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. How Mina You
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    How times change. I remember how universally ridiculed Barnes used to be a couple of seasons back and now, people are itching to get him in.

    1. acesingh
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I’m still not too convinced... I think pukki is the real deal and Barnes will troll

      1. How Mina You
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Likewise. Barnes' style of play suggests that his form seems so difficult to sustain. But his record in 2019 continues to prove otherwise...

    2. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Think we have missed the boat with Barnes now anyway

      1. grumpyman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Have you seen the upcoming fixture run?

        1. How Mina You
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Fair point. I will probably replace Jota with him after next week. Looking at Haller too.

        2. Zlatanzo
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I do, but how long can possibly sustain this form for is my concern.

    3. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      My 3rd striker when he was 5.0 iiinm. It worked. Or was it 4.5?

  2. TuplaPukki
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Would you WC this team??

    Heaton-Button
    VvD-Zinchenko-AWB-KWP-Lundstram
    Salah-Sterling-Martial-Trossard-Dendo
    Kane-Pukki-Greenwood

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 26 days ago

      You have Kane, Newcastle winning.

    2. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      6/10

      1. Royal5
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Thought it said rate my WC team

    3. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I wouldn't

    4. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I'm not a fan of early wildcards but Im crap at this game. Might take a hit to fix that.

    5. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      no chance. max 2/3 changes in there.

    6. TuplaPukki
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Already did king->pukki last night, is there anything that is worth to take hit?

    7. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Nah just sell Kane and go wild with the spare cash

    8. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      I've 11/15 same players atm. I'll try to survive until int break. Salah / KdB, Trossard / Sigurdsson , AWB / 0 (pointer cant even remember who) , Heaton / Pope

      1. TuplaPukki
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        So you make wc when int break is on?

  3. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Alright, should I WC this lot?

    Pope Button
    VVD Digne Dunk Guilbert Rico
    Mane Sterling KDB Ceballos Mcginn
    Auba Jota Greenwood

    1FT / 0.0itb

    If so, how would you rate this WC team :

    Pope Button
    VVD Laporte Digne Lund Kelly
    Salah Sterling KDB Mount Mcginn
    Haller Barnes Greenwood

    0.0itb

    Cheers!

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      7 changes, then yes. But looks like benching headache.

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ok my bad, Lund could be 1st on bench.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      No Pukki no party 😉

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Noooo

      Just shift funds around up top if you like but Auba is ticking over nicely enough and Arsenal are looking potent

  4. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Pope hasn't even made a single save. Wolves must be playing poorly then...

    1. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Not sure about this stat but I think I read somewhere that Wolves are more of a second-half team. Hoping Jota can do some magic!

    2. Dr Van Nostrand
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Surely knackered from Europa on Thurs

  5. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I remember Wood was a hot shot in preseason and all the talk about the impact of J Rod. Then the season kicks off and Barnes turns into Ronaldo. I don't get this at all.

    1. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Its F P L

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Barnes is one of the top scorers in 2019. He scores when it actually matters, Wood scores when it doesn't matter

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Where were you a couple of weeks ago?

  6. Jinswick
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Whatcha reckon?

    A) Save FT
    B) Perez -> Mount (if fit)
    C) Wildcard

    Ryan
    TAA, Digne, Zinch, Coleman
    Salah, Sterling, Martial, Perez
    Wilson, King

    Button, KWP, Deondocker, Martinelli
    Bank 0.2m, 1FT

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      B

  7. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Need to change Article Title as Eriksen won't be benched for much longer

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      True, unfortunately

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Not sure

      Thought he would have learnt his lesson v villa

  8. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 26 days ago

    The daysof big hitting forwards are over.

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Auba is ticking over nicely and Kane will have hot-streaks over the season. Timing when to have them in your team will be key.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yawn

      I scored 250 from one premium forward spot last season with 2 forced transfers only

  9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    No changes? Very surprised

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Poch really does not like Eriksen anymore

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Eriksen didn't sign the contract during half time 😛

  10. Prawnsandwich
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Spurs to score in next 15 minutes...

  11. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Kane (c) how bloody stupid.

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      This, was trying to be clever, it didnt work.

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      So far yes. Pre-deadline looked a great option.

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Kane is the new CDM fot Spurs.

    4. DF
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Nah mate.
      Good pick

    5. Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Looked the same vs Villa and got a late haul.

  12. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Cmon Jota, give us some goals pal!

    1. How Mina You
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Seconded. It's baffling why he can't replicate his pre-season and Europa League form.

  13. Rolls-Royce
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Have exact cash to do Maupay -> Barnes(-4) before he rises. Sets up nicely for the run of fixtures. Sounds good?

  14. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Norwich knock 3 past them and spurs cant even get 1.

    1. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Kane ain't no Pukki...

  15. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    8.0 to spend on a striker who isn’t Pukki.

    Is Haller the best option?

    Not looked into the stats yet but season ticker favours West Ham attack.

    1. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Haller

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 26 days ago

      You do not want Pukki???

      1. Dybala10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Got

    3. Son of a Gunn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Haller

    4. Nuno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Barnes

    5. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yeah punt on Haller. Wish I could get him over Jota

  16. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Kane running out of the box when the ball is crossed in on the set piece 😆

    1. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Making space for Son and Moura I guess. Always wondered what would happen if they both started together...

  17. JustPark
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Well that looked painful.

  18. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Happy this has happened. Easy to get KDB in now and only choosing from Salah Sterling captain is fun

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      How about Kun?

      1. Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Nah, jesus will be back v soon

    2. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Get KDB as opposed to Son?

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Only choosing between two sounds definition of boring to me

  19. EL tridente
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Best combo?
    A) Robinson and King to Cantwell and Haller
    Or
    B) Robinson And KWP to Mount and Lowton

  20. Reiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Has the Kane selloff begun yet.

    1. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yup. Easy for me though

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Danny Rose seems past his prime. Lost some speed

  22. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Newcastle actually not looking like relegation fodder in this match.

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Wont play spurs every week.

    2. dark91
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      They won't face Eriksenless Spurs every week

    3. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      They're a side I'm always cautious off. They regularly frustrate the top teams.

      1. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        *of

    4. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yeah do alright v top sides sometimes. Beat City last year.

    5. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Looking good defensively so far.

  23. AdamJ91
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Jimenez > Haller? (-4)

    Already have Pukki.

    1. Son of a Gunn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Yup

  24. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Kane yellow?

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Nah

  25. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Who takes Wolves’ penalties? Got Pope and Jota. Hoping for a penalty save and a rebound scored or something.

    1. Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 26 days ago

      Jim/Neves

      1. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        So you’re telling me there’s a chance?

        1. Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          I hope for the same

  26. Lexi2014
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Kane -> Aguero is a done deal. Unless he produces a masterclass this half...

  27. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Wya Jota

  28. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    GET OUT OF MY TEAM KANE

  29. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Beware Spurs, CHE and UTD assets...

  30. Drip Doctor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    I like Haller as a player, but he has a bit of Kane about him. Hangs around outside the box for most of the game. Feel with the fixtures swing for Burnley, Barnes might be the boring pick, but probably the way to go.

    1. Zlatanzo
      1 month, 26 days ago

      He nearly scored a scorpion ontop of his bicycle goal, doesn't look like a Kane to me