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
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Wow wood misses

    1. Zlatanzo
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Missed a what? Sitter?

    2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Moura getting chances

    3. ZeBestee
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Son looks sharp.

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Kane tracking back well

      1. FOO FIGHTER
          9 months, 5 days ago

          Playing CDM lol

      2. FOO FIGHTER
          9 months, 5 days ago

          No Erikson = Pukki party.

        • JJeyy
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 5 days ago

          Aguero essential with Jesus out?

          1. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 5 days ago

            Essential on a Free Hit!

          2. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 5 days ago

            For one week? Great option, but not essential

          3. Yank Revolution
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 5 days ago

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

          4. thepeen555
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 5 days ago

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

            1. JJeyy
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 5 days ago

              Think it comes down to Aguero vs KDB and the saving

        • Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 5 days ago

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

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 5 days ago

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

            1. Rolls-Royce
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 5 days ago

              Hopefully United can get him in January.

          2. Respect My Authoritah
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 5 days ago

            Because he wants to leave?

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 5 days ago

          If you start lamela you deserve this

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 5 days ago

            Arg link

        • Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          9 months, 5 days 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
            9 months, 5 days 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
              9 months, 5 days ago

              They improved significantly when he came on last time

              1. ZeBestee
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 5 days ago

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

        • 40 MIL & A QUID
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 5 days ago

          Kane with them Medium/High work-rates

          1. Dannyb
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 5 days ago

            This

        • Marvin de Milo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 5 days ago

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

          1. Dannyb
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 5 days ago

            Kane

            1. Marvin de Milo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 5 days ago

              You're right I suppose.

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

            Kanet say that. We do Kane about other players

          3. Forza
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 5 days ago

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

        • Big Troy Deeney
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 5 days ago

          Droideka - GET HYPER

        • Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 5 days ago

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

          1. thepeen555
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 5 days ago

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

          2. Ha.
            • 4 Years
            9 months, 5 days ago

            Yes but no

        • fantasyxprt11
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 5 days ago

          Atsu for 5.4m no brainer?

          1. Bees4Lyf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 5 days ago

            Lol

          2. Zlatanzo
              9 months, 5 days ago

              Certainly not

          3. FOO FIGHTER
              9 months, 5 days ago

              Pukki party all season long.

            • Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 5 days ago

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

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  9 months, 5 days ago

                  Lane no longer essential. Neither is Ageuro.

                  Budget forwards will rule this season.

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      9 months, 5 days ago

                      *Kane*

                  2. thepeen555
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 5 days 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

                • Twisted Saltergater
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 5 days 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
                    9 months, 5 days ago

                    Son is good, the rest can't keep up

                  2. Zlatanzo
                      9 months, 5 days 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.

                  3. Forza Papac
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    9 months, 5 days ago

                    Is there a Kane and Ndombele theory yet?

                  4. Royal5
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 5 days ago

                    Can't wait to get rid of Jota.

                  5. Gudjohnsen
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 5 days ago

                    Kane playing in the De Bruyne position?

                  6. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    9 months, 5 days ago

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

                  7. Srv210
                    • 2 Years
                    9 months, 5 days 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
                      9 months, 5 days ago

                      A

                  8. Rolls-Royce
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 5 days 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
                      9 months, 5 days 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
                      • 9 Years
                      9 months, 5 days ago

                      If he takes the blue tablets he will.

                  9. Mr. Grv
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 5 days ago

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

                    1. 40 MIL & A QUID
                      • 7 Years
                      9 months, 5 days ago

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

                  10. tm245
                    • 8 Years
                    9 months, 5 days ago

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

                  11. Rhodes your boat
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 5 days ago

                    Suggestions please guys

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

                    1FT 0.0itb

                    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                      • 4 Years
                      9 months, 5 days ago

                      Did you play Joelinton?

                      1. Rhodes your boat
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 5 days ago

                        No 🙁

                    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                      • 4 Years
                      9 months, 5 days ago

                      Tricky. A lot rides on Martial's knock

                      1. Rhodes your boat
                        • 3 Years
                        9 months, 5 days ago

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

                        1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                          • 4 Years
                          9 months, 5 days ago

                          Ideally the forward line needs to change

                          1. Rhodes your boat
                            • 3 Years
                            9 months, 5 days ago

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

                  12. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                    • 4 Years
                    9 months, 5 days ago

                    When we get Barnes - Wood will score right?

                    1. Rhodes your boat
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 5 days ago

                      Probably!

                  13. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    9 months, 5 days ago

                    Mourinho sighting

                  14. Delhidynamo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    9 months, 5 days ago

                    Lamela is a blessing for every non Kane owner

                  15. thes7s
                    • 6 Years
                    9 months, 5 days ago

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

                    1. Dannyb
                      • 3 Years
                      9 months, 5 days 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.