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
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    VAR surely means end of spurs top 4 hopes

    Dived their way touch last season

    1. Nightcrawler
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      To ucl**

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Lascelles off

    Kane time

  3. DAZZ
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Non kane owner here and haha that was lovely to watch

  4. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Dammit Moura!

  5. HollywoodXI
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 19 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
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Feel for you mate

  6. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Lucas you are killing me

  7. Random Name
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Never a penalty in a million years

    1. Nightcrawler
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Billion *

  8. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

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

    1. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      HA.

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 19 hours ago

      Works fine for me. Got his brace already.

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Having the same problem but with Jota here

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Ha ha

  9. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Son and Jota cmon, score

  10. Goat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    So VAR can only give offsides it seems

    1. Nightcrawler
      21 days, 19 hours ago

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

      1. Goat
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

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

        1. Nightcrawler
          21 days, 18 hours ago

          I meant I own kane

      2. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Ridiculously wrong!

  11. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Lowton mocking me as first sub

  12. Delhidynamo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Moura is a mystery

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Misery

  13. Ambrosiana Inter
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Meanwhile wolves assets blanking as well

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Jota sh*te

  14. grumpyman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Moura should have a brace today (sad owner).

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    Pep pissing himself laughing watching that VAR call

  16. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    21 days, 19 hours ago

    steve bruce essential

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 19 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
      21 days, 18 hours ago

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

    2. Licky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

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

    3. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      100% agree

    4. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 18 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.

  18. LosBlancos
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 18 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

  19. RFCSPACE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 18 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.

  20. Dimitris1993
    • 5 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

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

    1. Goat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Nice

    2. Typo
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

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

    3. CornerTakenQuicklyOrigi
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Feels good doesn't it?

      1. Dimitris1993
        • 5 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Feels perfect.

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Save 😮

  22. Touré De Force
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Not a single save and Popey on for BAPSSSSS

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

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

    2. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      I’m nervous

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        I’m nervous for our season, need a forward

    3. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      1 save now

  23. Homer21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    VAR is officially the biggest joke ever!!

  24. Lacabacca
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    VAR is a joke. That is facts.

  25. DandyDon
    21 days, 18 hours ago

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

    1. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Only if it's Jota.

      and noooo

  26. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    You win some VAR decisions, you lose some!

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Just like without VAR

  27. james 101
    • 7 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Not watching

    How has Kane played?

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

    1. Dannyb
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Horrendous

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Horrific.

    3. Amey
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Pathetic

    4. Marvin.com
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

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

    5. LosBlancos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

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

    6. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

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

  28. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

    Deliberated all summer , chose jotta over barnes.

    1. La Roja
      • 7 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Interesting summer u had

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        🙂

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Wood over Barnes hurts more.

    3. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      21 days, 18 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
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      I chose Wood over Barnes.

    5. Amey
      21 days, 18 hours ago

      Lol
      Same

  29. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

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

  30. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    21 days, 18 hours ago

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

    1. Zlatanzo
      21 days, 18 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
        21 days, 18 hours ago

        Great. Cheers mate.

      2. ASL
        21 days, 18 hours ago

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