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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. LE CHARO
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 24 days ago

    Lucky Spurs

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

      Yes, actually feel a bit guilty about having those Kane points

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

        Especially as a neutral?

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

    FH is not available for this week

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

      Lol at me 🙂

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

      Why not?

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

        In app its saying that fh is not available for gw38

    3. Buck The Trent
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      You FHed this week ?

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

        I did fh 37, and left another one fh for 38 but balls 🙂

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

          Yeah you can't use them back to back. Sorry.

        2. tokara
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Lollll

        3. Peteex
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Unfortunately you are not allowed to play FH straight after another

        4. Mozumbus
            2 months, 24 days ago

            I kept WC for GW38 exactly for this constraint

      2. Hooky
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Can't use FH and TC at the same time

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

          Either your team link is wrong or you have more than 1 team?

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

        How’d you manage to save 2 free hits right until the end!

        1. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Fh36 and fh38 here. I fortunately remembered the rule before just going for fh 36&37 which was my "perfect plan" somewhere in gw33.

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

        Unlucky, mate!

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

      Son denied by Pope

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

      Can't believe the lack of atmosphere in this stadium.

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

      Pope denies Son.

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

      What a save!

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

        Was it actually? Son should have been able to target closer to the post.

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

      That would have been the perfect goal for me 🙁

    9. Norco
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Son should have scored there. Spewing.

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

      "super save"

      But Son's shot was bending towards Pope the whole time.

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

        Unfortunately so 🙁

    11. tokara
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Who would u want to be in 4th???

      Arsenal or Spurs

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

        Utd

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

          Lolllll

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Didn't say 4th from bottom

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

        Both in top 4 Chelsea out

      3. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        As a neutral I think I'd prefer to see Spurs there. Nothing against Arsenal but I'd like to see Kane and Son in the CL, they're world class players and under Conte they could do well in it I think, if they can add some creativity to that midfield. Arsenal have some excellent players too of course but the likes of Odegaard, Saka, White and Martinelli are all still very young and will have many good years to come, very few in that squad that are at their peak now.

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

      I can kiss my top 10k dreams goodbye as a Son capper

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

      3 - Sánchez (43)
      2 - Sessegnon (32)
      1 - Kane (26)

      Dier (25)
      Davies (24)
      Lloris (20)
      Emerson Royal (19)

      Kane 6 pointer...

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

        Kane needs another return

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

        8pts from Sess covering me nicely in case of a Jota no-show

        1. Ejaaz11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 24 days ago

          Unlikely with the amount of minutes played by mane and Diaz and with Salah out

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

            True but just in case of any random injury or anything it's good to have

    14. DycheDycheBaby
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Ok. Son captain fail.

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

        He is absolutely desperate for a goal, so at least expect him to get more and more selfish as the game goes on.

        The worry will be if Conte subs him off

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

      Come on Vardy Maddison Castagne!

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

      Feeling unlucky here on my Sess FH punt - he’s been looking dangerous!

    17. HM2
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Burnley are a disgrace to football.

      1. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        I think you will find that is Millwall

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

        Agreed. Why aren’t they letting my FPL players score?

      3. Rassi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        The only disgraces to football are the so called analysts who think that every team should play joga bonito - no matter what their skill level erc.

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

      Even Kane is a better corner taker than Son

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

        Kane is one of the best passers in the world, Son is awful at taking setpieces for the most part, I really don't know why he gets them

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

          Agreed. Was referring to Kane taking them for England.

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

            Ah yes I remember that mess, never made sense in that team. Although I remember Henry used to take those and FKs for Arsenal too although he wasn't as much of an aerial threat as Kane so you could justify it a bit more

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

      Went with Schmeichel as he was the most nailed on defensive option. Clever 😎

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

      Come on Burnley!

      - true Arsenal fan, Kane owner, Son non-capper

    21. MrJobby
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      I’ve compiled my 11 worst transfers of season FPL .
      Players who I brought in and either didn’t play , blanked , lost form or ended up with injuries the week I brought
      Guita played him ahead of Sanchez and lost points
      Digne he was the -1 king
      Emerson royal the time I had him in in a dgw he got 1 point and missed the next game and I had 9 points sat on bench
      Pinnock I played him ahead of cancelo and he got 1 and cancelo got 14 points .
      Andros Townsend - just woeful
      Ismael Sarr got a long term injury and was just awful when I had him
      Mahrez - always got pep roulette wrong
      Foden - always got pep roulette and wrong
      Saint maxim - just always let me down
      Edoaurd - literally never played again when I brought him in
      Idah - season ending injury the week I brought him In

      1. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Feel the Edouard one especially. Great stats, never playing again.

      2. g40steve
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Imagine playing FH & when game updates the FH chip is still available & I am on -43 🙁

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

          Ouch mate
          Last season my rival forgot to activate wildcard correctly lost 120 points , could be a record . He lost the league to me by less than that in the end

          1. g40steve
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 24 days ago

            Even worse just looked -48 dropped from 200k to 400k

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

              Why make so many transfers without hitting the FH chip? You ain't going to affect price changes given how they obviously manipulate it, so no reason to wait.

    22. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Weghorst sent out to graze. Could be coming on soon.

      1. HM2
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 24 days ago

        This made me laugh

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

        Environmentally friendly Burnley.

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

      Kulu getting a run.

    24. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Here comes our Kulu cameo 🙁

    25. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Kulu coming on

    26. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      (C) fail

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

      Kulu had better be on for Moura

    28. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Kulu coming on. Should have left last on the bench.

    29. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 24 days ago

      Kane do anything second half?

      1. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Nope...........Spurs look tired and Burnley looking more dangerous

    30. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 24 days ago

      First time owning Son. He absolutely destroyed my rank all year with his goals and now he does nothing. Well fk you very much Son

      1. jamesjoseph2770
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Same here bro. And I captained him..

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

          Same

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

        If you didn’t captain him, it’s good for your rank a blank as more than 100% EO

      3. tokara
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        U jinx us

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

      Really hope Spurs concede. Should be punished for benching Kulu and ruining my Son(c) and Kane.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 24 days ago

        Hey, I need my Davies CS seeing as I'm nerfed with my Sonic and Kulu cam.