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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. Nightcrawler
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Kane August curse still a thing?

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He scored last year no?

      1. Nightcrawler
        1 month, 7 days ago

        That's why I asked

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No Son or Eriksen rather than August.

    3. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Never scored in the opening game tho (I think)

    4. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Judging by this header, yes.

    5. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      No, Villa are playing well

  2. sirmorbach
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Lads, please, to those of you who were watching: how did my punts (a) Che Adams and (b) Robinson look?

    I know they did nothing relevant, but, like, where they sh--e to the point of getting dropped?

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Robinson was great

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Nice! Cheers!

      2. Recklesss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Had a half chance, guess for 5.5 thats great.

    2. dribbler
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      adams nearly scored

      1. sirmorbach
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Thanks! Keeping my punts!

      2. Daniel - The Veteran
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Welcome back Dribbler. So nice to see you. One of the greatest posters in history of FFS

  3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Why are people saying Spurs wings are awfull. Villa parked the bus, what are they supposed to do?

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Get around the bus of course!!

      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Haha!

  4. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    First five six mins I was thinking this game was going to go well - moura all over shots on target, now - meh!

  5. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    i still can't get over how good cantwell is for norwich

    he had great ball control and excellent movement off the ball... passing and moving at its finest

    1. Mull
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Hello Mrs Cantwell.

    2. Ricky - it doesn't tak…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Watched him at the match last night. He was that good with his feet I thought he was that Spanish fella buendia

      1. Bruce Lee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        he done a few of the pool defender with some sharp turns

        if he keeps his spot he is 100% my 5th mid

        1. Bruce Lee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          scratch that - i am playing 352 lol

          i still like him

    3. skybluecam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Cantwell was Norwich’s best performer. Worth a go if he keeps his spot.

  6. Das Boot
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Spurs have been absolutely dire. KWP has been the only one standing out so far

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Harry Winks has been good

    2. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      and Rose

  7. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Wesley is the new Heskey

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Is that a good thing or a bad thing....

  8. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Kane cappers crowd together and pray

  9. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Goal Mayo

    1. Pigeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Saying the important stuff

  10. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    SITTER!

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      And another!

  11. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What is Poch thinking playing Kane, Moura AND Lamela? Get Lamela off for Eriksen.

    1. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Yup..Lamela shouldn't be in a spurs shirt full stop

      1. Recklesss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        this, so much this.

  12. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Harry Kane misses a sitter.

  13. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Kane should go back to midfield, 6 yard box life isn't for him

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

    Kane should’ve scored that

  15. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    August Kane doing his thing

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What a miss by kane

  17. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Kane miss OS.....

  18. ★Kuntheman★
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Oh my gosh Kane just piss off

  19. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Kane missed offside chance.

  20. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    unreal Harry, I know i'm going to get punished second half but jeez sub him off

  21. Not A Troll
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is Kane any good? I’ve never heard of him and this is the first time I’ve see him play.

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      User name checks out

  22. SPorting
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Kane't

  23. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Kane has lost it, not the striker he once was

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Oh behave 😀

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Booked marked 🙂

    3. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      😆

    4. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Think the price drop is affecting his confidence

  24. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    At least harry isn’t sitting deep anymore.

    Shot volume there.

  25. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    ‘Looks tight but possibly half a yard’

    Poor commentary!

  26. Ricky - it doesn't tak…
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    He couldn't even finish a sentence that fella

    1. The Jackal
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Oh yes he

  27. Rust Cohle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Which of these two teams came up from the Championship?

  28. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    If only Kane had Sterling's finishing ability.

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Sterling is just as capable at missing a sitter!

      1. Unliklinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        But when's the last time he did - for his club at least. Stat just - Kane hasn't scored a competitive goal for Spurs since 9th March.

        1. Flapjack ✅
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          The community shield mate

    2. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      imagine saying that two years ago!

  29. Differentiator
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Oh NO

    Forgot it's August.... why did I cappo kane

  30. dougyd
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Alisson>
    a)Ryan
    b)Adrian
    c)Other?

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Gotta be B. Rarely you get 4.5 keeper in a top 4 side