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
    24 days, 35 mins ago

    Why has Kane not started??

    1. Manani
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 34 mins ago

      what do you mean?

    2. Bees4Lyf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 33 mins ago

      It’s cos Newcastle have 11 behind the ball

    3. @FPLDIARYFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 33 mins ago

      Oh there he is.

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 34 mins ago

    Son dive

  3. FOO FIGHTER
    24 days, 34 mins ago

    343 the way to go.

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      24 days, 32 mins ago

      4-5-1 or 3-5-2

      1. JustPark
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 30 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
          24 days, 29 mins ago

          Don't*

  4. PUMPKINHEAD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    24 days, 34 mins ago

    Mike Dean hates us. No chance of owt from him

  5. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    24 days, 34 mins ago

    Kane fail.

  6. RFCSPACE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 34 mins ago

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

  7. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 34 mins ago

    Jota really disappointing start to the season...

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 33 mins ago

      Not really, been on fire in EL

      1. La Roja
        • 7 Years
        24 days, 33 mins ago

        Brings you lots of points does it ?

  8. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 33 mins ago

    The Kane hate is unreal already lmao

  9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    24 days, 33 mins ago

    How’s (K)ane doing?

    1. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      24 days, 33 mins ago

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

      1. purple lamborGhini
        24 days, 32 mins ago

        he has touched it a couple of times

        1. Pedersen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          24 days, 30 mins ago

          Like how searched that comment sounds 😀

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        24 days, 32 mins ago

        He only needs 10 mins for his hattie

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      24 days, 31 mins ago

      Saving his energy for the 80th minute

    3. amitmishr
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 30 mins ago

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

    4. Prawnsandwich
      • 1 Year
      24 days, 29 mins ago

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

  10. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 33 mins ago

    Has Kane touched the ball yet?

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 33 mins ago

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

      1. @FPLDIARYFPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        24 days, 32 mins ago

        haha

  11. Jet5605
    • 5 Years
    24 days, 33 mins ago

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

    Cheap as chips.

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 33 mins ago

      Yesssir.

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      24 days, 33 mins ago

      Welcome to my world 🙂

    3. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 32 mins ago

      Yum yum. Chips.

  12. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    24 days, 33 mins ago

    Kane doing a Jack Leech

    1. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      24 days, 31 mins ago

      If he gets just one return I'll be happy

  13. Dimen
    • 5 Years
    24 days, 33 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
      24 days, 26 mins ago

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

  14. FOO FIGHTER
    24 days, 33 mins ago

    Spurs chasing their own tails ha ha.

  15. 007 [RoboKlopp]
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 32 mins ago

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

    Thanks.

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 32 mins ago

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

      1. 007 [RoboKlopp]
        • 3 Years
        24 days, 30 mins ago

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

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    24 days, 32 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
      24 days, 31 mins ago

      Will probably get a brace lol

    2. COK3Y5MURF
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 31 mins ago

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

  17. RFCSPACE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 32 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
      24 days, 31 mins ago

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

    2. Jam0sh
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      24 days, 29 mins ago

      Because it was not a foul

      1. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        24 days, 16 mins ago

        Thanks for the explanation.

  18. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 6 Years
    24 days, 32 mins ago

    McNeil looking sharp

  19. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    24 days, 32 mins ago

    Longstaff close

  20. FOO FIGHTER
    24 days, 32 mins ago

    Is Kane trolling?

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      24 days, 31 mins ago

      Warming up

  21. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    24 days, 31 mins ago

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

  22. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 31 mins ago

    Longstaff with his best Son impression. So selfish

  23. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 31 mins ago

    Literally none of the ball on that penalty shout

  24. Tactical Focus
    • 3 Years
    24 days, 31 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
      24 days, 30 mins ago

      You don't like fishing here?

    2. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      24 days, 25 mins ago

      Either that or re-run the cricket 🙂

  25. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    24 days, 30 mins ago

    Kane almost on corners

  26. FOO FIGHTER
    24 days, 30 mins ago

    Looks like Bruce will rear.

  27. GAMBIT
    • 4 Years
    24 days, 30 mins ago

    Kane just got a corner!

    1. Zlatanzo
      24 days, 27 mins ago

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

  28. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    24 days, 29 mins ago

    Kane lwb

  29. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    24 days, 29 mins ago

    Kane jogging around. Where is the urgency??

  30. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    24 days, 29 mins ago

    I’d take a KWP goal. 1-0.