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. 20LEGEND
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Any idea when the first price rises will be? Looking at getting in either Pukki or McGinn this week

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

      Not sure but rolling the FT regardless. Happy to wait for anyone I want another week.

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This a million per cent

      2. Blanka
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        If its price for like though, you need to do it!

  2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Irritated that I can't get Adrian because already got triple pool 🙁

    1. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Isn't Alison going to back quite quickly though?

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Out for 4-6 weeks apparently

      2. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        4-6 weeks

    2. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would u get him if you had 2? Seems like a waste of pool spot very very limited upside

      1. Recklesss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        limited upside? 4.5 in the second best defence in the league last year.

        1. Nightcrawler
          1 month, 12 days ago

          6-7 points max realistically from a pool player. Waste

          1. Recklesss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            You're not factoring budget or value per points at all. By your logic I should have TAA, Mane, and Salah because they have the highest ceiling.

      2. Recklesss
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        SHU, BUR, SOU,NEW - in the next 6

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That’s why they priced him at 4.5m. Very clever

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Haha so true

    4. Garth Marenghi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Most of us are in the same boat

    5. F4L
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      if Alisson is out for 4-6 weeks, Adrian is not really worth it

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

        If you have 2 pool players Adrian is a great choice for a third. If you already have 3 I would have done nothing..

        1. Nightcrawler
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No he isn't. Liverpool have players that off ridiculously high point ceiling. Wasting a spot on keeper makes no sense especially after a nervy defensive first game

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

            If some people have 2 Pool players it’s probably because they can’t afford a third.. Adrian offers a cheap way into Liverpool ‘defence’.

    6. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Liverpool look so so at the back. You get the defenders because they offer two ways to score, the keeper only one really.

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

      SHU
      BUR
      SOU
      NEW

      In next six?

  3. Dušan Citizen SPC Ch…
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    McGinn 1st sub. Any chance Perez or Joelinton to miss out? 😆

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No.

    2. Goodish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Only if they get injured. Both have had a preseason with their new teams so should start.

    3. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Why would you put a goalscorer on your bench?

    4. BuYaKasha
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Joelinton? For real?

  4. Garth Marenghi
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Mahrez or KDB to bring in?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Oh Kevin De Bruyne......

    2. F4L
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mahrez will be back on the bench before you know it, KDB will not.

    3. TOBY1
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If you could guarantee Mahrez involvement then yes.

      I do think Bilva will come good and do everything Mahrez did today and more.

    4. Garth Marenghi
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yeah KDB the safer bet, mahrez with 3 assists today is pretty good..and pep started him..1.0 million cheaper...but probably too risky at that price

    5. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Pep's gonna troll us all.
      I'd expect Bilva to play more games than Mahrez.

  5. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    dont get Dunk they said.

    😎

    1. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Who said that?

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Brighton are really attacking this year and can’t defend they said....

    3. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Get montoya they said. I hate them.

      1. Four Hit Wonder
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I hate them all too bro

      2. yakirh
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Montoya still great pick

        1. VAR Star
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yep

      3. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Montoya got us 6 pts today. That's a result in my book!

      4. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 12 days ago

        to be fair, Monty will destroy Dunk in attacking returns in this setup imo

  6. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anyone here tinker with their team and regret it more than me? Took out Sterling and McGinn and tried to balance my team more just before the deadline.... FFS

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Never ever take out sterling- hope this helps

      1. Nomar
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        This.

        You really will not regret spending £12m on him.

  7. Navispar
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is it safe here or is Kiki lurking?

  8. Not A Troll
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Recipe of the day: Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Ingredients
    1 cup butter, softened
    1 cup white sugar
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    2 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    2 teaspoons hot water
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
    1 cup chopped walnuts

    Directions
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
    Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned. Enjoy!

    1. VAR Star
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nice one!

    2. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Walnuts *gags*.

    3. Mull
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      If use a Sports Direct mug as my cup, 2 eggs isn't going to cut it. Use actual measurements FFS!

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'm with you - I absolutely hate 'cups' as a measurement.

        1. Nomar
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Unless it's lingerie.

      2. Quite Big Dunc
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Technically, ‘cup’ IS an actual measurement.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nice

    5. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Ungreased pans 😯

      Will they not stick to the bottom?

      1. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Teflon?

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No, old piece of metal.

    6. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No nuts needed for a great chocolate chip cookie!

  9. ♤TeddyBear♤
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Is bonus on the 3pm games confirmed?

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      No

  10. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    anyone have willy Wonka's fpl id?

    1. Gentle_Turks
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1481271

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        But I'm beating him so maybe you'd prefer my team id?

    2. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I posted it you the other day

    3. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      1481271

  11. Zlatanzo
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anyone watch the City game? How did Haller go, is he an option??

    1. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Very hard to judge a striker from a game against city. Best to monitor

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      He wasn’t very dangerous, but no one from West Ham was really. I still think he can be a good option against the weaker sides

  12. Oscar Slater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    The old TotalFPL site had a little gizmo that showed all the players in the other teams of your mini league when you entered the league ID. Anyone know if there's anything similar out there somewhere? Thanks.

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      FFFix does that. but you have to pay a subscription.

    2. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      http://www.livefpl.net/leagues, you can expand each row of rivals teams simultaneously in one table

    3. Oscar Slater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thanks both.

  13. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    80 from 10 with Wesley currently playing... what you all on?

    1. _sidney_will
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      76 with Auba & Perez to go, hoping to hit 90 🙂

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Nice, I’d like to as well. Just Perez and a half of Wesley for me 🙂

    2. CaTriEm
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      73 with Perez and Barkley to play.

    3. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Zzzzzzz

    4. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      mostly ketamine

    5. Amey
      1 month, 12 days ago

      69 with Vardy Jota to go. (Montoya not getting any bps right ??)

    6. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      88 all out.

      1. Amey
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Awesome

    7. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      76 currently with KWP and Moura in play, plus Auba and Perez.

    8. Silecro
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      80 with Heaton 2/2, Jota and Perez to go

    9. Squib
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      80 with Kane playing now and Perez to come.

    10. GreenPL
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      60 from 8. Aubu(c).

    11. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Just a reminder that these are all very good GW 1 scores.

      You should be content with anything over 60 odd so far - it really is just the very early days

      1. No Kane No Gain
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Agreed

    12. Gentle_Turks
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      80 with two to play tomorrow.

    13. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      82 - Pérez + Jota. So prolly 86.

    14. A Fat Spanish Waiter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      88 with Perez and Jiménez to go.

    15. AngelAx
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      75 with Jota, Perez and Vardy to go

    16. The Gobstopper
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      61 with Zouma, Barkley, Martial, and Vardy left to play...

      1. dee_top
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        80 with Perez not played yet
        Hey why you all scored a lot!?

        1. The Gobstopper
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          44 of my 61 from two players (Salah (C) and Sterling). Pretty pedestrian otherwise...

          1. Nomar
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            KWP my only defender not to get CS or assist

  14. Amey
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Do we have any information where is Guilbert ??
    Also have Trossard .....
    Bad punts. Hits incoming 😀

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Chill don't rush. What until end of the week before you take hits this early on

      1. Amey
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Ha ha
        Definitely. Thank you mate 🙂
        Two failed punts though. Wood instead of Barnes too 😀

        1. Zlatanzo
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Had both Guilbert and Trossard in my drafts before deadline, to my luck neither are in my team lol

          1. Amey
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Good job

          2. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Yeah right, I think I had pretty much every player on today in my drafts at some point

  15. CaTriEm
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Got no Spurs or Villa players but need a draw for a €250 return.

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      McGinn own goal it is then

    2. Grand Thibauto
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Good chance

  16. Mumble Pie
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Im in two minds ... downgrade VVD or Robbo to zinchenko

    or

    Don't

    1. super zlatan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Don’t.

    2. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Don’t - why on earth would you do that ??????

    3. Amey
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Don't

    4. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Don't

    5. Sharkytect
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Don't

  17. super zlatan
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    King owners.

    Keep for one more week?

    1. TheDragon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Obviously

      1. super zlatan
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What’s obvious about it ?

        1. TheDragon
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          It’s been 1 game - nothing has changed the reasons you got him originally. They have a decent next fixture and you can’t be wasting transfers this early when there is no need.

          Give him at least 1 more week

    2. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      This happened last season. King blanked for 2 or 3 GWs, everyone transferred him out and then he hauled.

    3. Squib
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Think he is gone for me now. May for 6.0 or below

    4. Tigers Time
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes

    5. F4L
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      you have to

    6. Eytexi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yep definitely

    7. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 12 days ago

      For me no, King scores most of his goals at home. I'll be keeping WIlson and bringing in someone for King

    8. Nomar
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not a King owner, but if I may answer on behalf of all King owners: "No, we're transferring him out after one game and chase last weeks points!"

  18. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How are you pronouncing it? Joe Linton or Joel Inton?

    1. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Goal inton

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Nice.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Joel in town

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Can't wait to hear Chris Waddle pronouncing it.

        1. Hairy Potter
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Especially if he gets a pelanty.

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Joel in toon*

    3. Hairy Potter
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Jo Ellington is how Radio Newcastle have been pronouncing it in preseason.

  19. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lamela you mug

  20. super zlatan
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Why are my posts getting removed?

    Mods doing overtime ?

  21. Yasir97
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    shall i transfer holebas (watford) for another defender - he's playing everton next week and flopped against brighton this week

    have 5.5 in the bank who should i transfer him for ??

  22. Whats the Mata?
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    For a ghost team draft.

    Who do you think scores more fpl points this season?

    Moura or LoCelso?

    1. Grand Thibauto
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Neither, get someone who will play most matches

      1. Whats the Mata?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        What if you had to choose 1 among them?

  23. F4L
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    how long till Eriksen comes on for Winks...

    1. super zlatan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      65 mins

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Nice guess!

    2. zotter
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I would have thought lamela or ndombele

  24. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Wikipedia: On 26 December 2018, Walker-Peters successfully registered 3 assists during a 5–0 home win against Bournemouth

    A repeat would be lovely right now.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      5 - 0 is unlikely

      1. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        😀

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

      Not put one in yet.

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Still plenty of time

  25. diesel001
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Andy Hinchcliffe called it right re Engels being positionally aware.

  26. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Why is Grealish allowed to play without shin guards?

    1. F4L
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      so he can dive 5 times a game and pretend he's injured

  27. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Lol, Sissoko shot goes for a throw

  28. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    😆 sissoko

  29. Zilla
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    sissolol

  30. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Sissoko 😀