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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. Delhidynamo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    oops I fell sorry Arry didn't mean that

  2. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Great for non-Kane owners and Steve Bruce

  3. Guy Demel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    This is a good decision,

    The days players run into players because they are there to get a pen are over.

    Pre VAR he would have got that because there was 'contact'

  4. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Non owner and want Kane to blank but that is a pen

  5. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Have u guy seen the penalties given in Fiorentina Roma yesterday?
    Var out

  6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    VAR will win Liverpool the title this year

    1. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Oh give over.

  7. Qaiss
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    That isn’t a pen, SPURS once again trying to cheat but VAR is here now. Spurs won’t get top 4, done it for years cheating with Kane, Son, Alli. Bunch of dirty cheats

  8. LosBlancos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    The VAR should just straight up override the refs decision when signalled

  9. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    WHY IS THIS NOT A PEN.
    KANE NON OWNER HERE

  10. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Even Poch agrees it isn't a pen.

  11. Nightcrawler
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Very good call common sense prevailing. Kane owner

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

    Kane dragging his feet into the defender, same technique he’s used over the years to get penalties. Not anymore! Thank you VAR
    Hope Alli is taking notice too.

  13. Amey
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Two Pens not given today with VAR
    D Silva & Kane
    😀
    Not complaining though as don't own Kane or Aguero

    1. zon
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Same for me mate. What an absolute joke though.

  14. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Clear pen robbed like from ManU yesterday

    1. Zlatanzo
      3 months, 14 days ago

      City or Liverpool paying off the officials to wipe out competition

  15. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    I'm a Spurs fan and no way was that a pen

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      spurscuck

  16. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    VAR luck evening out for Spurs after last week ig

  17. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    VAR operator must be a Kane non owner.

  18. Would Ed Woodward
    3 months, 14 days ago

    So if Mike Dean gives that and VAR checks, it stays a pen right?

  19. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

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    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Tourette’s?

    2. Tsparkes10
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Never been essential. Was a good pick for this week that could've gone either way. Fair play to those who tried and fair play to those who ignored

  20. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Lucas miss

  21. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    And now Moura over the bar...ugghhh

  22. mookie
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Unbelievable

    1. fantasyfog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      mate just seen your post from way back and I still have no idea what you are on about. What the hell are those numbers I just don't understand

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Moura takes his point

  24. PUP02
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Really tough call that. They've just decided Kane knows exactly what he's doing, and could've easily avoided the challenge. He dived basically.

    1. dark91
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 14 days ago

      "Easily avoided the challenge"!!
      It is not worth arguing with someone saying such things

      1. PUP02
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 14 days ago

        Clearly he could have, he purposefully fell over the defender. They clearly don't think the defender brought him down, otherwise it would be a pen.

  25. tm245
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Lucas, ouch.

  26. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Oh dear

  27. DandyDon
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 14 days ago

    Referees are a disgrace now VAR implemented. Let everything pass by for review and then VAR is to cautious. Complete shambles

  28. Sebbo29
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    He knew he couldn’t get there so he threw himself into Kane preventing him from a shot, arm across as well. Howz that not a pen???

  29. zon
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    What a joke VAR has been today. First Silva and now Kane. Absolute joke. And I don't even own Silva, Kun nor Kane.

  30. Please Answer Me
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 14 days ago

    I dont give a crap if it's a pen or not the fact is he doesnt deserve to score when hes literally done NOTHING. finally justice.

    1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 14 days ago

      Fpl justice.