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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. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Salah almost

    1. markus808
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Story of my life

    2. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Always almost

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

    He’s revving up!

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

    Lucky Trent.

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

    You can see why Liverpool are runaway leaders

    *in the tactical foul league

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

      As if City ain't been doing it for ages 😉

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

        They’re only 4th from memory

        1. Giggs Boson.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I bet they're top in turnovers to tactical foul percentage. But they have possession so much that the overall numbers will be relatively low.

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

          This season perhaps x

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

        "Ask Arteta"

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

      Surely you realise this is hypocritical from a city supporter

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

        There is a bias towards Liverpool so people need to be reminded of the truth

        1. The gospel according to Mar…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Why would there be a bias towards any team?

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

    Salah giving the ball away for fun.

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

      Loves pissing BAPs

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

      Always has

  6. rozzo
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How longs it going to take for all players to stop immediately celebrating a goal?

    Player scores, stands there for 2 minutes with hands on hips waiting for the ref signal, then just trots back to the centre circle.

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

      Kun did it vs Port Vale 🙁

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

        Xx

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

          Hi x

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

            Liked your comment just thought you should know x

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

      VAR might ultimately come to the correct decision but at what cost.

      Certainly a passion killer

      1. The gospel according to Mar…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        It's horrible, just horrible.

      2. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Yeah, this.

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

        Does it upset fans in other countries or is just the English that hate it so much?

        1. One Wheels Enough
            1 month, 12 days ago

            It's the EPL...

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

        This rhetoric is absolute bullpoo. Not a chance this ever happens, ever.

    3. Mané money
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I knew Firmino was going to score, just because I sold him to get Mané. This always happens to me 🙁

      1. SB8
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He always does well against top 6 teams

      2. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        It was 100% because you sold him.

      3. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Lol unlucky bud. Owning Firmino must be tough going!

    4. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I guess its time to do 2 things with my team :
      - Get Danny Ings
      - Sell Ben Chillwell

      Honestly cant decide which one is frustrating me more atm.

      1. ONGO GABLOGIAN
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        i’m in the same boat. holgate coming in, jimenez unfortunately getting sold.

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

      Alli to punish sellers shortly!!!

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

        He’s useless

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

        He's punished them enough already.

      3. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        It will take weeks of blanks and then the ones too stubborn to sell will be gloating

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

      Would you rather:
      A) Grealish Jimenez
      B) Martial DCL

      moving forward? Grealish could be a different 6.7m mid

      1. Keeptrying
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        probably A, still don't trust Martial

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Even though he’s OOP and scores goals?

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

            yup

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

        B. Tough though.

      3. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        B

      4. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Anything that doesn't have DCL in

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

      Gomez & Henderson head wobbles at HT.

    8. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Salah cannt complete a simple pass wtf

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He completed the one that mattered

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

          this

      2. The gospel according to Mar…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        He hasn't been able to keep the ball for a while now.

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

        Intentionally avoiding Mane to score 😛

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

        Except the most important one of the game.

        His shots and passes are high risk, high reward.

      5. Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        And yet he has an assist.

    9. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Best pick guys?
      Thanks 🙂

      A. Ryan + Williams
      B. McCarthy + Holgate

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

        B

      2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        B

    10. Whats the Huth
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Salah won’t be enough in the baps at this rate. Shot off target and misplaced passes

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

        Id say he'd be fine after scoring a lucky pen next half

        1. Whats the Huth
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Fingers crossed

      2. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Same every time

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

        Do you expect BAPs from him?

    11. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Also is Maupay >> Ings worth a -4?

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

        Yes

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Before Villa at home?

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

            Villa has shown slight improvement since switching to 3 at back and Mings return

            Will check how Maupay did vs Everton

            1. RAFA THE GAFFA
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Yeah would like to know this?

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

        Absolutely

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Before Villa at home?

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

            Will pay off long term.

      3. beric
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        No

      4. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Maupay home v Villa, not this week.

    12. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Is Willams now a starter with Ashley going to Inter this month?

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

        One to keep an eye on. Looks very attacking and a real bargain if he can nail down the spot

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah he was good and got stuck in today. Excellent value

      2. Giggs Boson.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Shaw's got a knock. Think Ole prefers him atm.

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

        Not Shaw about that.

        Worth owning though.

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Lol like what you did there 😉
          Good pick I reckon

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

        Think he will be rotated with Shaw through the season. Not sure he's fit enough yet to play 3 games a week.

        1. ‘Tis the Season
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Good point. I do see that he is never brought on for a cameo so owning him with a good bench is quite safe

    13. Tcheco
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      All of Firmino's goals have come away from home this season. He plays away twice in the DGW 🙂

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

        He’s blanked plenty of times away from home too. He’s just not as good this year it’s cute people are clinging on to such a stat tho x

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

          7 goals in 10 away games.

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

            7 goals in 22 games

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

              I'm strictly speaking about the DGW where he has 2 away games & his away record is solid..

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

              Also, getting him in would be easier than doubling up on Salah & Mane for most

        2. Cilly Bonnolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          He's been brilliant for Liverpool this season. Just that there's more to his game than what gets us FPL points.

          1. mynameisq
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Actually he's been pretty awful for the past 10 or so games. He went from being very underrated to now overrated

    14. Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thoughts on this potential WC squad?

      Ryan - Button
      TAA - Sidibe - Gomez - Lundstram - Williams
      Mane - KdB - Martial - Grealish - Cantwell
      Vardy - Rashford - C-L

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

        Looks good ... I would try as much to get Ings on WC

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

        Won't get Mo?

        1. Pad Randa
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Guts the team

      3. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Get Ings the form player in the league

        1. Pad Randa
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Yeah, looking to figure that out somehow.

      4. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Need Salah

    15. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Rashford or Jimenez out to make a way for Ings?

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

        Jimenez definitely

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

        Firmino he scored more recently!

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

          Transfer waiting to happen don't you think?

      3. True Deadzoner
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        rash and 2m

      4. Zico Senna
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I may be doing Rash > Ings, that damn Ings, just keeps doing it doesn’t he! Old, made of glass, keeps churning them out.
        I’ll bring him in, he’ll stop scoring

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

          😀 my thought exactly, once he's in my team then no goals! C Wilson was the other one ...

        2. Keeptrying
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          please bring him in. take one for the rest who don't own him.

        3. Would Ed Woodward
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Old? He's 27! He's like the reverse Lingard, everyone always thinks he's ancient.

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

        Jim, clearly.

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

        Jim

      7. ‘Tis the Season
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Jim. Im Keeping

      8. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        So far so Jim!

    16. Atimis
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Playing with the team for DGW, losing Rashford against Burnley sounds bad, could see me going without KDB instead.
      How do you plan to come include Salah if so?

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

        Show your team?

        1. Atimis
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Currently it’s in the middle of rebuilding with 3.3 ITB,
          Traore/Maddison/KDB/Mane
          Vardy/Rash/Tammy

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

        I've already got Mane and Salah. Looked at GW 24 and thought going without Rash not a good idea though was planning Rash to Ings for for gw23.

        Now thinking KDB downgrade and upgrade Greenwood to Ings so 3-4-3 again.

    17. masyuris
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Potential DGW beside GW 24?

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

        Big one in 37.

        Should be another around 34/35.

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

      Need more from (S)alah

    19. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Which option?

      A) DCL to Ings
      B) Traore to Grealish

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

        B given fixtures. DCL had a lot of chances today. Didn't take them.

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

        A

        He’s on fire

      3. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A. no contest really in my humble.

    20. Nightf0x
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Which?

      A) maupay/dcl -4 to ings
      gw24 martial madds/traore -4 to salah grleish-sar/dendo

      B) traore -4 to grelish/sarr/moura
      gw24 martial mads -4 to salah grelish/sar

      C) martial -4 to son
      Gw24 maupay/dcl mads -4 to frmino grelish/sar

      D) none, gw24 martial rams -4 to salah mcarthy/4.0 gk

      1. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Too many if's, ands and maybes :(.

    21. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Half time conundrum. Is this work a -4?

      Can just do the first two and Maupay >> Ings after Villa home if Ings doesn’t triple rise 🙂

      Fab+Aurier+Maupay >> McCarthy+Holgate+Ings (-4)

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Holgate could also be Williams. Got TAA, Soy, Lund, Rico

      2. Geriatric Unathletic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Would probably just do the Keepers this week.

    22. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Chances of Fab starting next GW? :s

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

        50/50

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

        Very slim

        If it is a reoccurrence of his hip injury he could be out for a while

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

        Low

      4. Jarvish Scott Talent
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Put the kettle on

        1. RAFA THE GAFFA
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          In a pub? 🙂

          1. Jarvish Scott Talent
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Running a pub quiz?

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

        Zero I reckon.

      6. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Looked a bad hammy, not sure unlikely perhaps

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

          It's the hip. Same as the old injury when he missed months

    23. ONGO GABLOGIAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It’s been a good run Raul but I can’t ignore the value anymore...

      Jimenez > Ings

      P.S I have Adama

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

      I need to buy Ings tonight. Do you think its worth to take a hit for him?

      Kelly > Williams
      Saka > Hayden
      DCL > Ings (-4)

      Henderson
      TAA Lundy Holgate Rico Kelly*
      Salah Mane KDB Grealish Saka*
      Vardy Rashford DCL*

    25. Vlad Tepes
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Abraham or Rash to Ings?

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

        What can the spare change buy?

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Salah obviously 😉

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

            Maybe lose the Rash so until a later date.

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

          Thinking Abraham + Rash to Ings and Firm. And Sterling to Salah/Mane in GW 24

    26. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mané & Trent to go big this 2nd half

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

        A Mane red would put the cat amongst the pigeons!

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Behave brother 🙂

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

            Lol