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. tm245
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    If Blackpool bring on Charlie Adam they might be able to get something here.

  2. Gudjohnsen
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Spurs don't get a lot penalties do they?

  3. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Damn Kane(C) fail so far...should have left it on the Finnish Henry! 😉

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Kane c fail

  5. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Kane captain fail :((

  6. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Kane and son pls get a few goals each. Thanks in advance.

  7. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Did anyone say (K)ane fail yet?

    1. Lord Flashheart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Not like that no

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Good, 1st then!

  8. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Comon Jota. Give your owners a hattie!

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Come on Pope, save every shot Wolves have, give us owners a haul!

        😉

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I have Pope lol.

      2. The One True Marvin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        In all seriousness Newcastle's kit really is a disgrace. It's going to shorten the life of my TV.

        1. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Can't wait to see Steve Bruce's total (ly crap) football

      3. FOO FIGHTER
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Spurs missing Erikson?

        • Deulofail
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          39 all out. Another bad week. Hoping for an inconsequential 1-1

          1. Freshy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            43 with Hope from Pope

          2. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Not great, but will be many worse off backing early choos choos. Don’t do anything silly.

            1. Deulofail
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              🙂
              Planning to save the FT. Team looking good again. That's as good as points in my book.

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Moura, Son and Lamela surely can't work together?

          1. teneighty
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            We'll see. They have the quality but I think there is too much selfishness in that trio. Would really prefer Eriksen in the starting XI.

            1. JamTart
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Already seen Lamela using Son as a dummy and holding the ball a lot longer than he should have, allowing NEW to firm up their shape.

        • Tactical Focus
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          15% of the game gone, no Kane goal, hype train derailed

        • bodgejob
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Has Pope made 3 saves yet?

        • Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          From an Australia shaped sun lounger to a Kane one.

          Another G&T you say!? Why not

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Where’s the Spuds SkyQ showing, cricket........

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Found it

        • ABHISHEK - THE CURIOUS ONE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Barnes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          1. Business Cat
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Again!?

        • Respect My Authoritah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          0-1 Burnley

        • Mike Bassett Fantasy Manage…
            1 month, 24 days ago

            kane touched the ball yet? Usual story

          • Tactical Focus
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yes you Austrian, English and whatever else you are Barnesss

          • tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Barnes is hurting me

          • FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Barnes!!!

            • Bartowski
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Barnes becoming essential yet?

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Yes

                • GOTHAM City F.C.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Kane to Barnes

                  1. pingissimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    No no

                    VVD to Barnes for next week

                • Cilly Bonnolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Well there are some claiming Aguero is so having scored the same amount of goals for almost half the price, you’d have to say yes.

              2. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 24 days ago

                Kane hasnt had a touch. Massive captain fail. Think Ill just do Kane -> Aguero already.

              3. Freaki
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Time to buy Barnes or no?

                  1. PUMPKINHEAD
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Can't you make that decision?

                • thepeen555
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Good lad Barnes. A couple more please

                • Limbo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 24 days ago

                  Ok Barnes is real

                • FOO FIGHTER
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    No Erikson could mean no Kane.

                  • Prawnsandwich
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 24 days ago

                    Getting to the stage of being impossible to ignore Barnes again...

                    1. FOO FIGHTER
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        This

                    2. Zlatanzo
                        1 month, 24 days ago

                        The hype around Kane is silly. He's a DM why on earth captain him?

                        1. Prawnsandwich
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 24 days ago

                          You might want to wait another 70 minutes or so....