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. KOKAK
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Desperation is being showcased for last 2 minutes! What happened for 88 minutes? 😀

  2. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Barnes or Abraham?

    1. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Barnes

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Barnes all the way. Price, game time and better numbers

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        And penalties

  3. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    This game only confirms that Pukki is a BEAST!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      PUKKIPARTY

    2. The One True Marvin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      A legend.

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      True that!

    4. Reiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Essential!

    5. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Love it. The guy deserves his success.

  4. RealVirg
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Blow da flippin whistles!!!

    • fr3d
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Couldn’t watch the game how has the Winks-Kane partnership looked?

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Pathetic
        Kwp went off Injured probably

    • Budweiser
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Ederson & Kane to Pope & Aguero (-4)?
      Ederson is using up my 3rd City slot

    • jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      At the end of the day it was only a 5pt swing going Kane over Raz! Could have been so much worse!

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I've chosen wrong one twice in two gw's now between Mo & Raz 😀

    • Nightcrawler
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Kane is this decade's darren bent

        Just stays up there waiting for others to make his goals. Average

        1. Reiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          True. Playing like an aging poacher.

        2. ^Freedom Fighter^
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          At least Bent delivers

      • LewanGOALski
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Just got Kane in
        May drop him for and Haller or Barnes and use cash elsewhere... 😐

        1. Dannyb
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Same, Haller for me as I already have triple Citeh

      • teriyaki 69
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Blow it ref.

      • GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        You can be sure like rugby coaches know what refs are strong and weak on there are coaches who are finding ways round VAR. Lascelles fouled Kane but made it look accidental enough for VAR not to give a penalty.

      • SoapAFC
          2 months, 22 days ago

          From > Fixtures

        • ^Freedom Fighter^
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Hey son you can't shoot Infront of 7 defenders .. plz get a grip and Pas the fkin ball

        • J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Kane you idiot!!!!!!

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Anyone bringing Son in?

          1. GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            If he's nailed after international break.

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Awful finish by kane

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          LOOOL

        • Danno - Emre Canada
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Why does Son think he can shoot through 3 persons legs everytime

          1. ^Freedom Fighter^
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Exactly !! He is supposed to be professional footballer ..so it's very silly display

        • DAZZ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          No Kane, plenty of gain! 🙂

          1. Pedersen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 22 days ago

            No Kane, no pain!

        • La Roja
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Ffs Kane

        • Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Kane touched it in the box 😮

          1. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            BAPS

        • Limited & Mediocre Mana…
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Knew I should have captained Pope

        • The Train Driver
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Pope on Baps

          1. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            And I went and started Ryan over Pope. Thought maybe Wolves would find some PL form at home........ @#$%^&

            1. Dirty Harry
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Thanks for the jinx

        • EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 22 days ago

          dummet essential

        • Jurgen Flopp
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Could have predicted this from Kane

        • Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Dangerous to be captaining Kane in August

        • Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          How many bps for winning goal?

        • Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          As soon as I saw the Kane shot I came here to read through the rage posts 😀

        • Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Pen to Wolves

          VAR checking

          1. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Awesome

          2. Ha.
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Pope save incoming

          3. sminkypinky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Noooooo

        • The 12th Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          -8 here I come lol.