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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. Harn1
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    As a rare Kane captainer, that hurt

  2. lilmessipran
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Would you ever give a penalty if this happens in the defending team's box?? Absolute rubbish inconsistency

    1. Deeney-is-a-god
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      The rule is that if the ball touch the hand in a build up to a goal then the goal is disallowed no matter what. But for penalties it has to be more than just sinple contact. Not inconsistent at all, just following the rules. If you disagree then the rules would have to be changed and not VAR

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

        Doesn't even seen like that stupid a rule. It's trying to bring consistency for handballs in the leadup to goals by removing subjectivity. I'm not sure if I even dislike it.

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

          Agreed

        2. Deeney-is-a-god
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Agree. It has been applied multiple times this season, but people seem to make a fuss everytime. If anything it is one of the only aspects of VAR that has been nothing but consistent

  3. Vazza
      1 month, 11 days ago

      How is Sonny looking?

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

        Like he may kick out at any moment

      2. The Littlest Robbo
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Decent left back

      3. EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Spurs in general haven't done enough

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

        Haven't seen him touch the ball yet (last few mins).

      5. Vazza
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Any chances of a RC?

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

        You can't blame VAR for the laws of the game

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

          You can if he’s someone’s captain on FPL lol. Wasn’t the reason Man City didn’t get a penalty at Anfield because the ball accidentally hit Bernardos arm onto TAA’s???

          1. Deeney-is-a-god
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Getting a penalty for handball follows a different set of rules.

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

              I’m agreeing with what’s said above. But people have short memories, that’s all.

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

            I think the rule in question just applies to goals, not penalties - the TAA decision was just questionable refereeing.

        2. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Weren't you the one having a go at VAR for not disallowing Bruno's goal the other night even though he was clearly onside?

      7. adams_6
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        As I am an Arsenal fan and my rival has Kane (c), that is bloody fantastic

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

          You’ve jinxed it now

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

        VAR should only be used for on/offside goals. What a freakshow to ruin a game like that.

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

          Amen

        2. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          This + for any possible penalty shouts, the ref should get to watch the monitor by the side of the pitch for replays.

      9. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Wild decision there for that disallowed goal. Haha.

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

        Want Spurs to lose now just to watch Mou's interview

        1. Vazza
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Haha

        2. Albrightondknight
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Doesn’t make it right cause it’s wrong but SHU have had some bad VAR calls against them.

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

          Worst rule ever created. It’s pathetic and anti-football.

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

            lol i mean its quite literally pro football.

            they mean well, just terrible wording on the rule

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

            I agree. It's spoiling the game for me. These rules are killing the spectacle of the game .

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

          In the reverse fixture Sheffield Utd were denied a clear goal by VAR, swings and roundabouts ...

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            You nearly got a bite but I’m walking away.....

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

          £9.7m for Son.

          I got ripped off.

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

            Someone moaned here about Auba captain yesterday 22 minutes in, why don’t you just watch the game

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

              +1

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

                Which is probably what he’ll end up scoring today.

          2. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Time yet, but not looking good at mo...

        6. JohannaAdams10
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          So worried about that Fernandez, thinking of:

          Traore and Ings
          To
          Fernandez and Foden (-8)

        7. Super Saints
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Apologies for being in Aurier

          1. Super Saints
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Oh dear lol bringing in

          2. Wilshere Knowledge
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Ruined that pristine record of 4 clean sheets in 28 games.

          3. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            😆

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

          Double sheffield united defence on bench : D

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

          What happened to ball to hand and hand to ball

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

            The rules changed

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

              I think the older rule made a lot more sense

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

                The new rules are clearer, even if they are shite.

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

                  Yes I suppose it is black or white. But sometimes with these handballs it’s a matter of luck to the point a player can do nothing about it brushing their hand.

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

                    Agreed

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

                Sure did. The game is becoming boring waiting for VAR decisions.

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

          Get out of my team aurier,berjwin,DCL and rashford

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

            Rashford?!

            1. Cilly Bonnolly
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              He didn’t score anything in the last game so he’s shite now, is the logic.

        11. Bun Rab L4D3
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Norwood YC.

        12. Only a Hazard of time
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Son has been anonymous

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

            ASonymous

        13. Stef rocks
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Disallowing this goal is pure joke - what was Moura’a fault exactly - having arms?!

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

            rule: any goal with a handball, accidental or not, in the buildup is disallowed via VAR check

        14. _Ninja_
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Just checked Michael Olvers fpl team

          Henderson and Stevens.. Oft.

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

            Lol.

        15. Dont give a fuchs
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Who scored for SHU? It says 1-0 on NBC. I can't see it anywhere

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

            Berge

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

            Berge

          3. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Berge

        16. Right In The Stanchion
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Kane will score I guarantee

          • Van der Faart
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Norwood should be off

          • Rainer
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            VAR red check?

          • Bubz
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Why is that elbow not being checked?

            1. Wilshere Knowledge
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Bigger team bias.

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

              I agree once again. Joke isn't it.

          • Van der Faart
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Why isnt VAR looking at th,at? Joke

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

            Son karma check

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

              😛

          • Aladdin Sané
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            A) Play DCL
            B) Son and Saka to Pulisic and Antonio; play both and bench DCL

            B means I’d need to make extra moves to get Mahrez and/or Martial

          • Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            All of you forgot VAR

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

              VAR forgot itself in SHU- Villa

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

              The VAR-refs usually forget their brains.
              Only on/offside VAR makes sense. Everything is is more or less subjektive