Dugout Discussion

The Dugout Discussion – Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton

After United saw off Middlesbrough at the Riverside, we now make our way to White Hart Lane as Tottenham Hotspur entertain Southampton in the 2.15pm kick-off.

Devoid of the injured Harry Kane, Mauricio Pochettino has turned to Son Heung-Min to lead the line after the South Korean racked up three goals and an assist in last Sunday’s 6-0 FA Cup thrashing of Millwall.

Snapped up by over 132,000 Fantasy Premier League managers ahead of yesterday’s deadline, Dele Alli is the most captained player from this one – 1.5% have handed him the armband on the back of ten goals in the last 11 Gameweeks.

With five double-figure hauls in his last eight home outings, though, Christian Eriksen looks just as vital if the home side are to prevail without their star striker.

With the Saints set to play 11 times in the remaining nine Gameweeks, today’s match gives us an early scouting opportunity.

Up top, Manolo Gabbiadini is a man in demand after firing six goals in four appearances across all competitions since arriving in the winter transfer window.

Despite facing two blanks in the last three Gameweeks, the Italian has still risen 0.4 in price ahead of back-to-back home clashes with Bournemouth and Crystal Palace.

The new striker’s arrival has allowed Dusan Tadic and Nathan Redmond to flourish since Claude Puel switched to a 4-2-3-1 formation, with the pair providing 22 and 17 points respectively over their last two league appearances.

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  1. AndyCook
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Which of the following:

    A) De Roon, Llorente to Alli, Barnes. Allows money to change Baines to anyone next week
    B) Baines, Llorente, King to Alli, Gabbiadini, Cedric (-4)

    1. Spectrum-FFS Doubles Champ
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Gabbiadini is injured

    2. Zlat-man
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Gabbi is injured

    3. AndyCook
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Is Gabbi badly injured, looked just a knock no?

      1. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 8 days ago

        Possible groin tear mate...

        1. AndyCook
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Oh well that is all I need to know! Thanks!

  2. Lizard Lips
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Who would you rather from here on in:

    (A) Alonso
    (B) Valencia

    1. Odikostar
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Alonso, but he's like a mill more isn't he?

    2. Jesus's Eyebrows
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Valencia because he'll have doubles, but I won't let Alonso go, he's involved in Chelsea's attacking play

    3. Ogie of Messidonia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Both tbh

      1. Pep bites Kun
        8 months, 8 days ago

        +1 this

    4. Natkhat Chokra
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Valencia, too much of cash tied up in Alonso. I dumped him 6 weeks back and have enjoyed the drama as Chelsea keep failing to keep a CS time week after week 🙂

    5. Hobolicious
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Both + Spurs defender.

  3. Zlat-man
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Firminho strating.. Still added on the top of the latest injury list!
    Baffling!

    1. Jesus's Eyebrows
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Yeah that's so weird I noticed it a few minutes ago and was wondering what's going on

  4. Live Lad
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Alli to get 1 bonus point?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Maybe.

    2. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Touch / go

    3. KING KOUNDER
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Winning goal bonus surely ?

    4. Natkhat Chokra
      8 months, 8 days ago

      He won't get any BAPS, we all know Alli doesn't attract BAPS unless he is scoring a couple of goals or goal + assist unlike Eriksen.

  5. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Top 10K up 7.4 today so far.

    1. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Probably go up a lot more after the next game

    2. Sweetboi
      8 months, 8 days ago

      How to check Top 10k ownership for players?

    3. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 8 days ago

      What transfers did you do in the end?

    4. BananaNose Maldonado
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Yikes. I've got 1 from Walker. Hoping for a goal fest in the next one.

    5. fedolefan
      8 months, 8 days ago

      How many players left in the top 10k?

    6. KING KOUNDER
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Why are we so interested so much interested in the top 10 k...are so many of them in there ?

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        8 months, 8 days ago

        If you beat the top 10K average, you get a green arrow.

        1. Deano
          8 months, 8 days ago

          Not necessarily if you're in the top 1K.

      2. Numb
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 8 days ago

        That average is a much better benchmark for getting a green arrow than overall average, for most on here (except Jonty)

  6. KING KOUNDER
    8 months, 8 days ago

    So no bapa for Alli ?

    1. Holmes
      8 months, 8 days ago

      No bapu

    2. Fred51 - Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Imma thinka soa.

  7. The 12th Man
    8 months, 8 days ago

    If Sanchez is out.
    Sanchez,Llorente > Erikson,Vardy-4?

  8. Sgt. Schultz
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Damn u 10k !

    1. Numb
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 8 days ago

      A lot have Valencia and/or Alli. FPL Twitter was pushing those two all week, plus Sanchez. Three out of three - good stuff!

  9. FALCAO & MOU
    8 months, 8 days ago

    The scenes her if Aguero does a hattie today, can't wait.

  10. Sweetboi
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Need a goalfest now.

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  12. ANISH_T28
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Come on Sterling and Mane get a goal each 🙂

  13. The Head-Ake
    8 months, 8 days ago

    68 points with Mane and Cout to go. Not bad eh?

    1. Unbelievable Jeff!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 8 days ago

      I'm on 88 with Mane to play. Swansea boys let me down

  14. You Kanté Touch This
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 8 days ago

    My last three transfers have been Olson, Sanchez and Gabadini all picking up injuries.

    Thinking getting Lukaku in...you have been warned!

  15. KJT123
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Ground pass to goalkeeper = Groans

    Headed pass to goalkeeper = applause.

    1. Fred51 - Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Tough crowd.

  16. DR0GBA
    8 months, 8 days ago

    Agueroooooooooooooooooooooo!

  17. edison
    8 months, 8 days ago

    New overall fpl ldr.

  18. trisonetwo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 8 days ago

    If anyone wants proof that a wildcard to fix a broken team is more important than saving it for a DGW then here it is.
    I'm one of those idiots that did the early Kane transfer which made my mind up to WC.

    Pre Wildcard.
    Foster (2) Jakupovic (1)
    Brunt (2) Lovren (0) Funes Mori (1) Mawson (-1) Van Aanholt (0)
    Phillips (0) Mane (1) Sigurdsson (2) Antonio (5) DeRoon (2)
    Ibra/Kane (0) Lukaku (16) Aguero (6)

    Post Wildcard.
    Jakupovic (1) Pickford (10)
    Valencia (8) Vertonghen (2) Koscielny (1) Lovren (0) Yoshida (1)
    Sanchez (9) Alli (7) Sigurdsson (2) Antonio (5) DeRoon (2)
    Costa (1) Gabbiadini (1) Lukaku (16)

    Of the players I changed,my old team would of returned 11 points from 9 players, my new team 40. So glad i played it now.

  19. We Will Klopp you
    8 months, 7 days ago

    Team is:
    Heaton (Grant)
    Olsson Mawson Alonso (Coleman Baines)
    Lanzini Coutinho (M)ane Siggy King
    Lukaku Costa (Kane)

    1ft, What to do?
    Kane to Vardy seems most obvious, anything else? Will then have a lovely bench headache on my hands.

  20. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    8 months, 7 days ago

    hmmm thinking of risking costa to vardy............ idiotic?