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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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    A save for the Holy one would put him in among the BAPs

  2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    I'm having Son Dubravka flashbacks. Anyone else?

  3. gilean
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Should I do Jota-> Barnes or KWP to someone else? Can just afford Barnes right now

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      KWP more urgent if crocked

  4. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Loving this! Come on Newcastle!

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Ban

  5. Delhidynamo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Newcastle giving prime Steve Bruce Hull city vibes

  6. SoShy
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Wildcard time

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      id wait til IB

  7. tm245
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    In this week's epsiode of "Stealing a Living" Danny Rose attempts a cross.

  8. grumpyman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Kane header, 85th minute. It is written.

    1. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      LOL.

  9. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Pukki: 'How is this joker almost double my price-tag in FPL lol'

  10. Guy Demel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Putting Son straight in has ruined Spurs

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Putting Eriksen on sale has....

    2. Trophé Mourinho
      3 months, 18 days ago

      oh right was Son responsible for their first 2 woeful performances also?
      It has nothing to do with Son why Spurs are playing bad. No vertonghen, no Eriksen. Its pretty bovious what the issues are + kwp is trash

  11. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Pope not even had to make a save?

  12. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Score one Dendo

  13. FOO FIGHTER
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Steve Bruce rearing his behind.

  14. I love Spurs
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Spurs are so boring, they could be here all night and not score. Top 4 will be interesting this year. Man City, LFC, Arsenal and...Leicester?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Norwich

  15. The One True Marvin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Dive

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    No penalty? Joke

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    LOL

  18. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Son... why mate. Don't know if I can bring ye in now

  19. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    VAR

  20. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Kane about to get some more lucky points

  21. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Clear pen

    1. Random Name
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      what game you watching???????????

  22. Guy Demel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Never a pen

  23. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Cmon VAR save us!!!

  24. Licky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Eh... ?

  25. KUNingas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Should I WC?

    Would want to ditch Heaton, Robbo, Dendo, King and Ings
    Would want to get Pope, Zinc, Cantwell, Pukki, Barnes/Haller

  26. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Pls no

  27. ^Freedom Fighter^
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    It's a peno clear come on

  28. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Oh no

  29. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Gotta be a pen

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 18 days ago

      Non owner.

  30. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 18 days ago

    Meltdown time