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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. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Salah assist yesssss

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

      🙂

  2. ‘Tis the Season
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Almost identical games for Rash & Ings. Similar form to.
    Rash - Liv BUR WOL
    Ings - WOL Pal Liv

    Ings after after next three FARRR better so Ings in!

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

    Henderson hand maybe

  4. JamieNumber4
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 19 days ago

    wtf assist given to Gomez on FPL

    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      nvm theyve corrected it now

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

      Sure you were just looking at the YC.

  5. Babit1967
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Bobby and Mo get in

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

    Bobby 😀

    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      😀

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

    Goal given

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Lol.

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

    It's Liverpool

    Never handball

    1. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      LiVARpool single handed the title by the FA

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

    Goal & pen?

  10. Marvin de Milo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    VAR is pathetic.

    1. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 19 days ago

      I think it probably got that one right tbf

      1. Marvin de Milo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        That's not the point.

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Agreed. Need to wait 5 mins before celebrating a goal

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

    Salah (C) fail... Why don't you score yourself Mo...

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

      He will

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

        Can’t be so sure

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

    Who would you keep midterm in next 6-8.

    KdB or Vardy?

    1. Red Devil Swede
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Both. But probably KDB

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

      Both

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

      Both

    4. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Vardy

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

        Have to sell one

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

    ugh dammit not salah

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

      It’s ok it wasn’t a goal

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

        just an assist i mean 🙂

  14. tisza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    This Firmino away goal record itching away for the DGW.

  15. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Ridiculous how they go looking for things to rule a goal out for

    1. svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      NFL

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        MGP back at Rovers training 🙂

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

    Goal stands Firmino TC locked in for DGW 24 🙂

  17. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Goal stands

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

    LiVARpool at it again.

    Disgusting!

    1. Mee Pukki-Pukki Long Teemu:…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Get your head checked, lad...

      Man U fan here

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

        Sorry to hear.

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

        and he's a pool fan

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

        He's kidding man

  19. Whats the Huth
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Salah assist

  20. Egg noodle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Ofcourse I did Firmino to DCL this week

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

      Wh would you do that Firmino just scored and DCL didn’t score. That was a bad decision.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Why would you sell Firmino ahead of a DGW for useless DCL of all people!

    3. Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Why when there's a DGW coming up

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I’d have thought it obvious that he wants double def or Salah and Mane

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

    Best striker for under 6m? Maupay?

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

      DCL. He had lots of chances this last game and his underlying stats are the best.

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

        I really just don’t trust Everton

    2. Giggs Boson.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      DCL

      Going for the Salah, Mane, TAA triple up too? 🙂

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

        Of course 😀

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

    LiVARpool lol, the big club LiVARpool bias is off the charts.

  23. Rashford FC
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Typical Jose tactics.

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

    Wonk wonky wonk wonk.

    There we go

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

    Anyone not getting Firmino for the DGW?

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

      Nah still think Mane, Salah + DEF

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

      Vardy or Rashford out :O

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

      tempted ngl

  26. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    VVD on bench 🙁

  27. dshv
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Is it worth to do Alli to Salah. Have mane, no pool defender.

    Yes or no

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

      Get TAA

    2. Happy Chappy
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yes

  28. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Dirty Pool

  29. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Is there any consensus on double Pool mids vs double Pool def?
    Can’t make my mind around DGW having TAA and Mane now...

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

      Triple attack?

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Most think the order is

      1. Mane Salah Trent
      2. Mane Trent Robbo
      3. Salah Trent Robbo

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

        2 for sure. Could understand if both Mane & Salah were hsuling each game, but....

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

          hauling*

        2. Pukki Party
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Prefer 2. too as it goves me a more balanced squad

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      On the Scoutcast they were talking about double mids being the best and Salah TC probably scoring 60 points

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

        60 points?! Bit over exaggerated

        1. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          That's what I thought, but scoring 20 points in two games is not crazy

  30. TAT
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    So many goals and assist points – only that it's only my mini league rival's that are benefiting from them. I like my team, but it's not picking up points… Suggestions for this lot? Considering taking out Jiménez, Rashford and Saka in a -8 move.

    Foster
    Lundstram - TAA - Söyüncü
    Grealish - Mané - KDB - Sarr
    Jiménez - Rashford - Vardy
    (McGovern - Saka - Kelly - Rico)

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

      The -8 sounds horrible tbh. Be patient. Your team is decent.

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        I'm losing ground every gameweek though, and need to make some risky moves at some point.

    2. j.m
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Patience

      1. TAT
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        That's all I've been doing though; only taken -8 so far this season. It has not worked out.

        1. j.m
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          I suppose it depends on who you would bring in. I’m assuming Salah and Ings? Rashford looks on fire and wouldn’t be surprised if he scored against Liverpool and Chelsea

          1. TAT
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I have to downgrade Rashford to get Salah unfortunately. Downgrading Jiménez (which otherwise would be a more obvious move) doesn't allow enough funds – unless for KDB, which is not an option.

            Thats why I'm thinking of the -8 while I'm at it, getting a front three of Vardy, Ings and DCL. Salah would come in for Sarr or Grealish.