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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
  1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    How many games did invincible Arsenal draw? Looks like Liverpool could come up with a better invincible record.

    1. The gospel according to Mar…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      12 I think.

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If Liverpool win today they break the record for most points after 21 games played. Breaking Man City's record.

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        One record down.

    3. Regin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      26 wins 12 draws I believe

    4. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Good post here:

      https://www.premierleague.com/news/1562499

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Cheers

    5. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      The team is really efficient. When trailing you ca be assured that they will come back.

  2. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mane CS banked before Spurs scores niceee

  3. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Who has BP Currently?

    1. MGD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Firmino
      Trent
      Gomez

      1. LewanGOALski
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Gomez on for a BAP is a LOL 😀

        1. MGD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Indeed

          1. Daniel S.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Thanks lads

  4. MGD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mane out. Should be happy with the 3pts 😉

  5. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    What a chance for lo celso

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    What a miss

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Oh my

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      DD here
      Heart in mouth 😀

  8. Amey
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mane© fail.
    No return from © after so many GW's ....

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Id like to join your pity party please.

    2. Regin
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Vardy captain success.. well 2 more points I got

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Ha
        Every one matters

  9. La Roja
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    How?????

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      VAR told

      1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Him to do it. Knows where his family lives.

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Le Celso big miss

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Right foot maybe!?

  11. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Got both TAA and Mane. Get in for the DGW

    A) Salah

    B) Robbo

    C) Firmino

    1. JohnBlack
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A

    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      In that order

  12. Regin
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Is firmino a viable option as 3rd Liverpool player? Have mane and Robbo.
    A. Kdb to Salah
    B. Tammy to firmino

    1. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Yes, he scores his goals away this season it seems

    2. tisza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      That gives you 4 Liverpool?

  13. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Woe Celso.

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      No Celso

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Lol Celso

  14. mixology
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    At least Jose can smile about it

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mourinho on his knees

  16. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Surprised to see Jose smiling at that

  17. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Great save by Lo Celso, should be another €500 for the Koalas!

  18. DMP
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Great response from Spurs.

  19. nerd_is_the_werd
    1 month, 14 days ago

    This is why Lo Celso is not a first team player.

  20. Tsparkes10
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Just waiting for the inevitable Salah goal to ruin my gw

  21. gaurava1216
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Does this make sense?

    Ings + Salah + 4.5 IN for Rasford/Alli/Traore? for -4?

    Ryan
    TAA Sidibe Lundstram Soyuncu Kelly
    Mane KDB Alli Traore Cantwell
    Vardy Tammy Rashford

    Trying to Get Ings and Salah in.... Any other ideas?

  22. Ginkapo FPL
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    My defence;

    Hendo

    Lundstram Sidibe TAA Robbo

    BOOM

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Nice

    2. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Nice. Our TAA and Robbo points aren't secure yet though

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        If they go I wouldnt be able to post this...

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      But there is so much value in midfield, not enough clean sheets for five at the back

      Etc etc etc

    4. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Still 5min left brave posting that 🙂

  23. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Super Lolly

  24. dshv
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Have mane

    Should get:

    1. Salah
    2. Taa

    1. gaurava1216
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      TAA essential

  25. gaurava1216
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Does Rasford and Alli to make out make sense for Salah and Ings?

    Only way i can afford Salah ahead of DGW without losing KDB....

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Did that move before this GW. Lost some rashford points but otherwise set

  26. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Mane dropped after terrible performance. Klopp looked furious with him after the header

    1. Danno - Emre Canada
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      He ran his socks off and got a huge hug from Klopp

  27. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Dropping like a rock tonight. Oh well, there's always next year

  28. pumpkinhead
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    One week punt on Laca?

  29. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Pool timewasting

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Like Spurs in the 15th min.

  30. Ole Trafford
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    You know what I really don’t want to lose any of these guys: Digne, Grealish, Maddison, Kdb or Rashford to bring in Manè

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Going to go double defence