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

    Burnley have to come out second half

    1. Utopsis
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      They'll keep playing as they have for the majority, but yes if they don't equalise they will need to push for a goal.

      Son can't wait

  2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Soft. Nice pen tho.

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

      Why? Arm straight out

  3. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    2 behind Aguero…

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

    Ward starts in goal confirmed

    1. GoonerSteve
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Ball

  5. Cruyff's Eleven
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    'ARRY

    G. O. A. T.

  6. zon
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Gutted but that pen was absolutely perfect.

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

    Come on mate..

  8. JabbaWookiee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Get right in there Harryyyyyyyy!!! On a FH too. BOOOM

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

    Lol what the hell are Burnley still complaining about

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

    Kulu back sitting down on the pot.

  11. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Come on Ref, He was unfurling his wings

  12. Fabreghastly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    A bit of a pattern developing here

  13. Echoes
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Wanted a 0-0, but now that spurs lead, would like a 4-5 Burnley win.

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

    Son would be winning golden Boot if he'd taken last 2 pens 🙁

    1. Utopsis
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Not if he missed them

    2. Thanos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Kane is greedy 😛

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

    Yaaaaaaay

  16. AC Yew
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Need something from Son now please

  17. PartyTime
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Why is Kane so selfish, Son going for golden boot but Kane just doesn’t give a damn!

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

      There is still top 4 to play for, and he is the main penalty taker.

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Fair enough but Son is good at them. Same Kane swore on his daughter’s life in 2018 for a goal against Stoke that wasn’t his 😆

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

      Kane has his own target to chase down to be fair

    3. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      This is a silly view…..

      Why would spurs risk a champions league spot just to give priority to son getting golden boot.

      No player is bigger than the club as they say.

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        You think Son doesn’t take pens?

        1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          That is irrelevant….. Kane is their best pen taker.

    4. Utopsis
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Individual award vs team qualification for CL?

      1. PartyTime
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Son takes pens for his National team. He is good at them. Harry Jane just stingy

        1. Cruyff's Eleven
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Should have captained Jane

          1. PartyTime
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Yep. He might just outscore Richarlison

            1. Cruyff's Eleven
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 24 days ago

              Salty much?

              Lighten up mate, you live longer that way.

        2. The Last Rolo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Ofc he does, the national team isn't known for its abundance of quality players.

    5. Neevesy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      You absolute melt

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Hahaha, that's funny. You made me laugh, thank you Sir

    6. Scots Gooner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Wants that all time record. It’s all he has to play for in his career.

      Just an Audi Cup medal to show for his career thus far

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

      Golden boot is far less important than top 4
      Son taken 11 penalties and scored 7 in his entire career

    8. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Kane could still overtake Son so going for it, nothing is beyond that beautiful man

    9. The Last Rolo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      The club > player accolades.

      If they're up 3-0,then sure.

  18. Yome
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Should have given it to Son for golden boot FFS

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Win the game first

    2. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      All his goals are from open play. No reason he can't score without the benefit of a penalty kick.

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

    Kaspers lucky CS vs Norwich evens out I guess...

  20. Pep's Money Laundry
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Who got the assist?

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

      Sanchez

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

      Sánchez

      1. Pep's Money Laundry
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Thanks lad

  21. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Stupid to have your arms out like that in the box

    1. DavidBW
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      How do you jump without moving your arms?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Hop

      2. Scots Gooner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I want Spurs to lose as much as the next guy, but having your arms out that wide with the handball rules is just stupid.

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

    Burnley can't park the double-decker for the 2nd half, so this looks better for C Son now 🙂

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

    Harry Kane you legend!!!

  24. DavidBW
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 24 days ago

    How’s spurs been awarded these penalties every game? It has to be questioned. It’s like old Trafford in the 90s

    1. MyNameIsRedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Refs notoriously hated Utd in the 90’s. Utd won everything despite referees. Not because of them.

      1. nolard
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Nah, Mike Riley and Howard Webb laters, huge mancs

    2. Neevesy
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Because it hit his hand, in the penalty area, and his hand was not in a natural position.

      Grow up and stop looking for excuses.

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

      It is pure skill 🙂 Mudded Kane owner here 😉

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

      What, you don't think that was a penalty...?!!

    5. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Because everyone wants the Kaptain to Speak!

  25. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Watkins start?? Cap here 🙁

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      In the same boat with (K)ardy!

  26. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Burnley the small club getting shafted by a decision that favours Spurs the big club, colour me surprised.

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

    Laporte starts

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Vardy and Maddison??

  28. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Thats not a clear and obvious error considering how close he was to the ball and how much of his arm it actually hit

    Obviously trying hard to get the top 4 race go down to the wire

  29. COLLIN QUANER
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    If we're being honest, we'd all rather see Spurs in the UCL over Arsenal. Arsenal would embarrass the Premier League with a group stage exit

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

      Spurs were knocked out of their Europa Conference group this season.

    2. MyNameIsRedRo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 24 days ago

      It wouldn’t surprise me if Arsenal finished 4th and still didn’t make it to the group stage. They are a disgrace

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        How does that work?

        1. MyNameIsRedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 24 days ago

          They will be in the MUD

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

    Flood gates: Open