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Doherty makes Spurs debut as Everton hand starts to three summer signings

Following on from Leicester City’s 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion, the second Premier League match of the day sees Tottenham Hotspur take on Everton.

Kick-off in north London is at 16:30 BST.

The headline team news is that all five major summer signings from these two clubs are handed their full debuts today.

Matt Doherty (£6.0m) makes his Spurs bow at right-back, with Serge Aurier (£5.5m) relegated to the bench.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£5.0m) also slots straight into central midfield, as expected.

Having not featured for the Lilywhites in pre-season thanks to self-isolation and international duty, Harry Kane (£10.5m) is back to lead the line.

Son Heung-min (£9.0m), Dele Alli (£8.0m) and Lucas Moura (£7.0m) will support the England international in attack.

All of Everton’s three summer signings make their full debuts, with central midfielders Allan (£5.5m) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.5m) selected in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting XI.

James Rodriguez (£7.5m) also makes the cut, despite having started just one league match in the last 11 months.

Son and Doherty are the most-owned players on show here, with both players boasting double-digit ownerships.

Kane was the fourth-most-popular captaincy pick in Gameweek 1, with just over 300,000 FPL managers handing him the armband.

Richarlison (£8.0m), who may well be occupying a wide-midfield role based on Everton’s starting XI, is the only Toffee with an FPL ownership of over 10%.


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Hojbjerg, Winks, Dele, Lucas, Son, Kane.

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne, Allan, Gomes, Doucoure, Rodriguez, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.


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2,661 Comments Post a Comment
  1. VincentVega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    When are the first price rises likely to kick in...I seem to remember none in GW1 last year ....

    1. BrockLanders
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Probably mid weekish

      1. AK_FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Agreed. There hasnt been drastic trades yet.

  2. Right In The Stanchion
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    When do the players go up in price?

    Wildcarding but don’t want to do it tonight

    1. PogBruno
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Don't WC

      1. Right In The Stanchion
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Why? You can already see who’s not at the races. Need to get Salah also.

    2. KICKandRUSH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Just do it tonight. You can do as many changes as you wish until the next deadline.

    3. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      If you are 100% sure you are wildcarding, there is no reason to wait if you are worries about price changes. You can make unlimited transfers up until deadline.

  3. EWH2020
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Son to Bruno FT

    The right move?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Yes.

  4. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Thoughts on Rashford. Will he start next week? Played in friendly today I Believe.

  5. Amey
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Fixtures over form makes perfect sense for almost every FPL player.

    Vardy was in front of us. But most ignored because of many reasons. Only way to climbing up this season is using FT carefully on attackers as their are freaking many of them

    1. Flaming Flamingo
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      That's it though, you can't have them all. Besides, I'm not sure I'd want Vardy after GW2 and the plan is already in place to get rid of Aubameyang that week. So no regrets 🙂

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        He's ok enough in 3 and 4

        Burnley away are not the same as at home and City concede and then there's a juicy one in 4 you'll miss if you lose him now.

        Form matters too. He's a very streaky player. Consistent gif you prefer.

        1. Flaming Flamingo
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          You're not wrong, but there are other strikers I prefer so I wouldn't really consider Vardy for an extended period

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 10 hours ago

            He's in for me while he's hot and there are some nice ones down the line.

            He's also my effective cheap power mid - may well send him to be Bruno in a bit. But United fixtures don't look that sexy to me so no real rush until they show they're hot hot hot

            1. Flaming Flamingo
              • 4 Years
              10 days, 10 hours ago

              Fair enough, so far so good!

      2. Flaming Flamingo
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        You're right about the latter though. I'm not normally a knee jerker, but James is so tempting... Just no room for him though

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 10 hours ago

          I'm saying overall. We ignored Vardy and gone with Kane Martial etc....

          1. Flaming Flamingo
            • 4 Years
            10 days, 10 hours ago

            In fairness, besides being 0.5 cheaper, Vardy didn't really have anything that Kane didn't. Good fixtures, pens... If anything Kane had the better form too, if taking post-lockdown into account

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Certain fixtures for sure - not all "green" fixtures. Some are less green than they appear. Hopping around perfectly ok players is just an effective minus 4 for me - nowadays 🙂

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Yup

    3. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      I agree with this I think we will witness a lot of hauls this year given the amount of talent and attacking teams in the league.

      1. Amey
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        Exactly

    4. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 5 hours ago

      Great fixture but the Leicester crash landing in 2019/2020 put people off Leicester and Vardy

  6. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    ManUtd asset to have? Martial and Bruno the main contenders - anyone has some good rationale for peaking one over the other?

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      I wouldn't be looking beyond those two at this point of time.

    2. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      I started with Shaw, Rashford and Martial. Rashford over Bruno was purely because I decided I wanted a playing bench over COVID.

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Yes

      But if Rashford gets hot you get him over Bruno - very streaky player. Horrid when he's off it but great and more so as a mid when he's on it

      Bruno for points Martial for value. Either. Just where you want your money I think

    4. VincentVega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      I think Donny will prove great value....

  7. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    United are capable playing just as boring as Spurs. It won’t be guaranteed goal fest agains Palace

    1. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Those who are struggling to get United attackers will say this only.

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        And those who have looked at the fixture list 🙂

        2/3 decent ones early but then a really nasty run. Don't see the need to overcommit too United. Is Palace a better match up than Spurs say if you are going Ings Martial

        People are running away from Ings just because he faced Palace!

        One quite enough imo until proven otherwise and not that necessary.

    2. stxrty
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      I'm more than happy to wait a week and assess then tbh. 2 FTs for GW3 seems fine.

      1. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        That’s my strategy also

    3. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Yep. I’m trying to work out if there is logic in waiting a week to see how they perform? You don’t have to have one so why rush into it?
      I could do kane to martial. Kane was rubbish today but after two matches if he is still rubbish I should Definitely sell. If I sell now kane could haul and martial/ utd could be poor. Or both could be poor. Or both could haul. But two out of those four options save a FT so better to roll?

    4. Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Palace are always a well organised side. Only time they let in a fair few is when they concede early and have to go for it.

  8. stxrty
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Love that Digneeeeeee.

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      I got him , but was worried that he would lose set pieces to James

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 10 hours ago

        This is the reason i didn't get him.

      2. stxrty
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        I didn't watch the game as I was at work, I take it he took set pieces then? Or some at least?

        1. Long ago I drew a walrus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          10 days, 9 hours ago

          Assist came from a FK iirc

  9. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Could use some advice:
    A) Auba and Mane > KDB and Bruno?
    B) Mane and Ings > KDB and Martial
    C) Neither

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      If you must, just do one trade

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      A over two weeks, Bruno for Mane this week and Auba to KDB week after.

      Do you have Salah though?

  10. KUN+10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    WC active, why do you guys think of this lot? Thanks in advance

    Guaita
    TAA Digne Justin
    JCB Willian Bruno Foden
    Martial Wilson DLC

    Button Soucek Mitchell KWP

    0.5m itb

    1. Rasping Drive
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      10 days, 10 hours ago

      Who is JCB?

      1. KUN+10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 9 hours ago

        KDB

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      Bit knee jerk. Would you have been happy to pick Guaita, Wilson, DLC and Willian a week ago?

  11. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    10 days, 10 hours ago

    Everton looking like a much more solid unit with Allan & Docoure in midfield.
    They certainly don't look like shipping as many goals as they did last season. Lots were expecting them to concede against Spurs. Will have to start considering this when looking at fixtures.

    1. Vasqujg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      10 days, 5 hours ago

      Looks like they replaced Gueye and Zouma - ready to play solid again

  12. il Brutto
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 9 hours ago

    A) Ings --> Martial
    B) Bowen --> James Rodriguez
    C) Bowen --> Grealish
    D) Bowen --> Greenwood (my initial plan)
    E) Ings and Bowen --> Martial and Grealish

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      9 days, 16 hours ago

      C if you are happy to risk having to get rid again if Sancho signs.

  13. Vasqujg
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    10 days, 5 hours ago

    Seems that Spurs have an athleticism issue in defense. Can they really afford to let Doherty roam when the kid has no pace to cover - Alderweireld too, looked like dog meat today