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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. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Get the F out of my team Alli

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      That's what Mo said...

  2. Igzie08
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    All those smart ones who got Alli instead of Son lmao

    1. Pedram
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Casuals win again

      1. TONY123
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Nonsense. The people who are smart enough to pay 1m more for a far superior player win.

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Lots of time for a Son red...

  3. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Alli to Rashford, me thinks...

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Great control by sissoko there

  5. Berbs
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Alli this week, it'll be another one not named Kane next week.

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      This

      Could begin with an S and end with an N

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Not after Son scores the winner in the 2nd half

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          They won't all be playing every match every minute. Not with this schedule

  6. estheblessed
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I really don't understand why people had Alli in their team ... What has he done for the last 3 seasons?

  7. Rochdale_Cowboy
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Absolute LOLZ

    1. Rochdale_Cowboy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Imagine even selecting him in your side anyway, done nothing for 3 years!

  8. Hairy Potter
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Alli injured? Moura more anonymous than Alli first half.

    1. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Looks tactical. Everton all over Winks and Hoj. Sissy in to beef the midfield up.

  9. The Red Devil
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I'd forgotten to change my team & had Alli on bench & Bissouma starting, wow, talk about rough and the smooth, eh?

    1. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Enjoy the 1 extra point

      1. The Red Devil
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Naah, bissouma will get a YC

  10. Shultan
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Alli > Willian with FT?

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I’m considering this as well, leaves room for Aub to KDB/Fernandes

  11. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Imagine picking the inconsistent rotation risk Alli lol

  12. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I get that Alli owners wanted Alli, but sometimes people who shop at Waitrose will have a nice Waitrose tart. That’s why we own Son 🙂

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Going back into my cave with my 28 points

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Was there no mention in the Spurs documentary about this Dele subbing?

  14. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Alli, wrong pick! Damn, easy now Alli > James

  15. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    I missed fpl

  16. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Alli to Willian. Straight swap 🙂

  17. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    There's never been so many legendary managers in one league: Guardiola, Bielsa, Klopp, Mourinho, Ancelotti...only Tony Pulis missing

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Allerdici will be back at WHU in November.

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        No question about it

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      And we were treated to the Mousey vs Brucey masterclass last night, top class stuff.

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Moyesy* 😳

    3. Locarno
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      And Curbishley.

    4. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      BFS could make a return when the axe starts to fall on some managers.

    5. Ashante'Kotoko
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      It's just missing Messi and Ronaldo

    6. Vertigo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Keegan.

  18. Chandler Bing
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    No Salah, Alli, triple Soton, Mitrovic. Should I just wildcard FFS?

    1. Rochdale_Cowboy
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Or quit altogether

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Lol

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Delete team

    3. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      You have big propblems...

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Triple Soton was and is the most concerning there! Haha.

    4. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Delete team and create a new one, probably be better off!

    5. ivantys
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Tell me you at least gambled on zaha, willian or vardy

        1. Chandler Bing
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Had Vardy all along but jumped on the Werner train. At least Werner still hasn't played.

      • Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Don't panic.
        Don't get Salah now, just make a move into Citeh/Utd.
        It's only 1 gameweek.

        1. Chandler Bing
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          That's what I'm trying to do as well but seems like I've got too many holes

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            What's your team ID?

              1. Gnu
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                You picked a sound enough team and like many others been unlucky with a few picks.
                You'd need to be certain of your picks if wildcarding, personnally I'd see it as knee jerky.

                A transfer or possibly a 4 point hit might be all you need, it's what I'd do ,rightly or wrongly.
                I'd let the dust settle and plan your moves on the next 3 or 4 gameweeks, don't go chasing last weeks points.

                You have options.
                You could dump TAA but I'd probably hold but Mane might give you a lot of scope if you downgraded to likes of Bruno.
                You might be thinking of shifting Auba after GW2 so you could be near a WC team in 3 transfers and still have the WC in pocket for later if necessary.

                Alli would certainly be someone I'd either upgrade to Bruno or Rash or just downgrade and upgrade Mitro or Reed.

        2. Locarno
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          I'm keeping my Manchester-free team for one week, then doing some damage with two FTs the following week. Or wildcarding if it all goes tits-up.

    6. Atletico Junior
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Son getting all corners and FKs...

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        And he’s rubbish at them so far

      2. fauxfatale
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Now he just need to learn to beat the first man.

      3. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Alli so useless!! Sell him Mourinho!

        1. Leonard hatred
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          tbh moving to a new club could be what Alli needs to jumpstart his career.

      4. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Alli off at half time burns! Easy move to Bruno now I guess

      5. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        1 point instead of 2, no real harm done.

      6. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Alli to KDB or Bruno a no brainer now

      7. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Still looks like a 4-2-3-1 for Spurs with Moura in the no.10 and Sissoko on the right

      8. Steinburg FC
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Alli tactical as we are getting overrun in midfield

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          yeh but let's see if they improve with Sissy

      9. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Lucas Moura is such a average player

        1. Z
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Sky is blue

      10. seewhyaxe
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        so..

        Alli..

        rip

      11. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        On the plus side, I now have greater clarity on who needs to leave my side. Lucky there are plenty of options around Alli's price.

      12. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        To those watching, how is Son looking?

        1. TheSteel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Very good

        2. fauxfatale
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Best of the Spurs bunch

          • Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Dangerous in first half, bit hasn't touched it so glfar in the 2nd

        3. The Vindaloovian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          A) Ali > Rash (0m left ITB)
          B) Ali > Greenwood (2m left ITB)

          1. The Red Devil
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Might do the latter, with no RW still signed, Greenwood will do well