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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. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 hours ago

    So which game are you watching from next kickoffs?

    Brighton Villa for me

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Probs the most boring game that one

    2. Ode
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      That game would be the last one i’d pick

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

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

    4. Zlatanzo
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        You chose the best game to try and fall asleep

      • 1zverGGadeM
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        City Palace

    5. Somar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours 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
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        True story?

      2. PlumaPiedra
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        Why are you so sensitive? Poor lad.

      3. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        Good on him

      4. JamieNumber4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 4 hours ago

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

      5. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        Good decision.

      6. Woy_is_back
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

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

      7. ZeBestee
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

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

      8. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        Nice community lol

    6. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Maureen lost the plot?

      1. Devo-McDuff
        • 1 Year
        29 days, 8 hours ago

        Quite some time ago

    7. Naby K8a
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 hours ago

      Mourinho will be begging Levy for a target man

    8. The Sociologist
        1 month, 4 hours ago

        Hooray, Foster clean sheet!

        1. MaticMVP
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 hours ago

          Hooray Cathcart clean sheet!

      • Levy’s Wallet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 hours 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
            1 month, 4 hours ago

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

            1. Slouch87 Nirvana Scott Tale…
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 hours ago

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

          • Zico Senna
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 hours ago

            Ouch man

          • Monkey Hanger
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 hours ago

            Jose already said he thinks Son plays best out wide.

        2. FirMinaMiMo
            1 month, 4 hours ago

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

            1. Zlatanzo
                1 month, 4 hours ago

                Doubt he'll get any starts

            2. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 hours ago

              No Hanley or Martin is strange

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

                Better players being fit & available.

                1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 4 hours ago

                  I thought Roberto was even worse and lost his place?

            3. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 4 hours ago

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

              1. Berbinho's Forehead
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 4 hours ago

                Nice one

              2. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 hours ago

                I see you smiling

            4. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 hours ago

              So Tanganga nailed then, considering his versatility

              1. Berbinho's Forehead
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 4 hours ago

                Spurs look poor defensively. Lucky not to concede today.

            5. Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 hours ago

              Didn't notice Vary rose again.

              Also dreamt he scored a brace today.

              1. Berbinho's Forehead
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 4 hours ago

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

              2. TheTinman
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 4 hours ago

                Plays tomorrow?

            6. Mo Salah No Mane
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 hours ago

              Testing 1 2
              Testing 1 2
              AGUERRROOOOO!

              1. ZeBestee
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 4 hours ago

                Kdb Assissst

              2. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 hours 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
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 4 hours ago

                  Lol
                  Love the details

            7. dunas_dog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 hours 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
                1 month, 4 hours ago

                bench ings

            8. sunzip14
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 4 hours ago

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

              1. ZeBestee
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 4 hours ago

                Robbo

            9. Woy_is_back
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 hours ago

              Jimmy hattie today. I can sense it

              1. Hakim Ziyech
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 4 hours ago

                Yes Please!!!

              2. 1zverGGadeM
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 4 hours ago

                I really really hope for this, mate

              3. Zlatanzo
                  1 month, 4 hours ago

                  Nothing more than a goal

                • GARY AND JAMIE
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 4 hours ago

                  Probably after i capped him for last 2

              4. Jurgen Flopp
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 4 hours ago

                Keep Alli for Norwich or sell for Salah?

                1. Jurgen Flopp
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 4 hours ago

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

                  1. HashAttack
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 4 hours ago

                    keeping both and selling KDB

                    1. HashAttack
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 4 hours ago

                      sorry - have Son not Alli

                2. Legendary!
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 4 hours ago

                  This is the reason I kept him this week

                3. tisza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 4 hours ago

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

                4. Zlatanzo
                    1 month, 4 hours ago

                    2 fixtures is better than 1...

                5. FirMinaMiMo
                    1 month, 4 hours ago

                    Kun hatty !!!
                    Kdb hatty assists !!!

                    Incoming 🙂

                    1. ZeBestee
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 4 hours ago

                      Kdb breaking the record today. 7 assists.

                      1. FirMinaMiMo
                          1 month, 4 hours ago

                          Yup! 🙂

                    2. Gudjohnsen
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 4 hours ago

                      Manchester City 3 - Crystal Palace 0

                      1. Hakim Ziyech
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 4 hours ago

                        City 7 vs 0 Palace

                        1. HonestBlatter
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 4 hours ago

                          0-0 or 1-0 Kelly OG

                          1. Hakim Ziyech
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 4 hours ago

                            Fuhgeddaboudit

                      2. Reiger
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 4 hours ago

                        Sounds about right

                    3. Hakim Ziyech
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 4 hours ago

                      Kdb 30 points too much to ask for?

                      1. ZeBestee
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 4 hours ago

                        Would be over the moon with half of that score.

                        1. Hakim Ziyech
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 4 hours ago

                          l only want 30 points from him 😉

                    4. HonestBlatter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 4 hours ago

                      RICO STARTS!

                      1. Zlatanzo
                          1 month, 4 hours ago

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

                        • Reiger
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 4 hours ago

                          Off my team permanently. Irrelevant

                      2. El Fenomeno R9
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 4 hours ago

                        Haha sold Gazza for hit

                        1. Gudjohnsen
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 4 hours ago

                          Wow

                        2. Camzy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 4 hours ago

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

                      3. GARY AND JAMIE
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 hours ago

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

                      4. Monkey Hanger
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 4 hours ago

                        Tony Adams looking oh so old.

                        1. GARY AND JAMIE
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 4 hours ago

                          Drink. See Merse for proof

                      5. Gudjohnsen
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 4 hours ago

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

                        1. Tsparkes10
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 4 hours ago

                          Lol GL with that