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. Would Ed Woodward
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    We were right about Son playing OOP, shame it's at left back.

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      lol

    2. mynameisq
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      That's POO

    3. jason_ni
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Reminds me of when mou was playing rashford as a left back.. the good old days.

  2. Strchld
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Too much asked 2 goals from Grealish tomorrow? No Abraham, Martial, Digne, Richarlison, Rashford....

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I'm kind of hoping he doesn't play somehow actually. Got Dendoncker waiting in the wings.

      1. Strchld
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I have Greenwood first on the bench. Would take that also.

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Time to sell Leicester players, looks like Liverpool players too.

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Do it.

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Auto picks the way to go.

    3. The Big Fella
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Don't bother. I will get my brother to do it and they'll start scoring again.

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Another massive captain fail. Not like any of my other players did much better though...

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      k

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        k

  5. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Didnt see leicester game, how did maddison look?
    Worth holding for now?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      sell imo

    2. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      The guy who got lucky with OG and then unlucky with VAR?

    3. Le Tigre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      He had about three assists chalked off by var

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      He looked good but VAR looked better. LiVARpool rivals can't be allowed to get points

      1. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Keep maddison and sell vardy for ings sound crazy?
        Invest the cash elsewhere.
        Have vardy rashford tammy front line

    5. Skalla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Did not watch full game but could have had a few assists, I am holding for now.

    6. Bobby Digital
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Apparently got robbed out of two assists.

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Poor from mane for his standards

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      this

  7. Hansel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    A) Grealish + Soy -> Mané + Williams

    B) Martial -> Mané and save the other FT

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      B

  8. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Best pick?

    A. Ryan/Henderson + Williams
    B. McCarthy + Holgate

    1. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Got Trent, Soy, Lund, Rico

  9. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    My team keeps performing not sure who to sell for Mane.

    This week I made a pointless transfer downgrading Kelly

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    OMG firmino

  11. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    FIRMINOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  12. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Mo A
    Bob G

  13. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Firmino G
    Salah A

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Nice.

  14. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    SALAHHHH ASSSITTTY

  15. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Tanganga CS wiped...

    1. SB8
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Unlucky owners 🙁

  16. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    SALAH A

  17. Daniel S.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Bobby scores

  18. La Roja
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Captain assist 😎

    1. Daniel S.
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      *vice

  19. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    *checks Firminos price*

  20. Luka - Man Like Serbia
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Salah Assist, yes!!!

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Magic Bobby

  22. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    RIP TANGANGAAA

  23. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Oh salah points. Mane haul confirmed now ffs.

  24. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Away game specialist.

  25. TomSaints
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Anyone but Salah

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      It’s only the assist it’s ok so far

  26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    VAR review

  27. El Fenomeno R9
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Maestro Firmino

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    OMG

  29. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Bobby in

  30. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Might as well stop watching football if this is disallowed