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

    Leicester’s attack is so beautiful! Time to feast!!!!!

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

      Party!!!

    2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      We feast

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

      KDH assy would really make my day.

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Eew..

    4. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Vardy and Maddison here we go

  2. tryf88
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Being a Kulu Weggy and Kasper owner in the MUD

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

    In case no one posted already:

    Leeds United XI: Meslier; Raphinha, Koch, Llorente, Cooper, Firpo; Rodrigo, Klich, Phillips, Harrison; Gelhardt.

    Brighton XI: Sánchez; Veltman, Dunk, Cucurella; March, Bissouma, Caicedo, Trossard; Groß, Mac Allister; Welbeck.

    Aston Villa XI: Martínez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne; Douglas Luiz, Nakamba, McGinn; Philippe Coutinho; Watkins, Ings.

    Crystal Palace XI: Butland; Clyne, Andersen, Guéhi, Mitchell; Kouyaté, Milivojevic; Eze, Gallagher, Zaha; Mateta.

    West Ham XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Lanzini, Bowen; Antonio.

    Man City XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Fernandinho, Laporte, Zinchenko; Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo; Mahrez, Jesus, Grealish.

    Watford XI: Foster; Ngakia, Kabasele, Samir, Masina; Sissoko, Kayembe, Gosling; Kalu, João Pedro, Sema.

    Leicester City XI: Ward; Castagne, Fofana, Evans, Justin; Tielemans, Mendy, Dewsbury-Hall; Barnes, Vardy, Maddison.

    Wolves XI: Ruddy, Toti, Coady, Boly, Ait-Nouri, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny, Hwang, Jimenez, Neto.

    Norwich XI: Gunn, Aarons, Byram, Hanley, Gibson, Giannoulis, Normann, Gilmour, Lees-Melou, Pukki, Dowell.

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Well played, sir...! 😎

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

      We doing them one player at a time today mate

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

      Norwich prepping the back 5 for next GW...

    4. Natflax
        1 month, 21 days ago

        why the hell i was stupid enough to not think of a second goalie on a free hit i got no idea

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

          Frustrating as that Watford team looks terrible offensively too

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

          I did, but i chose jakupovic because ward was flagged. ffs

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

          it wont matter anyway because schmeichel will play vs chelsea so he wouldn't have got auto subbed

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

      Took Kane out on FH for Vardy... Not watching the game at all but that was never a pen

      1. Cruyff's Eleven
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Hahaha

      2. Gudjohnsen
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Stupid from Barnes imo

        No need to do that!

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

        Never a pen??!!! 😆

      4. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Same, for Son and KDB. I'm staying optimistic 🙂

      5. Norco
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Bet if you had Kane it was clear as day a pen too haha

        1. Top Mark.S
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I have him and I confirm the pen was clear

      6. Bishopool
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        lol. clear handball in box. rules are rules

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

        Gotta trust your own eyes

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

      Hopefully, Villa and Palace goalless draw. No Watkins/Ings/Cout in my team

      1. SonnyPikey
          1 month, 21 days ago

          unlikely

      2. Mozumbus
          1 month, 21 days ago

          WC38 draft, early thoughts:
          Mendy
          Cancelo Alonso Cucurella Jansson
          KDB Son Trossard
          Kane Welback Toney
          3.9 Mbeumo Odegard Tsmiskas
          Suggestions please?
          Thanks

          1. The Units
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Too early

            1. Mozumbus
                1 month, 21 days ago

                WC left, so I hit that already. Not keen on Liverpool. And due to low TV, don't want to miss price rises.

                1. Top Mark.S
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  If west ham win you will change your mind very quickly

                  1. Mozumbus
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      I can afford to change mind. Already made some changes to bring in maximum Leicester.

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

                save it for next season

                1. Mozumbus
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    I expect FH37 to boost my rank from 208k to 150k, and then will try pushing into 100k with WC38.

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

                  GW38 wildcard. How an earth did you get in this position?

                  1. Mozumbus
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      BB36 worked well with 137 without KDB
                      FH37 going good so far
                      WC38 was delineate to deal with last match changes especially among premiums

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

                  Justin on my bench. I’m worried now

                  1. SonnyPikey
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      watford will score without schmeichel

                    • NateDog
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Castagne is probably my only real FH differential (compared to other FHers I mean)

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

                    Pope was booked first half. Brilliant, can’t even gain on the schmeichel benching

                    And 2 saves not counted. Not bitter

                    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Really?! Maybe the one tipped over the bar? Was it off target?

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

                    I have such a bad record with Mahrez this season
                    FH27 I FH him in on for him to not start and get 1 point and block an Amartey 8 pointer
                    DGW36 I transfer him in to not start either game and get 1 point blocking an Amartey CS
                    FH28 I now choose KDB over him - may as well stick a few quid on the Mahrez hat-trick now!

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

                      *FH37

                    2. Firminoooo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      +1. nightmare.

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

                    Things guaranteed to happen after I took a -8

                    Raphinha goal
                    Pukki Goal
                    Robbo plays and gets CS and attacking return
                    Laporte concedes
                    Justin starts both and gets +10 points
                    Ings missed pen

                    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Watkins is on pens, is he not?

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

                        Even worse then

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

                        According to FFS Ings I'd first pen taker.

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

                        Ings

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

                    Sold Mahrez and benched Watkins over Ramsey.

                  6. Gunneryank
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Gelhardt on a BB. I can't lose now! 😀

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

                      Come on Sonny.

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

                        He’s already on

                      2. Norco
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Sonny Sao

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

                      Barcelona have woken up.

                    • NateDog
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Raphinha RWB again? Yikes

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

                        Unless Koch can play RB, yes.

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

                        Last on my bench, bound to actually do something finally.

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

                      Brought in Mahrez for his 1 point double last GW, got rid on FH this GW.... You know what's going to happen

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

                        Yeah. Reckon you made a bad decision there mate. I can see a marhez haul for sure

                    • tommo-uk-
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Finally own Son…..blank incoming.

                      1. JBG
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Haha same... I would have gotten Zaha if I took the time to check if my rival also had Salah. He had KDB so I automatically assumed he didn't have Salah.

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

                        Hope so
                        Not owned all season

                      3. AMBELLINA PRISE
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        First time owning him as well. Guaranteed blank

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

                      Sess > Royal for GW38 it is!

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

                        How come?

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

                          Goal scoring positions.

                    • Big_Andy_GAWA
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Another S.O.T. Blooming heck!!!

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

                      Get Kulusevski on!!!

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

                      Come on Vardy lol

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

                      i hope ward loses leicester the game

                    • Nightcrawler
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Kane wastes son assist

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

                      Let Son shoot. He knows how to finish 😛

                    • dshv
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Where is spurs second and third goal… come on…

                    • No Need
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Hoddle paid to get that Weggy dig in

                    • TomSaints
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Sa being benched is a real kick in the balls.

                      He’s been rubbish for ages but kept with this fixture in mind

                    • HM2
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Son CS point LOCKED (for now).

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

                        Huge if true.

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

                        Not exactly locked then

                    • tokara
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Moura feels like that friend that follows u on a date just to help break ice

                    • Norco
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Omg Barnes

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

                        Schmeichel assist?