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. Nightcrawler
      1 month, 26 days ago

      VAR surely means end of spurs top 4 hopes

      Dived their way touch last season

      1. Nightcrawler
          1 month, 26 days ago

          To ucl**

      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Lascelles off

        Kane time

      3. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Non kane owner here and haha that was lovely to watch

      4. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Dammit Moura!

      5. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Why do I bother with this game. Rashford penalty miss. Dunk goal ruled out by VAR. CLEAR penalty for Kane not given (he’s my captain).

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Feel for you mate

      6. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Lucas you are killing me

      7. Random Name
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 26 days ago

        Never a penalty in a million years

        1. Nightcrawler
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Billion *

        2. Ha.
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 26 days ago

          Anyone else having issues with the site? Kane’s goals aren’t loading

          1. Goat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            HA.

          2. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Works fine for me. Got his brace already.

          3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Having the same problem but with Jota here

          4. FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 26 days ago

              Ha ha

          5. Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            Son and Jota cmon, score

          6. Goat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 26 days ago

            So VAR can only give offsides it seems

            1. Nightcrawler
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Can't give a pen if it's not one. Kane owner

                1. Goat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  I don’t own Kane. That was 100% a pen

                  1. Nightcrawler
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      I meant I own kane

                  2. Homer21
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Ridiculously wrong!

              • It’s gonna Ben Mee
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Lowton mocking me as first sub

              • Delhidynamo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Moura is a mystery

                1. GOTHAM City F.C.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Misery

              • Ambrosiana Inter
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Meanwhile wolves assets blanking as well

                1. Dakes.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Jota sh*te

              • grumpyman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Moura should have a brace today (sad owner).

              • Rainer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Pep pissing himself laughing watching that VAR call

              • EMBOLOFAN
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 26 days ago

                steve bruce essential

              • Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                VAR is the most pathetic inclusion to football ever. Waste time only to end up making horrendously wrong decisions anyway. Piss off.

                1. LosBlancos
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Its the refs not VAR.
                  Just develop AI to referee the matches

                2. Licky
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  The VAR doesn't matter if the people making the decisions are clowns.

                3. Goat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  100% agree

                4. RFCSPACE
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Was for VAR and still am for checking offsides on goals, but why bother reviewing stuff like that if it's not going to get the correct result anyway. Waste of time.

              • LosBlancos
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                Tbh VAR cant help the Pl because its the enflish refs behind it.

                They are the only thing bringing the league down atm

              • RFCSPACE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                I get that VAR doesn't want to undermine the referee and wants to interfere as little as possible, but at some point you have to overrule make the correct bloody decision.

                Don't even care about FPL points at this stage just want to enjoy watching football.

              • Dimitris1993
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 26 days ago

                rage transferred pukki, haller, mount and barnes for kane greenwood dendocker and jota

                1. Goat
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Nice

                2. Typo
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Good transfs barring injury. Only Liv and City assets are worth premium money

                3. CornerTakenQuicklyOrigi
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Feels good doesn't it?

                    1. Dimitris1993
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Feels perfect.

                4. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Save 😮

                5. Touré De Force
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  Not a single save and Popey on for BAPSSSSS

                  1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Legenddd
                    Have Jota and Pope but I'll take that, hope he holds on!

                  2. Bees4Lyf
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    I’m nervous

                    1. Danno - Emre Canada
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      I’m nervous for our season, need a forward

                  3. Danno - Emre Canada
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    1 save now

                6. Homer21
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 26 days ago

                  VAR is officially the biggest joke ever!!

                7. Lacabacca
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    VAR is a joke. That is facts.

                  • DandyDon
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Badly need wolves goal to ruin that Pope cleanse and of course a Kane Goal!

                    1. Dakes.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Only if it's Jota.

                      and noooo

                  • Revival
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    You win some VAR decisions, you lose some!

                    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Just like without VAR

                  • james 101
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Not watching

                    How has Kane played?

                    Really as bad as the comments on here - or just emotional owners?

                    1. Dannyb
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Horrendous

                    2. Business Cat
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Horrific.

                    3. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Pathetic

                    4. The One True Marvin
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Mate you can't use anything said on here as a barometer.

                    5. LosBlancos
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Its Poch fault, playing Moura Son Kane and no Eriksen.
                      Stupid call

                    6. potatoace
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Listening on radio. Name not mentioned at all , other than the PEN shout

                  • potatoace
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    Deliberated all summer , chose jotta over barnes.

                    1. La Roja
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Interesting summer u had

                      1. potatoace
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        🙂

                    2. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Wood over Barnes hurts more.

                    3. RFCSPACE
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Went Jota too because Burnley aren't an exciting team. Seems like their strikers score goals tho.

                    4. jdp219
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      I chose Wood over Barnes.

                    5. Amey
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Lol
                      Same

                  • jdp219
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    All right, so who gets dropped? Likely #1, right?
                    1) Wood
                    2) Jimenez
                    3) Ayoze

                  • sminkypinky
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 26 days ago

                    So what' happened to Martial? Didn't see the match.

                    1. Zlatanzo
                        1 month, 26 days ago

                        Starting limping after trying to control the ball, he will probably be fine as he finished the game

                        1. sminkypinky
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 26 days ago

                          Great. Cheers mate.

                        2. ASL
                            1 month, 26 days ago

                            He only finished the game because Man Utd made all their subs already.