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

    Son looking horrible. Reckless challenge incoming?

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

    Come ooon Salaaah

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

    Robertson kick but not checked by var

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

    Twice Robbo, calmaaa

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

    Double defence is better value for the double GW however that triple captain chip scares me

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

      Depends really, if you captain Mane (assuming most do due to ownership) then you're still getting 2/3rds of the points.

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

        I've got Mane/Salah, will probably standard captain Mane due to EO

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

          Naah. Salah for me

  6. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Shak will come on for Salah

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

      Let him score first

      1. LOLarov
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I have him so yes that would be nice

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

    Robertson should have 2 yellows now...

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

    Retro bans for Robbo?

    1. LOLarov
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      ehh no

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

    How is Robertson still on the pitch?

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

      LiVARpool...

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

      Second one not that bad tbh

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

    Need a Robbo goal to salvage my GW here. On 45 and on a 30k red arrow. Grealish and KDB better show up tomorrow (or not play, Dend on the bench)

    1. Rhodes your boat
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Wish I had 45! 35 here

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

        Ouch! Who is left to play and who is your captain?

  11. Bossworld
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Been an entertaining second half this

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Frustrating

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

    Alisson loves the kangaroos x

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

    Rico, kelly, lund, baldock, soy

    Who for TAA

    1. LOLarov
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      kelly

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

      Soy

    3. Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      soy

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

    Shaq saying hi with Jose. How they know each other?

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

      Chllin at Swiss resorts?

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

        Haha. Maybe

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

    This formation suits Spurs a lot better. Got to be an option with Kane out:

    Lloris
    Aurier Sanchez Alderweireld Vertonghen
    Winks Alli Lo-Celso
    Lamela Moura Son

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

    Salah off shaq on

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

    Shaqiri on
    Salah off

  18. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    FFS Mo

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

    Salah Off

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

    Take YC Mo 😉

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

    So stupid why players "help" up other players on the ground (sarcastically)...keep your damned hands to yourself. Good on you Lamela.

  22. Red Devil Swede
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    3 mins is a joke

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

    This Tanganga guy played alright today. Who is he replacing?

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

      Vertonghen on the bench today

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

        Only £4.0m. Low chance of keeping this place but not a bad back up for Spurs.

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

      Think he has come straight from Dr congo

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

    Where is minamino? And what is his jersey no?

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

      Bench, 18.

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

      On bench and 18

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

      He'll sit a year on the bench like all players Klopp buy

  25. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Are we all gonna be sat ur at 7pm tomorrow thinking.... "best just leave the armband on KDB then"

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Hope so

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

    Robo over Mo it is 🙂

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

      Think I’m going Robbo over Mane

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

      Don't fancy a RC in the DGW 😉

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

    Anyone still in the FPL cup?

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

      Yes but might be going out unless Aguero captain does something

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

        My wife is up by 6 .
        She has KDB left. Opponent has Grealish.

      2. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Same as above

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Nah, dumped by 1pt to a bench booster

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

        I was dumped out first round.

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

      Me mate. Oh boy my record

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

    Ali #1

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

    Salah massive captain fail....

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

      Better than Vardy

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

        Vardy wasn't a serious pick this week with ndidi out...

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

          Vardy had 2 disallowed goals today. Clearly still well involved.

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

          This comment is laughable. Come on now. Hindsight or what.

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

    Alison 3BP for me