      As a Son C & Kane give me the mud, knee deep, neck even!

  12. NABIL - FPL otai
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Can Norwich park a similar bus next GW?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Even if they wanted to, no. They'll go out swinging.

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Clamp it?

    2. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Norwich have absolutely nothing to play for, unlike Burnley

    3. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A yellow bus

    4. Zim0
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I don't think they care at this point. Been getting wrecked by every team ever since they got relegated

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      At home. Nah.

      Go down trying not to score or win?

  13. Echoes
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Gandhi on course to strike against the early KO cappers again.

  14. Baps hunter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    I came here to complain about C Son failing (just to jinx it), but others have been faster...

    1. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Usually 15 minutes into any game you can find here season over\captain fail\nowhere to hide\in the mud posts.

  15. ILOVEBAPS
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Got 0-0 all over it.

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yeah, Son and Kane will never untangle this.

    2. nolard
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Nah, I think it is just a question of time.
      Spurs are getting small chances.

    3. The Knights Template
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      82nd min pen to kane I’m informed.

      1. NABIL - FPL otai
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Would you swear on your daughter's life?

  16. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Conet I njury possible concussion

  17. Pino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Spurs lack flair when Kulusevski doesnt play.

    1. BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Spot on, Mad decision.

    2. Echoes
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yeah. Kulu also provides plenty of space for Kane and Son.

    3. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Got to think he's well enough for 30 mins or the second half being on a large bench?

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Kane’s point step-up coincides pretty well with Kulu arriving

    5. Paulo67
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Agree. He’s strong and going forward not easily knocked off the ball

  18. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    ML rival on a FH only 20 points behind, very uncomfortable............he has captained Son.....

  19. Lingard’s Shin Guards
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    gonna be laughing at all these comments when spurs win 3-0

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      This is entirely possible.

  20. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Early kick-off strikes again!!!

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Early call

    2. SonnyPikey
        1 month, 23 days ago

        game abandoned?

    3. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Please score Kane. My original, non-FH team got Pope.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Can't be a true arsenal fan

        1. NABIL - FPL otai
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Why not? We're on the driver's seat for the top 4.

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            With 2 games to go having lost 5 of the last 10. Arsenal need every spurs drop points they can get

          2. SINGH
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            No we are not. Newcastle away won't be easy and Everton looking better.

        2. AIRMILES
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I'm an Arsenal fan, but I'm only a true FPL fan. Come on, Son!

    4. ZEZIMA
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Son captains looking forward to their red arrow?

      1. No Need
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Make a change from all the greens last few weeks

      2. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Only Richarlison is over 100%, Son blanking doesn't mean a red arrow just like that, 10 other players and all

      3. SINGH
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Got to feel once in a while what all the peasants feel weekly

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      A Spurs CB needs subbing at HT!

    6. JBG
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      This is Chelsea vs Bayern CL final levels off parking the bus.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Barca Chelsea 2nd leg was the pinnacle

    7. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Vardy over Kane on FH looking good so far

      1. SINGH
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Vardy wont do anything. 50 old grandpa

        1. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Oh dear looks like someone went Kane over Vardy lol

          1. SINGH
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Yeah lol

    8. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Kulu looking uneasy!

      Stomach or eager to get on?

      1. SonnyPikey
          1 month, 23 days ago

          barfing watching spurs disaplay

      2. BobB
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        "Slightly under the weather"! FFS get him on Conte.

      3. Fabreghastly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I'm loving this Spursey display so far 😉

      4. GoonerSteve
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Any more news about Shmeichel yet?

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Not long to go now until teams are out

          1. Echoes
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Any news on Maddison? 😉

        2. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Only the rumours.

      5. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Get Kulu on at HT