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

    nooooooo so close to no points for Kane and Son

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

      Handy 11 extra points for me

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

        two games running of late Son assists 🙁

  2. Lev Yashin
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Miles offside.

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

    Auba to Kane?

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

    ... well of course cs lost and those guys getting points. Already lost Lascelles this week.

  5. Abra Dubravka
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Son to Mahrez for Free?

  6. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Magnus knows...

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      It’s not lucky to have Kane and Son vs Sheff Utd. But it is for them to combine and score in extra time.

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Son assist to ruin my stevens CS, broken even kind of

  8. Pépé sur le P…
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Come on my Son. Time for a solo effort.

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

    That makes up for the Lascelles clean sheet going that goal does

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

    RIP Triple Sheffield Utd defence owners

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

    One cross from son and he's in the Baps???

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

      no shots off target...no shots at all actually

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

      We Son owners need all the help we can get.

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

      Come on one more dribble and cross Sonny boy!

    4. Freshy
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      its his smile

  12. Bielsa's Bucket
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    This result is perfect

  13. -Klaus-
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Noice

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

        XD

    • DandyDon
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Worst week ever confirmed if this stands! 31pts and I don’t even own TAA!
      Maybe VVD gets a double...

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

        My ML rival is currently on 17 with TAA, KDB and Sterling to play. Could be worse.

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

      Double Sheffield United CS gone

      1. Pépé sur le P…
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Haha

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

          Worst thing is i thought i didnt realise i'd started them until 30 mins ago!

          1. Pépé sur le P…
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Haha

      2. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Snap.

        Hendo and Egan subbing in for Lund

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

          Oh man. It hurts. Really needed those points!!

      3. Twisted Saltergater
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Best to not watch the game with defenders. You probably weren’t expecting much before the game.

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

          I was actually on there sorting out my team for next week haha *cries*

    • lespaul
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Wow another late
      Son A kane goal

      Own both

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        again? ffs

    • SADIO SANÉ
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      got to get Kane now after that screamer

    • Wild Rover
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Don’t own Kane, Son or any Sheff U so not sure if that goal’s good or bad

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

        Lots of Son owners. Bad.

        1. Wild Rover
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I bet there are more Sheff U def/Hendo owners

          1. Skloppy Kops
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Many benched Def

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

        Bad, SHU defence numbers have dwindled.

        1. Wild Rover
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Hendo?

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

            Included in defence with FPL talk.

      3. Skloppy Kops
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Many Son and Kane cappers. Not looking good.

    • TomSaints
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Only 6 points but huge mood boost. Haha

    • waltzingmatildas
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ha Henderson clean sheet gone vs son assist

    • Rainer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      There is knowing, then there is Magnus.

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

      Four goals for Kane and he’s still only on 6 points.

    • BobB
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A year ago defence was Spurs's strong suit

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Rival have Son and i have Baldock. Great.

    • Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Son and Kane cappers overtakes Jimmy and Rashy captiners in a whisper of luck.

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

        Luck. Kane’s had the ball in the back of the net four times. One ruled off with one of the worst situations I’ve ever seen in the premier league.

    • La Roja
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Son could sneak in a bap too

    • Pointless
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Any bonus points for Harry?!

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

      Top 10k avg: 49.13
      49% EO for Son

    • Henning
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1 ft what to do.
      Willing to take hits
      1. Mahrez in for Son
      2. Pulisic/William in for Mount
      3. Wan-Bisaka in for Lundstram

      Pope Leno

      Lundstram TAA Boly Fernandez Stevens

      Mount KDB Fernandes Son Saka

      Aubameyang Jimenez Rashford

    • CloudSky
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Rash, Bergwijn, Aurier, Guendouzi -> Nketiah, Martial, Mahrez, Taylor for -8 looks sexy.

      1. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Awful moves for -8