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. Lexi2014
    • 4 Years
    21 days, 2 hours ago

    Kane to Aguero right now?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 3 Years
      21 days, 2 hours ago

      Me too

    2. Ben Mee Over A Table
      • 6 Years
      21 days, 2 hours ago

      Right now

      1. fylde2022
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        21 days, 2 hours ago

        It's not a direct swap.
        Who else have you shipped?

        1. Bayern Eunuchs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          21 days, 2 hours ago

          Just done it zinc to soyuncu for the extra mil

  2. Balls of Steel
    • 3 Years
    21 days, 2 hours ago

    Looking forward to seeing Son play when he's back for Spurs...they will be a totally different team from an attacking sense!!!

    1. Regin
      • 2 Years
      21 days, 2 hours ago

      Yeah there was no chinky eye for spurs today

      1. Calderano FC
        • 9 Years
        21 days, 2 hours ago

        You're a fool!

  3. Ben Mee Over A Table
    • 6 Years
    21 days, 2 hours ago

    19 points from today's games enough to go up?

    1. Podge
      • 8 Years
      21 days, 2 hours ago

      More than

  4. purple lamborGhini
      21 days, 2 hours ago

      so who was it now telling me that my team was trash and I would be left behind for not wildcarding, irbox was it? hmmm xD

    • Daddy Kev
        21 days, 2 hours ago

        62 points after BPs added, is that above average this week?

        1. Nightcrawler
            21 days, 2 hours ago

            No average is 63

            1. purple lamborGhini
                21 days, 2 hours ago

                average is 63? yea right

            2. The Man Pastore
              • 5 Years
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              Go brag elsewhere

            3. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              these posts are silly...great score btw!

          • Ha.
            • 4 Years
            21 days, 2 hours ago

            112 all out. Green arrow?

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

              Light red, you should quit.

            2. Ross From Friends
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              Whats your team ID?

              1. Ha.
                • 4 Years
                21 days, 2 hours ago

                69420

                1. Ben Mee Over A Table
                  • 6 Years
                  21 days, 2 hours ago

                  Look at you go you crafty little memer. Wow, whatever will you think of next?

            3. Little Red Lacazette
              • 2 Years
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              Big red.

          • VanDijksToWatchOutFor
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            21 days, 2 hours ago

            Just remember, keeper rotation ends in tears

          • Waylander
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 2 hours ago

            I went with Mane over Salah on WC. Going to give it a few weeks to see if they share points but which do you guys think is the better option going forward?

            1. Podge
              • 8 Years
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              I did the same. It’ll balance out. Both will have good weeks.

              1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
                • 7 Years
                21 days, 2 hours ago

                Salah on pens though

            2. KICKandRUSH
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              Mané!
              Salah scoring against a big team is a pure wonder.
              He will have so many matches this season where he'll try too hard and play too selfish. Mané is both footed and always lookin for his teammates. He's even cheaper.

              Should be enough reasons to go with Mané 😉

              1. Dakes.
                • 2 Years
                21 days, 2 hours ago

                Did you just say Mane isn’t selfish? Lmao

            3. Mc3
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              Salah on pens and shoots a lot more. Salah is a big favourite to score more than Mane this season IMO.

            4. Regin
              • 2 Years
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              I have both.

          • JustPark
            • 3 Years
            21 days, 2 hours ago

            Spurs against Newcastle next, they said. Captain Kane, they said. Son brace, they said.

            Can I lol now?

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

              You still want us to decide if you should LOL or not?

            2. Hairy Potter
              • 4 Years
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              No, it's considered rude when you do that here on match day after taking stick all week for an opinion.

              1. JustPark
                • 3 Years
                21 days, 2 hours ago

                Glad I asked.

          • The Man Pastore
            • 5 Years
            21 days, 2 hours ago

            Best 4.5 def in your opinion? Will rotate with Lund

            1. Karhumies
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              Soyuncu

            2. jia you jia you
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              I like Mings/Engels, Villa's fixtures are decent!

          • Luka - Man Like Serbia
            • 7 Years
            21 days, 2 hours ago

            Terrible Gameweek for me, anyone hitting the wild card now? 😀

            1. The Man Pastore
              • 5 Years
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              Yep

            2. Amey
                21 days, 2 hours ago

                I am
                Had a good gw though

            3. HollywoodXI
              • 5 Years
              21 days, 2 hours ago

              Epic rough for Az this week on the scoutcast (WC played this week):

              1. Took out Salah for Mane (lost 12 points)
              2. Took out TAA for Lundstram (lost 5 points)
              3. Captained Kane when would’ve captained Sterling (lost 6 points)
              4. Rashford penalty miss (lost 9 points including probable bonus)
              5. Dunk goal ruled out by VAR (lost 6 points)
              6. Kane “penalty” not given by VAR (lost eight points as captain plus ant BAPS)

              Total loss of 46 points minimum. I’ve only scored 43 points this week. Ironically I still love my team and won’t be making any substitutions this week. Just one of those weeks!

              1. Beatle
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                21 days, 2 hours ago

                6?. Was never given in the first place

                1. HollywoodXI
                  • 5 Years
                  21 days, 2 hours ago

                  Did you watch the game? It was a pen in my opinion.

                  1. komodosam
                      21 days, 1 hour ago

                      VAR is useless.

                2. Qaiss
                  • 3 Years
                  21 days, 2 hours ago

                  Unlucky but the Kane pen wasnt a pen. It was just spurs cheating as usual diving in the penalty area. They forgot VAR has arrived.

                  1. balint84
                    • 3 Years
                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                    Lascelles jumped to Kane's foot.

                    1. Qaiss
                      • 3 Years
                      21 days, 2 hours ago

                      It that had been outside the area, Kane wouldn’t have gone down. All he does is score pens from diving or he’s swearing on his daughters life about goals that don’t touch him. Either way, not worth it on FPL and is why he’ll never be in my team ever again.

                      1. komodosam
                          21 days, 1 hour ago

                          Don't be silly. It was a definite penalty. Lascelles fell into Kane and took out his leg while he was about to take the shot.

                3. The Mighty Hippo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  21 days, 2 hours ago

                  I wish people would stop transferring in my secret Haller differential. Could you all just forget about him please?

                  1. Giggs Boson.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                    This 😉

                  2. Gregg Wallace
                    • 4 Years
                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                    This, please forget about Aguero too

                  3. The Overthinker
                    • 2 Years
                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                    And remove Kane ASAP

                4. Dakes.
                  • 2 Years
                  21 days, 2 hours ago

                  Sick to my stomach with that ending.

                  Also don’t know whether to bring in Son now. KDB alternative but for a hit, losing Zinchenko

                  1. The Overthinker
                    • 2 Years
                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                    Why losing zinch?

                    1. Dakes.
                      • 2 Years
                      21 days, 2 hours ago

                      Don’t have funds for KDB alone. 9.5 available

                      1. The Overthinker
                        • 2 Years
                        21 days, 2 hours ago

                        What are the transfers?

                5. mynameisq
                  • 6 Years
                  21 days, 2 hours ago

                  Barnes or Pukki? Can't get both but this year not gonna make the same mistake as I did with Jiminez!

                  1. The Overthinker
                    • 2 Years
                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                    Why not both?

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 6 Years
                      21 days, 2 hours ago

                      Not possible for me, if just one?

                      1. The Overthinker
                        • 2 Years
                        21 days, 2 hours ago

                        Barnes.

                        The fixtures turn really good after Liverpool

                  2. Beatle
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                    Pukki

                  3. Shearer & Sutton
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                    Pukki

                6. Kroos Kontrol
                  • 6 Years
                  21 days, 2 hours ago

                  Would you get McGinn or Cantwell (the extra 1.0 isn't too big an issue at this point). Have Lundstram to rotate with.

                  Probably need to do it today to avoid Cantwell's rise

                  1. The Overthinker
                    • 2 Years
                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                    McGinn yes

                  2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                    Got Cantwell for GW4 for a hit

                  3. Karhumies
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                    Cantwell as 4th mid, McGinn as 5th mid. Norwich goes all out attack every match. Villa plays counterattack with McGinn sitting too deep to participate in the attacks vs top half teams so you want to play him only when the fixture is vs bottom half team.

                  4. jia you jia you
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                    I like both for 4th & 5th mids...cant see past the potential value of that pair tbh!

                7. The Overthinker
                  • 2 Years
                  21 days, 2 hours ago

                  Kane has a really good goal scoring record vs Arsenal

                  1. Nightcrawler
                      21 days, 2 hours ago

                      He did vs newc before today too

                      1. The Overthinker
                        • 2 Years
                        21 days, 2 hours ago

                        Not really.
                        3 goals in 10 matches isn't good record.

                        1. Nightcrawler
                            21 days, 2 hours ago

                            It is for a dm

                      2. Typo
                        • 6 Years
                        21 days, 2 hours ago

                        I see what you are doing

                        1. The Overthinker
                          • 2 Years
                          21 days, 2 hours ago

                          Talking sense?
                          Telling the knee-jerkers to calm down?

                      3. Gregg Wallace
                        • 4 Years
                        21 days, 2 hours ago

                        And a really sh!t one vs newcastle but people don't pay attention to that

                        1. The Overthinker
                          • 2 Years
                          21 days, 2 hours ago

                          Ikr

                      4. Qaiss
                        • 3 Years
                        21 days, 2 hours ago

                        Luiz is going to have him in his pocket I’m afraid

                        1. The Overthinker
                          • 2 Years
                          21 days, 2 hours ago

                          LMAO !!!!
                          Luiz? Hahahahaha

                          1. Qaiss
                            • 3 Years
                            21 days, 2 hours ago

                            Lmao, Kane owner?!?!? Hahahahah, yeah if you bothered to watch football you would’ve noticed last year they cheated against us twice. Son diving for a penalty in the first match and vertonghen running into the box when Auba missed the last minute penalty. They are cheats, and they will not be getting top 4. Half of Kanes goals will now be taken away from him cause they can’t dive for pens no more

                    • Somar
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      21 days, 2 hours ago

                      What an incredibly shocking weekend for me. Had Kand captain. Newcastle didn't give him a sniff. Pope clean sheet wipe out sums it up too. Having made my transfer already (Pukki in for King), I'm logging off. Cheers.

                    • Alli
                      • 2 Years
                      21 days, 2 hours ago

                      A) Dendoncker > Cantwell
                      B) Jota > Barnes

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

                    • Giggs Boson.
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      21 days, 2 hours ago

                      Now watch Kane score a brace against Arsenal 😆

                      1. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        21 days, 2 hours ago

                        After mass sales

                        1. The Overthinker
                          • 2 Years
                          21 days, 2 hours ago

                          That and also his record vs them

                    • balint84
                      • 3 Years
                      21 days, 2 hours ago

                      A) Not selling Kane because of NLD
                      B) straight swap to Kun

                      1. Regin
                        • 2 Years
                        21 days, 2 hours ago

                        No idea what nld is, but b

                        1. purple lamborGhini
                            21 days, 2 hours ago

                            north london derby

                      2. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        21 days, 2 hours ago

                        Moura thoughts going forward? Too risky? Looked their most likely.

                        1. Nightcrawler
                            21 days, 2 hours ago

                            His finishing was horrible. No chance he starts vs arsenal

                          • GreennRed
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            21 days, 2 hours ago

                            He's not nailed on.

                        2. Freaki
                            21 days, 2 hours ago

                            Barnes for Kane so that can spend money in midfield?

                            1. Luka - Man Like Serbia
                              • 7 Years
                              21 days, 2 hours ago

                              Is what i am doing yes

                            2. gooberman
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              21 days, 2 hours ago

                              Jumping the Kane ship after just one game? So knee jerk. Why did you get Kane in the first place. You must realise as with all premium players, there will be games even against the lesser teams where he will blank. He will get a brace next week while Barnes hits an inevitable regression. Constant chopping and changing your players just results in you falling between the gaps. Be patient and have faith in your players.

                          • gooberman
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 7 Years
                            21 days, 2 hours ago

                            Lol at Kane owners. Newcastle doing a Cardiff on him.

                            1. Regin
                              • 2 Years
                              21 days, 2 hours ago

                              Double lol @ kane cappers

                            2. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                              • 1 Year
                              21 days, 2 hours ago

                              Wipe that smirk off your face.

                              1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                                • 1 Year
                                21 days, 2 hours ago

                                Faces

                            3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              21 days, 2 hours ago

                              They didn't even defend great, he was just anonymous

                          • RealVirg
                              21 days, 2 hours ago

                              For those wondering why there was such a surprising Spurs/ Harry Kane result, I have performed some analysis to identify the key driver:

                              https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2019/08/24/martial-leads-united-line-as-potter-roulette-strikes-again/?hc_page=12&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_20717917

                            • Regin
                              • 2 Years
                              21 days, 2 hours ago

                              One thing is clear already in gw3. Another 2 horse race for the title.

                              1. MeatPieSausageRoll
                                  21 days, 2 hours ago

                                  Not sure about that - we lost to Palace. Might already be a one horse race

                                  1. Regin
                                    • 2 Years
                                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                                    Uh? I mean man City vs Liverpool

                              2. M.A.G
                                • 3 Years
                                21 days, 2 hours ago

                                Never thought a -12 would work !!!

                                1. The Overthinker
                                  • 2 Years
                                  21 days, 2 hours ago

                                  Fortune favours the brave

                                  1. M.A.G
                                    • 3 Years
                                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                                    first time tbh 😆

                                2. Regin
                                  • 2 Years
                                  21 days, 2 hours ago

                                  How many points u got after deduction?

                                  1. M.A.G
                                    • 3 Years
                                    21 days, 27 mins ago

                                    73(-12)

                              3. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
                                • 1 Year
                                21 days, 2 hours ago

                                Sell Sell Sell.

                                Am keeping.

                              4. Dakes.
                                • 2 Years
                                21 days, 2 hours ago

                                A) Sigurdsson Zinchenko to KDB 4.5 (-4)
                                B) Sigurdsson to Son (FT)

                                Pope
                                TAA VVD Digne Zinchenko Rico
                                Salah Sterling *Sigurdsson* Mount Dendoncker
                                Pukki Jota Greenwood

                                Which one to do? Or something else?
                                1FT 1.6 ITB and likely WC over international break.

                              5. gellinmagellan
                                • 2 Years
                                21 days, 2 hours ago

                                Pope Button
                                Digne Robertson Zinchenko Dunk Lundstram
                                Salah KdB Martial Trossard Dendoncker
                                Jota King Kane

                                2 FTs 0.3 ITB What should I do?

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

                                  That fwd line

                                  1. gellinmagellan
                                    • 2 Years
                                    21 days, 2 hours ago

                                    Considering King > Haller; Trossard > Cantwell. Can also add Jota > Pukki/Barnes for -4