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. Gnu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    100% Pen

    1. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      27 days, 10 hours ago

      I'm not sure. I think Kane just tried to fall on him to get the pen

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        27 days, 9 hours ago

        I'm surprised.
        "clear and obvious mistake" is the rule so benefit of doubt to the VAR boys.

  2. RFCSPACE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    Rugby tackle

  3. Marvin Says no to VAR
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    Ha Ha!

  4. Would Ed Woodward
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    lol

  5. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    No pen

  6. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    VAR is so random...

  7. PUMPKINHEAD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    As a spurs fan and non Kane owner...that is a load of shite. Pen all day

  8. LosBlancos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    How tf is that not a pen?

  9. FISSH
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    HOW is that not a pen?

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    YC for diving?

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 10 hours ago

      This

  11. Nightcrawler
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    Great call. Salty Kane owners

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 10 hours ago

      You are an idiot. FPL aside, a clear pen!

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    Unbelievable

  13. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    Bemba was right fair play

  14. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    Yes! Maon rival capped him. I don't own.

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 10 hours ago

      Should've been though

  15. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    Surely not a PEN. And i'm not even watching the match

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 10 hours ago

      Lol

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 10 hours ago

      Haha best post today

  16. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    WHAT? HOW IS THAT NOT A PEN???

  17. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    Looool at VAR

  18. SUPER MOKH
    • 3 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    Imagine hitting wildcard for the sake of captaining Kane vs New by sacrificing Salah and ignoring Pukki party.

    1. thepeen555
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 10 hours ago

      Rookie moves. But the game isn’t done yet

  19. gilean
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    VAR is a joke.

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 10 hours ago

      It's not VAR, it's english refs...

      1. gilean
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        27 days, 10 hours ago

        It's the english version of VAR. How do you determine what is an obvious error that needs VAR correction?

  20. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    Wow...

  21. Licky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    What a joke.

  22. Would Ed Woodward
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    City should've had a pen after a VAR check earlier and that should've been one as well, I obviously have no idea how it works.

  23. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    Phew! Common sense prevails.

  24. FISSH
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    I don't think I've ever seen a decision as bizarre as that. He's literally rugby tackled him.

    1. Ross From Friends
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 10 hours ago

      VAR ref captained Sterling

  25. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    How is that not a penalty? Kane non-owner btw...

  26. Reiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    VAR a complete joke

  27. Rust Cohle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    OMG, no penalty. Kane cappers.

  28. Random Name
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    Kane is a disgrace

  29. Touré De Force
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    Would have been a harsh pen

  30. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    27 days, 10 hours ago

    HOW?!?