Dugout Discussion

Kane supported by Moura and Lamela against Villa

Harry Kane (£11.0m) will be supported by Lucas Moura (£7.5m) and Erik Lamela (£6.0m) for Spurs’ Gameweek 1 clash with Aston Villa.

With Son Heung-min (£9.5m) suspended and Dele Alli (£8.5m) ruled out with a hamstring injury, there was an opportunity for cheaper midfield players to come in for Spurs.

Moura and Lamela have taken those opportunities and those who included them in their first squad of the season will be delighted.

Moura is currently in 11.2% of squads as the Brazilian was considered the most popular cheaper alternative to the expensive Kane.

Lamela is the real differential, snapped up by Scout legend Mark Sutherns for Gameweek 1, and owned by just 0.7% of Fantasy managers.

Christian Eriksen (£9.0m) is among the substitutes and it will be interesting to see which of the attacking players he replaces if he does come on.

Kyle Walker-Peters (£5.0m) gets a start at right-back with Juan Foyth (£5.0m) suspended, although Serge Aurier (£5.0m) has recovered from his knock to feature on the bench.

Meanwhile, Dean Smith surprised Fantasy managers with some elements of his team selection.

Despite Matt Targett (£4.5m) and Frederic Guilbert (£4.5m) playing extensively at left and right full-back respectively in pre-season, neither were in the starting line-up.

The former was named on the bench while Guilbert was not in the matchday squad at all.

Furthermore, Jota (£6.0m) also impressed during the summer but is named among the substitutes while Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) and Trezeguet (£5.5m) start either side of Wesley (£6.0m)

Spurs XI: Lloris; Rose, Sánchez, Alderweireld, Walker-Peters; Ndombele, Sissoko, Winks; Lamela, Lucas; Kane.

Aston Villa XI: Heaton; N Taylor, Mings, Engels, El Mohamady; Grealish, McGinn, Hourihane; El Ghazi, Wesley, Trezeguet.

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2,111 Comments Post a Comment
  1. puhd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    Stones nailed??
    Looking good at 5.5

  2. Wilf the Milf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 days, 12 hours ago

    To all those saying you can't have Kane - Sterling - Salah and have a good team.. this is my current team:

    Ryan (Button)
    Arnold VVD Rico Taylor (Diop)
    Moura Sterling Salah Perez (Dendo)
    Kane King (Greenwood)

    I realise I made a mistake with taylor but easily could have been any other decent 4.5 mil defender

    Kane can easily become Auba.. Moura can easily become Martial or Barkley or whatever

    Slight under-coverage in the defence but you can't call the team crap.. not at all

    1. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      11 days, 11 hours ago

      King Moura Rico Taylor, no thanks.

      1. Wilf the Milf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 11 hours ago

        Taylor could be Lowton for example... or Cathcart.. any 4.5... King to Jota.. Moura to Martial... think again buddy

        1. ZICO SENNA
          • 8 Years
          11 days, 11 hours ago

          So rubbish for rubbish then? Think again maye

          1. Wilf the Milf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 11 hours ago

            haha rubbish okay.. so whom am I missing out on again?

    2. Hits from the Bong
        11 days, 11 hours ago

        Dunk rotates well with Diop

      • Wilf the Milf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 11 hours ago

        Oh yeah and King can easily become Jota... total flexibility.. Dendo comes in when the worst case scenario happens which isn't the end of the world as I would need one transfer to fix the possible injury/suspension

      • mixology
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 days, 11 hours ago

        Fair. It’s interesting though when 2 out of 3 blank though and the mid table players don’t get returns. But yes when it goes right- 50 points from just those 3 premiums, wow

      • Hits from the Bong
          11 days, 11 hours ago

          I do like this team actually, I’d do Moura to Wilf too

          1. Wilf the Milf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            11 days, 11 hours ago

            Cheers.. Yeah Moura is just a placeholder, its either Zaha or Martial next week or the one after.. Also going to do Salah to Mane at some point to free up a million..

        • 2hotty
          • 2 Years
          11 days, 11 hours ago

          I agree i went salah sterling and auba even if the latter does nothing tomorrow the switch to kane or another premium is easy

      • Lacabacca
          11 days, 12 hours ago

          102 all out

          1. Bruce Lee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            11 days, 11 hours ago

            grats bro

            1. Lacabacca
                11 days, 11 hours ago

                Thanks mate.

            2. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              11 days, 11 hours ago

              TC Sterling?

              1. Lacabacca
                  11 days, 11 hours ago

                  No TC. Went with 4 premiums: Salah, Sterling, Kane, KDB. Paid off this week at least.

                  1. The Big Fella
                    • 2 Years
                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                    How many points did KDB end up with?

              2. sully29
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 days, 11 hours ago

                Very nice.

              3. Kobayashy
                  11 days, 11 hours ago

                  #humblebrag

              4. Bob_the_builder
                • 3 Years
                11 days, 12 hours ago

                54 post BAPS with Wan Bissaka, Vardy, Pulisic and Jota to go. Hopefully will catch up with the rest.

                1. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  11 days, 11 hours ago

                  Similar here, 59 when baps added with Auba, Perez Martial and AWB to. Feels low on here but should be fine....GL

                  1. Bob_the_builder
                    • 3 Years
                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                    In the long run, yeah it should be ok.

              5. norab
                • 9 Years
                11 days, 12 hours ago

                After just 2 GW's every team in the Championship has conceded at least 1 goal. What a crazy division that is down there.

              6. sully29
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                11 days, 12 hours ago

                So who are the big losers of GW1 so far? Allison owners, obviously. Anyone else?

                1. Tcheco
                  • 2 Years
                  11 days, 11 hours ago

                  non-KSS teams

                2. Mr Peanutbutter
                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                    west ham

                  • Rains of Castamere
                    • 4 Years
                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                    Those who own Bernardo Silva... 5-0 win and no points.

                  • TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • Has Moderation Rights
                    • 10 Years
                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                    Fraser, Robbo, Bilva and King

                    1. jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      11 days, 11 hours ago

                      have 3 of those but alls not lost

                  • jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                    Only Robbo from LIV defence, no Salah or Kane, still on 59 with 4 to play so not that bad?

                  • Huddersfield
                    • 4 Years
                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                    Murray Owners

                3. TorresMagic™ - bcvy39…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 10 Years
                  11 days, 12 hours ago

                  Villa vs B'mouth prediction?

                  1. Business Cat
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    11 days, 11 hours ago

                    2-0 Villa

                  2. Kobayashy
                      11 days, 11 hours ago

                      2-2.

                    • jia you jia you
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      11 days, 11 hours ago

                      1-2

                    • Huddersfield
                      • 4 Years
                      11 days, 11 hours ago

                      2/1 AVL

                    • Amey
                        11 days, 11 hours ago

                        Goalfest

                      • Bam Bam Bigelow
                        • 3 Years
                        11 days, 11 hours ago

                        Depends on what mood Heaton is in.

                      • dark91
                        • 3 Years
                        11 days, 11 hours ago

                        Find out by next GW 😛

                    • mojoindojo
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                      Brilliant GW. On 94 with Barkley and Neves to come.

                    • New Post
                    • KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                      Any news why Guilbert was left out completely?

                    • Daniel - The Veteran
                      • 10 Years
                      11 days, 12 hours ago

                      Too much lads captained Kane. Me not like the brace

                    • ElBuffalo20
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      11 days, 11 hours ago

                      I put a post up earlier of some bad players I had, what’s my best option here? I’ve already took out Gündogan for McGinn, no brainier there

                      Ryan (Pope)
                      AWB VVD KWP (Montoya) (Rico)
                      Sterling Salah Pérez Mginn (Trossard)
                      Kane King Origi

                      Few dead wood there, is Trossard a must go just now?

                      Thanks in advance

                    • The Overthinker
                      • 2 Years
                      11 days, 11 hours ago

                      Still salty that wood blanked xD

                    • scottmitchell92
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      10 days, 22 hours ago

                      Hi all. Not sure the most appropriate place to put this Guilbert update, so thought this made the most sense.

                      If, like me, you were scratching your head because of Guilbert's absence from the Villa matchday squad despite no injury, Dean Smith explained his reasoning to WM Sport after the match.

                      The reason he was left out of the starting XI is Smith preferred known quantities that did well defensively at the end of last season, which meant El Mo came in at right back. As for Guilbert's absence from the bench, Smith explained that he wanted "two defenders, two midfielders, two forwards on the bench".

                      "Because I've got Ezri as a centre back and I know he can play RB if needed as well, that was behind the decision," Smith added.

                      It concerns me slightly because Guilbert was a nice 4.5m man who seemed assured of minutes in pre-season but is obviously a rotation risk. Perhaps he'll be used more in home games/favourable fixtures – which is the only time he'll be in my starting XI, I suppose, so maybe it's not a major issue. However, I am cursing myself for falling for a promoted side AND new player to the league...

                      But in case it's not obvious, there will be opportunities for him. Smith said: "All of them are very unfortunate they haven't got into the first team but there's another 37 games to go and plenty of time for them to show."