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. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Which one of these long term?
    A)Barnes
    B)Abraham
    C)Wesley

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Sorry for top 🙁

    2. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      All looking decent options after this weekend and add in Pukki & Haller and theres loads of 6-7m options to choose from!

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

      A

    4. Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Barnes

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

      Easy A. Abraham dropped after one poor perf. C would not even consider.

      Ps I dont understand apologies for top post 😀

  2. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Spurs will be in the title race they said! Nah, two horse race for sure now!

  3. TeddiPonza
    • 9 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Considering Kane and Trossard out for Aguero (c) and Cantwell. Mad or genius?

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      To be certified a genius before results is a bit much.

    2. Manani
      • 7 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      mad

    3. Srv210
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Thinking same ,but if I play the WC

  4. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    I've said this for the last couple of years Kane isnt that great he doesnt create chances just finishes them off, so will only score if his team plays well. The amount of games he literally disappears and has like 4 touches in the whole game...this is Newcastle guys...learn the lesson and dont even think about putting Kane in your team

  5. Hawk Eye
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    walker peters injury serious??

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

      He was very poor- don’t think no it was an injury

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

        Don’t think it was an injury

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

          cheers

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

    Spurs might as well kick it out cause they’ll create nothing anyway

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

      I've said it before and I'll say it again. Spurs are better without Kane.

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

        Agree.

        If he wasn’t English, Llorente would have stayed and been ahead in the pecking order.

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

          I didn't know he'd gone. Where to?

    2. Amey
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Lol
      Imagine a diagonal pass by Sissoko gone wrong.
      Easily possible 😀

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

    Kane had Salah (C) ,

  8. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Spurs have no class, play the ball out.

  9. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 2 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Thank you to spurs and united for making my week miserable

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

      Rashford captain here... )-:

      1. Ambrosiana Inter
        • 2 Years
        20 days, 23 hours ago

        🙁

  10. Bakra
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Kane being Kane. Congrats wildcarders (me too)

    1. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Relax
      Kane(c) son kwp here

    2. ajay_kl +42
      • 8 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      As a WCer and Kane captainer this is very depressing

      1. Bakra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        20 days, 23 hours ago

        Thanks to the Friday deadline I forgot to captain him 😎

  11. KUNingas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Robbo ->

    A) Zinchenko
    B) Rico
    C) Other

    1. Manani
      • 7 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      save

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

      Keep

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

      Save

    4. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Falling tonight and have VVD also

    5. Lazaretti
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Keep

  12. BoomXhakaLaca1
    • 6 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    In what situations should you use the free hit chip?

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

      Double gameweeks

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Whenever you need a one week WC, DGW usually

    3. mookie
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      DGW or BGW

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

      When you've got Kane

    5. Dacra
      • 5 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Short term injuries, bad fixtures, double gameweeks.

    6. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      BGW I feel is a good time to use it!

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

      The biggest double gameweek

    8. BoomXhakaLaca1
      • 6 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Thanks all 🙂

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

      When you’re drunk and have bad FPL GW

      1. BoomXhakaLaca1
        • 6 Years
        20 days, 23 hours ago

        Speaking from experience? Haha

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

    Plzz 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. FOO FIGHTER
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      You really want Kane?

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Post after the game

  14. tm245
    • 7 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Spurs playing as casually as Poch is dressed.

  15. DanwiseTheBrave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Kane > Barnes (-4)?

  16. micsway
    • 6 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    so Jota sucking hard?

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

      Disgusting

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

        Dis Cos Tan

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

      Arousingly hard

    3. Cpt Crunch
      • 5 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      A tranny waiting to happen

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

    There will be one more pen shout for spurs guaranteed

    Will be up to Mike Dean on whether he gives it

  18. How I met your Mata
    • 4 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    KWP injury bad?

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

    Really? Nothing from Jota?

    Troll.

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Trolled at the start of last season too 🙁

  20. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    I cannot tell you how much I hate Harry Bloody Kane. Whenever I put him in he’s a complete flop. When I don’t have him he’s on fire. Captaincy going well today!

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

      Please put him in the rest of the season then. Would be nice to never worry about him 😀

      1. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        20 days, 23 hours ago

        It’s taking every little bit of patience to not rage transfer the lump out of my team.

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

          Play WC before this gw, so I know your feeling and just did it! 😀 on 73 point and Barnes still playing 🙂

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

            Barnes just off... well 73 point this week... with only 4 point from GK and 3 def 😀
            This week...

  21. mookie
    • 6 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Pope on a CS without a single save is weird.

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

      Makes sense though...

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Not used to it haha!

  22. Hect.OR 98th
    • 9 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Got rid of King this week. Jota’s going to have to go soon.

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Same

  23. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Planning to wait a week before shipping Jota for Barnes, does it make sense to do Dendoncker to Cantwell instead and bench Jota for a week by playing Cantwell?

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

      No play him away to Everton.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        20 days, 23 hours ago

        Cheers mate, worth giving him one last chance I guess!

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

    I don't think Pope has gone this long without a save in his EPL career

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

    a) Siggy + Kane ➡ Sterling + Barnes (0.2 itb)
    b) Siggy + Vardy ➡ de Bruyne + Barnes (0.7 itb)
    c) Siggy + Kane ➡ de Bruyne + Barnes (2.8 itb)

    1. Kizza_10
      • 4 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      A

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

      A

  26. Guy Demel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    the cricket has far outweighed this match in terms of excitement

  27. Kizza_10
    • 4 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Yay or nay for a -4

    Out: Rashford & Ceballos
    In: Barnes & Martial

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

      Why do you want Martial?

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

        6 highest point potentail over next 6 gws, according to member area. If you trust data, then that should be enough reason 🙂

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

      No. Sideways move at best.

    3. Jafoole_88
      • 4 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Yes, but only for a -4 points hit. Otherwise there's really no point

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

    Is Kane playing today?

  29. FOO FIGHTER
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    WC finally looking good now.

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

    Can't wait for the Spurs game after their over 65s walking football team have finished.