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Mourinho starts Alli as FPL managers hope for Kane resurgence

Jose Mourinho has named his first XI as Tottenham Hotspur manager, with few surprises in the ex-Chelsea and Manchester United chief’s selection.

Harry Kane (£10.8m) unsurprisingly leads the line, with FPL managers set to keep a keen eye on the England striker’s positioning under his new boss.

Dele Alli (£8.4m) looks set to line up as the ‘No.10’ in a likely 4-2-3-1 formation.

On the midfielder, Mourinho said yesterday:

“I asked him if he was Dele or Dele’s brother. He told me he was Dele. ‘OK,’ I said. ‘Play like Dele’.” – Jose Mourinho

Son Heung-min (£9.6m) and Lucas Moura (£7.0m) should staff the flanks either side of Dele, which leaves contract rebel Christian Eriksen (£8.7m) to warm the bench alongside Danny Rose (£5.4m).

“I need to understand what is in Christian’s mind and heart.” – Jose Mourinho

Paulo Gazzaniga (£4.5m) is between the sticks as Spurs’ only fit senior goalkeeper, Brandon Austin on the bench. The Argentinian could potentially provide a budget source of points if Mourinho has the desired effect on what has been a leaky Spurs defence up until now.

Jan Vertonghen (£5.2m) is not part of the matchday squad due to injury, so Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m) is partnered in central defence by Davinson Sanchez (£5.3m).

Serge Aurier (£4.8m) gets the nod at right-back, while Ben Davies (£5.4m) makes the XI after impressing for Wales over the international break.

Harry Winks (£5.3m) and Eric Dier (£4.9m) make up the remainder of Mourinho’s initial XI. Tanguy Ndombele (£5.9m) also misses out through injury.

Manuel Pellegrini has stuck with under-fire keeper Roberto (£4.4m) despite several unsatisfactory displays between the sticks for the Hammers.

Mark Noble (£5.0m) has recovered from a knock to take his place in midfield, behind attacking trio Andriy Yarmolenko (£5.9m), Robert Snodgrass (£5.2m) and Felipe Anderson (£6.8m). Pellegrini could use a variation of formations ahead of his back four, most likely 4-2-3-1 or 4-1-4-1.

Angelo Obgonna (£4.5m) replaces Fabian Balbuena (£4.3m) at centre-back, while the other change for the Irons sees Pablo Fornals (£6.0m) drop out for Yarmolenko. Michail Antonio (£6.9m) has recovered from injury to make the bench at the London Stadium.

Line-ups

West Ham United XI: Roberto; Cresswell, Diop, Ogbonna, Fredericks; Rice, Noble; Yarmolenko, Snodgrass, Anderson; Haller.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Gazzaniga; Davies, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Aurier; Winks, Dier; Son, Dele, Lucas; Kane.

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1,162 Comments Post a Comment
  1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Felipe Anderson off
    Guy from the jacamo advert on

    1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Pellegrini should never started him anyway, he doesn’t deserve to be starting for a very long time for us.

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Fanny hooked.

  3. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Joseee Mourinhooo Jose Mourinhooo !

    Greatest of all time !

  4. MidasBoys XI
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Bit the bullet this morning and took a 4 point hit and hooked De Bruyne for Son.. finally some good luck

    1. KUNingas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      What if KDB scores more tonight?

      1. MidasBoys XI
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        The points are in the bag, happy days

    2. MidasBoys XI
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Also Man City have a few tough games ahead of them and Son playing much more forward than KDB

  5. Lalrota
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Kane(C) looking good?

    1. FirMinaMiMo
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Lets see at 2nd half

    2. FirMinaMiMo
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Yh he's gud...haha!!!...juz nw scored

  6. Gringo Kid
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    KDB to Son?

    1. F4L
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      i'd find another way if you want Son

  7. KingOllie
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Anything youd change here? Wc active
    442
    Gazza
    Robertson / TAA / PvA / Periera
    Mane / Son / Tielemans / Pulisic
    Tammy / Vardy

    4.0, lundstram, j. Ayew, hayden

  8. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Spurs have to buy a RB. Aurier is a total liability

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Kyle Walker Jr saying hi. :p

    2. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      May be he can kidnap one?

  9. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    So Bavies and Aurier have got instructions not to go beyond mid field or what? Looking good for a CS though

    1. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Old Italian tactics was classically one full back sits, the other attacks.

      Bavies is sitting, Aurier is pushing.

  10. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Pitch invasion needed from the West Ham fans!

  11. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    The kneejerk here is real.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Surprised?

      1. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        No, but manage to cringe every time

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Nothing new! 😉

  12. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Someone please remind me why I own Aurier.

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      For the many CS in view

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Timing. Assist

    3. Dreadful
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Because of that.

    4. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      LOL JUST LOL

  13. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Who should make way for Son out of those mids?

    Maddison / Sterling / Mane / Martial

    0.3 itb

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Sterling

  14. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Last move was changing capt. From son to taa ?

    1. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Hope i dont hurt much

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Lucas :lol

    Wtf

  16. jonnybhoy
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Sterling + James > Son + Martial -4pts is happening after this gw

  17. Skloppy Kops
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Lol. LUCAS

  18. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Wow, what a miss from Moura

  19. F4L
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Moura 😆

  20. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Unbelievable

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    That’s a Mouraaaa

    Shot/pass massive fail.

  22. #POGBACK
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Don't know about everyone else but most of my mini league seem to have all got rid of Sterling and I've got him as a captain.

    Big GW swing upcoming.

  23. Am sorry to say again it�…
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Moura's brain just had a mare.

  24. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    lolcas lmaoura

  25. Ron_Swanson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Mourinhos face after that Moura miss...

  26. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Lucas.....oh dear

  27. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    I'll be keeping a close eye on KDB, today.
    If he fails to perform, it'll be him that will make way for Son.

  28. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    OMG kane

  29. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    WTF was that Moura??

  30. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Oh Moura...