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
      11 months, 11 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
          11 months, 11 days ago

          Gabbiadini is injured

        • Zlat-man
            11 months, 11 days ago

            Gabbi is injured

          • AndyCook
              11 months, 11 days ago

              Is Gabbi badly injured, looked just a knock no?

              1. Netley Lucas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                11 months, 11 days ago

                Possible groin tear mate...

                1. AndyCook
                    11 months, 11 days ago

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

            • Lizard Lips
                11 months, 11 days ago

                Who would you rather from here on in:

                (A) Alonso
                (B) Valencia

                1. Odikostar
                    11 months, 11 days ago

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

                  • Duffy Dunk
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    11 months, 11 days ago

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

                  • Ogie of Messidonia
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    11 months, 11 days ago

                    Both tbh

                    1. Pep bites Kun
                        11 months, 11 days ago

                        +1 this

                    2. Natkhat Chokra
                        11 months, 11 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 🙂

                      • Hobolicious
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        11 months, 11 days ago

                        Both + Spurs defender.

                    3. Zlat-man
                        11 months, 11 days ago

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

                        1. Duffy Dunk
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          11 months, 11 days ago

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

                      • Live Lad
                          11 months, 11 days ago

                          Alli to get 1 bonus point?

                          1. Rainer
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            11 months, 11 days ago

                            Maybe.

                          2. Numb
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            11 months, 11 days ago

                            Touch / go

                          3. KING KOUNDER
                              11 months, 11 days ago

                              Winning goal bonus surely ?

                            • Natkhat Chokra
                                11 months, 11 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.

                            • TorresMagic™
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • Has Moderation Rights
                              11 months, 11 days ago

                              Top 10K up 7.4 today so far.

                              1. Numb
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                11 months, 11 days ago

                                Probably go up a lot more after the next game

                              2. Sweetboi
                                  11 months, 11 days ago

                                  How to check Top 10k ownership for players?

                                • Numb
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  11 months, 11 days ago

                                  What transfers did you do in the end?

                                • BananaNose Maldonado
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  11 months, 11 days ago

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

                                • fedolefan
                                    11 months, 11 days ago

                                    How many players left in the top 10k?

                                  • KING KOUNDER
                                      11 months, 11 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
                                        11 months, 11 days ago

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

                                        1. Deano
                                            11 months, 11 days ago

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

                                        2. Numb
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          11 months, 11 days ago

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

                                    • KING KOUNDER
                                        11 months, 11 days ago

                                        So no bapa for Alli ?

                                        1. Holmes
                                            11 months, 11 days ago

                                            No bapu

                                          • Fred51
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            11 months, 11 days ago

                                            Imma thinka soa.

                                        2. The 12th Man
                                            11 months, 11 days ago

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

                                          • Sgt. Schultz
                                              11 months, 11 days ago

                                              Damn u 10k !

                                              1. Numb
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                11 months, 11 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!

                                            • FALCAO & MOU
                                                11 months, 11 days ago

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

                                              • Sweetboi
                                                  11 months, 11 days ago

                                                  Need a goalfest now.

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                                                • ANISH_T28
                                                    11 months, 11 days ago

                                                    Come on Sterling and Mane get a goal each 🙂

                                                  • The Head-Ake
                                                      11 months, 11 days ago

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

                                                      1. Unbelievable Jeff!
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        11 months, 11 days ago

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

                                                    • You Kanté Touch This
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      11 months, 11 days ago

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

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

                                                    • KJT123
                                                        11 months, 11 days ago

                                                        Ground pass to goalkeeper = Groans

                                                        Headed pass to goalkeeper = applause.

                                                        1. Fred51
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          11 months, 11 days ago

                                                          Tough crowd.

                                                      • DR0GBA
                                                          11 months, 11 days ago

                                                          Agueroooooooooooooooooooooo!

                                                        • edison
                                                            11 months, 11 days ago

                                                            New overall fpl ldr.

                                                          • trisonetwo
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            11 months, 11 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.

                                                          • We Will Klopp you
                                                              11 months, 11 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.

                                                            • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                11 months, 10 days ago

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