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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. Shankly611
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Scenes when I finish my FH team and see that i have 10.2 left ITB lol

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Not enough Pool then.

      1. Shankly611
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I prefer Foden, DSilva, Sterling, Pulisic, Willian, Bruno, Antonio over Salah this week haha. As a Pool fan!

        1. screamer73
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          That's 7 mids. Which ones did you get finally?

          1. Shankly611
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Currently on Foden, Silva, Pulisic, Willian, Bruno.

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      How's it looking?

    3. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Same here mate! Money really isn't an issue on a FH this week

  2. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Auba hits the bar

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Ouch

  3. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Would you still do Doherty > Digne?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      They lost 3-0

      1. davies
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        They playing them next week too?

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Strange timing

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      No
      Wolves still have a lot to play for, Everton on the beach
      Villa really need a result too, so don't think the Everton fixture is as easy as it looks on paper

    4. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nope - Everton the beach so fixtures irrelevant

      1. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        *on the beach

  4. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Dreadful tactics from mourinho

    And spurs need to win to go above ars

  5. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Martinez
    TAA Doherty Taylor
    KDB Salah Sterling Bruno
    Greenwood Rashford Giroud
    Nyland Saka Lascelles Ward

    1.8 itb, 1 FT, only BB chip left
    Any suggestions lads?
    Cheers!

  6. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Aubarmeyang

  7. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    LOL Pepe

  8. Silecro
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Bench one:

    A) Trent (vs arsenal)
    B) Aurier (vs newcastle)
    C) Taylor (vs wolves)

    1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B

    2. Whats the Mata?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Aurier probably. I see Newcastle scoring.

    3. AzzaroMax99
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      c

  9. barracuda
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Worth keeping Kane v Newcastle? Is he looking any good?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      nah

    2. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Awful

    3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Deeney got 2 penalties.

      1. Whats the Mata?
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        The only 2 penalties they've conceded all season 🙂

      2. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Not sure Spurs will get in the box enough to win penalties.

  10. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Vardy!!!

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Starts?

    2. BNMC
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Source?

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Starts?

    4. mdm
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Source?

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Starts?

        1. Honourvolley
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Source?

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Anyone doing worse than 15 from 7?

    1. Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Wow

    2. Dthinger
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Rival just behind me has 26 from 10 on BB, so that seems worse

    3. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      19 from 7... GW from hell

    4. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      12 from 6 in ML

    5. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      15 from 6...

    6. Basil1977
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      15 from 7 aswell

    7. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      19 from 7 - but I in on a -8!!!

      1. Houldsworth Hatter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I'm*

  12. Reg83
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Alonso likely to start vs norwich? On a free hit

    1. BNMC
      2 months, 12 days ago

      We'll (touch wood) get early team news for that - wait and see.

    2. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Maybe Emerson.
      Priority FACup

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I think he will, much better balance down the left with a leftie.

  13. Old Gregg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Hello,

    Advice welcomed.

    2FT Which move please?. Sterling or Dilva in this week.

    A) Mane + Jimi > sterling + Ings
    B) Mane + Jimi > Dilva + Ings
    C) Dcl + Jimi > Giroud + Ings
    D) Mane + Jimi + DCL > sterling + Ings + Giroud (-4)
    E) Mane + Jimi + DCL > Dilva + Ings + Giroud (-4)

  14. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Why Mourinhon playing defensive set up in second half

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Its Mourinho

    2. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      He's special

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Would be worried if he wasn’t.

    4. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      It's what he does

    5. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Hoping to catch them on the break, but in truth he's past his prime

  15. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Aurier been crap, but can see him getting something here.

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      a 2nd YC?

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      like red card?

  16. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Serious question. Bench one:

    A) TAA (ars)
    B) Fernandez (TOT)

    1. Traction Engine Foot
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      B

    3. what's my name
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      в

  17. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Spurs 18% possession
    Mourinho is a joke

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nothing shocking in it, considring Mou tactics thee days

  18. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    82% possession to arsenal

    lol

  19. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    How come Pulisic came off early last game? Tactical, Rest, Both?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      was not playing that well

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I think Lampard tried 2 or 3 different formations but nothing was clicking

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Lampard changed shape with Giroud and Tammy. Played a lot recently too.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 12 days ago

        He should be fine to start vs Norwich right ?
        I'm © him
        Would be sad if he stays on bench

  20. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Such small margins in this game.
    Mahrez, Doherty & Auba - owner.

    1. Amey
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Mahrez Doherty missed goals ??

  21. spamking
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Currently own Sterling, Mahrez and Pulisic

    a. Bring in Jesus
    b. Bring in Willian
    c. Get both for -4

    1. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      c

  22. Pep Roulette
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Time to bring Saka

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      And here he comes

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Go easy on the alcohol

  23. Reg83
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Which Chelsea 3 on free hit? Willian, pulisic, azpi, Alonso Giroud maybe Barkley? Which 3?

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Barkley a nice punt

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Waste of a slot.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Alonso if he starts with Pulisic & Willian.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Alonso/Azpi
      Pulisic/Willian
      Giroud

    4. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Azpi, Willian and whoever starts out of Abraham and Giroud. That's what I'm on atm anyway

    5. ryacoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Azpi, Alonso (if he starts) and Pulisic.

      Would like Willian/Giroud but no space for me most likely.

  24. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    No more Pepe magic.
    Saka on.

  25. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Best Aurier replacement going forwards?

    1. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Too late in the season for defender transfers now.

  26. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    WTF Son should have scored

  27. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Would you rather have Antonio (WAT) or Martial/Greewood (cry) on FH?

  28. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Son dive

  29. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Martinez is quality

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      better than Leno

  30. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Goodbye LMS - it's been a fun rollercoaste ride.

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Great run