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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. Visionaries
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    I know it's horrible but if you had to lose one for Bruno (c)

    A Salah
    B Auba

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Auba easily.

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Salah

      Auba to City mid in GW3.

    3. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A. But that's because you should probably be captaining Auba.

    4. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Lmao none

    5. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Salah. But don't do it. Keep and wait on Bruno.

    6. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      salah
      auba to city
      by that point brewster is probably an option and you can get salah back (or double city might be on the cards as well)

    7. dark91
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

  2. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Who would you get Alli out for?

    1. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Pulisic

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I’m considering Havertz, JRod, Greenwood (if no signings) mainly. Willian if it were just for one week.

      Or if I downgrade elsewhere then Rashford maybe

  3. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Best Alli replacement up to 8.5 (if a straight swap)?

    Havertz best at that price but don’t wanna double against LIV particularly... we’ll see.

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I'm going for James I think

    2. Wild Card this...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Barnes looked good today

    3. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Pulisic

  4. Mambino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Having used my FT for Salah to Bruno, I'm thinking of using my WC before GW2. Squad currently looks like this for GW2:-

    McCarthy
    TAA, Walker Peters, Vinagre
    Greenwood, Bruno, Auba, Soucek, Pereira
    Kane, Werner

    Subs
    Button, Bewster, Johnson, Mitchell

    Any thoughts?

  5. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Double Saints defence vs Spurs

  6. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Is this too kneejerk?

    Walker Peters + Ings -> Digne and DCL?

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

      Maybe but for the next 3 GWs this could pay off

    2. Mike2795647
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      No, good call for next few weeks

  7. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Early thoughts on these?

    a) Son to Bruno
    b) Son to any mid under 10.5
    c) Son to Hames & Mitro to Martial (-4)

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    2. Karan14
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    3. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Son to Bruno

    4. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A of those. Son will burn you gw2 though, bookmark this.

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Already did this GW.

    5. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      a

    6. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Cheers all.

    7. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    8. dark91
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      I would go for A as a logical move

    9. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      A

    10. Gaffa914
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Son to rashford

    11. Mike2795647
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      D) son to get some goals and assist next game after Mourinho lays into them

  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Spurs should have gotten James instead

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      ...of joe hart?

  9. Wizard of Ozil
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    same old Totenham, always losing. As an Arsenal fan, why did i put Ali and Dier in my team instead of Willian and Gabriel....Mourinho is so overated..

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      emotional hedge.

  10. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Everton hype train!! TSUH TSUH!!

  11. rupopo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Only been listening on the radio, but for those watching would anyone advise me against Alli to JRod?

    Rest of the week been good so far. I'll deal with Dier later.

  12. No Professionals
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Wow, ndombele is horrendous!!!

    1. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Hojberg has been far worse

    2. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Indeed. I see where Joses comments come from last year.

  13. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    What on earth was that rolling about from Hojberg

    1. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      It's a quadruple roll over this weekend !

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      No red

  14. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    So who will get the RC here??

  15. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Ndombele... What a sub.

  16. Wild Rover
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Synchronised slow motion rolling

  17. Manani
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    if Dohetry keeps his spot, I think he's a pretty good shout despite spurs being leaky. Should return as much points as any 6m midfielder you can find

    1. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      He wont. Mou said prematch that he will rotate withAurier

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Not in the Prem he didn’t

  18. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Checking ML I did well to have Kane and Davies

    + 0.8 and + 0.7 points

    It's a win

  19. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Mou attackers should have - 25% discount

  20. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    One way of looking at it is that I got my all bad decisions, captai picks and bad luck out in the GW1...
    From here on the only way is up 😉

    26pts with 3 left to play - God its not how imagined it 48hrs ago..

    1. Lazaretti
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Exactly same feeling. 28 here with 2 to play. (Vinagre & Werner)

    2. Babit1967
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      29 with Werner/ Havertz, itchy wildcard fingers lol, what’s your plan?

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Don't worry about it mate, plenty of time left. Don't kneejerk the WC

      1. Babit1967
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Nah you’re right mate, my team does look decent son to Bruno this week looks a good move and Kane can always become aguero if he continues to blank

  21. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 14 days ago

    Watched all games this weekend, thoughts on the below?
    Ofc would wait till all games finish tomorrow.

    1. Ings to Martial
    2. Ings Son to Vardy James/Greenwood -4
    3. Ings Son to DCL Bruno -4

    1. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Tbh, I’m tempted by 3. as Everton‘s fixtures looking good

    2. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      3 looks good

    3. AlternativeB
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I'm doing nr 3.. but when?.. Injuries might occure in training?

    4. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      FFS - can you start a poll about Salah vs Bruno.
      Its the hot topic everyone cares about.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Conclusion - find another way.

      2. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Looks like 20 vs 0 atm.

    5. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Do something Son!!

    6. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Selling Son will be easy decision

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        I can't sadly :/. Have to get rid of Saliba.

      2. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Son -> Pulisic might be pure gold

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 14 days ago

          Have Werner already. Think im going for James.

    7. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Thoughts on Rodriguez? Worth the investment?

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Yup

      2. Wizard of Ozil
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        definitely. looks good.

    8. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Digne hoovering up the baps

    9. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Spurs look so toothless in this half. The whole team just looks a few yards off the pace.

      Their midfield is shocking

      1. how now brown cow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Complete shambles isn't it.

    10. Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Son -> Bruno or KdB?

    11. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      For GW3 - Auba + Son to Bruno + Pulisic / Willian / Greenwood?

      Pulisic or Greenwood would mean triple Che (wba) or Man U (bha) attacks

    12. gers23
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 14 days ago

      Kane to DCL? Seems knee jerk but at the same time, sensible.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Far too soon

      2. King Carlos
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 14 days ago

        Kane to a can of worms seems sensible too