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Son and Trippier benched as Eriksen starts for Spurs

Son Heung-min (£8.7m) and Kieran Trippier (£6.0m) are among the benched players for Spurs in their Double Gameweek 34 fixture.

With already-relegated Huddersfield coming to north London, Mauricio Pochettino has taken this opportunity to start Fernando Llorente (£5.1m) and Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.2m) in their place.

Christian Eriksen (£9.3m) has held onto his place in the side and without Trippier should have a greater involvement in set pieces.

Also, with Son on the bench and Harry Kane (£12.6m) injured, it is possible the Danish international could be taking the penalties too.

Ben Davies (£5.6m) comes in for Danny Rose (£5.8m) at left-back, while Juan Foyth (£5.0m) starts alongside Jan Vertonghen (£5.9m) and Davinson Sánchez (£5.8m) so that Toby Alderweireld (£6.0m) can have a rest on the bench.

Huddersfield have lined themselves up in a 4-5-1 formation with Karlan Grant (£5.0m) leading the line. He has two goals in his last two away trips.

Chris Löwe (£4.4m) and Jon Stankovic (£3.9m) are both playing out of position in midfield.

Spurs XI: Lloris, Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Foyth, Davies, Sissoko, Eriksen, Moura, Wanyama, Llorente

Huddersfield XI: Hamer; Durm, Kongolo, Schindler, Hadergjonaj; Löwe, Stankovic, Hogg, Bacuna, Kachunga; Grant.

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  1. LǝgleSs e|even
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    On a curious note, those who captained Duffy, were you seriously optimistic of Brighton keeping CS for 2 games , or was his attacking potential a lure for captaincy? Lets be real

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Playing two games and no Kane/Son being a doubt was the pull for me.

      Have Eriksen too but wasn't keen on captaining him with a weaker team around him.

      Duffy may end up on 2, but its like a free shot now with Eriksen, Son & Vardys scores.

    2. No Luck
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      CS potential over two games, attacking potential over two games and potential for rotation for the other options. Not clear cut but Duffy seemed like an OK choice.

    3. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1 return (CS or attacking return) and I am happy...

    4. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1CS+1goal+4 app points is something I am looking for

    5. TAT
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Double fixture and Son benching fears was the only reasons for me.

    6. FANTASY FOOTBALL STOUT
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Son captainer? 😀

    7. SuperMane Returns
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A mixture of both really. Ive gone triple Bri defence and Duffy (c).... #pray4seagulls

    8. Donblaster
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      On another curious note, did those who captained Son not read Poch's comments? Was always 50/50 to start after that.
      Duffy is as a good a captaincy option as any this week. Potential for returns at both ends and 2 games

      1. Pierce34
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Captaining Duffy has echoes of triple captaining Andy Carroll in 2016 or captaining Alvaro Negredo in Middlesbrough's DGW in 2017 😆

    9. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No other nailed on options meant that two chances at a cs and a small chance of a goal was fine.

      1. Donblaster
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This

    10. DandyDon
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I actually TC but only really did that to cover many others with two at least two Brighton defence. Was planning on TC Kane this week and didn’t see many other great options going forward so thought why not. You can tell I’m not confident as I’ve also kept Wilson in my team! Worried to just see overall leader Adam Levy brought Wilson in on his WC!!

      • EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        lol

      • EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 12 days ago

        brighton have highest chance of a CS this week by a large margin

    11. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That is a nice little interview from Moura. He is so happy.

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I wish I'd taken that punt. Considered Moura for 1 week and then Bilva. Not brave enough.

      2. diesel001
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Seems like a lot of players need at least 6 months to settle in to life at a new PL club. Actually makes sense to buy in Jan if that is the case so that you can give them the six months and have them raring to go for the start of the PL

        1. Quite Big Dunc
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Apart from the massive premium in price for a January transfer. In the current market, that’s got to be a consideration.

          1. Witty Pun: Tʜᴇ Cᴀsᴜ…
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Loan + option to buy sorts that out

    12. DandyDon
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Well my mini league rival called it right by bringing in Andone. Hope he doesn’t bloody score. I’m on Duffy TC so gonna be a tough game to follow.

      • Iceball
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        10 from 2. Could be worse

        1. SMEE_HEEE
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          20 from 3 (effectively "4" as had Son C)

          1. Amey
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Same

        2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Convincing myself into taking out Moura from my WC late last afternoon didn’t turn out great...

        3. stupendous
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Vardy c 4pts
          Son c 8pts
          Eriksen c 12pts
          Duffy two matches to come.

          I'll take a plain 8 and anything else makes him outscore them all!

          So far happy I have it on Duffy!!!

          Come on lad!

        4. No Mo Salah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          OR1 has no city assets and puts wilson in starting line up hmmm

          1. Licious Lizard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            OR 4 Captained Moura.
            Benched Sterling
            Played Valery

            1. Dr. Mantis Toboggan
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              He'll be OR 1 now

        5. Hakim Ziyech
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Burnley Cardiff should be sn entertaining battle

            1. Limbo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              All to play for. 6 pointer. Ding dong. Etc.

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Yes. I hope it goes well for Cardiff

            2. Napster03
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Moura as cap!

                Best.Decision.Ever.

              • Wakanda 4ever
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                In which match there will be "Goal Rush" shown today?

              • Brosstan
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                What's Brighton def EO?

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  180 😀

                  1. Brosstan
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    I'm on 300.come on BRI!

              • Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Thanks whoever talked me out of Murray.

                1. diesel001
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  He was always going to miss one of the two matches. His record this season shows he can only start one game a week. But is he actually injured and that is why he has been benched today?

              • Napster03
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Murray is 35. He’ll play the second game, guaranteed

                  1. diesel001
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Are you sure he isn't carrying an injury and they are protecting him?

                    1. Napster03
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Only the manager can be sure but I do feel it’s mainly fitness management.

                        I don’t have him tough, just Duffy and Dunk. Bit gutted there’s no Gross for the ser pieces. Maybe next match as well.

                    2. DandyDon
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Will he come back in midweek if a guy they spent a lot of money on andwho hasn’t played all season scores today though. No need to rotate really. Murray will move on soon at 35

                    3. Pras United
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      How many mins till Bou score. I’ll go first and say:

                      23 mins

                      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Might be sooner frankly. Goal for Duffy today, cleanie versus Cardiff. That will do.

                        1. Pras United
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          What’s your guess

                          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            I'll take 17.

                      2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        1

                      3. Amey
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          16

                        • Hakim Ziyech
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            8 Wilson Goal Fraser assist as usual

                          • Pras United
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Come one - no one even fancies a cheap sheet till half time?

                            1. Pras United
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Clean*

                          • EMBOLOFAN
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            wont happen

                        • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Can see some high bench scores today. I've got two Southampton and two Wolves players - that might hurt.

                        • Prawnsandwich
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Triple Brighton defence...

                            Should make up for not capping Duffy...

                            Looking forward to BOU goal after 5 mins ha ha

                            1. Prawnsandwich
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Dunk to get equaliser though..

                            2. DandyDon
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Thought Boruc would come back into team after Begovic mare last week. Good news as I don’t have to spend a transfer getting him out wk 35 for BB. Good shout for CS at home to Fulham surely?

                              • DAZZ
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                You just know for a fact, Bournemouth will score, it just has to happen

                                1. Hakim Ziyech
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    It will happen. It is just a question of how many and if Duffy picks up a yellow or red card

                                2. Napster03
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    ML all went Cap in Brighton defense. Got double cover for that and a haul in Moura as cap that should see me increase the gap by the end of the week. Bring on Jimmy and Aguero now.

                                  • diesel001
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Sky should have picked Burnley - Cardiff as the lunchtime match IMO. Must win game for both teams and will be a battle.

                                  • Irbox ⚽
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Back in the top 3k at last..

                                  • Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    Guess a small red arrow with no Spurs player is fine...

                                  • EMBOLOFAN
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    what do you think paul mersons iq is?

                                  • Jacky boy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 12 days ago

                                    fpl site doesn't work for me. you ?

                                    1. Jacky boy
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      Fixed. But slow

                                    2. Eat my goal!
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      Am I correct in thinking you went for son Eriksen and moura?

                                  • SB8
                                      1 month, 12 days ago

                                      A. Barnes haul coming....

                                    • DandyDon
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        Southampton score improving the chances of Bennett playing in DGW surely!? Don’t have a transfer to spare on him so let’s hope so.

                                      • 'Broadsword Calling Da…
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 12 days ago

                                        i was upset with Son (C) and Duffy (VC) at lunch, well! Still, one more game for the Seagulls.