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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. Wild Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Drummers shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near football grounds unless there’s a concert on. Or they leave the drums at home obviously

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      some one should tell them to beat it ... oh wait 🙂

      1. Wild Rover
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Badum-tish

      2. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Upvote becasue I understood the joke.

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I know it's a good joke but stop banging on about it. 😀

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            🙂

  2. boredjames
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    what chance Gomez gets both DGW games guys?

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Iffy if Matip is fit

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Fairly high. No need for Liverpool to change their team as the reserves can play vs Shrewsbury in the FA Cup.

    3. Kun Tozser
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      100% clean sheets when he plays, think they need to keep it going

      1. boredjames
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        he is a cheap way into the defence. Having both Salah and Mane puts the wingbacks out of reach for me

  3. BNMC
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I want to see a bit of Gedson today. His price fascinates me.

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Which bit?

  4. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Alli not playing CM as feared

  5. Manani
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Lucas OOP seems like an interesting option? Surely going to keep his place with Kane out?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Surely they sign a striker.

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Thing is, who wants to join a club where there is only 1 striker spot reserved for golden boy ?

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Lewa junior was the rumour...

          Not sure he’s all that though.

          1. el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Piatek ? Good finisher but Spurs is probably just a notch to high for him at the moment.

    2. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Should unless they get to CL final...

  6. Better luck next year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Maddison + Rashford > Mane (TC) + Ayew a no brainer? Have got exact cash for this.

    1. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Maybe Greenwood is a good option - frees up a lot of cash for gw24

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Lo celso could be an option

    1. Dont_Win_Friends_With_Salah…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      He looks a really good player I think

    2. Penang Sandman
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Never trust argentina midfields

      1. Mambino
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        oh dear

  8. majorbriggs
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Plans for DGW 24:

    Richarlison, Maddison, Ramsdale --> Mané, Doucouré, Button (-4)

    Thoughts and opinions? Team would be:

    Henderson, Button
    TAA, Lund, Soy, Dunk, Kelly
    Mané, Salah, De Bruyne, Doucouré, Cantwell
    Vardy, Jimenez, Ings

    And of course there would be the headache of picking who to TC from Mané and Salah...

    1. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      giving up really nice fixtures for Richarlison and Maddi? ... Maddi free kicks vs West Ham and whoever they have in goal

      1. majorbriggs
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah could backfire of course if Liverpool assets don't haul. Other option could be Ramsdale and Soy to Button and Robbo for free, if triple Liverpool is the way to go.

  9. The gospel according to Mar…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    How can that neanderthal incessantly banging the drum possibly be watching the game?

    1. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      See first post

      1. The gospel according to Mar…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cheers. I would have missed hotdogs cracking one liner.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      The drum isn’t moving.

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      It's all about attention

      He just wants to hear himself

    4. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not that hard tbh...

    5. el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Must be Deeney's kin.

      1. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Why?

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Tanganga shot saved

  11. FC Hakkebøf (Chopped…
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    A) Sterling + Soyuncu -> Mane + Holgate
    B) Sterling + Aurier -> Mane + Holgate
    C) Sterling + Reid (5th defender) -> Mahrez + Robertson

    Leaning towards A

  12. BNMC
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Foster save counter: 2

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Aurier BAPs rising.

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      BPS

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Bonus Attacking Point(s)

        BPS = Bonus Points System

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          BAPS doesn't really make sense though. Because players get points for defensive actions (which aren't attacking actions).

          BPS = Bonus Points System
          bps = bonus points

          I thought people used BAPS because it was funny given its connection to breasts. e.g. that is nice pair of BAPS (double-entendre intended).

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            I do agree, and you're right.

            I checked the rules and it actually does now say BPS instead of BAPs.

            https://fantasy.premierleague.com/help/rules

            Perhaps it changed - have definitely seen it as BAPs historically.

            1. Quite Big Dunc
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              No. Since the change from a ‘man in the stands’ system, it’s always been BPS.

          2. Ginkapo FPL
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Get your BAPS out for the lads

    2. Mo Salah No Mane
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      This!

    3. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A yellow card and a goal will sort that out

  14. Better luck next year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Maddison + Rashford > Mane (TC) + Ayew a no brainer? Got exact cash.

    1. BNMC
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Do it. Maybe Greenwood instead of Ayew.

  15. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Watford looking poor tbh. If this was a Sunday afternoon game then Watford would be in the faces of the Spurs' players. Watford need to get on it.

  16. Kasper the ghost keeper
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Doing Jiminez to Maupay felt like a safe punt. Anyone else go for it?

    1. InSaneMan-e
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I'm considering it for next gw.
      If somehow Bournemouth win by 3 goals or something may punt on Wilson with the fixtures.

  17. Mambino
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    2 FT so thinking Martial and Ali to Salah and Noble. Thoughts?

    1. Lucky Z
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      both have perfect fixtures in GW24 though... same dillemma

      1. Mambino
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        yes I know it's hard. I could swap Rash for Firmino instead

  18. Syd.
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Rashford - 1220 Transfers Out
    Firmino - 1219 Transfers In

    Hands up who was it?

    o/ o/ o/

    1. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Firmino could end up being the biggest trap in FPL history

      1. Syd.
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        His stats away from home are quite impressive

        1. Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          True, but I can never bring myself to trust him even as a team player.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        No that's Gabbiadini

      3. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        For 3rd consecutive season

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I plan to be part of the Robertson - 534.

  19. Sondre van Bank
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    a) Rashford and Alli ---> Maupay and Salah
    b) Maddison and Rico ---> Grealish and VVD

    Already have Mane

  20. Wigflex
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Which one to Robertson:

    A - Rico
    B - kelly
    C - Soy

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A all day.

    2. Sailboats
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      a

    3. Wigflex
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Nice one thanks

  21. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Tanganga yellow

    1. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Is he related?

  22. -GK22-
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Right I have TAA and Salah. Which of the below is the better move for GW24

    A) Rashford, Traore and Gomez > Greenwood, mane, Tanganga

    B) Rashford, Gomez > Firmino, Digne

    1. Mambino
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Maybe B cos less ownership on Firmino and no minus 4

  23. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Tanganga no longer essential

  24. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Chalobah on free kicks

    1. The gospel according to Mar…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Not any more.

    2. Syd.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      was on free kicks

  25. Fishy
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I took moura out...

    1. The gospel according to Mar…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Anywhere nice?

      1. Fishy
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes. Outofmyteam

  26. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Early Gw 24 thoughts lol..

    Guiata

    Sidibe Soyuncu Taa Hanley

    KDB Salah Mane Cantwell

    Ings Vardy

    Bench:Button,Lundstram,Greenwood,Richarlison

    0 ITB 2 FT ..

    willing to take a -4.

  27. Skalla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Chalobah waste Sarr assist...

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      That's one way of putting it

  28. MaticMVP
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    How did they not check with VAR if that was a red card??

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Wasn't a clear goal-scoring opportunity, hence no red.

      1. MaticMVP
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Pretty sure it would have been if he got to the ball...

  29. Fishy
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Anyone using free hit next gw? Or save it for later?

  30. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    How is Doucoure looking? Considering him for Traore