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
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    100% Pen

    1. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 21 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
        22 days, 21 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
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Rugby tackle

  3. Marvin.com
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 21 hours ago

    Ha Ha!

  4. Would Ed Woodward
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      lol

    • Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      No pen

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      VAR is so random...

    • PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

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

    • LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      How tf is that not a pen?

    • FISSH
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      HOW is that not a pen?

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 21 hours ago

      YC for diving?

      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 21 hours ago

        This

    • Nightcrawler
        22 days, 21 hours ago

        Great call. Salty Kane owners

        1. TONY123
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 21 hours ago

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

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 21 hours ago

        Unbelievable

      • DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        22 days, 21 hours ago

        Bemba was right fair play

      • sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 21 hours ago

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

        1. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          22 days, 21 hours ago

          Should've been though

      • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 21 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
          22 days, 21 hours ago

          Lol

        2. BobbyDoesNotLook
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 21 hours ago

          Haha best post today

      • TONY123
        • 4 Years
        22 days, 21 hours ago

        WHAT? HOW IS THAT NOT A PEN???

      • Tsparkes10
        • 1 Year
        22 days, 21 hours ago

        Looool at VAR

      • SUPER MOKH
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 21 hours ago

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

        1. thepeen555
          • 3 Years
          22 days, 21 hours ago

          Rookie moves. But the game isn’t done yet

      • gilean
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 21 hours ago

        VAR is a joke.

        1. The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 21 hours ago

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

          1. gilean
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            22 days, 21 hours ago

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

      • Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        22 days, 21 hours ago

        Wow...

      • Licky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 21 hours ago

        What a joke.

      • Would Ed Woodward
          22 days, 21 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.

        • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          22 days, 21 hours ago

          Phew! Common sense prevails.

        • FISSH
          • 6 Years
          22 days, 21 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
            22 days, 21 hours ago

            VAR ref captained Sterling

        • The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 21 hours ago

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

        • Reiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 21 hours ago

          VAR a complete joke

        • Rust Cohle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          22 days, 21 hours ago

          OMG, no penalty. Kane cappers.

        • Random Name
          • 4 Years
          22 days, 21 hours ago

          Kane is a disgrace

        • Touré De Force
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          22 days, 21 hours ago

          Would have been a harsh pen

        • HollywoodXI
          • 5 Years
          22 days, 21 hours ago

          HOW?!?