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
      25 days, 10 hours ago

      VAR surely means end of spurs top 4 hopes

      Dived their way touch last season

      1. Nightcrawler
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          To ucl**

      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        Lascelles off

        Kane time

      3. DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        Non kane owner here and haha that was lovely to watch

      4. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 10 hours ago

        Dammit Moura!

      5. HollywoodXI
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 10 hours 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
            25 days, 10 hours ago

            Feel for you mate

        2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          Lucas you are killing me

        3. Random Name
          • 4 Years
          25 days, 10 hours ago

          Never a penalty in a million years

          1. Nightcrawler
              25 days, 10 hours ago

              Billion *

          2. Ha.
            • 4 Years
            25 days, 10 hours ago

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

            1. Goat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 10 hours ago

              HA.

            2. GOTHAM City F.C.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 10 hours ago

              Works fine for me. Got his brace already.

            3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 3 Years
              25 days, 10 hours ago

              Having the same problem but with Jota here

            4. FOO FIGHTER
                25 days, 10 hours ago

                Ha ha

            5. Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 10 hours ago

              Son and Jota cmon, score

            6. Goat
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              25 days, 10 hours ago

              So VAR can only give offsides it seems

              1. Nightcrawler
                  25 days, 10 hours ago

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

                  1. Goat
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 10 hours ago

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

                    1. Nightcrawler
                        25 days, 10 hours ago

                        I meant I own kane

                    2. Homer21
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      25 days, 10 hours ago

                      Ridiculously wrong!

                • It’s gonna Ben Mee
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                  Lowton mocking me as first sub

                • Delhidynamo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                  Moura is a mystery

                  1. GOTHAM City F.C.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 10 hours ago

                    Misery

                • Ambrosiana Inter
                  • 2 Years
                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                  Meanwhile wolves assets blanking as well

                  1. Dakes.
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 10 hours ago

                    Jota sh*te

                • grumpyman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                  Moura should have a brace today (sad owner).

                • Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                  Pep pissing himself laughing watching that VAR call

                • EMBOLOFAN
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                  steve bruce essential

                • Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  25 days, 10 hours 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
                    25 days, 10 hours ago

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

                  2. Licky
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    25 days, 10 hours ago

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

                  3. Goat
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 10 hours ago

                    100% agree

                  4. RFCSPACE
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    25 days, 10 hours 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
                  25 days, 10 hours 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
                  25 days, 10 hours 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
                  25 days, 10 hours ago

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

                  1. Goat
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 10 hours ago

                    Nice

                  2. Typo
                    • 6 Years
                    25 days, 10 hours ago

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

                  3. CornerTakenQuicklyOrigi
                      25 days, 10 hours ago

                      Feels good doesn't it?

                      1. Dimitris1993
                        • 5 Years
                        25 days, 10 hours ago

                        Feels perfect.

                  4. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    25 days, 10 hours ago

                    Save 😮

                  5. Touré De Force
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    25 days, 10 hours ago

                    Not a single save and Popey on for BAPSSSSS

                    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                      • 3 Years
                      25 days, 10 hours ago

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

                    2. Bees4Lyf
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      25 days, 10 hours ago

                      I’m nervous

                      1. Danno - Emre Canada
                        • 4 Years
                        25 days, 10 hours ago

                        I’m nervous for our season, need a forward

                    3. Danno - Emre Canada
                      • 4 Years
                      25 days, 10 hours ago

                      1 save now

                  6. Homer21
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    25 days, 10 hours ago

                    VAR is officially the biggest joke ever!!

                  7. Lacabacca
                      25 days, 10 hours ago

                      VAR is a joke. That is facts.

                    • DandyDon
                        25 days, 10 hours ago

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

                        1. Dakes.
                          • 2 Years
                          25 days, 10 hours ago

                          Only if it's Jota.

                          and noooo

                      • Revival
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        25 days, 10 hours ago

                        You win some VAR decisions, you lose some!

                        1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          25 days, 10 hours ago

                          Just like without VAR

                      • james 101
                        • 7 Years
                        25 days, 10 hours ago

                        Not watching

                        How has Kane played?

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

                        1. Dannyb
                          • 2 Years
                          25 days, 10 hours ago

                          Horrendous

                        2. Business Cat
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          25 days, 10 hours ago

                          Horrific.

                        3. Amey
                            25 days, 10 hours ago

                            Pathetic

                          • Marvin.com
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            25 days, 10 hours ago

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

                          • LosBlancos
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            25 days, 10 hours ago

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

                          • potatoace
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            25 days, 10 hours ago

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

                        4. potatoace
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          25 days, 10 hours ago

                          Deliberated all summer , chose jotta over barnes.

                          1. La Roja
                            • 7 Years
                            25 days, 10 hours ago

                            Interesting summer u had

                            1. potatoace
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              25 days, 10 hours ago

                              🙂

                          2. Hazz
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            25 days, 10 hours ago

                            Wood over Barnes hurts more.

                          3. RFCSPACE
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            25 days, 10 hours 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
                            25 days, 10 hours ago

                            I chose Wood over Barnes.

                          5. Amey
                              25 days, 10 hours ago

                              Lol
                              Same

                          6. jdp219
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 2 Years
                            25 days, 10 hours ago

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

                          7. sminkypinky
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            25 days, 10 hours ago

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

                            1. Zlatanzo
                                25 days, 10 hours 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
                                  25 days, 10 hours ago

                                  Great. Cheers mate.

                                2. ASL
                                    25 days, 10 hours ago

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