Dugout Discussion

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. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Sonny up top

    Sunny Day

    1. Irbox ⚽
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Top top post

  2. JustPark
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    1 FT 2.8ITB. Zaha to Rashford is sensible?

    Guaita
    Robbo VVD Laporte
    Sterling Mane Son Redmond
    Aguero Zaha Long
    (Rico, Canada, Kelly, Valery)

    1. fr3ddy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Nah

  3. ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    COYI! X

  4. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Not a problem Mr Vert, Jota on the bench waiting...

    1. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Interesting you didn’t play him, but nice sub

      1. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Have Jim and went Deul instead of him as well thats why.

        Now goals in this match many many many goals

    2. brianutd-why always we? 20
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Mark S has him too

  5. fr3ddy
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    West Ham about to turn up

    1. YEAH PITCH!
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Lol not a chance.

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Well there is a chance, admittedly not much of one but a chance all the same 😆

    2. asquishypotato
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Vert out with minor injury means double Southampton defence - that went well last week!

      1. FPL Flop
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Could be a master stroke

      2. Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Valery only here, hope can pay off

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Lloris Son Eriksen how many points?

      1. Irbox ⚽
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thousands hopefully

      2. TheDragon
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        All of them

      3. fr3ddy
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        They haven’t played yet

      4. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not in the mood guys? 😉

      5. I hate Moreno
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        9 combined

        1. fr3ddy
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          9 of those from Lloris

      6. drughi
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        3, 5 and 11

    4. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Lunchtime competition

        In what minute will ROBERT SNODGRASS get a YELLOW card?

        Good luck

        1. RichRover
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          17th

        2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          none today

        3. brianutd-why always we? 20
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          24

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            We have a winner! 😆

          2. Goodish
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Close

          3. RichRover
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Well done

          4. Birmingham Bromwich Villa
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Well done mate. So close but you are today’s winner

              1. brianutd-why always we? 20
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Cheers Robbie S

          5. Skloppy Kops
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            44th

          6. 007 [RoboKlopp]
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            33

          7. YEAH PITCH!
              1 month, 20 days ago

              37

            • Birmingham Bromwich Villa
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Who guessed 26mins??

                First yellow card.

                Always a Snoddy yellow. Too easy.

            • Harmonica1967
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Current keepers are Ryan and Foster. Worth taking a -4 to swap them to Lloris and non playing GK for final 2 weeks?

              1. Boss Hogg
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                No way.
                Just play Foster.
                What's the best hat can happen with your transfers in? Maybe you'll get 2 clean sheets and 12-13 points? Keep Foster and Ryan and you'll still probably get 2-3 points minimum plus 4 points for saving your transfer.
                Basically, use your transfers for higher ceiling attacking players.

              2. tiger
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Those are my two keepers too...I am thinking about that too, but I'm not sure i want to take a hit. Will see what happens with the rest of my team in terms of injuries and such first.

              3. Merlinsnose
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I don’t think so, Foster is a good option for GW38 I think.

                Alternatively, can you get Gunn without a hit for Ryan? Or Guaita?

                1. gaurava1216
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  foster may not play last game....

                  Cup final gomes may play 38 to be ready for cup final

            • stupendous
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Eriksen and Jwp
              To
              Siggy and Mili for free???

              Have Son.

            • Boss Hogg
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Is Like Shaw nailed on for the remaining games?

              1. brianutd-why always we? 20
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Probably yes

                1. JHATM FC
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Probably nailed ha

            • Bennerman
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Yes. (United fan and watcher)

              • OldBenKenobi
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I swear if Trippier gets a 1 point cameo I’m done.
                Should have took a hit to dump him and get Salah.

              • FPL Flop
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 20 days ago

                yes/no:
                Will Son score?
                Will Spurs be leading at HT?
                Will Eriksen get 2+ shots on target?
                Will there be 40+ booking points?
                Will spurs get 7+ corners?
                Will West Ham receive the most booking points?

                1. Boss Hogg
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Yes to all of those.

                  1. FPL Flop
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    50/1

                2. Bunk Morrisonland
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  No
                  No
                  Yes
                  What?
                  Yes
                  ??

                  1. FPL Flop
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Booking points is 10 for a yellow card, 30 for a red

                3. tiger
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  no

                  1. FPL Flop
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    😆

                    1. tiger
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Although, if you've placed the bet...I hope you win! 😉

                      1. FPL Flop
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Thank you my friend, £1 only, bit of fun.

                4. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  N
                  Y
                  Y
                  Y
                  N
                  Y

              • Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 20 days ago

                I've made it into the top 10k.

                Just practising for my 120k rise this weekend.

              • Niho992
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Tottenham didnt have CS at home vs WHU since 2011.

                  1. Hakim Ziyech
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Fabianski goal & assist imminent

                    • Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      I'm not really expecting one, so good to hear my suspicious are probably correct!

                  2. Mattymo23
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    So annoyed I got Llorente. Shame Vertoghen isn't starting

                  3. Rash
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    So unsurprisingly lolrente turned out to be a very bad transfer..

                  4. Sharkytect
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Any good streaming links for the spurs match. On baby duty today and she has chosen this exact moment to have a nap, so no going to the pub for us

                    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      shame soccer stream on reddit doesnt exist anymore

                    2. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      I shouldn't really link directly but Total Sportek has a fair few. Varying quality.

                  5. La Roja
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Lucas Moura needs a hair job

                    1. tiger
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Needs moura hair

                      1. La Roja
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        That reply was inevitable

                        1. Wild Rover
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          Doesn't work. Should have been Moura less?

                    2. Skloppy Kops
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      A Luiz cut

                  6. Bubz
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Come on you hammers

                    1. Skloppy Kops
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Hope they get hammered..

                    2. La Roja
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Arnie looks like he was happened last night

                      1. La Roja
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Hammered*

                  7. La Roja
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Harold Kane sighted. Mouth wide open

                    1. Skloppy Kops
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Sinus blockage.. permanently..

                    2. Hybrid.power
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Professional mouth breather

                  8. Strchld
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    For the last two GWks can afford just one of these, so which one is coming in?

                    A) Pogba
                    B) Bilva
                    C) Rashford

                    ManU have a really nice last two fixtures, but they are out of form.

                    1. Hybrid.power
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Bilva for me

                  9. Hybrid.power
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Moura looks old as balls

                    1. La Roja
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Neymar is older than Phil Jones.

                      Let that sink in.

                      1. Bubz
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Wtf??

                        1. La Roja
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 20 days ago

                          Had exact same reaction when I found out

                      2. Hybrid.power
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        Good god

                      3. Brosstan
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 20 days ago

                        He's also older than Kane...

                  10. ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    I have never encountered any player like F.Anderson when he scored goals like crazy in mid terms and after that not a single goal or even assist .

                    He plays good but dont know how it doesn't score or even assists this days.

                    1. Numb
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Timing

                    2. Skloppy Kops
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Depend on team tactics.
                      Pelle tinkered it to fit Lanzini

                    3. Kiwivillan
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 20 days ago

                      Richarlison last 2 seasons. Scored for fun first 12-16 weeks then fell off a cliff

                  11. diesel001
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Eriksen playing quite deep today

                  12. g40steve
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Son SOT

                  13. DAZZ
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Come on Sonny TC, please

                  14. La Roja
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Poor by Son

                  15. drughi
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    close son