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. Johqvist
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Waiting for Coutinho to punish the sellers.

    1. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      He will

    2. diesel001
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Not going to happen.

  2. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Trippier is a poor Walker

    1. U wot m8
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Trippier is a very good player

      1. Sebbo29
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Confirmed by that excellent pass

      2. Deulofail - Reussia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Wasted at Spurs

    2. Pep bites Kun
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Good runner though 🙂 TBH disagree with that statement - not enough pitch time imo.

  3. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Son off with a 2 pointer 🙂

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Walker off with a 1 pointer 🙂

  4. Sebbo29
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Boufail

  5. Holmes
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Eriksen might get only 1BPs, boooo...

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      🙁

  6. Deus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    My Son my Son what have you done

    1. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      He was Winked at

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Get a yellow Dembele

  8. Cry Me A River
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Bought Sanchez at 11.0 and have held him since the start partly because of his sheer quality and the fact that I'm an Arsenal fan haha

    However, FPL shouldnt involve sentiment.

    I have the exact cash to do Sanczhe and Llorente to Mane + Vardy, yay or nay?

    1. Deus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      No

    2. dhamphiir
      8 months, 28 days ago

      If Sanchez's injury is serious

    3. mcrayeps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      What.. Why get rid sanchez?

      1. Cry Me A River
        8 months, 28 days ago

        While Sanchez may earn me points, I really am tempted to spread the cash around to upgrade other areas.

      2. Les Bleus
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Injured.

    4. MTPockets
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      If you've waited this long, sure you can hang on for bit longer for news.

      1. Cry Me A River
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Mane and Vardy are due a price rise and Sanchez may fall, hence the need for a decisive move.

    5. Spiders in Diapers
      8 months, 28 days ago

      NO

  9. fedolefan
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Grab another goal Dele. Please!!

    1. Deus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Assist would be just fine

      1. Duffy Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Nothing involving Dembele please

    2. Sgt. Schultz
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Oh please yes!!

  10. boombaba
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Probably asked but I just got off work.
    What happened to gabiadini ? Look bad ?

    1. dhamphiir
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Groin injury

    2. BALOOO
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Got 4 of his fingers bitten off, didnt look serious tho, should be good for next GW 🙂

    3. Danstoke82
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Groin strain.

      He's watching the game from the bench after walking back out.

      Hopefully he will be fine

  11. FALCAO & MOU
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Dembele b!tching with Alli baps.

  12. Sebbo29
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Wait til break over but if for free i might do that, depending on situation after break

    1. Sebbo29
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Reply fail to Cry me a River

  13. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    No..Eriksen off for Jansen

  14. diesel001
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Looking at the lineups Man City v Liverpool should be a good game. Will Henderson being missing be the difference?

    1. Johqvist
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah, not too confident about this one.

  15. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Eriksen off Janssen on

  16. Les Bleus
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Eriksen off. Will probably only get 1 BAP

  17. AA33 - CW Organiser and Tea…
    8 months, 28 days ago

    I can sense a SOT goal

    1. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      May the force be with you

  18. ThatAsianGuy17
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Are people keeping son?

  19. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Who got big baps?

  20. Dušan Citizen
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Umm, why is Stephens so ignored here?

    He is 4.0 starter in one of the better defences in the league and has nice fixtures.

    1. rivercityransom
      8 months, 28 days ago

      might not be nailed

    2. Netley O'Lucas Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Caceres has built up fitness in the u23's lately, he's due a start.

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Holgate, Amat, Kingsley ... been there before ... Caceres casting a shadow

    4. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      2 clean sheets in 11... They are not the same defence without Fonte and Van Dijk.

      When Van Dijk is back, Stephens will be out so not really worth it imo.

  21. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    One can only hope that Dele will get a late YC

    1. diesel001
      8 months, 28 days ago

      more likely a goal than YC

    2. Costa Nostra
      8 months, 28 days ago

      *late goal....fify

  22. fedolefan
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Ok, perfect time now for Alli to get his late goal with Eriksen off.

    1. Sim Simma
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      No

    2. Sgt. Schultz
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Please come true

  23. Numb
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Can see Janssen starting the next game unless Kane is back

    1. Smurf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Hopefully. Would like more Son fails.

    2. Ogie of Messidonia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      That would not surprise me Son was brutal today

  24. Wenger Knows Best
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Both Eriksen and Aili returned while Spurs conceded
    Happy Days

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    PEN REF

    1. Danstoke82
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Balanced it out after denying Saints a cast iron one

  26. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Alli pen denied 🙁

  27. Duffy Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Give that pen!

    1. Holmes
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Prefer Pencil

  28. Sim Simma
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Nice one Janssen...don't pass to Dele

  29. Sebbo29
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Janssen pass the ball ffs

  30. Danstoke82
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Alli gonna score again soon