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. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    KWP > who?

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Anyone. Hoofed.

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        AWB or Rico?

  2. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Joel int
    Joel int
    Joel intooOOoon

  3. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    So...no clean sheets for me

  4. Dannyb
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Kane to Joelinton -8?

    1. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Do it!

      1. Pedersen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        No Kane, No Pain

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Of course

  5. Podge
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Beautiful pass

  6. Yossi
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Walker Peters has been a disaster

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      * every defender ever

  7. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Spurs defence conceding is good for Kane’s bonus 😆

  8. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    TOON!

  9. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Loving FPL so far...

  10. Ramboo
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Abraham or Haller? And why?

    I have not seen either play. Who has looked the best of them?

    1. zon
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Haller. Looks like he can actually control the ball.

    2. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Barnes

      1. Ramboo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I already have him.

    3. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Tammy is a Rashford.

      1. Ramboo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It is actually Rashford im transfering out 😛

  11. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    That's why you don't leave Vertonghen out.

  12. @FPLDIARYFPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Drinkwater makes a shocking appearance!!!

  13. Qaiss
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    I said 1-0 Newcastle, there it is... HOLLLDDDDDDDD

  14. FOO FIGHTER
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bandwagons!!!

    • Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Today we are all Jon Snows...

    • Cpt Crunch Team Nirvana
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Kane to Haller and Martial to Salah looking fine right now

    • bulbuf
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Trossard to mount before price rise or give the fella a chance??

    • Zlatanzo
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Pukki to Joelinton?

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Glad I kept Pope on WC rather than getting Adrian!

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          There is still an hour of football left

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Joelinton? First time I have heard of him.

        1. Wild Rover
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Probably for the best

        2. Gnu Scott talent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Oh dear.

        3. thepeen555
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Really?

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Double decker now in place and not moving.

      • Respect My Authoritah
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Tough to pick the bottom 3 this season

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Hmm chelsea, and two others

          1. cravencottage
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Man U ?

        2. Bartowski
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Man U
          Spurs
          Jota

      • Bossworld
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Joelinton and Barnes. About to lose phone signal for 12 hours. What a time to be alive

        • RealVirg
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I am in heaven

            Blow the whistle and end this GW

          • Tactical Focus
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Steve Bruce the best manager in the world

          • FOO FIGHTER
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Kane not a very good midfielder.

              1. thepeen555
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                That’s the issue and why I didn’t pick him. You never know he may pop up like he does sometimes but not worth 11.1m where he plays a lot of the time

            • Skull And Gnomes 9
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Overpaid bunch of Muppets!

            • Rhodes your boat
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Joelintonnnn.... is on my bench

            • Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Poch auditioning for the United job