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

    Not as bad as expected having no Spurs players. Especially after that first half.

    1. Magic Bean
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Agree

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

    Dele Alli will 100% be in my team next week

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

      Cool story bro.

    2. Odikostar
      8 months, 28 days ago

      You're late, but get him on asap

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

    3 way race for 3 Baps

    Dembele
    Ward Prowse
    Eriksen

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

      Really hope it's Eriksen

  4. El cafetero
    8 months, 28 days ago

    as it stands, no baps for alli

    1. Pep bites Kun
      8 months, 28 days ago

      ... and no soup for you!

  5. FFPro
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Looking like Dembele/JWP 3, Eriksen 1, Alli 0

    If that is a case the bonus system is once again a joke

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

      Alli was poor apart from the dive to win the pen

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

      Why? Alli owner?

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

      Alli was very wasteful tbh

    4. Holmes
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah, its a joke. Eriksen should get 3

    5. U wot m8
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Consider yourself lucky he took the pen. He wasn't great today

      Erekson owners should be more annoyed

      1. Fred51 - Ibeland
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 28 days ago

        We're always annoyed.

        1. Pep bites Kun
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Hahaha right on brother!

    6. FFPro
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Eriksen AND Alli owner

      double screwed

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

    Eriksen went from 28 to 30 BPS after going off... Who owns him?

    1. Fred51 - Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      McAuley's mate.

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

    No Alli baps 🙁

    BRING BACK THE MAN IN THE STAND

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

      He was pretty awful today. Dembele and Eriksen were their best players today, so the bonus points system might, coincidentally, get it right this time.

    2. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Agreed! Present system of spinning the wheel is a joke!

  8. Baked baines
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Alli to get he winning goal BPS?!!

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

      Yes

    2. Mozanniepique VC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Alli will get zero baps

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

      Yes but still no bonus.

  9. sshultan
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Anyone close to 100 points yet?
    Im way off but there must be some on 90+ points with players in the city v liv match

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

      Braces from both Mane and Sterling should take me there

    2. U wot m8
      8 months, 28 days ago

      80 with sterling and Mane so probably be short

    3. Do I Not Like Orange
      8 months, 28 days ago

      91 (-4) with Kun left to play.

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

      I'm on 86 (no hits) assuming Eriksen gets 2 baps. Aguero and Mane to go. 🙂

  10. Somalion
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Soton must have made £200 million in sales of players in the last few seasons.

    Not sure where the money has gone, because it hasn't all went back to the team.

    1. El Padrino Don Tony Escobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Were they not taken over by some American's?

      1. Somalion
        8 months, 28 days ago

        May well have been, I do vaguely recall some sale talk

    2. Burton
      8 months, 28 days ago

      They give lots of it to Celtic.

      1. Somalion
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Very kind of them

    3. Wilshere Knowledge
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Harsh.

      Bertrand one of the best left backs in the league. Cedric a very good player. Romeuo is brilliant. Tadic is good. Redmond a good addition. Gabbiadini has been brilliant. VVD brilliant.

      Only a few flops. Hoijberg, Boufal so far, Juanmi, Clasie to a degre. Osvaldo.

      1. Somalion
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Bertrand is very good and Cedric has come on. Disagree on Tadic, think he's not lived up to it at all, Redmond is alright and Gabbi has done well so far as well as VVD.

        But the point is they're regressing and while some of the players brought in as replacements have done a very good job, the club hasn't come forward. I think they could do with a bit more investment, in particular the attack side of things needs more work to help build on Gabbi.

        1. Wilshere Knowledge
          8 months, 28 days ago

          I personally think it's largely to do with the manager. I think the diamond is far too conservative.

          I don't think they're far off where they were with Pelle and Mane in terms of personnel.

          Need to replace Fonte, get Austin back on the pitch and be a bit more positive, but I think they're well placed.

      2. Pep bites Kun
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Good points - they must have a good academy although some were bought in well. Can't help thinking it has to dry up at some point ... hopefully not.

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

      Shareholders i guess it is a business after all

      1. Somalion
        8 months, 28 days ago

        No doubt, but it surely can't be tenable? Qualified for Europa last 2 seasons, look a far way from doing that at the moment.

        Then the likelihood of VVD leaving, maybe Bertrand too, could lose Gabbi quite quickly if he continues as he has done.

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

    As a Spurs fan, it's not a joke that Alli gets 0 baps. His pass completion was pretty poor and he got tackled a lot of times

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

      This.

      Just because he scored a penalty doesn't entitle him to baps.

      1. FALCAO & MOU
        8 months, 28 days ago

        I thought there was no relation between bonus and how well a player does in a game.

    2. Somalion
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Yeah watched the last half hour and all I saw was him lose the ball in attacking positions 3/4 times

  12. The Wise Owl
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    79 all out, will be hiding behind a sofa for the Liverpool and City game.

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

    3 - Ward-Prowse (31)
    2 - Eriksen (30)
    1 - Dembélé (27)

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

      Alli could be on 28 after winning goal.

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

      Alli to steal Dembele's 1

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

        Lots of deductions to come.

  14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Alli will get 3 baps don't worry

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

      Winning goal to be added

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

        3 bps not 3 baps.

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

          1 bap.

      2. Rhinos
        8 months, 28 days ago

        25+3=?

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

        Accountant?

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

        They are hit and miss on adding that bonus.

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

    Eriksen deserves the 3 BAPs

  16. Sims
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Alli has only scored 4 less goals than sachet this season. Wow

    Prefer him over eriksen because of the higher goal threat. Eriksen not the greatest finisher

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

    This game sometimes!

    First, Mike Smalling messes up a 15 points haul for Valencia

    THEN the player I was planning to bring in this week (Gabbiadini) gets injured!

    FINALLY, Alli is denied a stonewall pen AND probably getting no baps!!

    Can't catch a break lately 🙁

    1. Rhinos
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Coz Valencia would have scored that goal if 2-0

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

        True.

    2. Sims
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Valence would not have scored if unter were leading by 2 goals

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

      Nice one Pinocchio 😉

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

        Which bit?

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

      What stonewall pen as he denied?

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

        Near the end

    5. Magic Bean
      8 months, 28 days ago

      So you're saying you got 8 points for Valencia, haven't transferred Gabby in yet and got 7 points for Alli.
      Poor you 😆

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

        Thanks man.

  18. Slouchinho
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Will Trump get 3 BAPS ?

    1. Fred51 - Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      3 centuries in last 5 frames, can't see why not...

    2. Rhinos
      8 months, 28 days ago

      I'd love it if he played fpl. The tweets would be epic

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

        Valencia only scored due to lousy goalkeeping! UNFAIR! Obama behind this.

    3. fedolefan
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Depends. Will need his tax returns for point deductions and all.

  19. El cafetero
    8 months, 28 days ago

    74 with mane to go......can't he just score 4 goals to allow me hit the century mark

    1. Live Lad
      8 months, 28 days ago

      This

      Consolation goal for Kun would help too.

  20. Jæzz! 💡 ⭐ Gabo…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Winning goal is one of SEVERAL additions/deductions to the BPS after the game.

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

      Alli normally loses a few BPS post game

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

    Meltdown over baps is class 🙂

    1. Fred51 - Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Its the little things. Suprised there wasn't much fuss over Heaton V Pickford yesterday.

      1. fedolefan
        8 months, 28 days ago

        That's cause everyone got 10 and max bonus. Pointless arguing about baps though. But as a non-owner those keeper 10 pointers hurt a lot.

    2. Magic Bean
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Haha

  22. fedolefan
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Man, need something special from Liverpool. A Coutinho goal in a 1-0 win for Liverpool will be perfect.

  23. Chucky
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Why is the FFS average so high? worried about FFS Cup 🙁

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

      Haven't missed this 😉

      1. Chucky
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Missed you 🙂

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

          Team hack incoming 😉

          1. Chucky
            8 months, 28 days ago

            It's all yours 😉

      2. fedolefan
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Haha

    2. Fred51 - Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Yesterday I people were asking the cut off. I said 80. Think I may have under estimed it lol.

      FWIW I'm on 78-80 with only Mane left.

      1. Chucky
        8 months, 28 days ago

        you are safe for sure.High 70s is going to be the cut off

    3. CloudSky
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Lukaku, Heat/Pick, spurs mid, Eve def...

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

      Forgot about the cup!

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

    Redknapp hyping up Coutinho vs City, blank inc

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

      Coutinho goal and assist. Mane red card

      1. fedolefan
        8 months, 28 days ago

        That's the holy grail.

    2. Sgt. Schultz
      8 months, 28 days ago

      🙂

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

    Think Kun could fill his boots here tbh

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

      I hope so Nidgey

  26. ANISH_T28
    8 months, 28 days ago

    77 (-4) with Mane and Sterling left, hoping for minimum 9 points between them

  27. Zlat-man
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Sorry. just catching up.
    Whats with gabbiadini? Was he subbed early? Injured?

    1. ANISH_T28
      8 months, 28 days ago

      injured

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

      Groin

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

      Groin injury. Didn't look good.

    4. FALCAO & MOU
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Groinadini.

  28. El cafetero
    8 months, 28 days ago

    anyone seriously considering doubling on Leicester assets for gw 29 and 30

    1. FALCAO & MOU
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Me.

    2. Fred51 - Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Bit late for 29.

      Maybe Vardy for 30.

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

      One will do I think , they're too expensive to put your faith in two

  29. Lizard Lips
    8 months, 28 days ago

    How does Mark do it? Another top 1k finish looking very possible. Genius.

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

      FPL is his full time job!

      1. FALCAO & MOU
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Was about to say this, at the start of season, was dedicating a lot of time to FPL, had a good rank, rank tapered off as I paid less attention.

        1. Rhinos
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Sure you'd have won if you could be bothered, genius that you are

          1. FALCAO & MOU
            8 months, 28 days ago

            Sorry if you are offended. Mark does a really good job, I accept, must be difficult to maintain a website, talk to FPL guys, yet find time to comment here, he definitely is a genius with this website he made for us freaks.

      2. Lizard Lips
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Yeah, but our teams are a full time job for most of us as well!!

    2. El Padrino Don Tony Escobar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      Do me a favour a stop kicking his arse it's embarrassing.

      1. Lizard Lips
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Wish I was kicking his arse. He's too good bro. P.S Stop the hatin' bro.

  30. El Padrino Don Tony Escobar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    8 months, 28 days ago

    Boys give over about bonus points.

    Greedy shower of vermin.

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

      🙂

    2. The Brown Casanova
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      🙂

    3. Rhinos
      8 months, 28 days ago

      The ones moaning bout no Valencia baps. The sense of entitlement is nauseating

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

      😆

    5. Fred51 - Ibeland
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      8 months, 28 days ago

      All your posts make you sound like an old grumpy Scouse sitting in a corner nursing a small glass of Whisky, am I on the money?

      1. Rhinos
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Totally wrong, it's not small

      2. Slouchinho
        8 months, 28 days ago

        You're wayoff beam pal .

      3. Slouchinho
        8 months, 28 days ago

        Tony Hibbert is Chairman of the Irish Temperence Society.

        1. Rhinos
          8 months, 28 days ago

          Tony's Irish Temperance Society.
          Wonder how to shorten the name

      4. El Padrino Don Tony Escobar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        8 months, 28 days ago

        God luck to the nursing home when i get there.