Dugout Discussion

Eriksen benched as both Son and Moura start for Spurs

There are some slight concerns about Harry Kane‘s (£11.1m) positioning in this afternoon’s match between Spurs and Newcastle.

The centre-forward naturally keeps his place in the side but shares the team-sheet with both Lucas Moura (£7.5m) and Son Heung-min (£9.5m).

Crucially, Christian Eriksen (£8.9m) finds himself on the bench once again, which could require Kane to drop deep to provide creativity for Moura and Son.

Spurs did not look in particularly good shape for the first hour of their Gameweek 1 hosting of Aston Villa, when Eriksen was on the bench.

It was only after he took to the field that Mauricio Pochettino’s men really got into their attacking stride.

It will, therefore, be of great interest to Fantasy managers how Kane, Moura and Son line-up against Newcastle.

Elsewhere in the Spurs side, Kyle Walker-Peters (£5.0m) continues his spell at right-back while Jan Vertonghen (£5.3m) makes it onto the bench but is still waiting for his first Premier League minutes of the season.

Opponents Newcastle line-up as expected, in a 5-3-2 formation, which continues to feature FPL midfielder Miguel Almirón (£6.0m) as a centre-forward.

Meanwhile, Wolves host Burnley in the other 4:30pm kick-off, with the benching of Leander Dendoncker (£4.5m) the biggest news.

After starting both league matches for Wolves so far this season, he has been replaced in the starting line-up by Morgan Gibbs-White (£5.0m).

That marks the only change from the side that drew with Manchester United, Matt Doherty (£6.0m) back at right wing-back after missing out against Torino midweek.

Hoping to crash another party away from home is Ashley Barnes (£6.6m) who came into Gameweek 3 behind only Teemu Pukki (£6.9m) and Raheem Sterling (£12.2m) for shots in the box.

Spurs XI: Lloris; Rose, D Sánchez, Alderweireld, Walker-Peters; Sissoko, Winks; Moura, Son, Lamela; Kane.

Newcastle XI: Dubravka; Ritchie, Dummett, Lascelles, Schär, Krafth; Saint-Maximin, S Longstaff, Hayden; Almirón, Joelinton.

Wolves XI: Patrício; Boly, Coady, Bennett; Jonny, Neves, Gibbs-White, Moutinho, Doherty; D Jota, Jiménez.

Burnley XI: Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Cork, Gudmundsson; Barnes, Wood.

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2,138 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Any news on Martial yet? Kind of want him out to feel justified for my impending kneejerk of bringing Salah and Wesley in for him and Kane.

    1. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Just done that move myself

  2. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    ...and only Sterling & Pukki remain from my GW3 squad! That's how you freshen things up 🙂

    1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Nice touch Coach.

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        🙂

    2. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      What does it look like finally?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Pope
        TAA / Laporte / VVD
        Sterling / KDB / Salah / McGinn / Cantwell
        Pukki / Haller
        (Woodman, Mings, Greenwood, Lundstram)
        0.1itb

        1. The Man Pastore
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Nice one! Will you play 352 with Cantwell every week then?

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Unlikely every week as it's flexible as I'd be happy to start Mings or even Lundstram in good fixtues. Depends if Norwich can keep on doing their thing though!

        2. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          No Digne?

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Cant have em all mate and I don't fully trust Everton if I'm honest. He's def still a top pick though!

            1. Karhumies
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Can't get attacking returns until Kean & Iwobo are allowed to play full 90 minutes but after that I expect lots of assists.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I dodged my bullets today 🙂

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        you did...WP!

        1. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          You knew Kane was spoiled goods the whole time, can't fault it, at least you knew lol

  3. Qaiss
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 22 days ago

    Aubameyang got slaughtered yesterday for his performance away to the European champs. Meanwhile everyone will be silent on little wittle Harry Kane going missing vs Newcastle at home and trying to dive for a penalty. Thankfully VAR is now here.
    There are levels to this.

    1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Where did Aubameyang get slaughtered?

    2. Guru Mediation
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      I don't think either deserves much criticism. Arsenal's tactics were completely wrong yesterday, and today Newcastle outperformed Spurs and cut off the supply to Kane.

      1. Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Arsenal’s tactics were wrong? Really? With less than a complete squad, they decided to let TAA and Robbo own the wings and ping balls in. Yet, Pool win through those channels. Instead, Arsenal lost through players failure to execute. Meanwhile Spurs have been outclassed at home by Newcastle and Villa.

      2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        I surprised how they couched the analysis like that on the bbc - as poor arsenal tactics.

        On nbc sports they had it right -

        Arsenal deliberately let the two liverpool full backs bomb on.
        The idea was to leave the two arsenal centre backs alone with pepe and aubameyang
        The idea was to catch liverpool on the counter using Pepe's and Aubameyang's pace.

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Still a pretty naieve and high risk tactic that at Anfield!

          1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            I wouldn't say naive. But it was high risk high reward - a bit like my fantasy football gw 1 team! (It didn't work either)

        2. Nightcrawler
            1 month, 22 days ago

            Exactly well said. Auba and pepe score those easy chances and suddenly emery is a genius

        3. FPL Fox
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 22 days ago

          You talk too much sense to be on here!

    3. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Small Green.

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        See a doctor

        1. Albrightondknight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          🙂

    4. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Which would you pick on WC:
      A) TAA + Walker
      B) VVD + Laporte

      1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Toughie. A for me with TAA's constant attacking threat. But these are the kind of options that can go either way.

        1. The Man Pastore
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Thanks!

      2. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        B) because both are 100% nailed on and that's what you want with those expensive defenders!

      3. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        B because of Cancelo

        1. The Man Pastore
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Cheers

    5. micsway
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      how did wolves get the pen?

      1. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        VAR wasn't involved

    6. micsway
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      TAA + Walker

    7. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Used my FT for Siggy -> Martial. All set?

      Ryan
      TAA VVD Zinchenko Kelly
      Salah Sterling Martial Mount
      Vardy Pukki

      Button Dendoncker Smith Greenwood

    8. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Salah captainers the winners this week.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Yep

        But hard to see past City for the next few. Newcastle home in 5 isn’t the slam dunk mist assumed

    9. balint84
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      selling Perez
      A) Mount
      B) Cantwell (and next week I can transfer KDB to Sterling)
      C) wildcard

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        A

    10. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 22 days ago

      So ultimately just a disappointing week then.

      Add 26 points for Mane getting his turn at s brace at home and I’d be flying. Oh well - here we cone week 4 - I’ve taken my hit so be good to me 🙂

    11. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Anybody else wildcard, realise you'd made a mistake within minutes, then start to settle down and enjoy the freedom, start to feel optimistic on Friday, before realising what a bloody idiot you'd been throughout the weekend, only to start the Spurs game in hope, then watch as he barely gets a touch?

      Sometimes, rarely, I actually really, really enjoy FPL. This weekend, I missed those days...

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Living in a pool of Kane tears!

        1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Drowning

      2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        If you feel bad just look at my linked team 4.8m after this week had to wildcard.

        1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          Oof! Wildcard looks sensible. I suppose it's only 3 weeks, eh

          1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Definitely sometimes a combination of bad decisions and bad luck forces your hand.
            I look on as a challenge now as the only way is up from here on - about 60-70 points behind most on here.

      3. KSM of USA & Earth
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Kane's goals this week were going to be only tap-ins like Agueros, maybe a penalty. He's not fully fit. So on average he was going to be a bit lower on the variance spectrum. A blank is probably unfair to be fair. It's got to be Man City and Liverpool attackers for the next few weeks.

        1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          This is nonsense. What evidence do you have to back up the claim that he is not fully fit ? How on earth can you also know in what manner he will score his goals ?

          1. KSM of USA & Earth
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 22 days ago

            He's been looking a little sluggish, not running around fast anywhere. If he's not running around, he's probably not outpacing defenders on breakaways, etc... His goals against Villa were tap-in like, the one at the edge of the box good skill but also first game of the year defending from that Villa defender who was probably equally tired. Moura was placed in front a bit I read? That's the evidence that the manager knew.

            There was no telling just how bad Newcastle were going to be, so I'll give anyone that. They stepped up defensively, at least in individual efforts. Maybe Kane's xG was still very high on this note, I can't deny it.

            1. Slouch87 Scott Talent
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 22 days ago

              He's never outpaced any defender though. Pochecinno is the problem not Kane.

              1. KSM of USA & Earth
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 22 days ago

                Ok. Well, if he's naturally not so fast then I don't know. It still seemed to me he was cardiovascularly not quite there yet which could keep his mental wherewithal down, maybe his reaction time and quickness. His preseason goals looked very sharp so he still has the talent. We'll see, obviously.

                Pochettino is probably the new Wenger. He'll probably need a sudden super squad one year to win and then it's top 5 finishes. What do you say he's doing / not doing?

      4. Prawnsandwich
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 22 days ago

        Look on the bright side - you can switch to Aguero for a -4 easily enough, most will need -8 to do same move

    12. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Any chance Ceballos increase in price this week?

    13. Mumble Pie
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      Looking ahead .... its either Salah or Sterling for Captain. Poor performance from Spurs

    14. balint84
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 22 days ago

      A) KDB to Sterling
      B) Perez to Mount

      1. KDB4PREZ
          1 month, 22 days ago

          A

          1. KDB4PREZ
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Kidding man never ever loose KDB 🙂

        • YoungPretender
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 22 days ago

          A) Dendonker > Mount
          V) Jota > Haller

          1. KDB4PREZ
              1 month, 22 days ago

              V

          2. KDB4PREZ
              1 month, 22 days ago

              Hey does anyone no why some my players prices have risen but if I go to sell them I only get the original price for them? Cheers

              1. KDB4PREZ
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Ie KDB/Lundy where as martial increase is valid to sell

                • Jordan.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  have to go up twice mate eg 6.5 to 6.7 only then does the price go up to 6.6

                  1. KDB4PREZ
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Cheers buddy

                • wren
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 22 days ago

                  Kane has bent me over for the last time. He's permanently banished from my squad this season, next season, forever.

                  1. komodosam
                      1 month, 22 days ago

                      Same here. Spurs midfield and defence are way too full of holes to select him at his price.

                      1. FPL Fox
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Spurs can have as many holes in defence as they like as long as they feed Kane better and Kane hits he net

                        1. komodosam
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Sure. But he still needs his teammates to give him the ball. Aguero has players all around him for that.

                            1. FPL Fox
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 22 days ago

                              Yip

                      2. HollywoodXI
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        I feel your pain. He has let me down so many times. I’m sticking with him though as I chose my team for the next few games.

                      3. FPL Fox
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Kane’s WK5-9 Fixtures look tasty but Salah, Sterling, Aguero, Aubameyang, De Bruyne will ALL out score in regardless.

                      4. KDB4PREZ
                          1 month, 22 days ago

                          +1

                      5. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 22 days ago

                        Joelinton or Wesley look worth a punt?

                        1. KDB4PREZ
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Maybe not the best FPL assets but decent players imo

                        2. KDB4PREZ
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Kane/trossard-Aguero/Cantwell for -8? Was debating using my free hit then to the xfr next week for -4, my team wouldn’t need touched unless injury’s until GW8 lol
                            Any advice would be great first time player and not sure if useful to keep the free hit? Cheers

                          • Babelcopter
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            1 month, 22 days ago

                            Surley Dendo & Jota -> Cantwell & Barnes is worth -4? Both rising. Barnes great fixtures coming after Liverpool and Cantwell probably best cheap midfield option.

                            1. KDB4PREZ
                                1 month, 22 days ago

                                I would say so yes but new here