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. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 26 days ago

    Shaking like a leaf just like the WC final...

    1. Would Ed Woodward
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Same.

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

      Greenwood to Haller. Exact money...think it's okay?

      1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Hold off as long as possible (league cup) but great move

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

          Yeah thanks

      2. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Yes, bench fodder for starter bang on.

      3. PlayPercentage
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        I may as well keep Callum Wilson. He keeps chipping in with a few points.
        And he has a string of reasonable fixtures coming up.

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          He'd be fine if he was last season's price but at his new price the cheaper options are outscoring him. I sold for Pukki this week.

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

          Those next two are a little difficult to call.

      4. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Bench one?
        A. Cantwell (at WHU)
        B. McGinn (at Palace)
        C. Mings (at Palace)

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          C

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

            Cheers

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          C

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

            Cheers, Cantwell + Pukki = The new Mahrez + Vardy!
            Norwich for the title 😉

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

              They need one Wes Morgan

            2. Amey
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Ha ha

        3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          C probably - all good options

      5. pundit of punts
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Ben Stokes has some incredible luck going his way recently.

        WC final first and now this.

        1. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Wrong forum

          1. Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Bugger off 😀

          2. The One True Marvin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Stick it pumpkin face.

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

              He has human face

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

              You shouldn't laugh at my face. Sleep with one eye open duck man

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

            Have a dayyyy

      6. dshv
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Spurs - newcastle 0:1 and all kane owners back to reality come on!!

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

          Lol mad?

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

            Yes a lot

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

          Sure bet

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

        Moura and KWP left...good week so far, despite picking the wrong captain...hope these two bring some more points in

        1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
            1 month, 26 days ago

            what points you on?

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

              58 I think, with 2 to play. Picked Sterling captain over Salah, or it would have been better. But still a nice rank rise at the moment.

              1. Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  nice gl, I took Moura out for a hit 🙁 (for Martial :/)

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

                    I almost did that! But I held back mainly because of this Newcastle fixture...let's see how it turns out, haha!

          • Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Anyone else start the season with Wood instead of Barnes and still fuming about it?

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

              \o/
              Sold Wood for Pukki before this gw though

              1. Hulk Smash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                I sold Wilson for Pukki to help fund KDB. Wood's time is almost up though

          • My heart goes Salalalalah
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Scores level

            1. twoplustwo
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Jammy Leach owners

          • Amey
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Only a Jota hattrick can keep him in my team now 😀
            Dendonker is Benched right ??
            Do we think now going 5 man Midfield is way to go now ??
            Mount saves 0.5 on Ashley Barnes for example.
            Downside is that none of 4.5m strikers play though 😮

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

              Or is Cantwell the 4.5/4.6 Midfielder with love now ??

              Thinking about WC so .....

              1. Hulk Smash
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                I am seriously interested in Cantwell and Mount.

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

                  Yeah
                  Mount is intriguing option imo
                  Cantwell Barnes or Mount 4.5m striker + 0.5m itb is the question right now

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

              Step back a bit I guess, probably don’t make hasty decision

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

                Hey mate
                I'm thinking about using WC
                Vardy Jota Donkey Trossard Montoya Robbo Rico probably the outgoing players

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

                  Okay, I am waiting until int break; will follow with interest your posts

          • Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Stokes you'e a fn LEGEND wd Leach fot sticking

          • diesel001
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            England!

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

              Stokes

          • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Yeessss.! Big Ben take a bow!

          • Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Aaaaaaaaaaaaghggggghhhhhhhh

          • The One True Marvin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            King of the world!

          • twoplustwo
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            That is decent

          • Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Single best innings I’ve ever watched. That bears the WC final!

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

              *beats

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

              By a fn mile

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

            Good game.

          • Hakim Ziyech
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Twice this weekend I am robbed by the PL refs & not VAR. Martial & Dilva

            • Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              What a game what grit and determination , Stokes unbelievable

            • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 26 days ago

              If Palace can beat United, newcastle can do the same to Spurs

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

                Spurs are good though.

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

                Not happening

              3. Recklesss
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Weird flex but k

            • FOO FIGHTER
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Would anyone consider Son for Sterling?

              • BrutalLogiC
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Amazing Stokes, what a player.

              • The Train Driver
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Stat fact: Harry Kane has 2 goals in 8 games vs Newcastle.

                1. DR0GBA
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  doesn't matter, it'll be 5 in 9 after today

                  1. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Ok mr Oracle...

                2. diesel001
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  2 goals in 9 games after today.

                  1. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Hopefully...

                3. Make America Greta Again
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  I'll take 6 assists to KWP.

                4. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  He'll be back averaging a goal a game against them after today 🙂

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

                  Goals versus certain teams stats are mostly completely meaningless

                  1. The Train Driver
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Not if the team plays in a certain way that affects a player in a certain way...

                    1. DR0GBA
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      and you think this Newcastle is the same as it was under Benitez?

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

                      None of the games in your sample feature Steve Bruce Newcastle

              • Wild Rover
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Super Sonday

                1. diesel001
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Super Stokesday

              • jia you jia you
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                It a fantasy football forum...now go elsewhere with your batty cricket comments 😉

                1. Don Rogers FC
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Sterling, Salah, KDB> Stokes?

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

                    Don't even know who Stokes is lol

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

                      He's the Pukki of the week.

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

                  Both the games have so much in common... 11 players 1 ball..and..

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

                  Shhhh have another. Brilliance in any sport is not evident every day

                4. Yoshioka
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  This.

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

                  Cricket like that trumps football any day, asides from seeing the spuds mess up perhaps

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

                Cant wait to see Sonny in action again.

                1. The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Can't wait to see him in my team again...

              • FOO FIGHTER
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  So no City clean sheet.

                  TAA VVD will boss.

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

                    Still getting in Laporte on WC although I may well be the batty one 🙂

                • dunas_dog
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Which City double up with KDB

                  A Aguero
                  B Sterling

                  1. luk46
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    B obvs

                • The Train Driver
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Prepare for KDB > Son posts...

                  1. FOO FIGHTER
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Or Sterling > Son.