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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, 1 month ago

    Coneon Doc !

  2. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    C'mon Alli Davies and Son!

  3. Amey
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

        Some people here might lose it 😀

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      only big teams getting pens - Utd to miss out?

      1. Amey
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

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

  4. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Go Dellerty!

    1. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      I'm sorry. You spelled Davies wrong mate 🙂

    2. NABIL - I sold TAA GW3
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Go Diedellertykane!

  5. fauxfatale
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      nostalgic picks 😉

  6. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Richy owners?

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

      Tumbleweed

    2. Ghost Ship
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Looking forward to a goal and an assist.

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

    Spurs clean sheet and I'll be happy

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

      This

  8. @FPL_Chess
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

      13. Unless of course you don’t own both

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      26 you mean?

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Auba C 14
        Salah C 40

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

            *7 or 20

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 1 month ago

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

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 1 month ago

              goes without saying every serious player has both

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 1 month ago

                lateriser isn't a serious player then lmao

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

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

        2. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

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

    3. NABIL - I sold TAA GW3
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Agree but imagine teams with no Salah.

    4. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Maths is hard

    5. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      26 points..

      1. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

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

        2. @FPL_Chess
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

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

    6. @FPL_Chess
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        You did better than most tbf

        1. Amey
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 1 month ago

          😆

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

          Yup

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

      wheres Rachel Riley when you need her

  9. teddypicker
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

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

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

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

        yet

    2. Hairy Potter
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      1. teddypicker
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Damn ty

  10. Green Jumper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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.

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

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

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Top 10k is very tough for 1 week

      2. Nomar
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

      Depends on your goals.

    3. HippY
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

    4. Dacra
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

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

      Top score 119

    6. InterUranus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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.

  12. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    lose nketiah or perreira ? thanks

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

      Nketiah

  13. SADIO SANÉ
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Werner already exposed by the golden boot winner

    1. Dacra
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Unless he scores 3?

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Won’t play West Brom every week. 😉

  14. JamTart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

      same, hope he does Sonny 😛

    2. Dacra
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Steps up, with assistance from Davies? 😀

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

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

        Feeling salty about the Justin assist haha

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

    Wonder if James Rodriguez is on pens now?

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

      Got to be him or dcl I presume

  16. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Why does Lucas always start?

  17. Nomar
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    NFL Sunday starting in 35 mins.

    Go Cam Newton!

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      1 hour 35*

      go Josh Allen!

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        also, you RRRRRRs for yesterday 😀

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

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

    3. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      PL and NFL starting same weekend - heaven.

  18. Strchld
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Hopefully Alli outscore Son.

  19. VAR United
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Just watched motd.. TAA off corners?

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

      Think the shares them with Robbo now

      1. VAR United
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 1 month ago

        Looses his appeal somewhat for me

  20. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

    1. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Reckon
      we will see goals from both sides.

  21. FOO FIGHTER
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Let's go Alli!

  22. ivantys
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  23. Leonard hatred
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

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

  24. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

      Bit like that hair do 😀

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

        He has more hair than I actually do 🙂

  25. Ser Davos
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    So many intriguing improvements.

    Everton's midfield could be be significant

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Rodriguezzzz

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

    I sense a Dier headed goal following a corner

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

      Yes please!

  27. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

    Curious to see how wide Son is today.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 1 month ago

      Can already see the complaints

  28. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 1 month ago

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

  29. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

      Add in nolan for soucek and you get one more

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 1 month ago

      sign for who ?

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

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

  30. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 1 month 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
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

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

      2. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 1 month 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
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 1 month 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