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
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Magic Bean
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Agree

    2. liiusions
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Dele Alli will 100% be in my team next week

      1. Smurf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Cool story bro.

      2. Odikostar
          11 months, 7 days ago

          You're late, but get him on asap

      3. Syd.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        11 months, 7 days ago

        3 way race for 3 Baps

        Dembele
        Ward Prowse
        Eriksen

        1. TLF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Really hope it's Eriksen

      4. El cafetero
          11 months, 7 days ago

          as it stands, no baps for alli

          1. Pep bites Kun
              11 months, 7 days ago

              ... and no soup for you!

          2. FFPro
              11 months, 7 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
                11 months, 7 days ago

                Alli was poor apart from the dive to win the pen

              2. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                11 months, 7 days ago

                Why? Alli owner?

              3. Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                11 months, 7 days ago

                Alli was very wasteful tbh

              4. Holmes
                  11 months, 7 days ago

                  Yeah, its a joke. Eriksen should get 3

                • U wot m8
                    11 months, 7 days ago

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

                    Erekson owners should be more annoyed

                    1. Fred51
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      11 months, 7 days ago

                      We're always annoyed.

                      1. Pep bites Kun
                          11 months, 7 days ago

                          Hahaha right on brother!

                    2. FFPro
                        11 months, 7 days ago

                        Eriksen AND Alli owner

                        double screwed

                    3. Rainer
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      11 months, 7 days ago

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

                      1. Fred51
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        11 months, 7 days ago

                        McAuley's mate.

                    4. Team Cruel
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      11 months, 7 days ago

                      No Alli baps 🙁

                      BRING BACK THE MAN IN THE STAND

                      1. BananaNose Maldonado
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        11 months, 7 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
                        11 months, 7 days ago

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

                    5. Baked baines
                        11 months, 7 days ago

                        Alli to get he winning goal BPS?!!

                        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          11 months, 7 days ago

                          Yes

                        2. Mozanniepique VC
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          11 months, 7 days ago

                          Alli will get zero baps

                        3. Smurf
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          11 months, 7 days ago

                          Yes but still no bonus.

                      • sshultan
                          11 months, 7 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
                            11 months, 7 days ago

                            Braces from both Mane and Sterling should take me there

                          2. U wot m8
                              11 months, 7 days ago

                              80 with sterling and Mane so probably be short

                            • Do I Not Like Orange
                                11 months, 7 days ago

                                91 (-4) with Kun left to play.

                              • ChristoBisto
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                11 months, 7 days ago

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

                            • Somalion
                                11 months, 7 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
                                  11 months, 7 days ago

                                  Were they not taken over by some American's?

                                  1. Somalion
                                      11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                  2. Burton
                                      11 months, 7 days ago

                                      They give lots of it to Celtic.

                                      1. Somalion
                                          11 months, 7 days ago

                                          Very kind of them

                                      2. Wilshere Knowledge
                                          11 months, 7 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
                                              11 months, 7 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
                                                  11 months, 7 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
                                                  11 months, 7 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.

                                              3. Ogie of Messidonia
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                11 months, 7 days ago

                                                Shareholders i guess it is a business after all

                                                1. Somalion
                                                    11 months, 7 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.

                                              4. Differentiator
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                11 months, 7 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
                                                  11 months, 7 days ago

                                                  This.

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

                                                  1. FALCAO & MOU
                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                  2. Somalion
                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                  3. The Wise Owl
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                  4. TorresMagic™
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    • Has Moderation Rights
                                                    11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                    1. TorresMagic™
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

                                                      Alli could be on 28 after winning goal.

                                                    2. liiusions
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

                                                      Alli to steal Dembele's 1

                                                      1. TorresMagic™
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                                        11 months, 7 days ago

                                                        Lots of deductions to come.

                                                  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    11 months, 7 days ago

                                                    Alli will get 3 baps don't worry

                                                    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

                                                      Winning goal to be added

                                                      1. Smurf
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        11 months, 7 days ago

                                                        3 bps not 3 baps.

                                                        1. Smurf
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          11 months, 7 days ago

                                                          1 bap.

                                                      2. Rhinos
                                                          11 months, 7 days ago

                                                          25+3=?

                                                        • Mozanniepique VC
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          11 months, 7 days ago

                                                          Accountant?

                                                        • Numb
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          11 months, 7 days ago

                                                          They are hit and miss on adding that bonus.

                                                    2. Rainer
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

                                                      Eriksen deserves the 3 BAPs

                                                    3. Sims
                                                        11 months, 7 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

                                                      • Numb
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        11 months, 7 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
                                                            11 months, 7 days ago

                                                            Coz Valencia would have scored that goal if 2-0

                                                            1. Numb
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              11 months, 7 days ago

                                                              True.

                                                          • Sims
                                                              11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                            • TorresMagic™
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • Has Moderation Rights
                                                              11 months, 7 days ago

                                                              Nice one Pinocchio 😉

                                                              1. Numb
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                Which bit?

                                                            • Differentiator
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              11 months, 7 days ago

                                                              What stonewall pen as he denied?

                                                              1. Numb
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                Near the end

                                                            • Magic Bean
                                                                11 months, 7 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
                                                                  11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                  Thanks man.

                                                            • Slouch87
                                                                11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                Will Trump get 3 BAPS ?

                                                                1. Fred51
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                2. Rhinos
                                                                    11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                    1. Celt Abroad
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                  • fedolefan
                                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                  • El cafetero
                                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                      1. Live Lad
                                                                          11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                          This

                                                                          Consolation goal for Kun would help too.

                                                                      2. Jæzz! 💡 ⭐ Gabo…
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                        1. Numb
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                          Alli normally loses a few BPS post game

                                                                      3. KingNidge
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                        Meltdown over baps is class 🙂

                                                                        1. Fred51
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                          1. fedolefan
                                                                              11 months, 7 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
                                                                              11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                              Haha

                                                                          3. fedolefan
                                                                              11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                            • Chucky
                                                                                11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                                1. TorresMagic™
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                  11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                  Haven't missed this 😉

                                                                                  1. Chucky
                                                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                      Missed you 🙂

                                                                                      1. TorresMagic™
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                        11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                        Team hack incoming 😉

                                                                                        1. Chucky
                                                                                            11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                            It's all yours 😉

                                                                                      2. fedolefan
                                                                                          11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                          Haha

                                                                                      3. Fred51
                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                        11 months, 7 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
                                                                                            11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                                        2. CloudSky
                                                                                            11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                                          • ChristoBisto
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                            Forgot about the cup!

                                                                                        3. Rainer
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                          Redknapp hyping up Coutinho vs City, blank inc

                                                                                          1. Differentiator
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                            Coutinho goal and assist. Mane red card

                                                                                            1. fedolefan
                                                                                                11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                That's the holy grail.

                                                                                            2. Sgt. Schultz
                                                                                                11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                🙂

                                                                                            3. KingNidge
                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                              11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                              Think Kun could fill his boots here tbh

                                                                                              1. Ogie of Messidonia
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                I hope so Nidgey

                                                                                            4. ANISH_T28
                                                                                                11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                                              • Zlat-man
                                                                                                  11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                                                  1. ANISH_T28
                                                                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                      injured

                                                                                                    • TorresMagic™
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      • Has Moderation Rights
                                                                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                      Groin

                                                                                                    • Numb
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                      Groin injury. Didn't look good.

                                                                                                    • FALCAO & MOU
                                                                                                        11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                        Groinadini.

                                                                                                    • El cafetero
                                                                                                        11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                                                        1. FALCAO & MOU
                                                                                                            11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                            Me.

                                                                                                          • Fred51
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                            Bit late for 29.

                                                                                                            Maybe Vardy for 30.

                                                                                                          • potatoace
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                                                        2. Lizard Lips
                                                                                                            11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                                                            1. Numb
                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                              11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                              FPL is his full time job!

                                                                                                              1. FALCAO & MOU
                                                                                                                  11 months, 7 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
                                                                                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                                                                      1. FALCAO & MOU
                                                                                                                          11 months, 7 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.

                                                                                                                    • Lizard Lips
                                                                                                                        11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                                                                    • El Padrino Don Tony Escobar
                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                                                                      1. Lizard Lips
                                                                                                                          11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                                                                    • El Padrino Don Tony Escobar
                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                                      Boys give over about bonus points.

                                                                                                                      Greedy shower of vermin.

                                                                                                                      1. KingNidge
                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                        11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                                        🙂

                                                                                                                      2. The Brown Casanova
                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                        11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                                        🙂

                                                                                                                      3. Rhinos
                                                                                                                          11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                                                                        • Ogie of Messidonia
                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                          11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                                          😆

                                                                                                                        • Fred51
                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                          11 months, 7 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
                                                                                                                              11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                                              Totally wrong, it's not small

                                                                                                                            • Slouch87
                                                                                                                                11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                You're wayoff beam pal .

                                                                                                                              • Slouch87
                                                                                                                                  11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                  Tony Hibbert is Chairman of the Irish Temperence Society.

                                                                                                                                  1. Rhinos
                                                                                                                                      11 months, 7 days ago

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

                                                                                                                                  2. El Padrino Don Tony Escobar
                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                    11 months, 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                    God luck to the nursing home when i get there.