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Can Doherty continue to offer FPL points potential at Spurs?

Fantasy Premier League managers have already begun debating whether Matt Doherty‘s (£6.0m) move to Spurs makes him a better or worse asset.

We have compared the former Wolves man with the options already on offer in north London, with some further assessment of his clean sheet potential too.

Fantasy Football Scout user Sully29 neatly outlined the dilemma facing FPL managers:

The issue isn’t whether he will be attacking, it’s whether he’ll be able to attack in the same way he does at Wolves. Because if he doesn’t then his price becomes a problem.

– Community Member, Sully29

This article will examine not only the differences between Doherty and Serge Aurier (£5.5m) but also how Jose Mourinho has used full-backs previously in his career.

It will touch on the defensive progress Spurs have made under their new coach – as highlighted recently by Pro Pundit Sam Bonfield – and help FPL managers decide if the new signing should be included in their 15-man squads.

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633 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 17 days ago

    Pieters Vs Taylor? Pieters for more assists, so why the love for Taylor?

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Because he is likely to be first choice

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Even with Pieters form after lockdown?

    2. Chazz69
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Pieters is 32 yo and prone to injuries

    3. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Major risk to waste 4.5 on a rotation player.

      But, he is a good player just not guaranteed to play every week

  2. PP6
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 17 days ago

    Re-post
    Thoughts?

    McCarthy Steer
    Trent Lamptey KWP Vinagre Dallas
    Salah Auba ASM Son Soúcek
    Ings Werner Brewster.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      You need Kane back in there bro

      1. PP6
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Mannnnnn trust me I want him so bad but is the balance just better in this draft?

        Damn I really want him 🙁 but he’s sooo much

    2. Chazz69
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Nice . KWP i've no idea who this

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Kyle Walker Peters

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Nice! GTG

      1. PP6
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks mate

  3. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 17 days ago

    Remember the season where Newcastle basically did the whole "score more than you ship" thing? And sometimes it worked?

    My entire back line, 2 keepers and 5 defenders = 32.5 million. I had every intention of having 50-51 million in the middle starting off, but am forced to have a paltry 46 million now following the blanks necessitating a reshuffle...

    Six friendlies tomorrow, of which only one really concerns me, but I am monitoring Andy Carroll's minutes this pre-season... if somehow he pulls an Ings and is suddenly immune to injury, could be a sight to behold.

    1. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      I remember... I thought it was a dream! 😮

  4. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 17 days ago

    Who do we like more?

    A) Arsenal defence in GW 1,2 (ful + WHU) - Tierney
    B) United defence in GW 2,3 (CRY + bri) - AWB

    1. Sap
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      A

    2. Chazz69
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      B by a mile

    3. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      A

  5. Dthinger
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 17 days ago

    If I plan to WC in GW2, how does this bottom-heavy 4-5-1 look?

    Lloris
    TAA Robbo Lascelles Doherty
    Salah Auba Son Saka ASM
    Jimenez

    bench is crap.

    1. Tommytour
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Jimenez > Ings
      Lascelles > Vinagre

      1. Dthinger
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Don't trust Ings, never will. Lascelles feels like a better value than Vinagre to me. Both seem like good choices and I think I'll have both in my WC team.

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 17 days ago

          Never will? You're doing this wrong then.

        2. bobwils
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 16 days ago

          Well there you go then. "Don't trust Ings", were you out of the country last season?

    2. Chazz69
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Try it for a laugh

  6. Jellyfish
    • 9 Years
    9 months, 17 days ago

    Interested to know what is driving the sudden uplift of Che Adams in all these RMTs?

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      People looking at Mitrovic and Fulham and wondering why they wanted him - 30% ownership is bizarre

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Brace at weekend

    3. Morrissey1986
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      The side that played Swansea first 60 won 7-0 could be the team Ralph starts with 2.5m cheaper than Ings. Spreads money elsewhere!

    4. Chazz69
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Pre season. And he's young and a hot prospect

    5. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      He scored a preseason goal in a 7-1

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Is he nailed though?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 17 days ago

          Has Long and Obafemi to beat off

    6. RiskyBusiness
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Prefer Maupay for an extra 0.5m personally

      1. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        If you can cover GW1 then I think Wood is the standout forward option at 6.5

  7. Mayo.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 17 days ago

    Thoughts on this team?

    McCarthy

    TAA / Davies / Vinagre / Justin

    Auba / Salah / Alli / Saka

    Vardy / Werner

    (Nyland / Gordon / Ferguson / Davis)

    1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Like it a lot!

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Decent

      Saka is big call with absolutely nothing on the bench. Good player and could be gold but not exactly nailed

      1. Mayo.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah I like the double up early on as long as I think Saka will play

    3. Chazz69
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Auba and Saka ?

      1. Mayo.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Might as well double up to get ahead!

    4. Offside
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 17 days ago

      I might steal this team. I’ve got Mitrovic instead of Ali, with Kane and Ings. I trust them to score.

      The only worry is that Werner plays out on the wing if Pulisic is injured. But long term you’d expect Vatdy and Wern to keep scoring. So having Ali is a bonus. But I have Armstrong and Saliba on bench.

      Ings maybe in rotation and Kane doesn’t always start well. I expect Spurs to do well. Prefer Ali to Son on the wing.

      I’ve found that when I get a tight team that looks good on paper it’s not flexible enough. I can straight swap Kane to anyone but Wern or Vardy to Kane is two transfers.

      1. Mayo.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        To be honest mate you‘ll need to just bite the bullet on your early predictions for the first 2 or 3 game weeks and hope it comes good - no point in pivoting everywhere and taking hits

  8. UnitedRthebest
    • 1 Year
    9 months, 17 days ago

    Who does everyone think the two fullbacks burnley will start with are?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Pieters and Lowton

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Or possibly Taylor and Lowton with Pieters OOP

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Taylor for sure and then maybe Lowton?

    3. UnitedRthebest
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 17 days ago

      so lowton pretty much nailed at rb? if so might go for him.

  9. RiskyBusiness
    • 4 Years
    9 months, 17 days ago

    Best one week punt to switch for Greenwood?

    Currently on Bowen, but quite like the idea of Mount for a week, nice fixture and likely to play as Havertz wont have been training for long.

    Any better options? Already have Barnes in my team.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Contemplating Traore punt

      Ho hum fixture but absence of Doherty might possibly make him more integral to Wolves attack. High ceiling

      1. RiskyBusiness
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah the Wolves 6.5 pair I looked at, shame there isnt anyone at 7.5. Bergwijn possibly but who knows how they'll line up in gw1

    2. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Keita?

  10. BarryManilows
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Why would Messi & van beek want to play in Manchester it’s rainy & the locals sound brain dead, Barcelona soooo much better proposition.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Weather is probably not the only thing they are considering

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        You might consider taking that particular part of Northern England off your holiday list. You might never return.

      3. Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        I think you're confusing Messi & Van Beek with Gareth Bale. They won't be coming to Manchester for the golf or the beach.

      4. Z
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        I doooooont think that they will hang up with locals...... 🙂

      5. Z
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        How can you guys eat fish and chips (combo)????

      6. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Take it youve never visited

      7. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 17 days ago

        One assumes Van der Beek was told Barca was off. Think their transfers are all dead until the Messi situation is sorted.

        1. Gentle_Turks
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 17 days ago

          They made a new signing just days ago.

      8. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Messi in Manchester City is terrible for football

        He should go play in AC Milan with 4 other great duffers and win a Scudetto in cool league.

        I watch EPL, but is so plastic. Like a cheesy Disney, Star Wars movie surrounded by Larping Americans

      9. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Where is your locality? They're coming across as right brain boxes round there.

    • Flaming Flamingo
      • 5 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Taylor and Bardsley probably

      1. Flaming Flamingo
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Oops reply fail

      2. UnitedRthebest
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 17 days ago

        guessing its for my comment. cheers!

    • MariaBernadette
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      226th last year

      This years opening gambit

      McCarthy (Steer or Nyland)
      TAA VVD Vinagrie (or Justin) Johnson (Ferguson or Mitchell)
      Auba Salah Son (Anguissa Stephens)
      Werner Antonio Mitro

      1.0 ITB (Son > Greenwood, Antonio>Martial Week 2 for a 4 point hit).
      Week 3 Auba>Mahrez and Mitro to Jesus, another 4 pont hit - keeping the wildcard for any covid issues and potential double gameweeks

      Any views

      1. Tommytour
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Week 3 I'd rather do Aub > Sterling/KDB

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 17 days ago

          I agree with this, Aguero might be back and Mahrez minutes always an issue. Not having KDB might hurt

      2. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Nice brag post.

      3. Chazz69
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Optimism on LFC defense, expensive and I wouldn't it's going to be as easy for Liverpool.... I wouldn't gamble on Martial nor Jesus

    • DEEGTADKMC
      • 2 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      RMT
      Mccarthy, Nyland
      TAA, Egan, Dier, Justin, Dallas
      Salah, Auba, Fernandes, ASM
      Adams, Werner, Brewster

      Thoughts?

      Not too optimistic about the attack.... What can be changed?

      1. DEEGTADKMC
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Oh and Soucek as well

      2. cuppatea78
        • 8 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Not keen on your strikers

    • manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Surprised Foden isn't backed by many, am I missing something? 6.5m seems a steal for a talented player who should get a reasonable amount of gametime with no Dsilva this season?

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        He’s a lock in my team, hugely under priced

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 17 days ago

          Do you not think he will be competing for game time with Bernardo?

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 17 days ago

            There is depth all over city squad, rotation is going to happen, having a 6.5 stake in that attack is just too good to pass

      2. Marmalade Forest
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        I’m on him.
        The blank GW1 doesn’t help.
        6.5 is a very unpopular price point.

      3. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Would be in my team if not for the blanks, ear marked for GW4 at the moment depending on what fires need putting out.

      4. HMC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 16 days ago

        don't think there's a reason to get him until the messi situation is clarified

    • Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      RMT?

      Ryan
      TAA Doherty Vinagre/Dallas/KWP Rotation
      Aubameyang Salah Son Armstrong Soucek
      Werner Adams

      Button Brewster and 2 of the 4.5 defs

      1.0 itb for Werner -> in form premium forward if Werner doesn’t start firing. Or Auba and son to Bruno and kdb. Whatcha think?

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Soucek and Adams each week seems weak, I’d try and improve those slots

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 17 days ago

          Yeah I’m a bit worried about that but why is playing a 6 mil forward more concerning than playing a 5.5 mid, 6.0 mil def and 4.5 mil def? Should I replace them with premium defenders?

          1. dbeck
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 17 days ago

            I’d perhaps look at Dier over Doherty, cover the spurs def. give you some more options with Adams up to DCL/6.5

      2. Chazz69
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Whos KWP def ?

        1. Neves say Neves
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 17 days ago

          Kyle Walker-Peters from Soton

    • LangerznMash
      • 4 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      Any news on the Ziyech injury?

    • SamShi
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      RMT please?

      McCarthy
      TAA - Doherty - Justin
      Auba - Salah - ASM - Soucek
      Werner - Kane - Mitrovic

      Nyland - Taylor - Mitchell - Stephens

      1. Chazz69
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Looks like a team that is a template

      2. Neves say Neves
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Like the Kane pick, personally prefer Armstrong to ASM tho

    • dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 17 days ago

      McCarthy
      TAA Dier Vinagre Mitchell
      Auba Salah JWP
      DCL Werner Antonio

      Nyland Foden Johnson Reed

      2m itb to do Antonio to Martial

      Thoughts?

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 17 days ago

        Sorry 2.5itb

      2. stat sifter 888888
          9 months, 17 days ago

          Quite an original team, solid picks to start out.

      3. stat sifter 888888
          9 months, 17 days ago

          Need an outside perspective on a team that is a bit of a gamble for first couple of gameweeks:

          McCarthy/4.0
          Robbo/Justin/Vinagre/4.0/4.0
          Mane(C)/Auba/ASM/Armstrong/4.0
          Vardy/Jimenez/Werner

          Thinking Vardy to Martial and Auba to KDB later on and probably a better value forward than one of the other strikers. Should allow for an upgrade of ASM/Armstrong to someone like a Maddison and get more cover for subs in defence and midfield.

        • DEEGTADKMC
          • 2 Years
          9 months, 17 days ago

          RMT
          Mccarthy, Nyland
          TAA, Egan, Dier, Justin, Dallas
          Salah, Auba, Fernandes, ASM, Soucek
          Adams, Werner, Brewster

          where do I downgrade in order to get a stronger attack?

        • Kizza_10
          • 6 Years
          9 months, 17 days ago

          Can I get some advice on this team please, any changes you’d make ?

          McCarthy
          Doherty Robertson Trent Vinagre
          Ziyech Aubameyang Salah Saka
          Mitrovic Werner

          Subs:
          Nyland, Justin, Reed, Davies

        • Offside
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 17 days ago

          Who is ASM?

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            9 months, 17 days ago

            Alain Saint Maximum

        • Offside
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 17 days ago

          thanks.

          McCarthy
          Justin, TAA, Doherty, Vinagre
          Saka, Salah, Auba
          Kane, Ings, Mitrovic

          Nyland, Saliba, Armstrong, Bissouma

        • Titchmalpas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 months, 17 days ago

          Advice on this team please, thanks

          McCarthy
          Justin, TAA, Saliba, Vinagre
          Soucek, Auba, Son, Salah
          Jimanez, Ings

          Ryan, Moutinho, KWP, Brewster

          0.5 left in bank

        • murdo1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          9 months, 14 days ago

          Hi there. Just joined yesterday so first post. Figured I needed some help after a poor showing last year. Thinking of going with the following line-up to try and maximise points the first week with a view to using my first wildcard to make wholesale changes ahead of week 2 including bringing in the ManUnited/Man City contingent. Please let me know what you think of the following 4-5-1 and any changes I should think about. McCarthy - Vinagre, Doherty, Van Dijk, Thomas - Salah, Aubameyang, Soucek, Son, Mane - Antonio. I have Justin on the bench and the rest of the bench are rubbish as the team is only for one week. I ran it through the Rate my Team tool and it is just over 60 points - do others find that tool useful and a reasonably good indicator of what your team might score. Thanks. Murdo

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            9 months, 14 days ago

            Your formatting is painful. Do it like this:

            McCarthy
            Vinagre, VVD, Doherty, Thomas
            and so on

            RMT tool is rubbish without a few matches on its belt, don't trust it but it's nice for the ego boost. WC2 is a dreadful idea, you miss out on the later transfers and don't get the chance to run the eye test for more than 1 week - recipe for disaster. If you want City just get KDB/Sterling in a straight swap, bring in the rest later. Bench a United player and bring another in GW2 if you want them so badly, though the fixtures are poor until GW7.

        • MarcusFleet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 7 days ago

          Do we think Doherty will start off straight in the team? What about Aurier?