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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. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Fab to Ryan or McCarthy?

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      McCarthy

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

      McCarthy

    3. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Foster

    4. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      McCarthy

    5. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Cheers all

  2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Best use of ft. 0.4itb
    A. Kelly to Holgate/Stephens
    B. Jimenez to Ings (and play Rico or Lundy)
    C. Both good long term so - 4

    Also have Martial and Maupay who could be sold but I'll probably hold.

    1. ONGO GABLOGIAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      i’m flirting with the idea of B. will be tough selling Jim

    2. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      C

  3. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Should've been a Spurs throw-in when the ball came back off Mané when Aurier challenged him leading up to the goal.

    Liverpool once again benefited from awful refereeing decisions for the umpteen time.
    Its now obvious that Title is handed to liverpool on a silver platter.

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      huh

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

      People actually believe this sh*te.

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Why wont they when that sh*t has been happening continuously in favor of liverpool?

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

      VAR throw ins

    4. tomasjj
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      have a word with yourself, man.

    5. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      This is the most stupid comment I’ve seen...

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        To the ignorants it will be. Cant face the harsh reality

        1. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          You’ve properly embarrassed yourself here Hurrikane.

    6. WD27
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      It was a nothing throw in that happens all the time in football.. what happend after was down to liverpool

      1. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Any unbiased guy who knows football will agree that the decision was incorrect. Its simple as that. Dont try to justify otherwise.

    7. JamieNumber4
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 8 days ago

      A Utd (and Spurs, I know) fan complaining about refereeing bias...

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

      They have a 97 pct chance to win the Prem. A frickin throw in is not determining the outcome of anything.

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

        It does when you wear a tinfoil hat.

    9. elchilangles
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Flat-earther-911-was-an-inside-job-anti-vaxxers have a new conspiracy, Liverpool being handed the league by refs!

  4. Shark Team
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Which duo score more ONLY next week:
    A)Abraham Ings
    B)Abraham Jimenez
    C) Ings Jimenez

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

      C

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

    Wake wakey, Hendo!

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

    Henderson has been awful

    1. LarryDuff
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Sorry?

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

    How badly hurt was Flappy?

    1. Karhumies
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      very

  8. Licky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Vintage Mourinho performance, flopping under any contact.

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

      Is Mourinho playing?!

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

      Lol

  9. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Come on Salah score please

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

    Thinking just getting Gomez (TAA & Salah in the team) for LIV trio to minimise team disruption ... but people told me Matip or Lovren will take some minutes? What d'ya think?

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

      why is Gomez dropped?

  11. LOLarov
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Trent FFS should have burried that! Salah assist too!

  12. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Salah creating chances there. Taa should hit the target.

  13. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Lovely, all three of my players blow a chance within 15 seconds 🙄

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      If the 1st had gone in the other 2 wouldn’t have happened 😉

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        I never said I should have three goals 🙂

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

    TAA should have scored

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      But that would’ve ruined your 0 - 0 call 😉

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        huh

          1. Silecro
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 8 days ago

            Nobody clicks on these links 😛

            1. Wild Rover
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 8 days ago

              Haha, not a post about me predicting something though

  15. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Tammy to Ings?

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yes

  16. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who has the worse defence

    Arsenal or Spurs

    1. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Spurs

    2. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Arsenal

  17. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Anyone know Manes EO?

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

      87 ish

      1. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Thanks Rainer

  18. BucketHead
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Who would ya take out for Salah for free...martial or Richardson??

    1. BucketHead
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      #richarlison

      1. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Martial for sure

        1. BucketHead
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          Was what I'm thinking

  19. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Come on Salah. Where are the days of hat tricks gone?

    1. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He is a former magician?

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Saving them for the dgw.

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        But I need them now when not everyone has him!

  20. ‘Tis the Season
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Chances of United’s Willams going up tonight ❓

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Looks low

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      😕

  21. Bubz
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Tottenham look absolutely horrendous

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Loving every moment of it

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Just waiting for aurier to do something stupid

    1. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      This

  23. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    How’s Lucas looking? Not watching but was thinking of getting him in is he playing striker x

    1. Would Ed Woodward
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Everyone has been playing in defence.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Oh dear x

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

      Nope. Wide ish with Alli "up top"

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

        Basically, no one has replaced Kane

        1. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 8 days ago

          What I expected then oh dear spurs are in trouble

  24. rnrd
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Wijnaldum probably is the most underrated player in the PL

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      People who know football think Wijnaldum is probably the best all round player in the league

      1. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Looool

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He’s certainly up there with the ones that go unnoticed and don’t get the plaudits they should

    3. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Gotta agree with this. One of the best box to box footballer in the modern game & highly underrated in that Pool team

  25. ALI_G
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Gomez having a mare

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

    Virg!

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Gomez has been awful

  28. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    How's that not a pen then

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

      Specsavers

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Because it wasn’t a foul

    3. CALLOFDUTY 1 (2003)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Wow really?

    4. Zilla
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Thought I didn't fish tonight 😀

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

    Matip needed

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      That one always works for me x

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Agreed. I said earlier in the day that Matip would get game time when fit .....

  30. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Everyone else falling into the Ings trap 🙂

    Me falling into the Alli trap 🙁

    1. Bob_the_builder
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Same here. Now I am torn to keep him with Watford and Norwich next or to finally let him go.