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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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  1. Pedersen
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

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

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Because he is likely to be first choice

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Even with Pieters form after lockdown?

    2. Chazz69
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Pieters is 32 yo and prone to injuries

    3. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months 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. Champions League Varane
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Re-post
    Thoughts?

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

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      You need Kane back in there bro

      1. Champions League Varane
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Nice . KWP i've no idea who this

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Kyle Walker Peters

    3. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Nice! GTG

      1. Champions League Varane
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Thanks mate

  3. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

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

  4. Rover
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A

    2. Chazz69
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      B by a mile

    3. Bank$y
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      A

  5. Dthinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months 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
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Jimenez > Ings
      Lascelles > Vinagre

      1. Dthinger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months 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
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Never will? You're doing this wrong then.

        2. bobwils
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

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

    2. Chazz69
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Try it for a laugh

  6. JELLYFISH
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

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

    1. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

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

    2. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Brace at weekend

    3. Morrissey1986
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 9 months 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

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

    5. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      He scored a preseason goal in a 7-1

      1. JELLYFISH
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Is he nailed though?

        1. pingissimus
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 9 months ago

          Has Long and Obafemi to beat off

    6. RiskyBusiness
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Prefer Maupay for an extra 0.5m personally

      1. JELLYFISH
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

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

  7. Mayo.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Like it a lot!

    2. pingissimus
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months 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
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

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

    3. Chazz69
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Auba and Saka ?

      1. Mayo.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Might as well double up to get ahead!

    4. Offside
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months 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
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months 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
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

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

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Pieters and Lowton

      1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Or possibly Taylor and Lowton with Pieters OOP

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Taylor for sure and then maybe Lowton?

    3. UnitedRthebest
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

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

  9. RiskyBusiness
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Contemplating Traore punt

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

      1. RiskyBusiness
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 9 months 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Keita?

  10. BarryManilows
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 9 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Weather is probably not the only thing they are considering

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

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

    3. Bank$y
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

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

    5. Z
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

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

    6. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Take it youve never visited

    7. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months 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
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        They made a new signing just days ago.

    8. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

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

  11. Flaming Flamingo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Taylor and Bardsley probably

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Oops reply fail

    2. UnitedRthebest
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      guessing its for my comment. cheers!

  12. MariaBernadette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months 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
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

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

      1. dbeck
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

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

    2. Slouch87
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Nice brag post.

    3. Chazz69
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months 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

  13. DEEGTADKMC
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Oh and Soucek as well

    2. cuppatea78
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Not keen on your strikers

  14. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 9 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

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

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

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

        1. dbeck
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 9 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 9 months 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. FPL_Crisis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

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

  15. Neves say Neves
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

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

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months 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
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 9 months 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Whos KWP def ?

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 9 months ago

        Kyle Walker-Peters from Soton

  16. LangerznMash
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Any news on the Ziyech injury?

  17. SamShi
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    RMT please?

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

    Nyland - Taylor - Mitchell - Stephens

    1. Chazz69
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Looks like a team that is a template

    2. Neves say Neves
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Like the Kane pick, personally prefer Armstrong to ASM tho

  18. dbeck
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 9 months 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
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Sorry 2.5itb

    2. stat sifter 888888
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Quite an original team, solid picks to start out.

  19. stat sifter 888888
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 9 months 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.

  20. DEEGTADKMC
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 9 months 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?

  21. Kizza_10
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 9 months 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

  22. Offside
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    Who is ASM?

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 9 months ago

      Alain Saint Maximum

  23. Offside
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

    thanks.

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

    Nyland, Saliba, Armstrong, Bissouma

  24. Titchmalpas
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 9 months 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

  25. murdo1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 9 months 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
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 9 months 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.

  26. MarcusFleet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 9 months ago

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