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. @FPLDIARYFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 14 mins ago

    Why has Kane not started??

    1. Manani
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 14 mins ago

      what do you mean?

    2. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 13 mins ago

      It’s cos Newcastle have 11 behind the ball

    3. @FPLDIARYFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 13 mins ago

      Oh there he is.

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 14 mins ago

    Son dive

  3. FOO FIGHTER
      28 days, 14 mins ago

      343 the way to go.

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        28 days, 12 mins ago

        4-5-1 or 3-5-2

        1. JustPark
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 10 mins ago

          +1
          Son't see how to fit a viable 3rd striker with double Pool def and Sterling Salah KDB.

          1. JustPark
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 8 mins ago

            Don't*

    • PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      28 days, 14 mins ago

      Mike Dean hates us. No chance of owt from him

    • Dynamic Duos
      • 6 Years
      28 days, 14 mins ago

      Kane fail.

    • RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 14 mins ago

      Why oh why did I ruin my team to get Kane in. Can't even get a bloody dodgy penalty.

    • Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 14 mins ago

      Jota really disappointing start to the season...

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 13 mins ago

        Not really, been on fire in EL

        1. La Roja
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 13 mins ago

          Brings you lots of points does it ?

    • Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 13 mins ago

      The Kane hate is unreal already lmao

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 13 mins ago

      How’s (K)ane doing?

      1. Pedersen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        28 days, 12 mins ago

        22 min in and not sure he have even touched the ball yet...

        1. purple lamborGhini
            28 days, 12 mins ago

            he has touched it a couple of times

            1. Pedersen
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              28 days, 9 mins ago

              Like how searched that comment sounds 😀

          • It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 11 mins ago

            He only needs 10 mins for his hattie

        2. Business Cat
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          28 days, 11 mins ago

          Saving his energy for the 80th minute

        3. amitmishr
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 10 mins ago

          Playing deep and on the wings. Son playing as a striker

        4. Prawnsandwich
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 9 mins ago

          He's just assessing NEW defence for weaknesses, waiting for his moment to brace....

      2. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 13 mins ago

        Has Kane touched the ball yet?

        1. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 12 mins ago

          He'll swear on his daugther's life and claim he has

          1. @FPLDIARYFPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            28 days, 12 mins ago

            haha

      3. Jet5605
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 13 mins ago

        The new template front 3 looks to be Pukki / Barnes / Haller

        Cheap as chips.

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 2 Years
          28 days, 12 mins ago

          Yesssir.

        2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          28 days, 12 mins ago

          Welcome to my world 🙂

        3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 12 mins ago

          Yum yum. Chips.

      4. The 12th Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        28 days, 12 mins ago

        Kane doing a Jack Leech

        1. RFCSPACE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 11 mins ago

          If he gets just one return I'll be happy

      5. Dimen
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 12 mins ago

        Jesus why do I have Kane in my team, he's just lumbering around doing NOTHING of his own accord, does he need to be spoonfed the ball right in front of goal every time?

        He's looked awful for 3 games straight, get out of my team.

        1. Prawnsandwich
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 6 mins ago

          Cos his job is to score goals, been doin it for a few years now....

      6. FOO FIGHTER
          28 days, 12 mins ago

          Spurs chasing their own tails ha ha.

        • 007 [RoboKlopp]
          • 3 Years
          28 days, 12 mins ago

          Which move is better this gw?
          A. King -> Barnes
          B. Moura -> Martial (if fit)

          Thanks.

          1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 11 mins ago

            Barnes has Pool away. I'm sure you checked but...

            1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
              • 3 Years
              28 days, 9 mins ago

              Yes but form over fixture for me. Especially with no Alisson.

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          28 days, 12 mins ago

          Kane too expensive for a player who is hardly involved in any of the play

          Just seems to be standing still most of the time

          1. La Roja
            • 7 Years
            28 days, 11 mins ago

            Will probably get a brace lol

          2. COK3Y5MURF
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 10 mins ago

            I mean, he’s been that way his whole career

        • RFCSPACE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          28 days, 12 mins ago

          Not being funny how's that not a penalty? Based on the replays I've seen he's nowhere near the ball

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            28 days, 10 mins ago

            VAR again showing that its a useless addition to the game.

          2. Jam0sh
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            28 days, 9 mins ago

            Because it was not a foul

            1. RFCSPACE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              27 days, 23 hours ago

              Thanks for the explanation.

        • Nice to Finally Michu
          • 6 Years
          28 days, 12 mins ago

          McNeil looking sharp

        • La Roja
          • 7 Years
          28 days, 11 mins ago

          Longstaff close

        • FOO FIGHTER
            28 days, 11 mins ago

            Is Kane trolling?

            1. GOTHAM City F.C.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              28 days, 11 mins ago

              Warming up

          • Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            28 days, 11 mins ago

            Son having a stinker, loses the ball nearly every time. He’ll come good though (if he doesn’t get subbed)

          • Dannyb
            • 2 Years
            28 days, 11 mins ago

            Longstaff with his best Son impression. So selfish

          • Ha.
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 11 mins ago

            Literally none of the ball on that penalty shout

          • Tactical Focus
            • 3 Years
            28 days, 11 mins ago

            Duck this crap. I'm going fishing for a couple hours. Kane is doing my head in.

            1. GOTHAM City F.C.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              28 days, 10 mins ago

              You don't like fishing here?

            2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
              • 3 Years
              28 days, 4 mins ago

              Either that or re-run the cricket 🙂

          • Wild Rover
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            28 days, 10 mins ago

            Kane almost on corners

          • FOO FIGHTER
              28 days, 10 mins ago

              Looks like Bruce will rear.

            • GAMBIT
              • 4 Years
              28 days, 9 mins ago

              Kane just got a corner!

              1. Zlatanzo
                  28 days, 7 mins ago

                  It's the only thing he'll be getting today

              2. Dannyb
                • 2 Years
                28 days, 9 mins ago

                Kane lwb

              3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                28 days, 9 mins ago

                Kane jogging around. Where is the urgency??

              4. Limbo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                28 days, 9 mins ago

                I’d take a KWP goal. 1-0.