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
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    C'mon mouraaaa

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Yes

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      All in on this

  2. Alan The Llama
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    C'mon Son!

    1. CARROW ROAD
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Ready to shake up the template

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Kane....

  4. Godfrey
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 17 days ago

    73 with only Jota left. Please reward my faith Jota

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Massive

  5. Tomerick
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Joelinton!

    1. La Roja
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Joe Linton*

  6. Gooner Kebab
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    1-1 pls

  7. Tomerick
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

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

  8. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Sterling holds BAP!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 17 days ago

      legend

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Still time for him to lose it via dispossession etc?

      1. Rainer
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        GWG +3
        Tackled once.

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

          Ah. Cheers

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 17 days ago

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

  9. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Aguero now essential ? 🙂

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      How long is Jesus out for?

      1. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 17 days ago

        2000+ years and counting

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

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

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

          🙂

        3. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

          Truly funny

      2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

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

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        until Easter 😉

  10. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 17 days ago

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

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 17 days 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
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Still, spending that much with not enough return is suck

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 17 days 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
            11 months, 17 days ago

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

    2. Karhumies
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 17 days ago

        When WC during international break yes

        1. Karhumies
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

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

  11. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

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

  12. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Harris -BPS

  13. HollywoodXI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 17 days 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
      11 months, 17 days ago

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

  14. teddypicker
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

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

    1. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Same. This is so disgusting.

      1. Moose™
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Salah or Sterling perma captained. Problem solved.

        1. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 17 days ago

          That's actually a good idea

    2. Christina.
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Salah @ 12.5 needs to be perma (c)

  15. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Sto(k)es

  16. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Jota, pls. Just get something.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 17 days ago

      And I will recruit you when you did

  17. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    9 to win

  18. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

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

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      I don't like cricket.....

      I love it!

  19. Moose™
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    60 all out. Average?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Well above

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Good

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

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

    4. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

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

  20. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 17 days 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. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Agreed

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Has he stolen some set pieces off fraser too?

  21. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    30 soft shots at the Burnley goal please

  22. BRKFCTrueRover 42
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

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

  23. GAMBIT
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 17 days 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
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      I did Greenwood to Pukki -4

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Nice

  24. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    2 to win

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 17 days ago

      !!!!!!!! this is mental

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      So tense. Stokes is ridiculous

  25. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Is Stokes an MBE yet?

  26. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

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

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Hahaha honestly. Biting my nails and feel sick lol

    2. Debauchy
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      One of thr best of all time

    3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 17 days 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

  27. Bobby Digital
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Go Kane!

  28. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Come on England

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Funny game you Brits love!

      1. Marvin III
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

          Yes. Barbaric Yank!

          1. Marvin III
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            I say!

      2. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

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

  29. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Aussies BMT gone

  30. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Lucky lucky stokes

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

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