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. Ross From Friends
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Pope clean sheet gonezo! wooohooo

  2. The Train Driver
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Jimenez and Pope owner, I should be happy about this?

    1. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Yeb, more pope owners compared to Jimmy, so you go out + compared to most others

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Any update on pope bonus?

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      ...zero

    2. Ross From Friends
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      gone missing

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

      Anxious?

    4. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Any update on Kane returns?

  4. Guy Demel
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Jimenez Pen, who assisted?

    1. Relaxing
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Jim

    2. Regin
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      No one. Jimenez earned himself.

  5. EMBOLOFAN
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    pope owners...
    kane owners...

    hello

    1. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Happy Pope owner. He’s not 11M.

  6. Regin
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Thank god Jimenez scored. Pope was on my bench

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

      Pope was due a rise, not sure now.

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Jimenez ownership?

  7. Hairy Potter
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Haha, some times I just love football! Whipping boys, nailed on for relegation, worst manager in the league, Kane going to destroy them! Haha!

    1. Regin
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      For all those kane lovers, didn't u learn against Cardiff last year. Spurs rarely play well against easy opponents at home. I leared the hard lesson last year, using my free hit in gw8 to get triple spurs

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

        TBF, I had Kane purely out of fear. Delighted with his blank. Real football means far more than FPL!

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      We'll probably get beat next week, but just happy to enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  8. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Wish i could say i feel sorry for Kane cappers and pope owners but i dont :/

  9. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Who could've guessed Aston Villa and Newcastle would be the only teams to keep the clean sheets.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      And Southampton - no one has defenders from those teams, making my triple Toffee defender disaster on Friday a lot less serious - I've still won my weekly cash ML!

    2. Andy'81
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      I did start Lascelles but then again I took out Joelinton as part of a hit for Shaw so it swings in roundabouts as always.

  10. Bruno Bruno!!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    YEEEESSSS BURNLEY AND SPURS NO CS

  11. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 19 days ago

    CS is only in your dream 😉

  12. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Kane captain fails

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Hindsight

  13. sminkypinky
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Got to be kidding... needed Pope cleanie bad.

  14. Alli
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    A) Dendoncker > Cantwell
    B) Jota > Barnes

    Ryan - Heaton
    VVD - Digne - Zinc - Dunk - Diop
    Salah - Sterling - KDB - Martial - Dendoncker
    Pukki - Jota - Greenwood

  15. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Pope owners fiddled.

  16. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Spurs will be a different team once Son is back.

    1. Guru Mediation
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Son was dreadful

  17. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Martial,Rashford,Kane > Salah,Haller and Barnes for -8.

    1. Ross From Friends
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      take a -12 or you haven't done much!

  18. KOKAK
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Congrats Spurs for trying so hard to draw with Newcastle! 😀

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Kane captain fail and then Burnley go and concede in the 97th minute.

    F this game lol

  20. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Wtf! 7minutes extra time is insane

  21. jdp219
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Jim, you magnificent sonuva...

  22. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Time to rage quit.

    1. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Yep 30 here

    2. jdp219
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Have wanted to every week so far.

  23. Bees4Lyf
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Gutted with pope

  24. YoungPretender
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Jota > Haller

    Or

    Dendonker > Mount

    1. CornerTakenQuicklyOrigi
        11 months, 19 days ago

        Mount innit.

    2. KICKandRUSH
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      What happened???
      What did Pope do?

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Pope BAP update plz?

      1. Lacabacca
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 19 days ago

        -4

    4. 6ix9ine #1 on billboard
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      I loved every bit of pope losing his cleanie at the death.

    5. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 19 days ago

      a great week (bar spurs losing)

    6. sminkypinky
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Should've played Heaton at home.

      1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

        Yup. Same - almost huh?