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

    Honestly, the amount of people in here moaning about how Liverpool are being handed the title and that there's somehow some kind of bias in their favour is downright embarassing, and are making this a terrible place to be, especially during games.

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

      Most are jokes.

      Some unfortunately aren’t all there upstairs.

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

        You might be right but it's as boring as the, "Mark has this player so he'll be awarded that assist!" sh*te.

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

      I hate Liverpool with the power of 1000 suns and I don't understand it either. THE TITLE RACE IS OVER, PEOPLE, STOP WHINING ABOUT IT!

      1. markus808
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Over like it was last year?

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

        Y hate Liverpool? Awesome team, won cl, won world cup, win pl in most dominating matter possible. Not a team like city Barca or madrid who just splash the cash

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

          Because I'm a Man U fan...full stop.

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

      Whatever team is the winning, everyone else will try to discredit the win. Happens every year. With City and Chelsea it was about the money, with United it was all about a Howard Webb conspiracy (clutching).

      I know winning is new to Liverpool fans, but they need to get used to the criticism. It won't go away.

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

        You're right of course but it seems to be every other comment in here when there's a game on.

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

    It’s coming!

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

    Son ruining my Moura assist!

  4. Brendan95
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    If you own Mane and Robbo who would you get in for DGW

    A: Salah
    B: TAA

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

      Depends on the funds. If getting Salah means ripping apart your team then TAA.

      1. Brendan95
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        With a plan I made it would involve doing Rashford>DCL to enable Grealish>Salah but I'm less of a fan of getting rid of Rashford now after his display today and his recent form. Here is my team if you can see another route to Salah or the benefit of extra funds TAA would offer might help the decision

        Gazza/Button
        Robbo/Soy/Lund/Kelly/Rico
        Mane/KDB/Maddi/Grealish/Cantwell
        Vardy/Rashford/Ings

        1FT 3.0TB

        I could do Maddi>Salah if you can lose 1.6 elsewhere - maybe Rash>Abraham

  5. Dr. Agabuse
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    VAR made a fool out of itself there

  6. Jullepuu
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Jimenez to Ings today before the price rise?

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

        I think I'll do it. They play each other next gw, you just know what will happen don't you 😆

        1. Jullepuu
            2 months, 19 days ago

            I know that Ings will miss a sitter and get injured while Jimenez scores just before the final whistle

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

        Last wee see of Gomez I think

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

          Forever, or?

        2. AzzaroMax99
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          What did he do?

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

        Gomez man FFS

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

        3 - Firmino (38)
        2 - Alexander-Arnold (26)
        1 - Gomez (25)

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

          Tight though. Robbo just behind.

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

          Typical Salah

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

          Gomez is hilarious

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

        Gomez out next game then

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

          Been shocking

      6. LewanGOALski
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        would you drop one of Tammy or Jimenez in order to get Ings? If so, which..?
        Or keep them both..?

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

          I'm considering the same, I feel like I absolutely do need Ings now, he's too good atm but getting him means a hit to get double Liv attack for the double.

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

            Double defence for the win mate

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

          Tammy is getting frustrating. Newcastle away next though

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

          Both Abraham and Jimenez don't have great long term fixtures and Chelsea are apparently in the market for another striker although their next fixture looks better than Wolves.

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

          Dropping Jimmy I think. Quite difficult fixtures in the next 4 and only really one great in the next 6

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

            I know he is fixture proof but Ings looks like a must

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

            Jimenez better vs big teams 😉
            But without Jota I can see less goals in general for Wolves

      7. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Son is getting there ...

      8. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        As a spurs fan I can only be encouraged by this! Sure we will lose but at least we playing with a lot more confidence! Son should have buried that

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

        Salah I’d expect.

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

        Last ask people

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

        Yes or no

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

          It's worth doing Alli to anyone really

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

        Spurs have been better with Eriksen off and the formation change to 4-3-3

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

        Desperately need something from Mane here...Id take a measly assist...

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

          Annnnd there goes that...

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

          Take a substitution instead 😀

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

          Oh 🙁

        4. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Unlucky

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

          Would you take a 10 minute rest?

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

            Another Cap fail...simply cannot get them right.

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

        Origi on
        Mane off

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

        Mane off

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

        Mane off
        Origi on

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

        Sell Mane!!!!

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

          Hell no

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

        Mane cs banked, owners lucky

      18. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Mane Off Origi On

      19. CelticBhoy1
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Got TAA and Mane

        Get in for the DGW -

        A) Robbo

        B) Salah

        C) Firmino

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

        Mane CS pts banked

      21. Lindelol
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Mane looking so tired yet trackinng back

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

        Mane fail, beautiful

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

        Come on Salah, time to punish the Mane owners 😀

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

          We want goal

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

            That wasn't in the script 🙁

      24. SirStevieG
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Well that was a nothing performance by Mane

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

        Double defense then?