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. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    Erik warming up

  2. Green Arrow
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    Kane playing everywhere apart from striker in the box

  3. Hy liverpool
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    Son doesn't have X in him. Can't pass

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      It would be funny if the X button didn't work when you control him

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    Pathetic line up from Poch. What does he expect playing Son, Moura AND Lamela along with Kane.

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    Eriksen on for Kane at HT?

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Get back behind sofa

      1. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        😀
        I'm hiding behind it too

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Winks

  6. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    Eriksen warming up!!

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    Of course Newcastle capitulate at Norwich and turn into defensive stalwarts against Spurs, of course! Grrr

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Erm they were very steady against Arsenal

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Good point, though they were at home then

      2. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Exactly. I wouldnt compare Norwich to Arsenal though, former far superior attacking threath.

  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    A very disciplined performance by kane, holding his position well

    Looks like poch has found his ndombele replacement while he's injured

    1. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      People complaining about him just don't understand the position of CDM.

    2. The Duffy Dunk Shaw
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      POO option

  9. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    Kane to Pukki a no brainer.

    1. Podge
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      It really is 🙂

    2. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Done

    3. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Seems like it

  10. KaBoZ: Kids,don't Drin…
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 19 hours ago

    I need to ditch Deeney ASAP.
    Team:

    Heaton - Pope
    vvd - coleman - WBS - dunk - Rico
    Salah - Sterling - Mora- McGinn - Martial
    Deeney - Pukki - Adams

    1 FT, 0.7m itb

    Who to get and is it worth a hit?

  11. FOO FIGHTER
      25 days, 19 hours ago

      Kane trolling lol

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Lol

      2. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        😆

      3. Business Cat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        I'll take a save point if Kane can manage one

      4. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        😆

    • Zlatanzo
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Eriksen warming up after less than 40 minutes?? Didn't poch learn after the Villa game to start him?

        1. DA Minnion
          • 7 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Obviously not.

      • Pieterke30
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Pukki Barnes Haller the ideal front 3?

        1. Pieterke30
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Or would it be kneejerking with Haller?

          1. DF
            • 6 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            I'd go cwilson instead of haller

          2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            Nope. Quality player and has the fixtures

        2. Podge
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          I think so

      • Rolls-Royce
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Bemba on fire...

        1. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Don't encourage him

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        No touches in the box for Kane so far

        1. Bayern Eunuchs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Should have captained Ben stokes instead

      • Bookkeeper
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        any chance Walker Peters gets hooked off early?

      • Podge
        • 8 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Kane got pretty close to the ball there

      • tm245
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 19 hours ago

        Joe Ellington

        1. Zlatanzo
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            Gets on my nerves

        2. Rolls-Royce
          • 5 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Classic Kane brace incoming at the second half

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            Only takes a few mins.

          2. ZICO SENNA
            • 8 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            Classic blank more like

          3. Giggs Boson.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            He's good at getting last minute goals. Non-owner here, and won't be happy until the final whistle...

        3. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Check the positioning and movement of Kane, Son, Moura & Lamela. It's shockingly woeful.

          1. tm245
            • 7 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            When Kane got the ball at the halfline a minute ago the three of them all just sprinted at goal.

          2. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            They have 4 players who all want to lead the line and no one to supply them. Kane ends up dropping deep.

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Sissoko only passes back!

        5. SPorting
          • 8 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Perez and KWP on their way out of my team later.

        6. Daniel - The Veteran
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 19 hours ago

          Will Wolves score?

          1. Podge
            • 8 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            Yes I have pope

          2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            Tend to.

          3. Jam0sh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            That is a tough question

          4. Skyrocketing
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              I know my next transfer even if they do score. Jimenez out for pukki.

              Then the week after jota is also gonna be transferred out. I’m done with those idiots.

          5. Lokako
            • 4 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            Kane blank celebration tread:

            This is where we party and celebrate that we are rising in the ranks, goodbye kane owners cya next year

            1. The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              Too early man...

            2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              See villa game comments around this time.

              1. Gnu
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                This.

          6. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            What an advert this is for Eriksen. Hiking his price like no performance could.

          7. Marvin.com
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            25 days, 19 hours ago

            If Kane scores will somebody definitely let me know, I wouldn't want to miss it.

          8. FOO FIGHTER
              25 days, 19 hours ago

              Jota bound to drop again. I am not waiting on GW4.

              1. Skyrocketing
                  25 days, 19 hours ago

                  So will Jimenez. Gonna take him out today for pukki

              2. PLerix
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Kane has nothing to do out wide. Frustrating for a captainer.. What's Poch thinking..

              3. KGFC
                • 3 Years
                25 days, 19 hours ago

                Any idea how is Jota playing? Does he look like scoring?