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

    Get Janssen on

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Anyone but Llorente

    2. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Get your freak on.

  2. Ginkapo FPL
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    How can Munday call this a strong XI? Danny Rose and Eric Dier as a midfield pair!

    1. Ross From Friends
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Munday didn't write this article

  3. bialk
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Some one asked here is Eriksen and Sterling to Salah (c) and BSilva for -4 is mad. All answers were YES.

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Be your own being

    2. Jealous Viper
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Assuming the individual has Mane capped or TC'd, not that big a deal

    3. COK3Y5MURF
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      And they were right. At the time.

    4. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If you're gonna employ hindsight bias, at least wait until Sterling and Bernardo have played.

  4. Whats the Huth
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Why is Llorente not starting. Surprised

    1. Whats the Huth
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Reckon he starts midweek?

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No he will use same 11 we see today I bet

        1. Jealous Viper
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Except Llorente in for Son

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Oh ye lol

        2. Rocky.007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          He can't, Son suspended

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

      Poch is a baldy fraud

    3. bialk
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Because I benched him.

    4. Chenku╰☆╮
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Poch.. he doesn't rate him whatsoever.. he needs to leave and play for a better manager.. he has loads of score in him.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        He isn’t very good tbf at all but he needs a team that actually like passing to people in the box

      2. Whats the Huth
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Surprising me this line up.
        If he’s not starting midweek. Why is he not starting PL games.
        Hmmm.
        I suspect he may start next gameweek in that case?

    5. Yoshioka
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Son is out of the Ajax game so he was always gonna play this ahead of Llorente.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Not Lucas or Eriksen though

      2. Whats the Huth
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        So next game we should expect to see son benched and Llorente up front

  5. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Lining up a hit this week to make up for terrible Firmino error.
    Martial 🙁 + Firmino 🙁 > Rashford :/ and Hazard 🙂

    1. JohnRoss
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      At this stage if you have hazard I'd keep him

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yes I would like to get him in for a hit

        1. JohnRoss
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Oh sorry. Consider zaha too if you don't have him maybe

  6. Chenku╰☆╮
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    At least spurs still have CS. Trippier 9 PT confirmed 😀

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      And vert

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

      Doc on the bench. Hope Tripp doesn't make a cameo

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

    Son has been terrible for last 5mins, gonna get hooked soon....

  8. Jamizz
    1 month, 20 days ago

    How did Fabianski still managed to keep a save point from Son offside call?

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

      Play wasn't stopped.

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

    Calm down Trippier owners, there is still time for him to come on and get a yellow card

  10. TomSaints
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    The moment i changed to TC son, I doomed it.

    Not said lightly, but season ending decision over going safe with Mane.

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

      West Ham always turn up against top teams. Always.

    2. bialk
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      But, but Mane was benched...

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

    Missed the first half ? How was it ?

    Lloris, Eriksen and Son owner here.

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

      Points incoming for Lloris

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

      Frustrating. Spurs had a few chances but couldn't put together anything decent

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Eriksen and Son could have 20 points between them already.

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

    Fabianski
    TAA AWB Jonny 
    Salah Pogba Son Sterling 
    Aguero Jimenez Barnes 

    Ryan Redmond Bednarek Dunk

    A) roll ft
    B) son and barnes to rashford and moura (-4)

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

      Or milivojevic instead of moura

  13. Would Ed Woodward
    1 month, 20 days ago

    West Ham brought Arnautovic on at half-time?

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      He ceased to be more than a warm body since China-gate

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

    Get Dele out of the pitch ffs

  15. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Gonna need more than that Eriksen and Son....

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    What on earth is Alli doing?!

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

    3 saves from Lloris

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

    Hugo 😎

  19. Niho992
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Son is really disapointment last few weeks...

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

    Arnie cleaning Rose’s clock

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

    Ref plays for WHU 😉

  22. Mweene
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Best first touch of the season.

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

      Lukaku?

    2. RoysCallerAnne
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Yes incredible from Arnautovic

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

    Am I the only person that finds spurs painful to watch? So robotic and slow, everyone seems to take one more touch than they need to.

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

      No. They always score late goals though.

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

        Because they are good at grinding teams down.

      2. "DC"
        1 month, 20 days ago

        When there is Son Eriksen Alli and Kane on the pitch they play good football

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

          I genuinely don't think they do. They play effective football though to be fair.

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

      No, I find them the same as a Spurs fan. Didn't used to be like this but it has often been recently.

  24. Royal5
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Anderson cheat

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

    Moura needs hooked

  26. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    If Eriksen blanks I am going to feel hurt for not doing the hit to Salah 🙁

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

      Nice

      1. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Why nice?

  27. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Selby out

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

      Nice

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

    What are they doing with Lloris saves ? seriously

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

      ignore me

  29. Niho992
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Dele Alli is sh*t

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

      He is certainly overrated

    2. Jafoole_88
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Dele Alli is the new Michu

      Michu Michu Michuuuuu

  30. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Get Alli off