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
    27 days, 23 hours ago

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

  2. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    27 days, 23 hours ago

    Barnes or Abraham?

    1. *sigh*
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Barnes

    2. JohnRoss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

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

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        27 days, 23 hours ago

        And penalties

  3. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    27 days, 23 hours ago

    This game only confirms that Pukki is a BEAST!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      PUKKIPARTY

    2. Marvin Says no to VAR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      A legend.

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      True that!

    4. Reiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Essential!

    5. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Love it. The guy deserves his success.

  4. RealVirg
      27 days, 23 hours ago

      Blow da flippin whistles!!!

    • fr3d
      • 1 Year
      27 days, 23 hours ago

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

      1. Amey
          27 days, 23 hours ago

          Pathetic
          Kwp went off Injured probably

      2. Budweiser
        • 5 Years
        27 days, 23 hours ago

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

      3. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        27 days, 23 hours 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
            27 days, 23 hours ago

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

        2. Nightcrawler
            27 days, 23 hours 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
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              True. Playing like an aging poacher.

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

              At least Bent delivers

          • LewanGOALski
            • 8 Years
            27 days, 23 hours ago

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

            1. Dannyb
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              Same, Haller for me as I already have triple Citeh

          • teriyaki 69
            • 2 Years
            27 days, 23 hours ago

            Blow it ref.

          • GreennRed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            27 days, 23 hours 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
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              From > Fixtures

            • ^Freedom Fighter^
              • 7 Years
              27 days, 23 hours 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
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              Kane you idiot!!!!!!

            • Dakes.
              • 2 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              Anyone bringing Son in?

              1. GreennRed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                27 days, 23 hours ago

                If he's nailed after international break.

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              Awful finish by kane

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              LOOOL

            • Danno - Emre Canada
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

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

              1. ^Freedom Fighter^
                • 7 Years
                27 days, 23 hours ago

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

            • DAZZ
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              No Kane, plenty of gain! 🙂

              1. Pedersen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                27 days, 23 hours ago

                No Kane, no pain!

            • La Roja
              • 7 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              Ffs Kane

            • Rainer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              Kane touched it in the box 😮

              1. GOTHAM City F.C.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                27 days, 23 hours ago

                BAPS

            • Limited & Mediocre Mana…
              • 3 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              Knew I should have captained Pope

            • The Train Driver
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              Pope on Baps

              1. jdp219
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                27 days, 23 hours 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
                  27 days, 23 hours ago

                  Thanks for the jinx

            • EMBOLOFAN
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              dummet essential

            • Jurgen Flopp
              • 5 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              Could have predicted this from Kane

            • Revival
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              Dangerous to be captaining Kane in August

            • Bartowski
              • 9 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              How many bps for winning goal?

            • Giggs Boson.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              27 days, 23 hours 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
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              Pen to Wolves

              VAR checking

              1. GOTHAM City F.C.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                27 days, 23 hours ago

                Awesome

              2. Ha.
                • 4 Years
                27 days, 23 hours ago

                Pope save incoming

              3. sminkypinky
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                27 days, 23 hours ago

                Noooooo

            • The 12th Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              -8 here I come lol.