Dugout Discussion

Son benched as Alli returns while Wilson is fit to start

Five Premier League matches kick off at 15:00 GMT this afternoon.

The headline team news perhaps comes from St. Mary’s Stadium, where Spurs are the visitors.

Dele Alli returns to Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI for the first time since Gameweek 23, while Son Heung-min is benched in the Premier League for the first time since December.

Kyle Walker-Peters, Eric Dier and Lucas Moura also start as Toby Alderweireld, the injured Kieran Trippier and Victor Wanyama make way from the side that drew 1-1 with Arsenal last Saturday.

Southampton are unchanged.

Jamie Vardy is fit to lead the line for Leicester City, with Demarai Gray replacing Wes Morgan as Brendan Rodgers switches from a wing-back system to a 4-2-3-1.

Scott Parker sticks with the same 11 players that performed well against Chelsea.

Manuel Pellegrini also names the same side that lined up for Gameweek 29, meaning that Marko Arnautovic has to be content with a place on the bench again. Fabian Balbuena is also among the substitutes.

Neil Warnock has made four changes for the visit of the Hammers, with Bruno Ecuele Manga, Harry Arter, Josh Murphy and Junior Hoilett back in the Bluebirds’ side.

The quartet to make way are Joe Ralls, Kenneth Zohore, Bobby Reid and Sol Bamba, who has been ruled out for the season with a knee injury.

Callum Wilson returns from a knee injury for Bournemouth, who have the England striker, David Brooks, Josh King and Ryan Fraser in the same side for the first time since Gameweek 23.

Jefferson Lerma returns from suspension, while Nathaniel Clyne and Jack Simpson drop to the bench.

Zanka, Elias Kachunga and Aaron Mooy return for Huddersfield as Karlan Grant, Terence Kongolo and the injured Jonathan Hogg drop out.

DeAndre Yedlin and Ki Sung-yueng replace the injured Sean Longstaff and Javier Manquillo for Newcastle, while Marco Silva recalls Richarlison and Andre Gomes at the expense of Theo Walcott and Morgan Schneiderlin.

Cardiff City XI (4-2-3-1): Etheridge, Peltier, Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Bennett, Gunnarsson, Arter, Hoilett, Camarasa, Murphy, Niasse.

West Ham United XI (4-1-4-1): Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Snodgrass, Noble, Lanzini, Felipe Anderson, Chicharito.

Huddersfield Town XI (4-4-2 diamond): Lössl, Bacuna, Zanka, Schindler, Durm, Stankovic, Mooy, Billing, Pritchard, Mounie, Kachunga.

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Boruc, Smith, Mepham, Aké, Daniels, Brooks, Lerma, Surman, Fraser, King, Wilson.

Leicester City XI (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel, Ricardo, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison, Gray, Barnes, Vardy.

Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Rico, Odoi, Nordtveit, Ream, Bryan, Chambers, McDonald, Babel, Cairney, Sessegnon, Mitrovic.

Newcastle United XI (3-4-2-1): Dubravka, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Yedlin, Hayden, Ki, Ritchie, Almiron, Perez, Rondon.

Southampton XI (3-5-2): Gunn, Yoshida, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Valery, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Bertrand, Austin, Redmond.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Alli, Lucas, Kane.

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  1. Royal5
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Pathetic gameweek so far. Son cameo ruined getting Camarasa on to make it even worse.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Hoping my party to start now and continue tomorrow ...

    2. Says
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Son ruined DCL cameo for me

  2. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Those without Aguero must be hiding behind the sofa right now.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Double sofa for safety's sake - don;t have Sterling either.

  3. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 13 days ago

    My BGW 31 starting 11 so far

    Robertson TAA Digne Pereira
    Salah Hazard Snodgrass Fraser
    Barnes XXXX

    Who should be the last spot XXXX = Vardy, Wilson or Higuain?

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Wow, just checked my team. Anderson is really useless.

  5. HD7
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Jota to Brooks or Pogba to Fraser?

    *Bought Pogba for 8.1

      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 13 days ago


      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 13 days ago

        if not injured

  6. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Would you do this for a hit (exact money) or just hope to get enough from playing 8?

    Son + Rash > Frazer + Higuain
    AWB > Ake (-4) ?

    TAA / VVD (*Ake / Bennet / Doc)
    Salah / Frazer / Fanny (Pogba / Puncheon)
    Vardy / Higuain (Kun)

  7. child of God
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Already concerned for no kun goal yet, badly need it

  8. FDMS All Starz
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Which move is better? With 32FH

    A) Kamara & Son —> Vardy & Hayden (free) (8players GW31)

    B) Kamara & Son & Jota —> Vardy & Brooks & H.Barnes (-4) (9players GW3)

    C) Kamara & Son & Jota —> Wilson & Fraser & Maddison (-4) (9players GW3)

    D) Kamara & Son —> Wilson & Maddison (free) (8players GW31)

  9. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Dsilva schar > Ake Fraser for a hit? Any other suggestions? 1ft, 0.2m itb.!

    Vvd digne balbuena SCHAR KOLA
    hazard mane anderson Hayden DSILVA