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. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    C'mon mouraaaa

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Yes

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      All in on this

  2. Alan The Llama
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    C'mon Son!

    1. CARROW ROAD
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      Ready to shake up the template

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    Kane....

  4. Godfrey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    73 with only Jota left. Please reward my faith Jota

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Massive

  5. Tomerick
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    Joelinton!

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Joe Linton*

  6. Tierney Henry
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    1-1 pls

  7. Tomerick
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    85 all in. Need an upset in the Spurs game to maximise the gains.

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 12 hours ago

    Sterling holds BAP!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      legend

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Still time for him to lose it via dispossession etc?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        GWG +3
        Tackled once.

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Ah. Cheers

    3. Amey
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Awesome
        Got it wrong twice in two gw's with Raz & Mo © though 😀
        Hopefully third time lucky next gw

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Aguero now essential ? 🙂

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        How long is Jesus out for?

        1. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 12 hours ago

          2000+ years and counting

          1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 12 hours ago

            Heard alternative interpretations... What's your source?

          2. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            🙂

          3. cravencottage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Truly funny

        2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Until judgement day. Which is easy to confuse with transfer deadline day

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          until Easter 😉

    5. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      My defence score this week 1 2 2 1 5 for 30M budget yukie

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

        Defence not important this GW. Only Southampton and Aston Villa kept CS so far. This GW is about:

        (i) Pukki owners vs non-owners
        (ii) Salah owners vs non-owners
        (iii) Sterling(c) vs Kane(c)

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 12 hours ago

          Still, spending that much with not enough return is suck

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

            Will payoff over time IMO. You don't buy a big defence just for Christmas

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              25 days, 12 hours ago

              Maybe ... few 6-7 mid and forward options appear now ... so number crunching at the start of GW5

      2. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        Switch to 3-4-3 or 3-5-2?

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 12 hours ago

          When WC during international break yes

          1. Karhumies
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Quality over quantity. Don't go to the other opposite end of only getting cheap defenders. Middle ground ftw.

    6. diesel001
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Salah beat Sterling this week. Would not have expected that before the GW started.

    7. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Harris -BPS

    8. HollywoodXI
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Ok captain Harry Kane. I’ve trusted you before and you’ve let me down. I WC in part to get you in...don’t let me down. Hat trick needed!

      1. Lamplighters
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        Story of my FPL life. I held Kane for this week, but without a brace, he is out for Kun.

    9. teddypicker
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Salah/Sterling (C) correct choice 0/3 gwks!

      1. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        Same. This is so disgusting.

        1. Moose™
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 12 hours ago

          Salah or Sterling perma captained. Problem solved.

          1. tucaoneo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            That's actually a good idea

      2. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Salah @ 12.5 needs to be perma (c)

    10. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Sto(k)es

    11. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Jota, pls. Just get something.

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

        And I will recruit you when you did

    12. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      9 to win

    13. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Who cares about football? Cricket has been amazing this summer hasn't it!

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

        I don't like cricket.....

        I love it!

    14. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      60 all out. Average?

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

        Well above

      2. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Good

      3. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Good yeah , I'm on 47 with Kane(c) and Pope.

      4. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        I reckon decent subject to Spurs performance as most people have some coverage

    15. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Harry Wilson could make a very nice Bou option. They will score loads of goals looking at the fixtures and Wilson seem a nice route. Calum is the other option many have sold.

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 12 hours ago

        Agreed

      2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Has he stolen some set pieces off fraser too?

    16. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      30 soft shots at the Burnley goal please

    17. BRKFCTrueRover 42
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Bloody Moura, decided for martial and no doubt he'll score a hatty

    18. GAMBIT
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      Jota blanks today and I'm gettind rid. Pukki in for a hit. Just don't know what the transfer to free up funds will be

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 6 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        I did Greenwood to Pukki -4

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Nice

    19. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 11 hours ago

      2 to win

      1. Would Ed Woodward
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          !!!!!!!! this is mental

        • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          So tense. Stokes is ridiculous

      2. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Is Stokes an MBE yet?

      3. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        I don't follow Cricket at all, but this is exciting 🙂

        1. Tsparkes10
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Hahaha honestly. Biting my nails and feel sick lol

        2. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          One of thr best of all time

        3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Not watching the match. I don't even know the game works. But the fever in today's FFS comments now has me interested

      4. Bobby Digital
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Go Kane!

      5. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Come on England

        1. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Funny game you Brits love!

          1. Marvin.com
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            No cricket where you're from? What are you barbarians?

            1. cravencottage
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              25 days, 11 hours ago

              Yes. Barbaric Yank!

              1. Marvin.com
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                25 days, 11 hours ago

                I say!

          2. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            I ain't Brit but I do like some funny games.

      6. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 11 hours ago

        Aussies BMT gone

      7. Nightcrawler
          25 days, 11 hours ago

          Lucky lucky stokes

          1. My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 11 hours ago

            Yep. But Aussies should not waste reviews. Will teach them a valuable lesson here