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

    Best 5 mil defender chaps thinking TAA to a 5 then Alli to Bruno worth it for a minus 4 trying to play a bit more aggressive this year thanks in advance

    1. Bank$y
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Reece James

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

        Nice one thanks

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

      Saiss

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

        Good fixtures cheers

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

      I'm thinking something similar but dele to rashford and TAA to Digne

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

        already have Martial love Rashford though good luck

    4. Bavarian
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Fernandez/Egan

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

        main rival has Egan didnt think about Fernandez cheers

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

      Shaw Saiss Keane are best 3 for me.

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

        Love to get Shaw do u think he starts

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

          Yeah he's definitely first choice unless we sign some other LB

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

            Tempting cheers

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

      keane

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

    Spurs attack very very very poor

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

      They just play crosses, Mourinho has killed what Poch did for 4 seasons.

  3. That Was Easy!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    This might be a bit backwards, but Dele got into good spaces and they missed him in the second half. I’m happy to keep for one more week.

    1. Manani
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      rumoured that he's injured? I'm keeping as well if he's not

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

      Apparently picked up an injury

    3. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Cheers. Will hear that shortly then. Shame I don’t want anyone under 8.0!

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

    Son to Greenwood or save?

    No United and 0ITB, not selling Salah or Auba

    1. Sasquatch Slayer
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Same position
      Considering Son to Hames
      Some uncertainty around Greenwood
      But then again I should probably deal with the fire that is Saliba first

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

        Yeah probably deal with Saliba though he is only 4.5 so quite a luxury transfer

    2. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Big gamble that. Expect a response. Rashford maybe but Greenwood no way. Rxpecg sume manu punished for freeing willy

    3. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I think sours will respond well next week.

      Keepifno issues

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

        Cheers

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

      If I didn't pick him, he would have scored.

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

        Ah the infamous TM Curse.

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

      Hi, Mystic Meg

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

    As a Salah (c) and Auba/Justin/Mitchell/DCL owner I’m a very happy Evertonian.

    Think Soucek to Doucoure is an easy move.

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

      No chance, what did Doucoure offer

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Why not Harrison?

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

      Disagree, Soucek much more threatening

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

      Im a blue. Bit drunk. Happy. Won’t be making changes on a team that got me 76 pts so far.

  6. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Digne + DCL did repair some Salah damage.
    With Salah in my team i wouldn't have them both.Consolation lol

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

      Nice picks. Well done. Have no doubt a lot of us will have those two soon.

      1. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Cheers Haz

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

    How are the knees?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Trembling. Don’t understand what Son is doing in my team

  8. EmreCan Hustle
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Went Mane over Salah and all my players apart from Justin and Auba blanked.
    Strangely though, I still like my team.

    Che, Mane and Barnes looked sharp. Havertz, Werner and Saiss left.

    No need to panic. Was beaten by penalties.

    1. QUEN
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yeah I had no Salah but vardy pens and Justin saved me kind of today. Still good 30 points behind tho hope havertz and lamptey get me attacking returns

    2. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      I was really happy to go with Barnes and I think he deserved something out of that game. He’s going to do well.

      1. EmreCan Hustle
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        On any other day he would have scored a brace.

  9. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    If Werner blanks Son Werner to Richarli Fernandes?

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

      prob would just werner to martial

    2. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      No. Give Werner time. Rich so wasteful

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

    Just had a look at TAA and Alli to Castagne and Fernandes for -4

    Already have VVD but I need to log off..

  11. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Contemplating membership. What are the main stats you watch for?

    Unfortunately can't dedicate any more than an hour a week to FPL eesearch

    1. That Was Easy!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      There’s a section of most upvoted tables, some in place for 8+ years. All around different metrics for attacking and defending, but very useful to see aggregated in the way that they are.

  12. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    ings to martial or son to rash? .5 ITB

    Mccarthy nyland
    davies justin taa ferguson taylor
    auba salah asm son stephens
    werner ings davis

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

      Ings > Martial all day

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

      Almost my team, but feel Ings to Martial will lock me out of obtaining a city player for the foreseeable

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

        yea although i feel i need a utd player for next week

  13. Flair
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Hoping Puli and Werner do the business

  14. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Alli should be getting out of my team? Or keep?

    1. ZLATAN'S PONYTAIL
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Out

    2. Manani
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      if he's not injured, then keep

    3. Camzy
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      He's most likely leaving my team. Not convinced he'll play. He didn't do enough. Lo Celso comes back and I think he might be out of the side. Could even play Lamela instead as well.

  15. Don Rogers FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    I missed the game entirely. What happened to Alli? I see he only got 45?

  16. Visionaries
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Trent > Digne nets 1.5.
    Tempting

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

      Digne offerEd little attacking wise aside from one good free kick

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

        Got great run of fixtures though

      2. Weeb Kakashi
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        I guess he is on some corner kicks. Doherty was pushing high up his side. That limited him. With next 3 fixtures Digne is a good option

    2. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It would let me do Alli to Rashford. Very tempting.

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

      I might do it, this Everton side is very well organised.

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

        Agreed, looked solid

  17. HippY
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    20 points on the bench, it doesn't sting at all, honest. Mehhh

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

      who?!

      1. HippY
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Digne and Mitchell the main culprits

  18. RomeluStormzy
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Looking forward to All or Nothing season 2 now...

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      F**k all and nothing at all.

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

      😆

  19. Slurpy
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Think I might be in Love with Luca Digne

    1. QUEN
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      So surprised he took that free kick. Would of had him if I thought he be on them and corners

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

    Ofc would wait till all games finish tomorrow but early thoughts on below?

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

  21. ace3.1415
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Thoughts on James Rodriguez?

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

      Still early, but looks like only a matter of time before he gets returns

    2. Party time
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Beautiful Colombian

      • Sasquatch Slayer
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Imminent bandwagon

      • tokara
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Go for it

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

      Werner will brace or Hatti vs Brighton wont he?

      1. Flair
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Hope so

    4. Flair
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Rodriguez should get plenty of points, just drops a bit too deep for my liking but has genuine class and the team's creativity runs through him. West Brom up next!

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

      Ah well - Son's 2 points over Alli's 1 point was an extra 1.0m well spent... 🙂

    6. Party time
        1 year, 2 months ago

        No one is talking about Kane. Was he that poor today?

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

          He played??

          1. Party time
              1 year, 2 months ago

              Lol

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

            Stand to be corrected, but don't think he even had a shot. But service was terrible and defense was good.

            1. Party time
                1 year, 2 months ago

                Thanks alot

          3. Kane Lane
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            2mins before 11am Saturday done following

            Wilson Werner to Mitrovic Kane
            Took armband of Salah to Kane

            Now need advice should I do Kane out to Calvert and Mitrovic to Martial. Plan was Salah to Fernandez that's change due to Hattie and Fernandez having to quarantine

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

            Kane to Bruno it should be I suppose.

            Tempted to hold on. Spurs started restart poor too and turned out good enough ultimately. Decent fixtures mostly but won't be captaining HK I imagine now and EL beckons.

            Plan B it is.

          5. Sterling Archer
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Anyone know when the first price changes will be?