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Son and Llorente lead Spurs attack with Vardy benched

Son Heung-min (£8.8m) makes his third start in a row since returning from the Asian Cup last month.

The South Korean has been averaging 7.1 points per game at Wembley since Gameweek 13 and carries the added responsibility of being the most transferred-in player ahead of Gameweek 26.

Over 550,000 managers opted to sign Son following the conclusion of Double Gameweek 25.

This time he is joined in the starting line-up by the returning Fernando Llorente (£5.7m) after he was benched against Newcastle last time out.

Christian Eriksen (£9.3m) keeps his place in the midfield but is joined by youngster Oliver Skipp (£4.5m).

Meanwhile, Erik Lamela (£6.1m) misses out on the match entirely with a reported back spasm.

In defence, Jan Vertonghen (£5.9m) and Davinson Sánchez (£5.8m) are selected in a back four, with Toby Alderweireld (£6.0m) on the bench.

Claude Puel has made a brave call for Leicester’s visit to Wembley as he has left Jamie Vardy (£8.8m) on the bench.

Demarai Gray (£5.4m) leads the line for the Foxes, while Youri Tielemans (£6.0m) makes his debut in central midfield.

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  1. Fantasyamateur
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Sneaked into top 600 overall now and still have Agüero, Jimenez, Doherty, Laporte and Son to play. Go on lads!!

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Well played!

      1. Fantasyamateur
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks! Had good luck lately.

    2. BIG TONES
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Good luck. Hope you can push on

      1. Fantasyamateur
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thank you! Hopefully I can continue the run, but very difficult in the upcoming GWs.. Still have all chips left though so I hope I can use them well!

    3. Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Well done, what made the difference mate?

      1. Fantasyamateur
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Jumping onto Pogba and Rashford early on, as well as bringing in Agüero (C) and Laporte in the DGW!

  2. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Any chance the two in the picture above can combine for 3-4 goals?

    1. QUEN
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Trippier assists would be nice

  3. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Father and Son - Cat Stevens

  4. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Spurs fans, just a word.
    When Kane comes back, don't forget what Son has done for y'all.
    Seriously, he is underappreciated to o much. Y'all were fine with Sonny leaving for Asian Cup, but y'all freaked out when Kane and Alli went to the treatment table. Seriously?
    Not a Spurs fan but a fan of him since his Hamburg days, so just annoyed when he doesnt recieve the same love as the Fab Three of Harry, Dele and Erik.
    Rant over.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      What? Have you spoken to any Spurs fans? They love Super Son.

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Only when everyone else is gone.

    2. #FPLBhuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He is in no way underappreciated by spurs fans mate

      In fact hes a favourite for many and not just cause kanes outshone him

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Perhaps, and yes, you're showing loads of love for him now, which is great.
        But just felt like thats how it shouldve been from at least November/December. Not now when Kane and Dele are out.

        1. #FPLBhuna
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Mate you know nothing please be quiet.

          1. Differential (c)
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Fair enough, I guess I've been hanging around with the wrong Spurs' fans. Apologies for generalizing.

          2. jimmyabs1987
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            I literally love him and I am a big spurs fan! He has his own dedicated Korean fan club every match at Wembley, they sit near me haha

            1. Differential (c)
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              The koreans hero worship him, that I can agree .

    3. DF
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sorry mate, but that really is way off.

    4. adamtheyido
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Obviously haven't spoken to many Spurs fans, just been listening to the media. We love Son

    5. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      0/10

    6. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Anyone that says y’all is a tool IMO

    7. EmreCan Hustle
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I'm sure a fan has a right to choose his/her favourite. It doesn't have to be the most logical choice. If Son was hated despite his contributions that would be different issue.

    8. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sonny is loved by all Spurs fans not sure where you got this idea from.....

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Probably more than the other three mentioned!

    9. CloudSky
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      This a bait.

      1. Ron_Swanson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Has to be. Can’t see anyone being that dum.

      2. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Not bait, honest opinion. Perhpas I've been odserving the wrong Spurs fans. I put my hands up in surrender.

    10. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hamburg ???

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        His first club in Europe, before Bayer.

      2. BIG TONES
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Son's first big club was Hamburger SV

    11. Marvelous Marty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I hope you feel better after your "rant"

    12. Big Ping
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lol I'm a spurs fan and Sons my favourite player!

  5. #FPLBhuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    COYS

    I would take a llorente hatty assisted by skipp 3x

    No spurs assets in my team (: bleh

    Hopefully son looks great and hits the cross bar a few times

    1. Differential (c)
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Captian Son to save me!

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        GL

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Not bothered about fpl when we play, rather we win and push Liv and City than score fpl points.

      Coys!!

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Put Son in this week. Might be too late. Hoping for something as differential in ML stuffed full of Sane owners

  6. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    A quick question for Spurs fans. What's the story with Toby? Is he simply being rested for midweek, or has Vert taken his place alongside Sanchez in central defence?

    1. Tcheco
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I think Vert plays whenever he's fit. Toby has been rotated with Sanchez since his contract renewal issue..

    2. Pap Le Cissier
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I’d imagine rested

  7. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Gray 5.4 OOP with these fixtures:

    CRY BHA wat FUL bur BOU hud NEW whu

    Welcome to my team my son.

    1. QUEN
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Does he start every game?

    2. Hart-ake
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      His point scoring has been quite poor this season though- not sure that is suddenly going to improve.

    3. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      3 goals and 1 assist all season. Good luck to you

    4. BIG TONES
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Best of luck, but think that's a big reach mate.

    5. Daniel - juuuhuuu
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Don't go there... Previous disappointed owner. Had him for 7-8 weeks and he did shi*t

    6. Brooksy86
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      They're such a mid lane team... Dont really keep cleanies... Don't score loads.

      But those fixtures.

  8. harty46
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    any idea where to get a stream from now reddit soccerstreams is gone?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It's not gone, it's just moved to a different site.

      1. harty46
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        where?

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Discord. You need an invite to join. Not sure I'm allowed to post invites here.

          1. harty46
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            IchBinBATMAN#5221 add me on disc

            1. harty46
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              nvm found it

    2. CloudSky
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      r/redditsoccer

    3. BIG TONES
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Vipbox

  9. Amey
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Son !!

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Congrats! Mother is fine?

      1. McSlu
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Haha, best one in years!! 😀

      2. yakirh
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Ha!

      3. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Haha

  10. Scheister
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Playing draft on a different site and need to drop one before Spurs kickoff. Any advice? Cheers

    Llorente
    D. Sanchez
    Rondon

  11. Brosstan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Barnes masterclass incoming

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      There's only one way to beat them, get round the back.

  12. Jacks Daddy
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Guys my original plan was to transfer out sane and aguero for -4 to say Auba and Anderson. But looking at man city fixtures next three weeks thinking I'd only want to bring them back in.

    How about I transfer in moutinio and marriapa instead for -4 so I a) improve my poor bench longer term and b) they are capable of filling in for one week only. Saving my subs to bring back m aguero sane or is that simply too much on bench?

    Would give me this team:

    Fabs
    Marriapa Bennet robbo rice
    Pogba Salah son moutinio
    Rash jimmy

    Bench: bednarek sane aguero

    Any help guys would be appreciated

    1. McSlu
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I’m benching kun, sane and laporte in GW27. They could cause havoc from GW28 and forward

  13. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Barnes + Maddison v.interesting...

    (just getting in from golf and seen teams)

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Gray 5.4

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Yeah. With their fixtures this performance will be the eyetest decider on who to pick for Everton replacements.

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Tielemans too posted incredible numbers in Belgium. Not sure what happened to Monaco

      1. True Deadzoner
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        not good enough at Ligue 1?

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          As a team they collapsed, still a decent option to watch

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Watched his YouTube clips earlier. Time will tell. Has a pass but looks like the classic assisting assister.

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          (Often played at RWB by the looks - will be interesting to see how Puyel fits him in).

    3. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      21 Tielemans
      31 Ghezzal
      10 Maddison
      19 Barnes
      7 Gray

      Had a chance to sit down an take a proper look. I don't think this is going to end well for the Foxes.

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      @Harty46

    2. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ban

      1. True Deadzoner
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        why?

  14. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    the holebas yellow yesterday was a massively blow as it now means I only have 8 starters for gw27. Was happy to take 1 hit to get an XI our but need 2 hits now. Worth playing any of the chips?

    Fabianski — Button
    Doherty Schindler — Alonso Digne Holebas
    Salah Pogba Son — Sterling Rich
    Rashford Jimenez — Kamara

    A: take a 8 point and do something like Alonso/Sterling/Kamara >> Kola/Anderson/Vardy (-8)

    B: Play a chip. Will need to research and finalise my chip strategy then

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Vardy isn't playing today for some reason but can you afford Laca instead?

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        if they are long term good options that you will keep, a hit or two isn't a big deal really

  15. thischarmingman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Fabianski, Speroni
    Doherty, Digne*, Robertson, Wan-Bissaka, Alonso*
    Pogba, Hazard*, Salah, Moutinho, Richarlison*
    Quaner*, Rashford, Agüero*

    What would you focus on with this lot? Got 2FT, unsure if I should let the blanks dominate too much of my thinking going forward. Feels like Haz, Alonso - Son, Someone, could be good.

  16. Tcheco
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Son goals & Lloris clean sheet plz

  17. Differential (c)
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    City planning a 65m swoop for Isco as a Dilva successor.

    https://twitter.com/caughtoffside/status/1094584918758354944?s=20

    1. Jᴀʀᴠish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      In February?

      1. Differential (c)
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Summer. Isco uncertain on contract, City ready to take advantage.

        1. Jᴀʀᴠish
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Hmmm sounds like clickbait to me.

  18. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Luiz to

    A Maguire's
    B perreira
    C chilwell
    D yedlin

    Thanks

    Ps I like A

    1. Tcheco
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      B. Offers assists, cleanies & the odd goal

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks. Does he not miss the odd game though ?

        1. Tcheco
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          He's only missed 3 games this season

        2. Pierce34
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          He used to when there was competition from Amartey. Now I should think this won't happen.

          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Thanks

  19. Top Lad Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Son to bag a hat trick, you say? Yes please. I’d take that.

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He’ll get something today

  20. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Ndidi in for mendy. No fantasy managers celebrate

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      injured?

  21. Coaly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Lovren to Kola a good move?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Ye if u want to be let down in injury time....... sorry it’s still raw

    2. Dribbles
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Do it.

    3. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Arsenal have a terrible clean sheet ratio. They only Prem club not to get one away this whole season. But does offer attacking returns.

    4. Pierce34
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Personally I think it's only a matter of time until Kolasinac drops out of a regular starting spot, either because of Denis Suarez or because of formation change, or both.

    5. BOATIES FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Pretty short term move.

  22. olliejames
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best midfield option to replace Hazard next GW (+few more)?

    1. Dribbles
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Jota.

    2. InSaneMan-e
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Don't know who else you have but Salah pog son are template.
      For the others I'd look into fanderson jota mane (if you have cash), for a differential gross has some tasty fixtures.

  23. Dribbles
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Billy broken thumbs at your service.

    Latte anyone??

  24. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Second try for England against France

    1. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      What happened the first time?

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        They failed. But was worth a try.

    2. Eddie`
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      If you don't succeed...

  25. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Last 4 between Spurs and Leicester in the PL:

    Dec 18: Lei 0-2 Spurs
    May 18: Spurs 5-4 Lei
    Nov 17: Lei 2-1 Spurs
    May 17: Lei 1-6 Spurs

    1. Patch
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      O-0 today without KanAli...

    2. Amey
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Kane 31 pointer 😮
      Good old days

  26. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Great that Mendy starts today - desperate for his points with so many of my team not starting 🙂

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      erm

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Oh dear, this game week is getting very bad ... 5 outfield non starters 🙁

  27. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Another Mendy injured

    1. Kane Lane
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Mendy was seen in Hong Kong apparently so he won't be starting today

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I was in Hull Pep, honest bruv

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Unfortunate

  28. fenixri
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Sold Hazard before City and I am little scared. Got Son instead, I hope he delivers

    1. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Depends what sort of mood Haz is in. But if he can't be up for a match against the reigning champions then that doesn't bode well generally tbh.

  29. Kane Lane
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What's with Arnie not starting for Hammers? I know he had injury is that the main reason or is Hernandez ahead of him. Any hammerz fans clear this up for me