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 Year
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Jimenez steals the bonus points 🙂

  2. Zlatanzo
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 19 days ago

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

  3. The Casual One
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Jota is trash

  4. Dimitris1993
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 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
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

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

  5. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Seriously now?
    Popeeeeee

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

    Erik Pieters is a complete and utter...

  7. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Newcastle defended like Spartans. Well done Toons 🙂

    1. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      True that. They were beasts.

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    I hate Harry Kane

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

    No BAPs for Kane.

  10. ajay_kl +42
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 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

  11. fylde2022
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 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
      11 months, 19 days ago

      He's gone for me.

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

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

  12. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

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

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

      *bright orange

  13. tisza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 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
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Who is your keeper?

      1. tisza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

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

  14. jia you jia you
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Heaton over Pope was so obvious!

    1. Podge
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      😆

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

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

      1. jia you jia you
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

        I'm shipping Heaton to Pope on WC

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

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

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

      Shame your hattrick feelings ran out of luck.

      1. jia you jia you
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

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

    4. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Have both. Played Heaton.

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

    Looking forward to more phone in meltdowns.

  16. Team Cruel
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 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
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      lol

    2. Werkself - A Whole Lawro B*…
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Looool

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

      You want Pope to attend your funeral?

  17. Beatle
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Sick about Pope but happy with 65 points

    1. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

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

  18. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

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

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

    Kane. So cheap at 11M!

    1. Typo
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Better to go with the solid strikers. Barnes and Pukki

      1. Karhumies
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 19 days ago

        Auba still solid.

  20. UnitedFan
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

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

  21. Podge
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    Spurs 2 shots on target

  22. Typo
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

    I did not picture new castle to take that. Gg

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

    59 all out pretty average

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

    Jota involved in the celebrations

  25. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

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

  26. RealVirg
    11 months, 19 days ago

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

    1. UnitedFan
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Pieters.

  27. Sparkys Barmy Army
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 19 days ago

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

  28. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 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
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

      Impossible to predict that after Pukki destroyed them tbf!

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 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.

  29. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 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

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

    Had pope saved that he would be on 15 points.

    12 point swing for owners

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

      🙁

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

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

    3. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 19 days ago

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