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. Delhidynamo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    oops I fell sorry Arry didn't mean that

  2. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Great for non-Kane owners and Steve Bruce

  3. Guy Demel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    20 days, 23 hours 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
    20 days, 23 hours ago

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

  5. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 2 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

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

  6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    VAR will win Liverpool the title this year

    1. Marvin.com
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Oh give over.

  7. Qaiss
    • 3 Years
    20 days, 23 hours 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
    20 days, 23 hours ago

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

  9. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    WHY IS THIS NOT A PEN.
    KANE NON OWNER HERE

  10. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    20 days, 23 hours ago

    Even Poch agrees it isn't a pen.

  11. Nightcrawler
      20 days, 23 hours ago

      Very good call common sense prevailing. Kane owner

    • I love Spurs
      • 7 Years
      20 days, 23 hours 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.

    • Amey
        20 days, 23 hours ago

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

        1. zon
          • 4 Years
          20 days, 23 hours ago

          Same for me mate. What an absolute joke though.

      • HonestBlatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        20 days, 23 hours ago

        Clear pen robbed like from ManU yesterday

        1. Zlatanzo
            20 days, 23 hours ago

            City or Liverpool paying off the officials to wipe out competition

        2. COK3Y5MURF
          • 3 Years
          20 days, 23 hours ago

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

          1. EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            20 days, 23 hours ago

            spurscuck

        3. Dakes.
          • 2 Years
          20 days, 23 hours ago

          VAR luck evening out for Spurs after last week ig

        4. The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          20 days, 23 hours ago

          VAR operator must be a Kane non owner.

        5. Would Ed Woodward
            20 days, 23 hours ago

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

          • EMBOLOFAN
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            20 days, 23 hours ago

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            1. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              20 days, 23 hours ago

              Tourette’s?

            2. Tsparkes10
              • 1 Year
              20 days, 23 hours 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

          • g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            20 days, 23 hours ago

            Lucas miss

          • tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            20 days, 23 hours ago

            And now Moura over the bar...ugghhh

          • mookie
            • 6 Years
            20 days, 23 hours ago

            Unbelievable

            1. fantasyfog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              20 days, 23 hours 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

          • Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            20 days, 23 hours ago

            Moura takes his point

          • PUP02
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            20 days, 23 hours 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
              20 days, 23 hours ago

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

              1. PUP02
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                20 days, 23 hours 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.

          • tm245
            • 7 Years
            20 days, 23 hours ago

            Lucas, ouch.

          • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 3 Years
            20 days, 23 hours ago

            Oh dear

          • DandyDon
              20 days, 23 hours ago

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

            • Sebbo29
              • 5 Years
              20 days, 23 hours 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???

            • zon
              • 4 Years
              20 days, 23 hours 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.

            • Please Answer Me
              • 5 Years
              20 days, 23 hours 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
                20 days, 23 hours ago

                Fpl justice.