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Mourinho benches Alli as Spurs visit injury-hit Sheff Utd

Dele Alli (£8.3m) has been named on the Spurs bench ahead of their trip to Sheffield United.

The England international misses out on a start in Jose Mourinho’s talented attack, fronted by Harry Kane (£10.9m).

Son Heung-min (£9.8m), Lucas Moura (£7.1m) and Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m) are the three options named in attacking midfield, supported by a deeper pair of Giovani Lo Celso (£7.3m) and Moussa Sissoko (£4.8m).

The Fantasy attention will almost certainly be on the South Korean tonight. He is owned by 8.8% of managers worldwide and scored 12 points against Sheffield United back in Gameweek 12.

Those invested in the Spurs attack will be boosted by the line-up that Chris Wilder has been forced to field for the Blades.

Recent injuries to John Lundstram (£4.8m) and John Fleck (£4.8m), have severely limited his options in midfield. With Luke Freeman (£5.0m) also absent with a knock, Oliver Norwood (£4.8m), Ben Osborn (£4.7m) and Sander Berge (£4.7m) start together for the first time in the Premier League this season, Jack Rodwell (£4.5m) the only back-up on the bench.

Jack O’Connell (£4.6m) is still not back from injury either so Jack Robinson (£4.0m) continues to deputise in central defence alongside Chris Basham (£4.6m) and John Egan (£4.5m).

Spurs’ defence continues to offer greater stability though. For the third successive match since Project Restart began, Mourinho has paired Eric Dier (£4.8m) with Davinson Sánchez (£5.3m) at centre-back, flanked by Ben Davies (£5.3m) and Serge Aurier (£5.0m) in the full-back roles.

Sheffield United XI: D Henderson; Robinson, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Osborn, Norwood, Berge, Baldock; McBurnie, McGoldrick.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris; B Davies, D Sánchez, Dier, Aurier; Sissoko, Lo Celso; Son, Moura, Bergwijn; Kane.

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1,394 Comments Post a Comment
  1. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Alli at least has CS intact.

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

    Son and DCL have to go.

    Pulisic, Foden, Mahrez, Willian.. So many better options.

    Sadly cant get Greenwood unless I transfer DDG out.

  3. El Fenomeno R9
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Never buy Mou attackers, it's the hope that kills

  4. TomSaints
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Sissiko was so poor. Horrible touch / decision making etc

  5. waltzingmatildas
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Which is better?
    A) Salah and foden
    B) mahrez and pulisic

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

      B

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yeah, just going to be a lot of hiding behind sofa's for me with no Salah/mane. It was the plan but nervous!

    2. AC Yew
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B.
      Isnt Pulisic injured though? Was a yellow flag last time i checked

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        That was before West ham game I believe

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

    A minute’s silence for me please

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      It was obvious Kane is kak

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Nou toe nou

    2. Collie01
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Me too. 60pts lost on my ml rival this week!

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        You must be on 6 points?

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

      :'-)

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

    I hope Ndombele scores a hat trick and laughs at Mourinho

  8. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Remember when Maureen said two weeks ago he needed options off the bench
    What’s the excuse now?

  9. Berbs
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    The fixtures are great but the football is rubbish.

    Son max exodus incoming.

    1. Berbs
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Mass

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

        Might have been right the first time

        1. Berbs
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I'm zoned out tbf

      2. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Max

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

      No risk-taking Mourinho. Just like at Man Utd. The way the game has gone, you need to take risk (i.e. of losing the ball) in attacking areas. You have to trust your midfield and defence to be able to win it back when you lose it. There is no risk-taking in attack with Spurs.

    3. POLSKA GOLA
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No doubt. Son to Mahrez or Martial is the question

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

    Just can’t believe I put son (c) absolute horror show and throwing top 10k away

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      That was a mental decision given Spurs’ being toothless under Maureen

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

        Stupid differential thinking

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          You have to speculate to accumulate in your position, well done for having the balls to do it

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      boo hoo

  11. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Which one?
    A) Rashford, Stevens
    B) Greenwood, Taa

  12. OLLY G
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Not been watching. Has Son really been anonymous enough to warrant transferring out?

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

      He’s been invisible

    2. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Anon tbh

    3. Rinseboy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      he's playing LB most of the time even when attack phases he's miles behind the attackers

    4. TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I subbed him out before playing then punched myself in the face for even considering him let alone captaining

  13. Rinseboy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    bench boost success
    Martinez Fernandez Aurier Saka.

  14. DAZZ
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Spurs team are shocking. Lo Celso just isn’t good enough, Alli is so overrated. Son and Kane only players with a bit of quality, Lloris is overrated, Dier don’t even get me started, Aurier, jeeeeez, the list goes on

    1. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      "Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he 'wouldn't swap' Giovani Lo Celso for Bruno Fernandes"

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lmao

      2. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lol!!! Thats a joke, Bruno is better than the whole Spurs squad. Son isn’t far off him to be fair, but even Son, he’s been awful today

      3. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Well it wouldn't be a big confidence booster for Lo Celso if he said otherwise

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

      Nah. All about balance and getting the best out of the players. I would play this:

      Lloris
      Sanchez Alderweireld Vertonghen
      Aurier Lo-Celso Sissoko Winks Sessegnon
      Kane Son

      Get pace down the wings. Tighten up the defence with three at the back. Get Son into central areas where he can do more damage.

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

        Vertonghen and Alderweireld best 2 centre halves, why arent they playing? Dier? What a joke. Harry Winks actually isnt a bad player in my opinion, he works hard, and has a good pass

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

          No idea re Vert and Toby. Appears to me to be standard stubborn Mourinho. Mourinho has gone the way of Wenger, IMO. Has not stayed relevant (up to date with what is happening in football) and has therefore fallen behind the times.

  15. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Son to Pulisic on the cards. No other Chelsea

  16. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Already have Sterling & KDB. Triple up with Mahrez? Yay or Nay??

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      It would be Mount to Mahrez for a hit!

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

      Nay, with Foden.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      If I was chasing, definitely

  17. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    This makes the transfer decision much easier

    Bye bye son

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

    Sheffield looking so solid - are they back to their organized self?

    1. Burger
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Let's not get carried away, they don't get to play spurs every week.

    2. The Mandalorian
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No they are just playing Spurs 🙂

    3. Sun Jihai
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      We look a completely different team in the last 2 games vs. the first 3 games after restart

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I've Stevens & Egan. Surely playing Stevens against Burnley!

  19. Kaneyonero
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Got woke this morning by Mr. Son
    Shining through my window
    I said hello Son
    Said hello Son

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

      Son has his hattrick right?

  20. Stryder05
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    So Bergwijn needs to go, I’m thinking of one of the below, thoughts?

    A) DCL & Bergwijn > Greenwood & Willian (2 FT)
    B) DCL, Bergwijn & Guendouzi > Greenwood, Willian & ASM or Antonio (-4)

    Pope / Button
    Lascelles / Doherty / TAA / Egan / Taylor
    KDB / Salah / Bergwijn / Bruno / Dendo
    DCL / Jimi / Rashford

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

      I fear you've missed the Willian points , could be wrong

  21. Johnjo
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Might keep DCL after all as he'll be up against this shoddy spurs defence next.

    1. Lucas8406
      1 month, 11 days ago

      We said that about Norwich

  22. Stupendous
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Son and DCL to Willian and Jesus?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yup

  23. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    So Mahrez probably starts against Southampton and Foden to be benched.

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      cant they both play together ?

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        That would be nice

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

      Possible KdB gets the rest next game

  24. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Worst GW ever

    1. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      season*

  25. SuperMane Returns
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Kane non-essential.

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

      Last timehe was essential was 3 years ago.

  26. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Can someone please just confirm if Aurier went off injured? Or tactical?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      craptical

    2. SuperMane Returns
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Tictacal

  27. Smurf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Lamela is awful. Keeps trying Messi dribbles and he’s just not even close to being good enough. All the while ignoring passing to team mates.

  28. SuperMane Returns
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Kane Goal 2 Disallowed

    1. Vazza
      1 month, 11 days ago

      He will try to claim both

  29. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Great pass & finish.

  30. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Need a non relevant Spurs goal here.
    NDombele will do