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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
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Coneon Doc !

  2. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    C'mon Alli Davies and Son!

  3. Amey
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

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

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Some people here might lose it 😀

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      only big teams getting pens - Utd to miss out?

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

  4. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Go Dellerty!

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I'm sorry. You spelled Davies wrong mate 🙂

    2. NABIL - FPL otai
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Go Diedellertykane!

  5. fauxfatale
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 8 months ago

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

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      nostalgic picks 😉

  6. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Richy owners?

    1. Our Tiny Servant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Tumbleweed

    2. Ghost Ship
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Looking forward to a goal and an assist.

  7. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Spurs clean sheet and I'll be happy

    1. Our Tiny Servant
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      This

  8. @FPL_Chess
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        13. Unless of course you don’t own both

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        26 you mean?

        1. g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Auba C 14
          Salah C 40

          1. Wild Rover
            • 11 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

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

            1. Wild Rover
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              *7 or 20

            2. g40steve
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

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

              1. Nightcrawler
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                goes without saying every serious player has both

                1. Flair
                  • 1 Year
                  1 year, 8 months ago

                  lateriser isn't a serious player then lmao

                  1. Nightcrawler
                    • 2 Years
                    1 year, 8 months ago

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

                2. @FPL_Chess
                    1 year, 8 months ago

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

              2. @FPL_Chess
                  1 year, 8 months ago

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

              3. Rolls-Royce
                • 8 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

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

          2. NABIL - FPL otai
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Agree but imagine teams with no Salah.

          3. TheDragon
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Maths is hard

          4. Inazuma X1
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            26 points..

            1. Nomar
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 8 months 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
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

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

              2. @FPL_Chess
                  1 year, 8 months ago

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

            2. @FPL_Chess
                1 year, 8 months ago

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

                1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
                  • 7 Years
                  1 year, 8 months ago

                  You did better than most tbf

                  1. Amey
                    • 3 Years
                    1 year, 8 months ago

                    😆

                  2. Gnu
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 12 Years
                    1 year, 8 months ago

                    Yup

              • have you seen cyan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                wheres Rachel Riley when you need her

            3. teddypicker
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

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

              1. Our Tiny Servant
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

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

                1. Our Tiny Servant
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 8 months ago

                  yet

              2. Hairy Potter
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

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

                1. teddypicker
                  • 12 Years
                  1 year, 8 months ago

                  Damn ty

            4. Green Jumper
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 8 months 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.

            5. have you seen cyan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

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

              1. have you seen cyan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

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

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 2 Years
                  1 year, 8 months ago

                  Top 10k is very tough for 1 week

                2. Nomar
                  • 12 Years
                  1 year, 8 months 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
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Depends on your goals.

              3. HippY
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

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

              4. Dacra
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 8 months 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
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

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

                Top score 119

              6. InterUranus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 8 months 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.

            6. Ajax Hamsterdam
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              lose nketiah or perreira ? thanks

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Nketiah

            7. SADIO SANÉ
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Werner already exposed by the golden boot winner

              1. Dacra
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Unless he scores 3?

              2. Nomar
                • 12 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Won’t play West Brom every week. 😉

            8. JamTart
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

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

              1. have you seen cyan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                same, hope he does Sonny 😛

              2. Dacra
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Steps up, with assistance from Davies? 😀

                1. JamTart
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 year, 8 months ago

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

                  Feeling salty about the Justin assist haha

            9. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Wonder if James Rodriguez is on pens now?

              1. Dr. Rog
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Got to be him or dcl I presume

            10. ivantys
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Why does Lucas always start?

            11. Nomar
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              NFL Sunday starting in 35 mins.

              Go Cam Newton!

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                1 hour 35*

                go Josh Allen!

                1. SADIO SANÉ
                  • 6 Years
                  1 year, 8 months ago

                  also, you RRRRRRs for yesterday 😀

              2. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 12 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

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

              3. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                PL and NFL starting same weekend - heaven.

            12. Strchld
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Hopefully Alli outscore Son.

            13. VAR United
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Just watched motd.. TAA off corners?

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Think the shares them with Robbo now

                1. VAR United
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 8 months ago

                  Looses his appeal somewhat for me

            14. Flair
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 8 months ago

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

              1. FOO FIGHTER
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Reckon
                we will see goals from both sides.

            15. FOO FIGHTER
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Let's go Alli!

            16. ivantys
              • 1 Year
              1 year, 8 months ago

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

            17. Leonard hatred
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 8 months 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
                • 12 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

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

            18. camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 8 months 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
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Bit like that hair do 😀

                1. camarozz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 year, 8 months ago

                  He has more hair than I actually do 🙂

            19. Ser Davos
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              So many intriguing improvements.

              Everton's midfield could be be significant

              1. Flair
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Rodriguezzzz

            20. have you seen cyan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              I sense a Dier headed goal following a corner

              1. JamTart
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Yes please!

            21. Twisted Saltergater
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Curious to see how wide Son is today.

              1. Flair
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Can already see the complaints

            22. sirmorbach
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

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

            23. Dr. Rog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              1 year, 8 months 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
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Add in nolan for soucek and you get one more

              2. Hotdogs for Tea
                • 6 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                sign for who ?

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

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

            24. pingissimus
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 8 months 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
                • 12 Years
                1 year, 8 months 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
                  • 12 Years
                  1 year, 8 months ago

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

                2. pingissimus
                  • 3 Years
                  1 year, 8 months 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
                • 12 Years
                1 year, 8 months 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