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. Hakim Ziyech
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Jimenez steals the bonus points 🙂

    • Zlatanzo
        1 month, 19 days ago

        To think Pope was about to be in the BAPS for having one save is mental

      • The Casual One
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Jota is trash

      • Dimitris1993
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        So we can all agree that Kane is an official 11M troll that has no meaning of being a staple in any template. Fine players can be brought in by spreading the cash. Haller, pukki, mount etc. look mach more lively and sterling/salah are enough for captaincy.

        1. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          My Auba has delivered an attacking return in all 3 games so far with opportunities for more. Good form, great team.

      • Peter Ouch
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Seriously now?
        Popeeeeee

      • AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Erik Pieters is a complete and utter...

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

        Newcastle defended like Spartans. Well done Toons 🙂

        1. Werkself - L5,D7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          True that. They were beasts.

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I hate Harry Kane

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

        No BAPs for Kane.

      • ajay_kl +42
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Just played my WC before this GW. Captained Kane.

        Transfer him out to Haller or wait a week to use 2FTs to get Aguero from a defender downgrade? I have Sterling, Laporte and Salah from Pool and City

      • fylde2022
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I'm going to think long and hard about shipping Kane.
        It would be an easy decision, if Aguero was an easy swap.

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

          He's gone for me.

        2. Dannyb
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          He's gone, that performance was enough for me.

      • RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Stevie Bruce’s Black and White Army!!!! 😀 😀 😀

        1. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          *bright orange

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

        hmmn.
        6 pts from pricey back 5.
        58 pts from keeper and front 5.
        decisions to be made on defence. teams not doing CSs start of this season

        1. Ross From Friends
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Who is your keeper?

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

            I've started with the heaton/pipe rotation so got lucky with Heaton this week.

      • jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Heaton over Pope was so obvious!

        1. Podge
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          😆

        2. tucaoneo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Heaton has 9 in total. Pope 13. Hope it gets closer next week.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I'm shipping Heaton to Pope on WC

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

              I'm holding off after Liverpool. It hurts to see Cantwell rise 🙁

        3. Rolls-Royce
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Shame your hattrick feelings ran out of luck.

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Yup, no longer the hattrick whisperer lol...typical Kane anyway!

        4. Werkself - L5,D7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Have both. Played Heaton.

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

        Looking forward to more phone in meltdowns.

      • Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        When I die, I want the Burnley defence to lower me into my grave so they can let me down one last time.

        1. UnitedFan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          lol

        2. Werkself - L5,D7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Looool

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

          You want Pope to attend your funeral?

      • Beatle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Sick about Pope but happy with 65 points

        1. UnitedFan
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Well done. Same here about Pope. And double pool defence yesterday 🙁

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

        Rival has Jiminez and Wilson. I’m ruined. Prepare the hole.

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

        Kane. So cheap at 11M!

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

          Better to go with the solid strikers. Barnes and Pukki

          1. Karhumies
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Auba still solid.

      • UnitedFan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Can't trust Kane as much as the other captains.

      • Podge
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Spurs 2 shots on target

      • Typo
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I did not picture new castle to take that. Gg

      • Salt'N'Pepe
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        59 all out pretty average

      • Nightcrawler
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Jota involved in the celebrations

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

          Piss off man, that Wolves pen is so brutal.
          🙁

        • RealVirg
            1 month, 19 days ago

            So who was at fault for the burnley penalty? Need to pray to the Gods

            1. UnitedFan
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Pieters.

          • Sparkys Barmy Army
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Looks like a 40 all out. Anyone know top 10k average?

          • Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            I did not see that Newcastle result coming at all.

            My aim is to get into the top 1m this year currently at 4.8m fantasy football fix live

            My three captain picks

            gw1 TAA (C)
            gw2 TAA (C)
            gw3 Kane (C)

            Sorry Kane owners it is all my fault....

            1. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Impossible to predict that after Pukki destroyed them tbf!

              1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I honestly have no idea what to do now - on wildcard Kane looked poor.
                Az (who is flying this year) was right on the scoutcast preview for this week he is playing too deep.

          • Qaiss
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 19 days ago

            And to think Kane owners yesterday were having a go at me after I said he’ll never be in my team ever again, lol. Unlucky all of ya 😉
            Well done to Newcastle

          • Nightcrawler
              1 month, 19 days ago

              Had pope saved that he would be on 15 points.

              12 point swing for owners

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

                🙁

              2. tucaoneo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Shame the penalty was not taken by a Man Utd player.

              3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                I am getting him in on my wildcard should be plenty of save points v liverpool