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Son and Lucas return to Spurs XI as Saka is benched for north London derby

Two clubs in contrasting form meet in the 187th north London derby this afternoon.

Kick-off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is at 16:30 BST.

Spurs produced a limp display on Thursday night, failing to register a single shot on target in a 0-0 draw with struggling Bournemouth.

That came a week after a poor showing at Bramall Lane, although the Lilywhites are unbeaten on home soil in three post-restart matches.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have taken 10 points from a possible 12 in their last four fixtures, conceding only one goal along the way.

Jose Mourinho has made three changes from the side which drew at the Vitality Stadium.

The pacier Davinson Sanchez (£5.3m) returns at centre-back in place of Jan Vertonghen (£5.2m), while Son Heung-min (£9.6m) and Lucas Moura (£7.0m) are recalled on the flanks in place of Erik Lamela (£5.7m) and Steven Bergwijn (£7.1m).

Harry Kane (£10.9m) leads the line yet again, while Serge Aurier (£5.1m) starts once more at right-back.

There’s just the one change for Arsenal, with Bukayo Saka (£4.7m) only among the substitutes and Nicolas Pepe (£8.9m) taking his place on the right flank.

Mesut Ozil (£7.0m) is once again omitted from the matchday squad, while Eddie Nketiah (£4.4m) misses out through suspension.

Son and Kane were both jettisoned by over 100,000 FPL managers ahead of Gameweek 35+.

Of all the players in today’s two matchday squads, Saka was the most transferred in, with almost 75,000 Fantasy bosses recruiting the teenager.

These sides drew 2-2 when they last met in Gameweek 4, although both clubs have changed head coaches since then.

Kane and Son both registered attacking returns in that match, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£10.9m) on target for the Gunners.


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Lucas, Son, Kane.

Arsenal XI: Martinez, Mustafi, Luiz, Kolasinac, Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Tierney, Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

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1,285 Comments Post a Comment
  1. _Ninja_
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Martinez save from kane

  2. _Ninja_
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Toby g

    1. _Ninja_
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      Son a

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 13 hours ago

        Son of a...

  3. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Aldy goal.

  4. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Son assist grrr

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Of course a son assist

    Of course it is...

  6. JONALDINHO
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    United have a 340% EO this week. Surely that’s one of the highest ever

    1. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      It's almost comically set up for a 2-1 Saints win with Ings on my bench...

      1. TONY123
        • 4 Years
        29 days, 13 hours ago

        Saints are always giving United a tough game, will be a tight affair imo.

  7. Sun Jihai
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Sonny haul

  8. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Classic Mourinho game.

  9. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Son assist, boo.

  10. SuperMane Returns
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Aldi G
    Son A
    That's the 3 Baps for Son. Guess who moved Son out this week? 🙁

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      Both of us haha

    2. Srv210
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      Me and I kept kane

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    This just gets worse

  12. Kun still the man!
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Salah or Sterling next week?

  13. Rainer
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Well done Son holders.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      Sold to Mane (C) as part of a hit, unbelievably sick

  14. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Aurier hair onto Toby

  15. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Yesss son get inn

  16. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Son been crap this game, even if getting a G and A.

  17. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    HAUL MY SON, HAUL

  18. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    GW36+ The Road to the Top 50K

    Ederson (Henderson)
    Egan, Fredericks, ElMo (Aurier, Simpson)
    KdB, Mahrez, Bruno, Antonio (C) (Saka)
    Auba, Rashford, Greenwood

    Not set in stone yet, let's assume I play Aurier over ElMo. No chips left, bar the chip and a chair that's needed for a big finish.

  19. Duke Silver ☑
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Sonny! You beauty!

  20. Skloppy Kops
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Shows possession dont win games. Ugly football can win big.

  21. Chenku╰☆╮
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Wait aurier touched that

  22. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Spurs another better quality Burnley. Relying on good defence and set pieces to score.

  23. Sun Jihai
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Son looking essential for Newcastle next week 😉

  24. TomSaints
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Totally called son 2 returns having held for ages and watched so much **** football and finally got rid of him.

  25. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    What do u think kanes price eill be next season?

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      8

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        29 days, 13 hours ago

        If its 7 he going straight in my team. 8 is also nice

  26. super zlatan
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Glad I kept son. 🙂

  27. Stupendous
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    We all sold Son then? Makes sense

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      Didn't buy.

  28. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • 9 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Is it a Son assist ?

  29. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Kane so selfish

  30. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 13 hours ago

    Salah is going to score 10 against this ‘defence’

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 13 hours ago

      hopefully