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. ZeBestee
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Grade these value midfielders by who tops and who makes the bottom. Take into consideration team they play for, fixtures, nailedoness and form.

    1) McGinny
    2) Mount
    3) H. Wilson
    4) McNeil
    5) Trossard

    1. Podge
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      You think anyone is going to look up the fixtures of five players. 😆

    2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Add Cantwell to this list. Consider him a 6.0 mid until he loses his place... If he ever loses his place

      1. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Yeah, so many value midfielders.

    3. Bartowski
      • 9 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      No thanks

  2. Podge
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Benched Barnes for Lundstram 🙁

    1. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      That was silly really

    2. Dakes.
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      I mean...

    3. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Lol you deserve it why would you bench an inform striker for a championship defender?

    4. 40 MIL & A QUID
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      One of the most ludicrous decisions I’ve read on here. Deserved

    5. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Never bench Barnes

  3. True Deadzoner
    • 8 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    What is Spurs doing

    1. @FPLDIARYFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Getting Steve Bruced

      1. RFCSPACE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Didn't realise that was a thing.

        1. thepeen555
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 14 hours ago

          It’s new

        2. thepeen555
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 14 hours ago

          Prob like united being ‘palaced’

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Repeat from GW1 then. Just bring on Eriksen right now Poch you dumb fraud.

    1. RFCSPACE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Exactly.

    2. mxstro
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Similar to Silva. Gonna keep Kean on the bench for 4 GWs.

  5. FOO FIGHTER
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    No Erikson, no Kane tit bits.

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Spurs not even a shot at goal in30 minutes

    Embarrassing

  7. RFCSPACE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Just get Eriksen on already. Yes Poch, if he goes to Madrid this summer you're doomed. Stop the experiment and get him on.

  8. Lacabacca
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Didn't know football had drinks breaks.

    1. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Inspired by Stokes

    2. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      30 degrees.
      Uefa ruling.

    3. @FPLDIARYFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      I did try a drinkwater joke but went rightly unnoticed

  9. JJeyy
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Worth wildcarding this week to get Aguero to captain amongst other changes?

    1. 40 MIL & A QUID
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Depends how bad your team is

      1. JJeyy
        • 3 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Weak points are Moura and Perez

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 2 Years
          25 days, 14 hours ago

          Yeah, those 2 gotta go.

        2. JustPark
          • 3 Years
          25 days, 14 hours ago

          Just Perez in my eyes.

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      If its more than -8, you should consider it

    3. Disco Volante
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      That’s what I’ve just done. Feels good.

  10. VanDijksToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Poch, step up and just bring on eriksen now. You're rubbish without him.

  11. buzzkill
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    A. Perez, Siggy and C. Wilson out for...

    A) Son, Ceballos and Tammy Abraham
    B) Son, H. Wilson and Ashley Barnes

    ?

    Thanks

  12. Brodsterm9
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Free hit
    Abraham/Haller/Pukki/Sergio
    Very strongly thinking Haller,Sergio,Abraham

  13. b91jh
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Could potentially see another version of Kane vs Cardiff incoming today.

    1. Big Ping
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      It was the memory of that game which gave me comfort not having him for this week

  14. seewhyaxe
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Barnes party started yet?

    1. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 3 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      From GW5 onwards

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Had him from the start. He was amazing last season in limited time

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Newcastle looking dam fine lol.

  16. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    This year 3rd and 4th positions are up for grabs for anyone! There is no 'top six' anymore - it's only top two and the rest. None of Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea, or ManU look difficult to beat, either at home or away.

    1. Big Ping
      • 1 Year
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      No they're not

  17. Lazaretti
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Ok. Meed to WC to get these SpurS hit players out of my team. As long as Poch is their mgr wont bring in any

  18. Delhidynamo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    The cheating scum chickens at it again

  19. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Mike Dean WTF is your problem? VAR do something to overrule this idiot..

    1. Respect My Authoritah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      I mean that one was definitely not a pen

  20. The King Wilson return
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Wesley, Haller, Abraham Joelinton. What a weekend for these tall, gangly and a bit pacy type of strikers

  21. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    2FTS

    A.
    Siggy > Martial
    KWP > AWB

    B.
    Pérez > Mount
    King > Barnes

    1. InSaneMan-e
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Isn't martial injured?

      1. Pedersen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Should be back to next game (only knock)

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      25 days, 12 hours ago

      B

  22. Yank Revolution
    • 7 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Off topic, but oh hell yeah

    Teaser trailer for Breaking Bad movie...
    http://www.darkhorizons.com/breaking-bad-film-hits-netflix-in-october/

    1. 40 MIL & A QUID
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Unless Kane is in it FFS doesn’t care

    2. Red Devil Swede
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Yeah real off topic but hell yeah! Oct 11th!

    3. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      During a game.
      Nice.

      1. Yank Revolution
        • 7 Years
        25 days, 14 hours ago

        Yet, you posted...

        1. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          25 days, 14 hours ago

          Took about 5 seconds.
          And again, why do I bother.

          1. Yank Revolution
            • 7 Years
            25 days, 14 hours ago

            Don't know. You seem antagonistic towards me.

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Kane takes a kick on THAT ankle

  24. AnzhiBabakin (AKA: FC Akhma…
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Where's Rhodes? Did he dump Joelinton?

    1. The 12th Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      In the Mediterranean

  25. FOO FIGHTER
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Is Kane going to troll?

    1. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Is frog’s butt waterproof?

  26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Does Kane realise he's a striker?

    Playing at cdm

    1. TurboTastic!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      annoying

  27. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    No Eriksen = Kane out of my team

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      This

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Yep

    3. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Looking that way. He does not look good

    4. Das Boot
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 13 hours ago

      Aye, wtf is Pochetino playing at, did he no learn that lesson against Villa

  28. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Don't get it. That Kane guy at CDM might actually do a job up top. What can't he see??

  29. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Kane and the ball are like when you have two opposite magnets

    1. Four Hit Wonder
      • 2 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Two same magnets 🙂

    2. Jurgen Flopp
      • 5 Years
      25 days, 14 hours ago

      Should have paid more attention in school rather than looking up girl's skirts

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    25 days, 14 hours ago

    Kane not even getting in the box 😆