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. FOO FIGHTER
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Is Kane playing cm/cdm?

  2. Bartowski
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    To lose Jota for Haller would you downgrade:
    A Coleman
    B Zinch
    C VVD

    Thanks

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    OMG joelinton

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Sh*t

  4. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Linton G

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

    Kane sending crosses

    1. Pieterke30
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      No creator without Eriksen on the pitch. So Kane dropping

      Knew it would be a captain fail when I saw the teamsheet

      Kane needs Eriksen, and if possible Alli too

  6. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Spurs love conceding the first goal

  7. tm245
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Money well spent.

  8. GAMBIT
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    If Kane plays RWB the whole game, do I get cleansheet points for him?

    1. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      not now 😛

  9. FOO FIGHTER
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Oh dear. Boom...

  10. Marvin.com
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Smokin' Joe

  11. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Joooooooooo

  12. Respect My Authoritah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Boom

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    BIG JOE LINTON

    Atsu assist

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Don't like that prediction of yours

  14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Kane to joelinton done

  15. Business Cat
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Oh Spurs...

  16. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Horrible defending

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 23 hours ago

      Sissoko nowhere

  17. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Loool, Newcastle sitting back even more now. Goodbye kaptain kane

  18. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    SCENES

  19. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    You love to see it

  20. the Penman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Joe Wellington!

  21. Jurgen Flopp
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Clinical finish

  22. Giggs Boson.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Nice. C'mon Magpies!

  23. Miniboss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Newcastle been strong!

  24. *sigh*
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    GTFI !!!!

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Woeful Spurs

  26. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Trying to remember what a clean sheet is.

  27. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Another CS evaporates

  28. Dakes.
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    UP THE TOOOOON

  29. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    If FFS gets any busier, pressing ctrl + f and typing 'Kane' will melt my computer.

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    22 days, 23 hours ago

    Kane next best CDM.