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Eriksen, Alli, Lucas and Son named in strong Spurs starting XI

After the Fantasy Premier League points-fest at Anfield last night, Gameweek 36 continues in north London as Tottenham Hotspur face West Ham United in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

Rotation was a concern for those who own Spurs assets as the Lilywhites are in Champions League action on Tuesday, with Mauricio Pochettino sending out mixed messages in his pre-match press conference yesterday – the Argentinean talking of “fatigue” and “fresh legs” but also emphatically stressing the importance of today’s fixture.

The Tottenham boss has named a strong-looking team for this London derby, however, with Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min all featuring in the starting XI.

There are some high-profile exclusions in defence, though, with Kieran Trippier and Jan Vertonghen among the players to make way.

Vertonghen isn’t part of the match-day squad but Trippier is among the substitutes, along with Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen.

Pochettino has lined his side up in a 4-3-1-2 formation, with Ben Davies and Juan Foyth at full-back and Eriksen dropping back alongside Eric Dier and Danny Rose in a three-man central midfield.

Alli will provide the support for Lucas and Son.

Manuel Pellegrini has made two changes from the side that drew with Leicester last Saturday, with Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks replacing Angelo Ogbonna and Pablo Zabaleta.

Jack Wilshere and the fit-again Javier Hernandez are among the substitutes but there is no place in Pellegrini’s 18-man squad for Aaron Cresswell or Manuel Lanzini, both of whom returned to training after minor injuries this week.

Marko Arnautovic leads the line again despite being without a Premier League goal since early January.

Just over 100,000 FPL managers transferred in Son this week, with around 67,000 purchasing Lucas.

142,887 Fantasy bosses handed Son the captaincy, with 3,289 of those using the Triple Captain chip on the South Korean midfielder.

Tottenham Hotspur XI(4-3-1-2): Lloris, Foyth, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies, Dier, Rose, Eriksen, Alli, Moura, Son.

Subs: Gazzaniga, Trippier, Janssen, Wanyama, Walker-Peters, Llorente, Skipp.

West Ham United XI (4-1-4-1): Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Balbuena, Masuaku, Noble, Rice, Antonio, Snodgrass, Anderson, Arnautovic.

Subs: Adrian, Zabaleta, Obiang, Wilshere, Ogbonna, Perez, Hernandez.

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  1. RoysCallerAnne
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Post match interview question to Poch.
    "How do you feel about this result with regards to finishing in the top 4?"
    I'm the bigger eejit, paying money every month for sky sports.

  2. RamaJama
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 hours ago

    Eriksen to Salah (TC) for -4 went really well then

    1. Eddie`
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      So nice when it actually works out.

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 hours ago

      Very much so. Pissed I didn't do that. Mane(TC) instead by no means bad, but so close to being so much better.

      Hope Vardy does well, will ease the annoyance a bit

    3. Studini
        2 months, 22 hours ago

        I did the same thing, relieved more than anything!

      • Would Ed Woodward
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          I'll be really beating myself up if Aguero blanks tomorrow.

      • Hakim Ziyech
          2 months, 22 hours ago

          Which match to watch?

          Sou vs Bou
          Wat vs Wol
          Ful vs Car
          Pal vs Eve

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 22 hours ago

            Do something productive instead

            1. FPL DONKEY
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 22 hours ago

              Wat v Wol

            2. Hakim Ziyech
                2 months, 22 hours ago

                Like comin inside ya mutti?

                1. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 22 hours ago

                  No that is reproductive

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                      2 months, 22 hours ago

                      Lol

              • Tshelby
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 22 hours ago

                Wat vs Wol

              • Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 22 hours ago

                watford wolves surely

              • Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 22 hours ago

                I'm tempted by SOU vs BOU but don't want to watch it just to see my asset lose a CS 😛

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                    2 months, 22 hours ago

                    Yeah likely that match or Watford vs Wolves

                2. Carlton_Goal
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 22 hours ago

                  Ful v Car has most significance but Wat v Wol probably the most entertaining

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                      2 months, 22 hours ago

                      Yes. I think I will watch all at intervals

                3. TEEMU PUKKI
                    2 months, 22 hours ago

                    Pal eve

                    1. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 22 hours ago

                      Pukki?

                      Get in my team next season.

                  • liverpool01
                      2 months, 22 hours ago

                      Wat vs Wol

                    • JJO
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 22 hours ago

                      When you ask Jansen or Llorente "how fast can you run 100 meters ? " they answer "No"

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 22 hours ago

                        Nice

                    • Kane Lane
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 22 hours ago

                      Worth minus 8 chasing

                      Lucas Son Firmino> Sterling BSilva Zaha/ Rashford

                      Thanks

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 22 hours ago

                        Nah

                    • Mo Mané Mo Problems
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 22 hours ago

                      So, Howe says Fraser has injury but is on bench???

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 22 hours ago

                        Not fit for 90 mins but can run a bit at the end of needed

                        1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 22 hours ago

                          So I want Wilson to score a hatty? But pray Fraser doesn’t then come on?

                      2. fenixri
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 22 hours ago

                        You cant trust Howe

                      3. F_Ivanovic
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 22 hours ago

                        Obviously something minor and can probably play but no need to risk it.

                        1. Mo Mané Mo Problems
                          • 5 Years
                          2 months, 22 hours ago

                          Not sure how I’d feel if I was Solanke that a one legged Fraser is preferred as a sub to me

                      4. Lord Tachanka
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 22 hours ago

                        Howe is a blatant and unrepentant liar.

                    • Kane Lane
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 22 hours ago

                      Fed up with Spurs assets

                      1. Ask Yourself
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 22 hours ago

                        More people who sell son the better for me

                        1. Sif
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          2 months, 22 hours ago

                          I think it's fatigue, mental and physical. The squad is thin right now so I can't see how that will let up before the season is out.
                          Imagine If they get battered by Ajax heads will drop even further.

                      2. fenixri
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 22 hours ago

                        This is going to be Brighton all over again

                    • AuFeld
                      • 2 Years
                      2 months, 22 hours ago

                      A lot of great options next week:
                      ARS home to BHA
                      MAN away at HUD
                      CHE home to WAT
                      LIV away at NEW
                      WOL home to FUL
                      MCI home to LEI

                      Which fixture are yoarget and who are you looking to transfer in?

                      1. DandyDon
                          2 months, 22 hours ago

                          Got to look to Man Utd just cos they follow that with Cardiff at home. Individually not best game because of their form but best pair of fixtures

                        • FPL DONKEY
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 22 hours ago

                          Hazard at home in his final match against leaky Watford

                      2. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 22 hours ago

                        Why hasn't Shane Long scored yet?

                        1. Kane Lane
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 22 hours ago

                          Because his surname long

                      3. Disturbed
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 22 hours ago

                        Cmon Zaha and gray!!

                      4. DR0GBA
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 22 hours ago

                        Fraser subbed on!

                      5. Magic Zico
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        2 months, 21 hours ago

                        JWP in for Firmino, yes!