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. Liegitty
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Wow wood misses

    1. Zlatanzo
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      Missed a what? Sitter?

  2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Moura getting chances

  3. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Son looks sharp.

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Kane tracking back well

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      Playing CDM lol

  5. FOO FIGHTER
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    No Erikson = Pukki party.

  6. JJeyy
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Aguero essential with Jesus out?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      Essential on a Free Hit!

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      For one week? Great option, but not essential

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      I may swap Kane for him (wish he didn't cost so much but...)

    4. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      Aguero is always pretty much essential. Just people opted for sterling over him and can’t fit them all in.

      1. JJeyy
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 21 hours ago

        Think it comes down to Aguero vs KDB and the saving

  7. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Why are these Muppets trying to sell Eriksen anyway? They look abysmal without him every time.

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      He wants to leave and Levy doesn't want him to go on a free.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 21 hours ago

        Hopefully United can get him in January.

    2. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      Because he wants to leave?

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    If you start lamela you deserve this

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      Arg link

  9. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Poch is such a fool, says he’s doesn’t pick the team based on who might want a move then keeps on doing just that

    1. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      Its difficult picking up a player who is not interested in giving his future for the team tbf to Poch.

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 20 hours ago

        They improved significantly when he came on last time

        1. ZeBestee
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 20 hours ago

          Yeah, but doesnt want to sign. If he goes he will have to find other answers anyway.

  10. 40 MIL & A QUID
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Kane with them Medium/High work-rates

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      This

  11. Marvin.com
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    How many times is the word 'Kane' being mentioned per page at the moment? Going for the record I think.

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      Kane

      1. Marvin.com
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 21 hours ago

        You're right I suppose.

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      Kanet say that. We do Kane about other players

    3. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      I posted a similar comment earlier, but it was quickly washed away by posts about Kane.

  12. Bruce Lee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Droideka - GET HYPER

  13. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    are Salah and Aguero now essential after their braces this weekend ?

    1. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      There are always a few but you can’t always fit them all in.

    2. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      Yes but no

  14. fantasyxprt11
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Atsu for 5.4m no brainer?

    1. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      Lol

    2. Zlatanzo
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      Certainly not

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Pukki party all season long.

  16. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Kane is so overrated. Why oh why did I get him let Alone C him.

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      Lane no longer essential. Neither is Ageuro.

      Budget forwards will rule this season.

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        22 days, 21 hours ago

        *Kane*

    2. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 20 hours ago

      I don’t own him for that reason. He has good games and is then poor. Much like Luiz, pogba to name a few

  17. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    I don’t get Poch’s line up today. Did he think Newcastle would just rollover? How can he field a compact, hardworking midfield vs Citeh, then think he only needs Winks and Sissoko vs Newcastle?? Zero creativity in this Spurs side.. Moura, Son, Lamela only try to create chances for themselves.

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 20 hours ago

      Son is good, the rest can't keep up

    2. Zlatanzo
      22 days, 20 hours ago

      One player, being Eriksen, shouldn't make or break a team that finished in the top 3 last season. Shows how poor Spurs are.

  18. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Is there a Kane and Ndombele theory yet?

  19. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Can't wait to get rid of Jota.

  20. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Kane playing in the De Bruyne position?

  21. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Reduced screen brightness to minimum and the Dutch kits are still lighting up my room

  22. Srv210
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Which combination is better to have for 2 nd city spot with sterling

    A) Haller + KDB
    B) Aguero + mcginn/Ceballos

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      A

  23. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    So is Barnes the real deal? Amazing form since the start of 2019. Will he be able to keep it up?

    1. How Mina You
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 20 hours ago

      That's what I keep asking myself. I know that as soon as I bring him in, the goals will dry up.

    2. Perthite
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 20 hours ago

      If he takes the blue tablets he will.

  24. Mr. Grv
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Wow just bought a striker playing as midfielder for 12 mn and captained him .
    wohooo

    1. 40 MIL & A QUID
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      You got suckered into the hype. People on here were making out like he’s essential.

  25. tm245
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    As soon as Son, Lamela get subbed the 4-1-2-3 will go away and Kane will be much more attacking.

  26. Rhodes your boat
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Suggestions please guys

    Heaton
    Taa Laporte digne kwp lundstram
    Salah sterling kdb martial dendoncker
    King joelinton greenwood

    1FT 0.0itb

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      Did you play Joelinton?

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 20 hours ago

        No 🙁

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 20 hours ago

      Tricky. A lot rides on Martial's knock

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 20 hours ago

        Think that might decide it, I’ll wait for news!

        1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 20 hours ago

          Ideally the forward line needs to change

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 3 Years
            22 days, 20 hours ago

            Hoping if martial is injured I’ll downgrade him to upgrade forwards

  27. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    When we get Barnes - Wood will score right?

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 20 hours ago

      Probably!

  28. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Mourinho sighting

  29. Delhidynamo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Lamela is a blessing for every non Kane owner

  30. thes7s
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Same problems against Villa, no width, attackers not asking questions behind the defense. Newcastle defense are having it very easy.

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 20 hours ago

      Staying away from Spurs now until Eriksen situation sorted and Alli is back, they look so short of ideas from a creative perspective it's almost comical.