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 Year
    10 months, 24 days ago

    VAR surely means end of spurs top 4 hopes

    Dived their way touch last season

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      To ucl**

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Lascelles off

    Kane time

  3. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Non kane owner here and haha that was lovely to watch

  4. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Dammit Moura!

  5. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    10 months, 24 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
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Feel for you mate

  6. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Lucas you are killing me

  7. Random Name
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

    Never a penalty in a million years

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Billion *

  8. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    10 months, 24 days ago

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

    1. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      HA.

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Works fine for me. Got his brace already.

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Having the same problem but with Jota here

    4. FOO FIGHTER
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Ha ha

    5. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Son and Jota cmon, score

    6. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      So VAR can only give offsides it seems

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. Goat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

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

          1. Nightcrawler
            • 1 Year
            10 months, 24 days ago

            I meant I own kane

        2. Homer21
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Ridiculously wrong!

    7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Lowton mocking me as first sub

    8. Delhidynamo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Moura is a mystery

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Misery

    9. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Meanwhile wolves assets blanking as well

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Jota sh*te

    10. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Moura should have a brace today (sad owner).

    11. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

      Pep pissing himself laughing watching that VAR call

    12. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 months, 24 days ago

      steve bruce essential

    13. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      10 months, 24 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
        10 months, 24 days ago

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

      2. Licky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

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

      3. Goat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        100% agree

      4. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 months, 24 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.

    14. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 months, 24 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

    15. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 months, 24 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.

    16. Dimitris1993
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 months, 24 days ago

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

      1. Goat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Nice

      2. Typo
        • 6 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

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

      3. CornerTakenQuicklyOrigi
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Feels good doesn't it?

          1. Dimitris1993
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            Feels perfect.

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Save 😮

      5. Touré De Force
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Not a single save and Popey on for BAPSSSSS

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

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

        2. Bees4Lyf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          I’m nervous

          1. Danno - Emre Canada
            • 5 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            I’m nervous for our season, need a forward

        3. Danno - Emre Canada
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          1 save now

      6. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        VAR is officially the biggest joke ever!!

      7. Lacabacca
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

        VAR is a joke. That is facts.

      8. DandyDon
        • 1 Year
        10 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Only if it's Jota.

          and noooo

      9. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        You win some VAR decisions, you lose some!

        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Just like without VAR

      10. james 101
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Not watching

        How has Kane played?

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

        1. Dannyb
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Horrendous

        2. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Horrific.

        3. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Pathetic

        4. Marvin.com
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

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

        5. LosBlancos
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

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

        6. potatoace'scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

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

      11. potatoace'scott talent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

        Deliberated all summer , chose jotta over barnes.

        1. La Roja
          • 8 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Interesting summer u had

          1. potatoace'scott talent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            10 months, 24 days ago

            🙂

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Wood over Barnes hurts more.

        3. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          10 months, 24 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
          • 3 Years
          10 months, 24 days ago

          I chose Wood over Barnes.

        5. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 months, 24 days ago

          Lol
          Same

      12. jdp219
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

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

      13. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        10 months, 24 days ago

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

        1. Zlatanzo
            10 months, 24 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
              10 months, 24 days ago

              Great. Cheers mate.

            2. ASL
                10 months, 24 days ago

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