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. Podge
    • 8 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Play one of;
    1 Cantwell at wham
    2 Barnes home to pool or
    3 Lundstram at Chelsea ?

    1. Bun Rab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Cantwell for me. Norwich like attacking West Ham can't defend.

      1. Podge
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        That’s what I’m on at the mo. Thanks

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      I'm on: Cantwell 5th mid

      Barnes first sub. Lund second sub. Kelly third

      1. Podge
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Cheers

    3. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      1 by a fair margin imo

      1. Podge
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Would you play either of other 2 over Ceballos?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          Barnes is on a heater tbf so I might consider starting him over Ceballos...close one!

    4. teddy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Barnes surely on form with Liverpool looking shaky enough to justify

  2. Silva I 21 x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    23 days, 5 hours ago

    Jimenez > Haller (-4) still a viable option?

    1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Why not?

  3. Nightcrawler
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      The big winners from today were man utd

      With VAR now in to eliminate diving spurs will find it hard to get into top 4

    • fylde2022
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Finished with 50 pts.
      Any suggestions? I'd love Aguero, instead of Kane.
      I still have my WC available.

      Pope
      Soyuncu VVD Digne
      Dendoncker Salah Sterling McGinn KDB
      King Kane

      Button, Lundstram, Kelly, Greenwood

      0.4m itb

      1. Podge
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Front 2 to Pukki Haller

      2. Guru Mediation
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Newcastle were excellent today. They cut off the supply to Kane brilliantly. He'll have far more opportunities against Luiz next week

      3. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Consider at least Aubameyang, Haller, Pukki, Barnes and potentially switching to a 3-4-3 with Dendoncker/Cantwell/McGinn as the rotating 4th/5th mid.

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      TAA, 9️⃣ assists in his last

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        10 appearances.

    • Bun Rab
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Well at least we know why statistically VAR doesn't increase the amount of penalties. They just don't give them, however obvious.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        perfect

      2. RichardNixon
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        The way it being implemented in the EPL is embarrassing. What muppets came up with this interpretation of using it? Poor decisions are being checked and then upheld. Wtf is the point of it?

        1. Regin
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          Clear and obvious error. No clear and obvious error. Kane capper?

          1. RichardNixon
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 5 hours ago

            Its not just Kane. Three decisions in the Chelsea game. DSilva today against Bournemouth. There was one on Laporte (from memory) in round one. Its the way its being implemented. VAR wont overturn any poor decisions unless its a clear dive and the ref has given a penalty. Only in England its being used this way and poor decisions are being upheld. Comedy hour. Why not let the ref have a look at it on the monitor like everywhere else in the world??

      3. RichardNixon
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        For example the penalty in the burnley wolves game.

        The ref gives the penalty which is a questionable decision. VAR checks and upholds it.

        If the ref didnt give it, which would have been a perfectly acceptable decision, VAR would check it and uphold the decision.

        Comedy hour. Some Benny Hill music should be played every time a decision is being checked by VAR

    • Dirty Harry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Perez and Jota get the heck out of my team

    • GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Is Robbie often on Sky Sports?

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      August curse over for Kane, normal service to resume from September 1st onwards.

      1. EMBOLOFAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        yeah, a big injury and a few goals

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          And 130 points by Jan

    • EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      cant believe kane blanked at home to cardiff

    • PlayPercentage
      • 8 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      The LiveFPL site is down/busy. So the name doesn't match the actual user experience!
      Any alternatives to see my projected ranking or the average GW scores?

    • dark91
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Do we know why all of a sudden Eriksen isn't starting?
      Is he being punished for pushing for a move?

      1. JustPark
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        It's an open secret.

      2. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Why would you use a player about to leave the team in a few weeks (if they can) instead of trying to form and perfect the XI that is actually going to play the rest of the season together?

    • JustPark
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Not keen on how to get rid of first. King and Perez need to go.
      Barnes, Haller, Mount, probably Lanzini as well in the waiting line.

      1. JustPark
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        *who

      2. GAMBIT
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Maybe keep King... He has returned once and has decent fixtures coming up, no one really expected him to return against City

      3. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Perez for Mount/Trossard/Lanzini/McGinn/Ceballos/Cantwell/Neves?

    • CunningStunt
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Kane and Perez to Aguero and McGinn (-4)?

      1. Karhumies
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Auba has no rotation risk? How long is Jesus out for?

    • jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      LMAO at delusional Kane cappers!

      1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        You still have Wc.

      2. Guru Mediation
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Why delusional?

        1. jia you jia you
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          ...just kidding at all the LOLers mate as he was my captain 🙁

    • pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Anyone else looking at the PL table and thinking that’s very close to how it’s going to finish?

      1. Bragazeti
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Top 2 is constant. Looks like the rest is up for grabs

    • The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Pls rate this WC team:

      Pope Button
      VVD Laporte Soyuncu Lund Kelly
      Salah Sterling KDB Mount Cantwell
      Haller Barnes Pukki

      0.0itb Cheers!

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Looks better with Pukki in 🙂

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

          Hehe

        2. fylde2022
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          Isn't Mount injured?

      2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Where's Digne?

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

          I wish I could have him, but I had to cut somewhere to bring pukki in..

          1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            23 days, 5 hours ago

            This is four or five players away from my team with hits (cumulative of -16 over 3 GWs), so I do like it. Hope you have the patience for KDB though. I know I don't, so I didn't get him

      3. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Glad you finally came to your senses and added Pukki!

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

          Yeah.. I guess I had too 🙂 Not sure about the defense now tho

          1. jia you jia you
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            23 days, 5 hours ago

            Pope + LIV + City...looks more than fine to me mate...GL!

    • teddy.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      23 days, 5 hours ago

      Guys, I want you all to feel sorry for me. I benched Abraham's 13 pointer.

      I only scored 63 from my starters to put me on 212pts overall with 2FT and a pristine wildcard in reserve.

      1. Shuko
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Oh you poor guy, there there, it will be alright.

      2. MeatPieSausageRoll
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          Tbf some people would be happy enough with that - just depends on your standards. Still plenty of season to climb the ranks

        • The Man Pastore
          • 5 Years
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          Must be terrible

        • Danno - Emre Canada
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          Nice score but why bench Abraham against Norwich, you will never play him then?

          1. teddy.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            23 days, 5 hours ago

            I benched him after he played 29mins in his previous game and had no returns in his past two. On the day I had better options. It sucks in retrospect, and looks kinda obvious, but my decision making was perfectly sound.

            1. Danno - Emre Canada
              • 4 Years
              23 days, 4 hours ago

              Yeah after the event always seems obvious, I guess it’s all about who you played instead....

      3. Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Selling club

      4. PlayPercentage
        • 8 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Salah (C) + Sterling = 38
        Salah + Sterling (C) = 31
        Not a disaster if you chose the wrong option.

        1. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          (K)ane cappers on the other hand..

        2. Rust Cohle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          Exactly. Keep the panic down.

      5. The Man Pastore
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        On WC:

        A) TAA + Walker
        B) VVD + Laporte

      6. micsway
        • 6 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Barnes essential?

        1. Tampan Sakti
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          Barnes or abraham for gw 4?

        2. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          No. He is an exremely average player who is over performing which is not sustainable

          1. PUP02
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 5 hours ago

            Stats are good. Right up there for goals scored in 2019.

      7. GAMBIT
        • 4 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Jota, King > Pukki, Wesley (-4)?

      8. balint84
        • 3 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        on a wildcard, which ManCity player would you miss out

        A) Agüero
        B) KDB
        C) Sterling

        1. fylde2022
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          Neither.
          If you had to, it'd be KDB, but he'd still be a loss.

        2. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          Aguero

        3. Karhumies
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          Miss Aguero. Cheaper forwards with less rotation risk and a slot for Laporte.

      9. Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Cardiff. Newcastle. Fish. Mammal. Whatever.

      10. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Pukes perma Captain.

      11. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Early thoughts on this bunch please

        Pope
        Trent digne mina
        Salah sterling martial kdb dendonker
        Jota pukki

        Button Greenwood lundy montoya

        1ft .9itb

      12. Tomerick
        • 5 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Anyone else think Perez should be given Bournemouth before dumping?

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          Perez should have been given GW1 before dumping

          1. Tomerick
            • 5 Years
            23 days, 4 hours ago

            Yes I agree but that wasn’t my question.

      13. Rust Cohle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        Mou in the stands scouting his new club. Poch, dead man walking. Vertonghen (with a shiner) and Eriksen on the bench. Banter FC.

      14. Regin
        • 2 Years
        23 days, 5 hours ago

        This year's relegation battle is going to be very exciting. All promoted teams have a win. Newcastle Southampton and palace with unexpected away victories!

        1. teddy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          23 days, 5 hours ago

          You often get a few anomalous results at the start of the season. Watford still looking poor, and Newcastle only beat Spurs.