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. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Same.

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

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

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

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

      1. JohnRoss
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Yeah thanks

    2. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Yes, bench fodder for starter bang on.

  3. PlayPercentage
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 5 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
      9 months, 5 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
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Those next two are a little difficult to call.

  4. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 5 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
      9 months, 5 days ago

      C

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 5 days ago

      C

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

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

        1. JohnBlack
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 5 days ago

          They need one Wes Morgan

        2. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 5 days ago

          Ha ha

    3. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      C probably - all good options

  5. pundit of punts
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Ben Stokes has some incredible luck going his way recently.

    WC final first and now this.

    1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Wrong forum

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Bugger off 😀

      2. Marvin de Milo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Stick it pumpkin face.

        1. Deulofail
          • 4 Years
          9 months, 5 days ago

          He has human face

        2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD - ca…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 5 days ago

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

      3. Goonermeister
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Have a dayyyy

  6. dshv
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Lol mad?

      1. dshv
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Yes a lot

    2. dshv
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Sure bet

  7. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      9 months, 5 days ago

      what points you on?

      1. tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 5 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. Trophé Mourinho
          9 months, 5 days ago

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

          1. tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 5 days ago

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

  8. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 5 days ago

      \o/
      Sold Wood for Pukki before this gw though

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

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

  9. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Scores level

    1. twoplustwo
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Jammy Leach owners

  10. Amey
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 5 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
      9 months, 5 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
        9 months, 5 days ago

        I am seriously interested in Cantwell and Mount.

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 5 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
      9 months, 5 days ago

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

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 5 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
          9 months, 5 days ago

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

  11. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Stokes you'e a fn LEGEND wd Leach fot sticking

  12. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    England!

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Stokes

  13. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Yeessss.! Big Ben take a bow!

  14. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaghggggghhhhhhhh

  15. Marvin de Milo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    King of the world!

  16. twoplustwo
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    That is decent

  17. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      *beats

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      By a fn mile

  18. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Good game.

  19. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 5 days ago

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

  20. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    What a game what grit and determination , Stokes unbelievable

  21. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. Licky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Spurs are good though.

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Not happening

    3. pumpkinhead
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Weird flex but k

  22. FOO FIGHTER
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Would anyone consider Son for Sterling?

  23. BrutalLogiC
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Amazing Stokes, what a player.

  24. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

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

    1. DR0GBA
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

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

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Ok mr Oracle...

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      2 goals in 9 games after today.

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Hopefully...

    3. Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      I'll take 6 assists to KWP.

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

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

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Goals versus certain teams stats are mostly completely meaningless

      1. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

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

        1. DR0GBA
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 5 days ago

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

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

          None of the games in your sample feature Steve Bruce Newcastle

  25. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Super Sonday

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Super Stokesday

  26. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 5 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
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Sterling, Salah, KDB> Stokes?

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 5 days ago

        Don't even know who Stokes is lol

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 5 days ago

          He's the Pukki of the week.

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

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

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

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

    4. Yoshioka
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 5 days ago

      This.

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

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

  27. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Cant wait to see Sonny in action again.

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

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

  28. FOO FIGHTER
    9 months, 5 days ago

    So no City clean sheet.

    TAA VVD will boss.

    1. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 5 days ago

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

  29. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Which City double up with KDB

    A Aguero
    B Sterling

    1. luk46
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 5 days ago

      B obvs

  30. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 5 days ago

    Prepare for KDB > Son posts...

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      9 months, 5 days ago

      Or Sterling > Son.