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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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  1. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Coneon Doc !

  2. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    C'mon Alli Davies and Son!

  3. Amey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    All These Pens and United haven't played a game yet 😎

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      They are going to have to step up the penalty ratio to stay ahead of the chasing pack...they need 3 at least next match

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Some people here might lose it 😀

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      only big teams getting pens - Utd to miss out?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I won't mind that 😉
        Enough creativity in the team now

  4. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Go Dellerty!

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I'm sorry. You spelled Davies wrong mate 🙂

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Go Diedellertykane!

  5. fauxfatale
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Got Toby, Son and Kane. Still remember last season too well to feel comfortable.

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        nostalgic picks 😉

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Richy owners?

      1. Our Tiny Servant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Tumbleweed

      2. Ghost Ship
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Looking forward to a goal and an assist.

    • Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Spurs clean sheet and I'll be happy

      1. Our Tiny Servant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        This

    • @FPL_Chess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      The difference between captaining Aubameyang or Salah in GW1 was just 14 points. That's nothing in the scheme of things.

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        13. Unless of course you don’t own both

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        26 you mean?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Auba C 14
          Salah C 40

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            If you own both you still get either 7 or 14 from your non Capt so the diff is 13

            1. Wild Rover
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              *7 or 20

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              But he didn’t mention owning both, hence the correction?

              1. Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                goes without saying every serious player has both

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  lateriser isn't a serious player then lmao

                  1. Nightcrawler
                    • 1 Year
                    2 months, 13 days ago

                    Doesnt look like it this season. Nice guy but tried to be too clever just for the sake of it

                2. @FPL_Chess
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Spot on. I hadn't considered anyone on this site wouldn't have both. Bit presumptuous of me I suppose.

            3. @FPL_Chess
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              I'm glad you know what I meant. Nice one.

          2. Rolls-Royce
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            He means Auba(c) + Salah < Auba + Salah(c) by 13 points

      3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Agree but imagine teams with no Salah.

      4. TheDragon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Maths is hard

      5. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        26 points..

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          If, like me, you had both and captained Auba you got 34 points in total (Auba 14 + Salah 20).

          If you had both and capped Salah you got 47 points in total (Salah 40 + Auba 7).

          47 - 34 = 13

          Quick maths.

          1. Champ
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Or simply 20-7=13. That's quicker

          2. @FPL_Chess
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            That's how I should have put it. Cheers.

      6. @FPL_Chess
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Make that 13 points. I can't add up today!

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          You did better than most tbf

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            😆

          2. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Yup

      7. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        wheres Rachel Riley when you need her

    • teddypicker
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Any chance Saliba comes back into the team vs West Ham?

      1. Our Tiny Servant
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        He wasn’t even on the bench. Way to go get.

        1. Our Tiny Servant
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          yet

      2. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I don't think so from Arteta's comments.

        1. teddypicker
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Damn ty

    • Green Jumper
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Spurs look solid this season, but that Everton team could be anything.
      I expect Allan to be solid, but if Doucoure and Rodriguez click, Everton could have one hell of a season.

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      What are we considering a high score so far?
      60 good, 70 great, 80 epic?

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        nvm just saw livefpl
        top 10k on 88 points :/

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Top 10k is very tough for 1 week

        2. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          A lot of top 10k will have played a chip, I imagine, so you have to figure that into the equation too.

          Usually settles down by about GW5 as some of the big scorers in GW1 will blank in GW2 and vice versa.

      2. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Depends on your goals.

      3. HippY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I'd say that's accurate for now, with the average having maybe 3 left to play

      4. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I'm 60 with 4 to go, and I'm fairly satisfied.

        Was more before Justin and Vardy scored.

      5. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Don’t forget all the TC & BB in play?

        Top score 119

      6. InterUranus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I think if you discount all the chip players and the accounts that STILL get loaded up trying to be manager of the week then I reckon 65 is a half decent score.

    • Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      lose nketiah or perreira ? thanks

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Nketiah

    • THE WERNER DELUSION
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Werner already exposed by the golden boot winner

      1. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Unless he scores 3?

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Won’t play West Brom every week. 😉

    • JamTart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Really hoping Alli in the number 10 steps up for me here!

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        same, hope he does Sonny 😛

      2. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Steps up, with assistance from Davies? 😀

        1. JamTart
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I've gone Dier... bit I'd take it!

          Feeling salty about the Justin assist haha

    • IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Wonder if James Rodriguez is on pens now?

      1. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Got to be him or dcl I presume

    • ivantys
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Why does Lucas always start?

      • Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        NFL Sunday starting in 35 mins.

        Go Cam Newton!

        1. THE WERNER DELUSION
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          1 hour 35*

          go Josh Allen!

          1. THE WERNER DELUSION
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            also, you RRRRRRs for yesterday 😀

        2. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I’d forgotten all about the NFL. Go 49ers!

        3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          PL and NFL starting same weekend - heaven.

      • Strchld
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Hopefully Alli outscore Son.

      • VAR United
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Just watched motd.. TAA off corners?

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Think the shares them with Robbo now

          1. VAR United
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Looses his appeal somewhat for me

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Interested to see how Rodriguez does, expect a 2 pointer but West Brom up next!

        1. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Reckon
          we will see goals from both sides.

      • FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Let's go Alli!

      • ivantys
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Prediction on the team that gets most penalties this season? Anyone could dethrone man united?

        • Leonard hatred
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          The look on Rodriguez' face is definitely "what on earth am i doing here? who are everton?"

          1. Dr. Rog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Somebody told me I’d be playing in Liverpool. I didn’t expect this!

        • camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Oh lord.
          3 players playing in this game today and combined ownership total of just over 10%
          Either gonna be great or a massive sh1tshow.

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Bit like that hair do 😀

            1. camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              He has more hair than I actually do 🙂

        • Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          So many intriguing improvements.

          Everton's midfield could be be significant

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Rodriguezzzz

        • Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I sense a Dier headed goal following a corner

          1. JamTart
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Yes please!

        • Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Curious to see how wide Son is today.

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Can already see the complaints

        • sirmorbach
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Doucouré for Everton and Hojbjerg for Spurs are two amazing signings imo.

        • Dr. Rog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          If Brewster signs the template is going to be obvious

          And a pretty normal defence but I think it can’t quite afford taa
          The holy trinity of pen takers, soucek, 4.5
          Werner martial Brewster

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Add in nolan for soucek and you get one more

            • Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              sign for who ?

            • Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Kane and Vardy are pen takers. You can have them, Salah, Bruno and Klich (and Noble if you insist)

          2. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Saw a few comments yesterday slightly sneering at Leeds XG. Wonder if those people bothered checking Liverpool XG in open play

            Membership perk 😉

            1. RoysCallerAnne
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Xg is pretendy nonsense invented in unicorn land and anyone that thinks it helps you get a better FPL score is deluded.

              1. Gnu
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                100% agree.
                Used by non-football people to justify their knowledge of football....or something like that. 😉

              2. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Don’t weight it much at all myself - but it serves a purpose. Point was more this - don’t beat up on Leeds XG without looking at Liverpool XG

            2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Monitoring XG can be great fun - primarily to see just how much a load of old bollocks it really is

              According to XG - Liverpool’s defence was exemplary yesterday (0.32 XGc) and Salah (0.4 non-penalty XG) was below his average (0.5 non-penalty XG) from last season

              It’s mildly interesting to peruse retrospectively for sure

              But for FPL decision making? It’s classic placebo effect nonsense, whoever created it was a marketing genius