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
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

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

  2. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    Barnes or Abraham?

    1. *sigh*
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Barnes

    2. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        And penalties

  3. The Train Driver
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 17 days ago

    This game only confirms that Pukki is a BEAST!

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 17 days ago

      PUKKIPARTY

    2. Marvin III
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      A legend.

    3. jia you jia you
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      True that!

    4. Reiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Essential!

    5. sminkypinky
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Love it. The guy deserves his success.

  4. RealVirg
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Blow da flippin whistles!!!

    • fr3d
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Pathetic
        Kwp went off Injured probably

    • Budweiser
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

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

    • jia you jia you
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 17 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
        11 months, 17 days ago

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

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 17 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
        11 months, 17 days ago

        True. Playing like an aging poacher.

      2. ^Freedom Fighter^
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        At least Bent delivers

    • LewanGOALski
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

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

      1. Dannyb
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Same, Haller for me as I already have triple Citeh

    • 6ix9ine #1 on billboard
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 17 days ago

      Blow it ref.

    • GreennRed
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 17 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
        11 months, 17 days ago

        From > Fixtures

      • ^Freedom Fighter^
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 17 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
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Kane you idiot!!!!!!

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Anyone bringing Son in?

        1. GreennRed
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

          If he's nailed after international break.

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Awful finish by kane

      • Rainer
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        LOOOL

      • Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

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

        1. ^Freedom Fighter^
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

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

      • DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        No Kane, plenty of gain! 🙂

        1. Pedersen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 17 days ago

          No Kane, no pain!

      • La Roja
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Ffs Kane

      • Rainer
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Kane touched it in the box 😮

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

          BAPS

      • Limited & Mediocre Mana…
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Knew I should have captained Pope

      • The Train Driver
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Pope on Baps

        1. jdp219
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

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

          1. Dirty Harry
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 17 days ago

            Thanks for the jinx

      • EMBOLOFAN
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 17 days ago

        dummet essential

      • Jurgen Flopp
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Could have predicted this from Kane

      • Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Dangerous to be captaining Kane in August

      • Bartowski
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        How many bps for winning goal?

      • Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 17 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
        11 months, 17 days ago

        Pen to Wolves

        VAR checking

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

          Awesome

        2. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

          Pope save incoming

        3. sminkypinky
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 17 days ago

          Noooooo

      • The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 17 days ago

        -8 here I come lol.