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
    2 months, 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
      2 months, 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
        2 months, 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
        2 months, 26 days ago

        Think we have missed the boat with Barnes now anyway

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

          Have you seen the upcoming fixture run?

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

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

          2. Zlatanzo
              2 months, 26 days ago

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

        2. JustPark
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

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

      • TuplaPukki
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 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
            2 months, 26 days ago

            You have Kane, Newcastle winning.

          • Royal5
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            6/10

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

              Thought it said rate my WC team

          • The Man Pastore
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            I wouldn't

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

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

          • Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            no chance. max 2/3 changes in there.

          • TuplaPukki
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

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

          • RFCSPACE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Nah just sell Kane and go wild with the spare cash

          • Lazaretti
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 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
              2 months, 26 days ago

              So you make wc when int break is on?

        2. The Man Pastore
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 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
            2 months, 26 days ago

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

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

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

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

            No Pukki no party 😉

          3. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 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

        3. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

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

          1. KGFC
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 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
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Surely knackered from Europa on Thurs

        4. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 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
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Its F P L

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

              Where were you a couple of weeks ago?

        5. Jinswick
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 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
            2 months, 26 days ago

            B

        6. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 26 days ago

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

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            True, unfortunately

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

            Not sure

            Thought he would have learnt his lesson v villa

        7. FOO FIGHTER
            2 months, 26 days ago

            The daysof big hitting forwards are over.

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

              Yawn

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

          • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            No changes? Very surprised

            1. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Poch really does not like Eriksen anymore

            2. KGFC
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Eriksen didn't sign the contract during half time 😛

          • Prawnsandwich
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Spurs to score in next 15 minutes...

          • Dynamic Duos
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 26 days ago

            Kane (c) how bloody stupid.

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

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

            2. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

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

            3. FOO FIGHTER
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Kane is the new CDM fot Spurs.

              • DF
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Nah mate.
                Good pick

              • Dybala10
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Looked the same vs Villa and got a late haul.

            4. Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

              Cmon Jota, give us some goals pal!

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

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

            5. Rolls-Royce
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

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

            6. Weasel Boy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 26 days ago

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

              1. Bartowski
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Kane ain't no Pukki...

            7. Dybala10
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 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
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Haller

              2. FOO FIGHTER
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  You do not want Pukki???

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

                    Got

                • Printing Mane
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Haller

                • Nuno
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Barnes

                • Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

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

              3. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 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
                  2 months, 26 days ago

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

              4. JustPark
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Well that looked painful.

              5. Tsparkes10
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 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
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  How about Kun?

                  1. Tsparkes10
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Nah, jesus will be back v soon

                2. Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Get KDB as opposed to Son?

                3. pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Only choosing between two sounds definition of boring to me

              6. EL tridente
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

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

              7. Reiger
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Has the Kane selloff begun yet.

                1. Tsparkes10
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Yup. Easy for me though

              8. Gudjohnsen
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 26 days ago

                Danny Rose seems past his prime. Lost some speed

              9. FOO FIGHTER
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Newcastle actually not looking like relegation fodder in this match.

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

                    Wont play spurs every week.

                  2. dark91
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    They won't face Eriksenless Spurs every week

                  3. Giggs Boson.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 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
                      2 months, 26 days ago

                      *of

                  4. Top Lad Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

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

                  5. Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Looking good defensively so far.

                • AdamJ91
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Jimenez > Haller? (-4)

                  Already have Pukki.

                  1. Printing Mane
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Yup

                • Gudjohnsen
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Kane yellow?

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

                    Nah

                • Cilly Bonnolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

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

                  1. Top Lad Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Jim/Neves

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

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

                      1. Top Lad Dakes.
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 26 days ago

                        I hope for the same

                • Lexi2014
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

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

                • Top Lad Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  Wya Jota

                • Ha.
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 26 days ago

                  GET OUT OF MY TEAM KANE

                • FOO FIGHTER
                    2 months, 26 days ago

                    Beware Spurs, CHE and UTD assets...

                  • Drip Doctor
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    2 months, 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
                        2 months, 26 days ago

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