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. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Spurs so slow to second ball actually first ball, very lethargic.

  2. ^Freedom Fighter^
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Completely Forgotten the August curse

  3. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Jota and Pope owners.

    Jota to score or Pope to keep a cleansheet?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Want Jota goal

    2. mxstro
        2 months, 23 days ago

        obvs the one with less ownership

      • Printing Mane
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Pope .. bonus

        1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          This

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Traore goal incoming I bet. Hope not though

      1. Bees4Lyf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Please no

    4. onceuponatyne
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Looking for a Barkley replacement (yes, frankly anything is an improvement).

      Ceballos looking nailed or gonna be timesharing with Ozil .etc?

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Mount looks the way to go

        1. onceuponatyne
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I feel like I missed the rises on there, and while he's a good pick the first week he scores less points or is rested his price'll drop again. Feel like I might wait for that.

    5. Nightcrawler
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Sissoko is hilariously bad

      • Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        G'wan Popey my son, grab 3 baps with 1 save

        1. Bees4Lyf
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Hoooolddddd

      • DAZZ
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Kane Cappers want some more salt with their fries?

        1. Nice to Finally Michu
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          *want some fries with their salt

          1. DAZZ
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Dont care, salah (c) 😉

        2. ^Freedom Fighter^
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Nah I might have onion rings instead .. the fries not fresh

      • Zlatanzo
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Why'd I go Heaton over Pope? Stupidity

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I've reversed that error now on WC!

            1. Zlatanzo
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Unreverse it!

          2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Damn Pope isn't far from 3 BAPS, Just needs a save I think 😮

          3. Reiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Kind of crazy that VAR is calibrated so far off from our understanding of what constitutes a foul....Weird.

          4. Guy Demel (5,5,5,5,13,7,6)
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Not sure why those are criticising that D.Silva non pen. The alternative angle sky shown about 5 minutes later sees Silva actually treading on Lermas foot.

          5. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Goal time!

          6. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 23 days ago

            How many chances would you like, Lucas?
            "Moura."

            1. soup natsi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Are you saying he’s not actually Moura

          7. Rust Cohle
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Joelinton. Working it.

          8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Lowton/Barnes YC would be amazing if not a Pope save

          9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Do spurs actually want to score? Doesn't look like a team desperately trying to score to me

            It's so slow and tedious

            1. Reiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              True. So sluggish.

            2. soup natsi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              No they want to lose

          10. Optimus.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            I'm not going to lie but if you offered me a Kane hattrick now I'd take it

            1. Nice to Finally Michu
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Glad we’re keeping it honest

            2. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Meh.

          11. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Get booked Barnes 😉

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              He's subbed ain't he?

            2. La Roja
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Could be tough to do that on bench

              1. soup natsi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                It’s easier there just punch someone

            3. Here's Tom with the We…
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              He’s gone off

          12. The Man Pastore
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            What is the best 4.5 to 5.0 def in your opinion?

            1. soup natsi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Soyuncu

              1. The Man Pastore
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                Why? Fixtures arent great either..

            2. nani is michael jackson
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              I like Soyoncu of Leicester

            3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Lowton

            4. *sigh*
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Baldock

          13. tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            "We need VAR so that we get the right decisions" they said...

            1. Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              It was clear and obvious Kane dived.

          14. FOO FIGHTER
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Liverpool defence esential. Only 3 clean sheets this weekend 🙂

            • Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              Go on Son

            • RichardNixon
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              VAR is absolute shambles. The way its being implemented I mean, all it does is pass the buck from poor refereeing decisions to VAR, which then doubles down on the poor decisions. I mean why bother having it

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  VAR not going to do City any favours this season 🙂

                  1. RichardNixon
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Its not going to do incompetent referees any favours. The way it works is as follows:

                    (i) Ref makes a howler of a decision
                    (ii) VAR checks it and decides that its not enough of a howler to overturn the decision
                    (iii) The buck has been passed
                    (iv) Everyone complains about VAR and incompetent refereeing

                    From the handful of games Ive seen this season I reckon i could find at least half a dozen wrong decisions that have been made after VAR check. So why bother having it? This wasn't an issue at the international tournaments so what the hell is going on in the EPL?

              2. Pino
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                I was tempted a few times to use my WC, but it feels like its just a waste at this moment.

                Heaton (Pope)
                Digne VanDijk Robertson (Duffy Lundstram)
                Salah Ceballos Mount Cantwell Sterling
                Pukki Rashford (Greenwood)

                I have Salah and Sterling which are the backbone of the team. Liverpool defence has not kept cleansheat so far, but have 2 great fixtures now. Kane blank, Auba blank, Mane blank, Son blank, United defence blank, City defence blank. Aguero 2goals, but very expensive. Only player I miss is DeBruyne, but he got only 5p this GW so its not a must transfer.

                I think its simply to early to use the WC, am I the only 1?

              3. MoManeTaa
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                #ThankYouKane

              4. teriyaki 69
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                what's the top 10K avg right now?

              5. JJO
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 23 days ago

                How the f is Pope in baps?

                1. Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Burnley defenders don’t complete passes

                2. La Roja
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  That’s because he’s a baps whore

                3. RealVirg
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Cos I played him over Heaton

                4. jia you jia you
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  42 point GW, yuck but that's the way she blows!

                5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 23 days ago

                  Ben Davies on

                  Great sub poch

                  1. Guy Demel (5,5,5,5,13,7,6)
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 23 days ago

                    Shakes things up a bit..............