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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. COLLIN QUANER
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I am going to watch the snooker now

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Dave Gilbert going to win the whole thing? Seems to like the one-table set up and working with Steve Feeney has improved his game.

      1. COLLIN QUANER
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Agree. Gilbert was excellent last year. Murphy or Gilbert for me. Toss up between the two if Murphy is on his game.
        Anyone but Carter! Do not like the guy especially after his antics with the yellow against Higgins.

        1. diesel001
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Same. Don't want Carter winning.

  2. jonnybhoy
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Richarlison expected to start on Tuesday?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Don't know how anyone here would know that yet.

      1. jonnybhoy
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Poorly worded -do you think he will start on Tuesday?

    2. Somar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes, as per CA

    3. Rotation's Alter Ego
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      "Might". Little knee issue, "nothing special".

      Your guess based on that would be as good as anyone elses on here.

  3. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Lamela and Lo Celso arent PL quality.

    1. lilmessipran
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lo Celso is a brilliant player in the right system.. Lamela -hit or miss

    2. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      True

  4. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    We need a right winger

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      We have one but he’s playing up front, we need a bloody striker

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        We need both, don't think Moura is good enough

        1. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Should go for Ings, would be perfect for us but we’ll probably end up bringing some 2 bob striker on loan

          1. HollywoodXI
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            As a Saints fan I can honestly say that I hate that idea 🙂

    2. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      & 2/3 Dmf's

      Dembele is a big miss in that team. I remember the glory days of Dembele & Wanyama combo as the work engine in the middle of the park

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        True this. But Winks & Ndombele are good imo. We also have Sissoko & Gedson Fernandes

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          I agree but Man, you guys need someone like Ndidi. Winks is too dirty & not yet experienced in that role enough. Spurs are a big team in England, the physicality in that DM role is lacking imo

          I don't even know who gedson fernandes is, I doubt if he is like a Dembele/ Wanyana type of player

    3. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Play Aurier there. Takes away the chance of him making a defensive mistake.

  5. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Alli will score today

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      He most definitely wont. 1-0 nailed on.

  6. Somar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Is anyone else sacrificing KDB for Salah/Mane and is comfortable holding onto them till at least GW 30?

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No Im sacrificing Salah for City double up

      1. Somar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Lol. Really?

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Will do KDB to Mané this week to double up then move one of Salah or Mané back to KDB later and get Robbo to go with TAA

      1. Somar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        That's what I'm hearing a lot of people are going to do. Will you use ur WC to do that?

      2. Energetics
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Also what I’m thinking of doing!

    3. Holmes (specialist in failu…
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Vardy/Salah might leave over him

      1. Somar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        What do you mean? Like after you sacrifice KDB for Salah/Mane?

    4. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Likely - can go without KDB for a few weeks given the difference in fixtures between Liverpool and City

      1. HashAttack
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        also expect KDB to have a blank gw28

      2. Somar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thinking same

    5. MadDog86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’m planning on keeping Salah, Mane and KDB for the foreseeable

  7. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Ok Son fail

    1. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Another half and Norwich next. You wanted an option for 5-7 games, not 1/2

      1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Instant returns from your investment is always a good thing, triggers patience mode 😉

        1. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          True, but doesn't mean he wont do well next few

      2. MoManeTaa
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yeah true - I got him for Norwich and Villa - he has decent chance against city also on the counter

    2. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      The thing with Son is he can unexpectedly explode and you're laughing whilst people are flapping trying to get him in

    3. HashAttack
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      everything is relative - he scored -2 for me last time out, so +3 points is a big improvement

  8. Monkey Hanger
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    PL turning into La Liga. Top two clubs miles ahead of the rest.

    1. The gospel according to Mar…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No way it will stay like that though, as La Liga does.

    2. Dirty Leeds
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You mean one top club 14 points ahead of the second with one game missing, whilst Barça and Madrid are tied at the top...

  9. Little Red Lacazette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Firmino top transfer in atm. I'll pass on him.

  10. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Thoughts on Cresswell as a dgw option..?

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Never.

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Fair.

        Soy,Hanley,richarlison

        To

        Lascelles,dunk,martial?

        1. Royal5
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Richarlison could be back. I'd wait for news and try to avoid taking a hit.

  11. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Thank fook I didn't WC and get Son in, if it weren't for you lot advising against I probably would have done.

    Love this community x

    1. GARY AND JAMIE
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Id wait till FT

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    No Felipe Anderson or Antonio today for west ham

    https://twitter.com/Sam_InkersoleTM/status/1218525309496107009?s=19

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      As expected after the press conference.

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sidibe cs locked in

      1. JamieNumber4
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 6 days ago

        There’s nothing wrong with Declan Rice

  13. Energetics
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Ramsdale Button
    TAA Doherty Soyuncu Lundy Rico
    Mane KDB Maddison Grealish Cantwell
    Vardy Rashford Ings

    Pick one:
    A. Doherty to Robertson
    B. KDB & Doherty to Salah &

    1. Energetics
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Didn’t show right.

      B is to Salah & < 5.4 Def (-4)

      C is Rashford & Grealish to DCL & Salah (-4)

    2. Rust Cohle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

  14. Nightf0x
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Which?

    A) mads/martial rams -4 to salah buton/4.0 gk (have ryan maupay so buton will block any other bha player in)

    B) mads martial -4 to salah 7.5 mid. (Mora/sar/docoure/grelish/tross)

    C) mads/martial traore -4 to salah dendo (itb later upgrade simpson)

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Doucoure misses a sitter

  16. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Docoure almost

  17. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Almost Doucoure...should have scored

  18. Zilla
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Doucoure misses a sitter

  19. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Sarr is so good

    1. aborg
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yes he is but it seems like he will be mostly assisting Deeney or Doucoure !! He is playing too far out.

  20. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Dele Alli's brother is rubbish

    1. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      haha

  21. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A. Salah, DCL (-4)
    B. Grealish, Firmino

  22. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Tanganga is having a torrid time out there

  23. Worsle90
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Missed the first half. Has Moura been in the game at all? Punted on him this week instead of Martial.

    1. Royal5
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Should've scored. Wasted a big chance.

  24. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Now Sarr misses a great chance

  25. Gobigorgohome
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Sarr close

  26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Sarr mis hits a shot. Goes wide

  27. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Sarr misses a chance wide

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    There’s the Sarr we know.

  29. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Sarr 😆

  30. Royal5
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Classic Sarr.