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. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Bringing in Robbo after he drops in price this week could be a master stroke

    1. Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Not really TAA is still better

      1. Nice to Finally Michu
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Both!

    2. Ambrosiana Inter
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Why for the 0.01 bargain?

      1. Typo
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        0.1

  2. KOKAK
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Look at Spurs leading 1-0 and has no urgency of scoring another! 😀

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Err

    2. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Don’t tell him

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Ok

  3. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Pope up to 2 baps lol

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      From 2 saves?

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Yep

    2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Boom love it

    3. ^Freedom Fighter^
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Pope is a beast lol

    4. CostaCoffee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      And I was chuffed after playing Heaton over him on Friday night. Set and forget Pope really is the way to go

  4. Guy Demel (5,5,5,5,13,7,6)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Surely that was a foul

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    2nd SAVE

    HOLDDDD

  6. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Ah yes Ben Davies to supply the attacking oomph they need

  7. Rust Cohle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    COYM!!!

    1. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      HwTL!

  8. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    HOOOOOLD TOON

  9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    That touch by kane...

    1. ^Freedom Fighter^
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No Kane no pain

  10. Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Pope pen save Jota rebound goal would be beautiful

  11. Nightcrawler
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Kane is a joke compared to salah sterling aguero

    1. Guy Demel (5,5,5,5,13,7,6)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He'll get a goal you watch

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He's very poor. Who is he?

      1. fantasyfog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        rubbish, feel sorry for anyone who took -8 to get him in AND captained him.....

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I capyltained him, gone off form a bit. Still a class act, will bounce back. Happy for Bruce, a lot of rubbish posted about him here.

  12. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Another Sunday evening ruined by FPL and VAR

  13. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Kane to Kun, no harm done

  14. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    3rd Pope save would be worth 2 points If I'm right

    1. Daniel - The Veteran
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      He has 0 saves no?

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        2 now haha

  15. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Come oooonnn Wolves

  16. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Spurs more interested in a penalty than scoring in open play.

  17. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Kane, Robinson to KDB, Pukki sound

  18. teriyaki 69
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    top 10k avg??

    1. Johnny Drama
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      o/

  19. RFCSPACE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Kane has been bad, but I don't really blame the guy. He's stayed up front the whole game and hasn't had any service. Shocking team performance.

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      A top class holding mid like him needs to track back to the touch line more frequently

    2. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yep. He's an old fashioned CF. People on here don't seem to understand that.

      1. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        The biggest disappointment was the chance he got at the end but missed the ball. That's where I'd expect him to prove his worth.

    3. CostaCoffee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Been poor the first too games too. Wasn’t great last season either but the performances were masked by his goal tally. Not the complete player he was like on 16/17 imo

      1. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Hard to disagree, but always expect him to do 'something'. Guess you can't rely on that in the same way as Salah/Sterling et al in the premium bracket.

    4. Prawnsandwich
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Could have had an assist and penalty on another day...

      Decent call having him for this fixture, if no hits, or major changes to get him in....

      Can easily switch / downgrade..

      No Eriksen was main problem today...

      KDB only got 5 pts today, lets not forget

      1. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Very true. Fine margins of football and FPL. I'll probably just keep him for the Arsenal game and WC as planned for the international break. Pretty miserable week of football tho.

  20. Das Boot
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Yes I have 3 Spurs in my team and yes I am bitter atm, Now I have cleared that up. Pochetino. you are an arsse

  21. Daniel - The Veteran
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Absolutely hate for going Ryan instead of the fpl legend Pope

  22. FIRMINOLOOKGOAL
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Jota out for -4 to:

    1. Barnes
    2. Haller
    3. Tammy
    4. Wesley

    1. Cookie Kid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Barnes or Haller

    2. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      2

  23. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Kane > Aguero

    No regrats

  24. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Is Laporte worth 0.5m more than Walker?

    1. Son of a Gunn
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yeah

  25. EMBOLOFAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 19 days ago

    who’s old enough to remember kane at home to cardiff last year?

  26. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    I hate you, (K)ane

  27. Typo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Safe to say I will not own Kane this season.

  28. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Dubravka has been solid for the very few occasions he's had to do something.

  29. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Someone want to take over my team?

    1. Cpt Crunch
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      No

    2. Gnu Scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Me 🙂
      Good chance it's better than mine.

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Blew them up, refs!