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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. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Was set on Salah and Mane, but that double defence is looking excellent now. Back to last year's clean sheet record.

    Cue Spurs goal...

  2. ONGO GABLOGIAN
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    which is best?

    a) jimenez & martial
    b) jimenez & ings
    c) martial & ings

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

      B or C

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

      C

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

    Son close

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Not really.

  4. Kip
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Dendonckers last 4 shots on target resulted in 3 goals.

    Eat that Jamie Vardy 😉

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

      Maestro

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

    Lallana on for ox

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

    Earn that contract, Lallana!

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      😆

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

    Is Egan nailed on for Sheffield?

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

      Yes

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

      Look at his minutes...

      1. pumpkinhead
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        This

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

      Yes, Baldock better bet though.

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

        Check stats. Egan might be better for less money

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

          Damn, your right, didn't realise Baldock was 5.0M now 😀 (got him when he was 4.5) - yeah for money/nailedonness Egan would be a good bet/extra way into Shef Utd defence.

  8. Pino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Firmino is a good option for people who cant afford Mane and Salah for DGW. Later on Farmino can be swept with Rashford.

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

      I own Jimenez and will likely do that

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

      In away games, Firmino is ahead of Salah on chances created, shots on target and expected goals

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

        That's me sold

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

      That was my original plan, but the TC chip means a decent haul from the wrong one of Salah/Mane would be a season ender as far as my ML is concerned - you’re talking a 60+ point swing. Not worth it unless one of them picks up a knock imo

  9. sovietrockettes
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 19 days ago

    One of these has to be downgraded in order to fund Mane for DGW 24:

    A)Vardy>Ings
    B)Rashford>Ings
    C)Martial>Donck
    D)Maddison>Donck

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

      B or C

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

      b

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

        F

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

          D sorry

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

    come on salah lad score please

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      This

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      You have to be louder than that for him to wake up

    3. DA Minnion
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      So much this.

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

    Tammy Traore to Ings Richa?

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      How long have you owned Traore?

    2. beric
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      No

  12. ALI_G
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Robbo down

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

      lol

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

      Hiding from VAR

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

    Mo definitely plays more forwards than Mane, and gets more touches in the box, but just seems to run into traffic every time he gets the ball. Mane seems to find space more easily coming from a slightly deeper position.

    Picking a triple captain for the DGW is going to be tough.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Trent

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

        Looks the best option at the moment.

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

          Really does depend on the the clean sheets though with 22% goal involvement.

    2. Bilbao Baggins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Yeah I know what you mean. He looks increibly threatening and a bit off at the same time.

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

      Mane > Salah but we all know that.

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

    Robbo feigning for studs up.

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

    Robbo hold onto 2 baps

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

      YC soon

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

        😮

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      He hasnt got any

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

    Robo near RC?

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

      Surprised VAR didn’t review and then end up with a YC.

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

        Only RC decisions.

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

          Yeah but they would review it for a RC and then decide it wasn’t reckless enough so only a YC.

    2. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      No chance. He plays for Liverpool

  17. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Disgrace by Robertson pretending yo be injured when he could be off.

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Terrible tackle

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

      Should be off

  18. Manani
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    how did Robbo not got VAR there?

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

      You know why.

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

      Looked similar to the Auba one earlier. Studs up, late and shin high.

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

      No idea

      I thought those type of decisions go to var

  19. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Lo Celso and Lamela on
    Rose and Eriksen off

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

    Good news for spurs, eriksen off

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

    Does Mourinho realise that a 1 - 0 defeat is still a defeat?

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

      Just hoping for a lucky goal on the break, I guess.

      Opening themselves up to this Liverpool attack is a last resort for him.

  22. Zladan
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    I don’t understand all this “Henderson is actually good and he’s changed” hype lately.

    He’s still muck.

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

      He's good for the Liverpool system

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

        When you’ve got the players around him as good as he has, Matic would do as good a job.

        Gini is the real unsung hero.

        1. Keeptrying
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Kind of tells me that you never played in a good team (for the respective level) 🙂

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

      Weird he’s in the European & World champions team every single week.

      You need to let Klopp know!

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

      Yawn.. as soon as you don't have your best game you get questioned. Look what they have achieved with him in the side

  23. Warby84
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Wijnaldum my man of the match..

    1. Warby84
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Bad timing

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

    I sense a spurs goal

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

      Based on the ball never leaving their defensive half of the pitch?

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

        Nearly had to eat dirt 😀

  25. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Jose hoping to hold onto a 1-0 defeat.

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

    Son 😆

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

    Cheers Son.

  28. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Son blows the chance to equalise

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

    Awful son

  30. Yank Revolution
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Son set