Dugout Discussion

Mourinho selects five-man defence in attempt to stifle Liverpool

Jose Mourinho has named a five-man defence for Spurs’ Gameweek 22 meeting with league leaders Liverpool.

Danny Rose (£5.3m) and Serge Aurier (£5.0m) are the wing-backs flanking a centre-back trio of Davinson Sánchez (£5.3m), Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m) and Japhet Tanganga (£4.0m).

They could prove to be frustrating to those who have handed their captain’s armband to either Mohamed Salah (£12.3m) or Sadio Mané (£12.3m), both of whom start for Liverpool.

This match presents an early opportunity for big gains to those who have thought outside the box for the captaincy, considering that popular option Jamie Vardy (£10.0m) did not have a single shot against Southampton and scored just five points.

Salah and Mané were both captained by below 8% of the top 10k so their backers will be hoping that Liverpool can overcome the strength in numbers in Spurs’ defence.

Mourinho also has plenty of options on the bench to park the bus, so to speak, with Jan Vertonghen (£5.2m), Ryan Sessegnon (£5.4m), Eric Dier (£4.9m), Erik Lamela (£5.7m) and Giovani Lo Celso (£7.3m) all among the substitutes.

In attack, Son Heung-min (£9.8m) returns to lead the line and is supported by Dele Alli (£8.7m), Lucas Moura (£7.1m) and Christian Eriksen (£8.6m).

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Gazzaniga; D Sánchez, Alderweireld, Tanganga; Rose, Winks, Eriksen, Aurier; Alli, Moura; Son.

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Robertson, van Dijk, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

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1,156 Comments Post a Comment
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not again!!! -_-

        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

           

    2. Arse Craic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Haha 😀

    3. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Nice

  1. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Martial and Jiminez to Richarlison and Ings??

    1. The_Fish
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Just get Ings

  2. trinzoo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Rash to Ings for free to have funds for Mane?

    1. Pigeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Wouldn't sell Rashford now tbh, that was gonna be my move

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Yes

      1. trinzoo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks guys

    3. Lindelol
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I am doing it this week or may be jimi to ings.

  3. DA Minnion
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Need a few goals From Salah .

  4. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Anyone want to buy an account in top 1k lol I’m so bored of this game xx

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I know the feeling

    2. KAPTAIN KUN
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      How much you selling for?

    3. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      vardy captain fail hurt that much?!

  5. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Those damn bench points

    again

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      17 for me

  6. danlynch13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) Jiminez + Martial > Ings + Richarlison

    B) Deeney + Martial > ings + Grealish

    1. Rustin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Just did jiminez to ings tempted by martial to Richarlison gonna wait though

  7. theodosios
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Vardy > Ings for free?

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What? Did he get injured or something?

      1. KAPTAIN KUN
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No, he just didn't score

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Jeez

      2. theodosios
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No, just want some big returns from my captain...and he isn't captain material anymore

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Lots to learn you have young padavan.

  8. KAPTAIN KUN
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Best trio max 18.0m to fill the 3 gaps?

    McCarthy | Martin
    TAA | Lundstram | _____ | 4.2 | 4.2
    Salah | Mane | KdB | _____ | Cantwell
    Vardy | Ings | _____

    Thanks

    1. KAPTAIN KUN
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      The 4.2s are negotiable depending how much if anything is left from the 18.0m once spots are filled 🙂

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      can you do jimenez grealish 3.9 fodder

      1. KAPTAIN KUN
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        0.1 off!

        And I tell you what I'm also 0.1 off, which I really like:

        Digne
        Martial
        Greenwood

        1. KAPTAIN KUN
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Ignore me, no I'm not. Can afford that - ignoring the fact that currently the 4.2 spots are Rico and Kelly (4.3 SV each)

    3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Seriously - get rid of one of Salah or Mane for Martial or Rich, your team will thank you for it

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Which would leave your blanks being Robbo, Grealish, Rash for example

        1. KAPTAIN KUN
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          See above, the 3 blanks without selling one of them could be Digne, Martial and Greenwood (bench)

    4. nerd_is_the_werd
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Rashford?

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Burn

      Them

      Wildcards

      🙂

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Vardy Rash Ings emerges as the template forward line then?

      Or do Jimmy, Tammy, Kun still have something to say on the matter

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Doing fine with that front line.

    7. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Leicester burning out?

    8. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      TOP PL SCORERS:

      Vardy: 17

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        How relevant past points are:

        0.

      2. theodosios
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        16pts last 5 GWs, you happy?

    9. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      LMS safety score currently 24

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    10. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I guess Martial (c) was a bit of a differential

      Oh but it could have been so much better

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Wolves replay midweek was a killer. Could have been great if not for that

    11. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      TOP PL SCORERS:

      Vardy: 17
      Ings: 14
      Rashford: 14
      Auba: 14
      Abraham: 13
      Kane: 11
      Sterling: 11

      Can't remember the last time English players dominated the PL's goalscorers list like this seasons.

      #ItsComingHome 😉

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Brexiters in heaven!

      2. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Pickford
        TAA - Maguire - Gomez
        Sterling - Kane - Abraham - Rashford
        Sancho - Ings - Vardy

    12. davies
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Fab > Henderson or Ryan?

    13. nerd_is_the_werd
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Son on penalty duties with no Kane?

        1. KAPTAIN KUN
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Alli

      • Lamplighters
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Apologies to current Ings owners, I just picked him up for Jimenez.

      • sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        39 saves as of now from all Keepers. Ryan promised $500 on each save to Australian fire victims this gw. He contributed 5. One more would have donated a point to this FPL victim 😀 But great gesture from him!

      • afsr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Guaita
        Soy, TAA, Sidibe
        Mane, Martial, KdB, Grealish, Maddison
        Vardy, Rashford

        Button, Lund, Greenwood, Rico
        1FT, 2.0

        How to get Salah in?
        Was planning Rashford -> DCL and Martial -> Salah in GW 24 but not so sure now

      • BNMC
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Jimenez -> Ings, Soy -> Gomez for free
          or
          Jimenez -> Ings, Soy -> VVD, Alli -> Maddison (-4)

          1. BNMC
              1 month, 12 days ago

              3rd option
              Jimenez -> Ings, Soy -> Robbo, Alli -> Moura (-4)

          2. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Newcastle with 13th injured player. Impressive

          3. what's my name
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            would you sacrifice Rash to get Mane ? Y/N

            1. Pukki Party
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Any other way? Hard to answer without the transfers.

            2. elchilangles
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              yes

          4. Pukki Party
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Guaita
            TAA Lord Aurier
            Salah KDB Moura Mount Cantwell
            Aguero Vardy

            Martin Holgate Kelly Greenwood

            A) Aguero, Moura, Aurier to Mane, Ings, Dunk -4
            B) Aguero, Mount, Aurier to Maupay, Son, Robbo -4
            C) Aguero, Moura, Mount to Ings, Mane, Sarr -4

          5. Ole Trafford
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Moura is only 7.1m

            1. Old Man
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              You're welcxome to him

          6. Mikel Arteta
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Its our time Salah(c)!

          7. Zilla
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            TANGANA

          8. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            FFS

          9. Hart-ake
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Who to bring in as a 5th mid:

            a) Cantwell
            b) Traore
            c) CHO