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
    2 months, 23 days ago

    C'mon mouraaaa

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yes

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      All in on this

  2. Alan The Llama
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    C'mon Son!

    1. CARROW ROAD
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Ready to shake up the template

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Kane....

  4. Godfrey
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 23 days ago

    73 with only Jota left. Please reward my faith Jota

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Massive

  5. Tomerick
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Joelinton!

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Joe Linton*

  6. Tierney Henry
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    1-1 pls

  7. Tomerick
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Sterling holds BAP!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      legend

    2. Valar(Keith)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Still time for him to lose it via dispossession etc?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        GWG +3
        Tackled once.

        1. Valar(Keith)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Ah. Cheers

    3. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 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
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Aguero now essential ? 🙂

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      How long is Jesus out for?

      1. tucaoneo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        2000+ years and counting

        1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

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

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          🙂

        3. cravencottage
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Truly funny

      2. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

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

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        until Easter 😉

  10. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 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
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Still, spending that much with not enough return is suck

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 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
            2 months, 23 days 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
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        When WC during international break yes

        1. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 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
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

  12. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Harris -BPS

  13. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 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
      2 months, 23 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
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. tucaoneo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Same. This is so disgusting.

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Salah or Sterling perma captained. Problem solved.

        1. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 23 days ago

          That's actually a good idea

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Salah @ 12.5 needs to be perma (c)

  15. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Sto(k)es

  16. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Jota, pls. Just get something.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      And I will recruit you when you did

  17. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    9 to win

  18. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I don't like cricket.....

      I love it!

  19. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    60 all out. Average?

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Well above

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Good

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

    4. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

  20. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 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. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Agreed

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Has he stolen some set pieces off fraser too?

  21. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    30 soft shots at the Burnley goal please

  22. BRKFCTrueRover 42
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

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

  23. GAMBIT
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 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
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I did Greenwood to Pukki -4

      1. SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Nice

  24. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    2 to win

    1. Would Ed Woodward
        2 months, 23 days ago

        !!!!!!!! this is mental

      • SkekTek (AKA: AnzhiBabakin)
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        So tense. Stokes is ridiculous

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Is Stokes an MBE yet?

    3. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

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

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Hahaha honestly. Biting my nails and feel sick lol

      2. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        One of thr best of all time

      3. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 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

    4. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Go Kane!

    5. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Come on England

      1. cravencottage
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Funny game you Brits love!

        1. The One True Marvin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

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

          1. cravencottage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Yes. Barbaric Yank!

            1. The One True Marvin
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              I say!

        2. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

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

    6. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Aussies BMT gone

    7. Nightcrawler
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Lucky lucky stokes

        1. My heart goes Salalalalah
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

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