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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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Really annoyed at not backing myself and going for an Everton defender

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Coleman?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Keane

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Same. Should have gone for one instead of holding done money itb for Chelsea mid

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Came close too but not sure you should worry just yet. Just been peeking at Spurs in restart same story then at the beginning

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Doucoure and Allan making a massive impact to their defense

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          So far yes but still think Spurs defence will be fine.

          It's not as if Everton have any particularly good defenders really. Hardly a must have

  2. JVALDEZ
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    JRod and DCL overkill?

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yah

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Good fixtures next 3

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        No - one is poor

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          WBA cry BHA

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Palace

            17 goals conceded to this sort of opponent in the last 22 home matches - 13 clean sheets

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              At least they are not 'big 6'?

              1. pingissimus
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Sure - just nitpicking. Good fixtures mostly in next 6 or so.

                It's a perfectly ok fixture for 0-0 1-0 0-1 1-1

                Average odds for defence - poor for attack.

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 year, 2 months ago

                  Cheers for the info ... if Rich was more clinical, James could get few assists today ...

    3. jomikijiq
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      no

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

      No

  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Who will José’s spin the bottle blame game land on after this one?

    A. Referee 1/2 fav - least controversial, to be expected after Everton sneaked the FK a few centimetres forwards

    B. Players 2/1 2nd fav - Dier got outjumped, Alli got hooked & Son isn’t enjoying his role - but it’s still a tad early yet to be throwing them under the bus - even for José - will come with time though, probably before Christmas

    C. Board 5/2 - Hojberg, Hart & Doherty not exactly galactico’s - but again, he’s only in the door 6 months, still early to be falling out with the suits - but like the players, it will come in good time

    F. Himself 1000/1 - more chance of spurs winning the league

    1. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      D. It wasnt a foul to begin with.

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      A definitely.

      It was Alderweireld who has made all the mistakes in defense, not Dier. But yeah, he's not turning on his players just yet.

  4. soup natsi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Benched Digne

    Played Batshuayi

    Thanks Hodgson

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Benching Digne is your own fault. If you buy a 6.0m+ defender you don't bench them because you're looking for attacking returns.

      1. Pratik
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        100% ^

        Same with anyone thinking of benching Liverpool defenders next week.

      2. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Of course it is my fault, I thank Roy for not bringing Bat on 85th min

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Did he hack your team and make you own/play Batshuayi?

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I thank him for not bringing him for a cameo

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

      Bat didn't play so Digne will come off your bench....jammy gitt

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Alli to Greenwood for free?

    1. soup natsi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Don’t fancy jrod?

      1. Pep Roulette
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        He's a midfielder?

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          O thought you were talking about Jay. I already have DCL, so not a fan of doubling up.

        2. Scholes Out For Summer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          James not Jay

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Pondering here ... what's the latest situation with Greenwood after England's incident?

  6. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    3 - Digne (38)
    2 - Calvert-Lewin (34)
    1 - Pickford (31)

  7. Slitherene
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Son --> Bruno or KdB?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      See how bad Wolves are.

  8. Atimis
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Wait till tomorrow?

      1. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Just thinking and don’t expect earthquakes tomorrow

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    No JRod points would be criminal here. Very good sign that he's reached 90 though.

  10. gergin
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Mates, do You understand, we watched Coleman and his benchwarmer for NT Doherty?

  11. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Why was Alli taken off? Injured?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Rumoured injury.

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      shite. every spurs player was though so dont know why he was taken off specifically

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Wondering myself, was not aware he's injured 1st half

  12. BobbyDoesNotLook
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Dcl had one chance, if you even count the one from which he scored. Am I right? The other day this would be other classic ghost and blank performance from him.

    1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      On another day Richarlison could have had a hattrick

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

        On another day Richarlison might have passed once or twice and DCL gets tap ins

  13. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Wouldn't normally advocate transferring out assets based on one game but christ, if there was ever a game..

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I guess one consolation is Everton do look solid

  14. Party time
      1 year, 2 months ago

      We want our Pochettino back!

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      So Spurs at home GW2 might now be a decent fixture for Ings? They'll also have fixture congestion so..

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      James rested for salford

    • dshv
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Son and davies great picks hahaha son for bruno right now!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Son haul next week

        1. dshv
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Bruno haul every week ?

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Do something Davies!

    • TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      We need a new name for James other than Jrod as that is taken and so is James

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Hot Rod.

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Hammez

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

        HamRod

      4. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        James Rodriguez

      5. sully29
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Hamez.

      6. King Carlos
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        JamRod

      7. thehodge
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Hames

      8. Pommie22
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Hamez and pretty good debut imo

      9. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Mr Bond.

      10. The Albatross
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        JR?

      11. Vazza
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Hammer

      12. King Carlos
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Pablo Escobar

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

          we have a winner ding ding

        2. Party time
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Siiiiii

        3. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Hahmez

        4. Party time
            1 year, 2 months ago

            James Bond

          • Dthinger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Hammz

          • tokara
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Barbiedoll Ken

            1. Party time
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Hahahaha... Impressive!

            2. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              JRod was coined in 2014 world cup, so no we dont need a new term

          • mgilbert86
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            if wolves look bad, considering bringing City in for GW2

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Time to fire up the mour OUT bandwagon I started at the end of last season - bloke is past it and it’s time to try something else

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

              Is it that, or have Spurs always been pretty mediocre?

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Mediocre is OK - the way we are playing right now is negative and backward. I

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              How can you blame Mou when Spurs looked as flat as a 1 year old bottle of sprite

              1. Steve The Spud
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 2 months ago

                So the team being flat on the 1st game of the season has nothing to do with the manager

              2. Bada Bing
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 2 months ago

                It's kind of the manager's job to motivate and inspire his players.

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

            The is only one JRod and he plays for Burnley ...

            1. Pep Roulette
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Exactly

            2. soup natsi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              J Rod disagrees

          • George James
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Best move?

            A) Son >> Rashford

            B) Ings >> Martial

          • NULL-X-VOID
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            So lads, all or nothing?

            1. Babelcopter
              • 2 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Still nothing

          • VAR United
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Original plan was to downgrade Salah to Bruno but I might just take a hit and do TAA & Ali > Bruno & 5m defender.

            Not knee jerking but losing Salah never felt right.

            1. MarcusAurelius
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Similar scenario for me too. Losing Salah could be a big mistake. I’m think of doing Ings & Son > Bruno and DCL

          • Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Allan and Doucoure doing wonders for Everton defense

          • potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Well deserved lose for TOT there.

          • Naby K8a
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Dele to go full Danny Rose in Jose's office monday morning

          • Rolls-Royce
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Well done Everton!

          • el polako
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Alan and Doucoure will transform this Everton side.