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Mourinho starts Moura up-front as Tanganga features again

Lucas Moura (£7.1m) has again been placed up-front by Jose Mourinho in the absence of Harry Kane (£10.9m), as Spurs make three changes to the side which lost 1-0 at home to Liverpool.

In comes Erik Lamela (£5.7m) for Danny Rose (£5.3m), after scoring in the midweek FA Cup replay against Middlesbrough. It is the Argentinian’s first league start since the 3-0 defeat at Brighton in Gameweek 8.

Tuesday’s other goal scorer Giovani Lo Celso (£7.3m) is also rewarded with a starting spot, in place of Christian Eriksen (£8.6m). Rumours continue to link Eriksen with an imminent move to Inter but recent weeks have seen him granted more game time by Mourinho.

Youngster Japhet Tanganga (£4.0m) continues to have a presence in defence, with Jan Vertonghen (£5.2m) replacing Davinson Sanchez (£5.3m) in a back four. Fans will be encouraged to see goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (£5.3m) return to training but he isn’t expected to return from his elbow injury for several weeks.

As for Watford, Nigel Pearson has named an unchanged side from the 11 that eased past Bournemouth in a 3-0 win.

A midfield three with Etienne Capoue (£4.8m) and Nathaniel Chalobah (£4.4m) gives Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.6m) the license to get forward, duly responding with two goals and two assists in the past three matches.

The Hornets have looked much more dangerous in attack over their last five games, with Troy Deeney (£6.2m) scoring four times, Gerard Deulofeu (£6.1m) notching a couple and big-money signing Ismaïla Sarr (£6.2m) adding three assists to his pair of goals.

Adam Masina (£4.3m) plays at left-back in place of Kiko Femenía (£4.2m), who Pearson says is “making really good progress” from a hamstring injury but was never in contention to make the line-up.

New signing Ignacio Pussetto (£5.0m) is named as a substitute alongside Roberto Pereyra (£5.6m) and Christian Kabasele (£4.3m), whilst Spurs’ new loanee Gedson Fernandes sits on the opposing bench.

Watford XI (4-3-3): Foster; Mariappa, Dawson, Cathcart, Masina; Capoue, Doucoure, Chalobah; Sarr, Deeney, Deulofeu.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-2-3-1): Gazzaniga; Tanganga, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Aurier; Winks, Lo Celso; Lamela, Alli, Son; Lucas Moura.

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1,331 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PogBruno
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    So which game are you watching from next kickoffs?

    Brighton Villa for me

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Probs the most boring game that one

    2. Ode
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      That game would be the last one i’d pick

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Arsenal-Sheffield United because my local channel is showing it.

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      You chose the best game to try and fall asleep

    5. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      City Palace

  2. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Told Jonty on Twitter that he was lucky he got a Foster clean sheet after the goal-line clearance from Pussetti. He blocked me. How did he get so sensitive the poor lad lol

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      True story?

    2. PlumaPiedra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Why are you so sensitive? Poor lad.

    3. Team Cruel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Good on him

    4. UTD - HATED, ADORED, BUT NE…
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 9 days ago

      So you tried winding him up and you’re now upset you’re blocked?

    5. Slouch87
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Good decision.

    6. Woy_is_back
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Some folks are like that. I would never block anybody, the opposite happens way too often though 😀

    7. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Everyone knows this game is all luck, telling him what he already knows probably got you blocked.

    8. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Nice community lol

  3. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Maureen lost the plot?

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 8 days ago

      Quite some time ago

  4. Naby K8a
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Mourinho will be begging Levy for a target man

  5. The Sociologist
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Hooray, Foster clean sheet!

    1. JBG
      • 2 Years
      8 months, 9 days ago

      Hooray Cathcart clean sheet!

  6. Levy’s Wallet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 9 days ago

    Congrats to any gazza and watford/spurs defence owners

    Is there a chance son may play up front again or is this going to be his position moving forward? Love Moura but not sure that was best position for him, brought in son as a Kane replacement goal machine and failed miserably.

    Sarr and Son so far for me this week 🙂

    1. FirMinaMiMo
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Gazz 🙂 ! ...and I'm swapping sonny to sadioooo!!!! 🙂

        1. Slouch87
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          That's only the 3 times you have mentioned your points from Gazz in the last 5 minutes.

      • The Dance
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Ouch man

      • Monkey Hanger
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Jose already said he thinks Son plays best out wide.

    2. FirMinaMiMo
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Gedson looked gud! ... He should have started at 70's ! 🙂 !

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Doubt he'll get any starts

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        No Hanley or Martin is strange

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Better players being fit & available.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            I thought Roberto was even worse and lost his place?

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        That's like my first penalty save ever. Gazzaniga 14 pter to start the week!

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Nice one

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 9 days ago

          I see you smiling

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        So Tanganga nailed then, considering his versatility

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Spurs look poor defensively. Lucky not to concede today.

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Didn't notice Vary rose again.

        Also dreamt he scored a brace today.

        1. Berbs
          • 10 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          I can promise you he won't be scoring at all today

        2. TheTinman
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Plays tomorrow?

      • Mo Salah No Mane
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Testing 1 2
        Testing 1 2
        AGUERRROOOOO!

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Kdb Assissst

        2. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Oh No, blocked by Cahill, Kdb Oh no blocked by Kelly, Kdb again...Belter! An absolute belter, you just can't stop this Lad!

          1. Mo Salah No Mane
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Lol
            Love the details

      • dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        With Ings playing Liverpool in week 25 ( and risk of benching in week 24 with 3 games in week for WHam) and Haller home to Brighton I am thinking Richarlison Aguero to Mané Haller for 24 and 25 and then getting Ings.

        A Worth a go to get Haller for 2 weeks
        B Just get Ings and forget plays Liverpool in 25
        B

        1. fgdu
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          bench ings

      • sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Take a hit for Salah (tc) or get Robbo free and Mane (tc)?

        1. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Robbo

      • Woy_is_back
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Jimmy hattie today. I can sense it

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Yes Please!!!

        2. 1zverGGadeM
          • 3 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          I really really hope for this, mate

        3. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Nothing more than a goal

        4. Jon Walter's Hatty
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Probably after i capped him for last 2

      • Jurgen Flopp
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 9 days ago

        Keep Alli for Norwich or sell for Salah?

        1. Jurgen Flopp
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Other option is selling Maddison but would need to take a hit to bring in Salah

          1. HashAttack
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            keeping both and selling KDB

            1. HashAttack
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 9 days ago

              sorry - have Son not Alli

        2. Legendary!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          This is the reason I kept him this week

        3. tisza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Going for me to finance 3rd Liverpool. But even without DGW he'd be going for somebody. Just not performing.

        4. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          8 months, 9 days ago

          2 fixtures is better than 1...

      • FirMinaMiMo
          8 months, 9 days ago

          Kun hatty !!!
          Kdb hatty assists !!!

          Incoming 🙂

          1. ZeBestee
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Kdb breaking the record today. 7 assists.

            1. FirMinaMiMo
                8 months, 9 days ago

                Yup! 🙂

          2. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Manchester City 3 - Crystal Palace 0

            1. Hakim Ziyech
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 9 days ago

              City 7 vs 0 Palace

              1. HonestBlatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                8 months, 9 days ago

                0-0 or 1-0 Kelly OG

                1. Hakim Ziyech
                  • 1 Year
                  8 months, 9 days ago

                  Fuhgeddaboudit

            2. Reiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 9 days ago

              Sounds about right

          3. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Kdb 30 points too much to ask for?

            1. ZeBestee
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 9 days ago

              Would be over the moon with half of that score.

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                8 months, 9 days ago

                l only want 30 points from him 😉

          4. HonestBlatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            RICO STARTS!

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              8 months, 9 days ago

              Permanent 3rd slot on my bench, doesn't matter at all

            2. Reiger
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              8 months, 9 days ago

              Off my team permanently. Irrelevant

          5. El Fenomeno R9
            • 4 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Haha sold Gazza for hit

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              8 months, 9 days ago

              Wow

            2. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              8 months, 9 days ago

              Why would you do that with wat NOR coming up? Madness. You deserve it.

          6. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 6 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            So Connolly from nowhere to starting and he is marooned on bench

          7. Monkey Hanger
            • 7 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Tony Adams looking oh so old.

            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
              • 6 Years
              8 months, 9 days ago

              Drink. See Merse for proof

          8. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 9 days ago

            Hoping for a 3-0 Arsenal win since I benched Lunstram for Sidibe.

            1. Tsparkes10
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 9 days ago

              Lol GL with that