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. Lacabacca
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Eriksen in. Kane(c) 26 pointer incoming.

    1. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Literally could happen.

      1. Ross From Friends
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        20 days, 23 hours ago

        Literally no.

        1. RFCSPACE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          20 days, 23 hours ago

          Well it could.

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Not gonna happen.

  2. purple lamborGhini
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    at least poch is learning to make earlier subs these days

  3. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    On WC, I have 5.6m budget for a defender, who would you choose :

    A) Coleman
    B) Mina
    C) AWB
    D) PVA
    E) Others

    1. Printing Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      C

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Probably would choose C

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      C

    4. JustPark
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      C but probably Emerson.

  4. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    What's the league code for the Top 10k any season one that folks are on

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Depends which one of your teams qualifies? 😉

  5. Zlatanzo
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Kane's not scoring. If Spurs score it's coming through Son or Moura

  6. Vlad Tepes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    I am tempted to use WC because my team feels way off, would you WC?

    Pope, button
    Vvd, Digne, Wan bis, KWP, Rico
    Sterling, Kdb, martial, mount, dend
    Ings, king, kane

  7. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Pope doesn’t even have a save yet

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      🙁

    2. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Oh man

  8. ASL
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Best KWP replacement?

  9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Can someone please explain the concept of Premium Defenders to me? Find it difficult to grasp.

    1. Marvin.com
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Look at last season's top point scorers vs price. It's quite easy to grasp to be fair.

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        20 days, 23 hours ago

        I can count last years points to this year as long as they’re Premium?

        1. Marvin.com
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          20 days, 23 hours ago

          Sigh. I tried.

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      You see those ones that are expensive and scored a lot of points last season? Now do you think those are budget or premium defenders?

  10. Would Ed Woodward
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Rose has been awful.

  11. FOO FIGHTER
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Death to 11m plus forwards.

  12. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Offer Eriksen a mansion. Build him a statue. Something. Anything!

    The team is scary bad without him

  13. smix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Kane always looks shite when Moura is playing !

  14. EL tridente
    • 1 Year
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Wild card this team:
    Ryan, (Button)
    Van Dijk, Digne, Zinchenko, Kwp, Lundstram
    Sterling, Salah, Martial, Robinson,(Dendoncker)
    King, Kane, (Greenwood)

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    This seems weird but Kane isn't actually making himself available for the ball

    You would expect him to be running around calling for the ball at every instance

    1. ^Freedom Fighter^
      • 7 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Correct

  16. Heenneesseey
    • 1 Year
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Eriksen in and I am going to hide behind the sofa again. (don't have kane)

  17. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Kane, goalkeeper of the year! 😀

    1. Limited & Mediocre Mana…
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      A better all rounder than Stokes

  18. Dr Van Nostrand
    • 3 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Imagine losing to Steve Bruce and Mike Ashley *cold sweats*

  19. FOO FIGHTER
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    What are those with Auba and Kane doing?

    1. Dr Van Nostrand
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Sobbing gently

    2. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Hiding behind a sofa?

  20. primal33
    • 1 Year
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Transfer done nice and early...

    Lucas Moura + King ---> Mount + Haller (-4pts)

    I really like West Ham's next few fixtures (especially Norwich at home) and he looked brilliant yesterday.

  21. Bees4Lyf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Rose YC

  22. tucaoneo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Pope is rising ahead of Liverpool. Madness.

    1. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Wildcards probably

  23. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Kane is gone from my team lol. Goodbyees

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      To whom?

  24. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Rashford,Kane > Haller,Aguero?

  25. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 4 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    So is it Aguero time for Kane although did not realise it was a mil difference so will need a hit. But Aguero has 3 great fixtures and Jesus out for them. Spurs haven’t looked great and Eriksen uncertainty must be messing up team morale a tad....

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Jesus is only out for GW4, as confirmed by the City site

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 4 Years
        20 days, 23 hours ago

        Arrrr ok, thought it was a bit longer, cheers

  26. EL tridente
    • 1 Year
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Please help guys - should I Wild card this team:
    Ryan, (Button)
    Van Dijk, Digne, Zinchenko, Kwp, Lundstram
    Sterling, Salah, Martial, Robinson,(Dendoncker)
    King, Kane, (Greenwood)

    1. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Kane Robinson to Pukki KDB?

  27. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Barnes Haller and Pukki are the template front 3 right now.

    1. Zlatanzo
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      The template front 3 changes every week, means nothing for now

  28. smix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Kane looking uninterested ! Almost as if he has bet against himself or something !

  29. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 6 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Gudmundsson clean sheet banked

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Joe Linton down