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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. Bambi
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    The only positive thing to take away from that game was at least I kept 1.5 in the bank for Son --> Bruno

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Looks a no brainer

  2. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    the potential brewster loan move is massive.

    if it goes ahead its pretty easy to build a team with KdB/Sterling, Salah & Bruno in it (+Werner, TAA).

    1. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Where’s he off to?

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Will he outscore a 4.5m defender?

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        No, people getting carried away imo, he's a talented kid but he isn't gonna be nailed at a premier League team

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yup
        Good point

    3. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Where is he likely to go? Apart from WBR I don't see any other team where he might get regular starts.

    4. F4L
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I wouldn't want to lock in a starter who at best will reach 120-130 points for the season. Brewster would get regular game time, but would be rotated constantly.

    5. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Have those 5 using a FT

      1. fantasyfog
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Rest of team must be poor

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          2 FT by GW3, pretty cheap yeah.

        2. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Brewster wouldn’t change that

  3. jg7u
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Alli and Ings > Rashford and DCL look good? Wish I had the funds for Bruno but Rashford is an ok option as well?

    1. RomeluStormzy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      martial and James?

      1. jg7u
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Considering this as well. The problem is if Havertz/Pulisic hit form I don't have the funds to get one of them for James. If I have Rashford I will be able to make a straight swap if needed.

  4. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Wilcard time

    Useless team. Never trusting Mourinho west ham ornsoton ever again

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Salah(c) bailing me out big time

    2. diabydoesgallas
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      It’s only one gameweek.

  5. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Honestly think WBA will trouble the everton defense more than spurs did...might not be madness to hang on to Pereira?

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Maybe as they'll attack on the flanks rather than in congested areas in the centre.

    2. MAXIMIN EFFORT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Brom were atrocious

  6. Hairy Potter
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Keane and Mina should be first choice Everton centre backs for the season?

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Holgate

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Thanks, forgot about him.

  7. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Best website for tracking live prices?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Fpl stats

    2. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Fpl statistics

    3. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Cheers, at what point is change likely, 100%?

  8. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Ings owners what are you doing ? spurs next

    1. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      It will end 0:0

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Everyone on here is selling, so I'm definitely keeping

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        can see ings nicking a goal

    3. #23
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Martial or DCL...have Adams too but i think Spurs will improve...Everton played well and Spurs was lacking some energy

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        They have a mid week EL match.

        I think this loss will force Mou's hand to play a strong team and not risk losing the first two of the season. Thus, impacting the early KO next week. Just my theory.

    4. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Probably keeping

    5. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Selling Son, which was the plan all along. Ings should be fine for a while.

    6. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Need to get Martial so it's either Ings or Vardy out for him.

      I think Vardy might stay for now.

    7. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Keeping

    8. WHUFCSmith23
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Up to Martial is what I did but down to DCL looks a decent idea

  9. F4L
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Whose bright idea was it to ruin Richarlison as a FPL asset by making him a striker 😐 Should've been an 8.5 mid.

    1. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      he'll play up top along side DCL soon enough

      1. F4L
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        can't see it, Everton should stick with the midfield 3, they ran that game. Once they're all on the same wavelength, they'll constantly dominate matches.

  10. Qaiss
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    30 points with Havertz and Werner to go. Anyone with worse? My worst start to a season ever.

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Yikes, everyone's got Werner anyway and Havertz could easily not start that one

      At least it can't get worse ey

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        I don't see why Havertz wont start. And meh, I'm not too bothered. Having Salah was the difference really and I did not have him.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          Pretty much, no need to panic

    2. EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Around the same. With Saiss, Havertz and Werner.

    3. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      63 with same 2...

    4. F4L
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Werner captain?

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        No 🙁

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          ah well. Haven't done much better than you anyways, it's only one week.

    5. Hadebayor Mum
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 23 days ago

      27 with Havertz, Werner and Egan. I feel your pain.

      1. Qaiss
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Hitting that button is tempting me. Can't just sit around being patient having witnessed how poor Spurs are and have no City or United in my team.

      2. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        U captained Salah I take it?

    6. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Chin up mate Havertz & Werner will save your GW.

      Ziyech is out, Pulisic trained for the first time on Wednesday & Lamps said he will manage his minutes after hamstring.

      Havertz starts... & Scores... & assists... & BPS!

      Good luck it's only GW 1.

  11. Amey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    4 atb
    0 CS including GK 😆

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Total?

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        12 from those 5
        Pathetic. Ha ha

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          It happens.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            🙂
            Next GW ain't looking good for Defense either.

  12. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Any indication if Alli was injured or what?

  13. tokara
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Who takes Everton corners?

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Lucas on the left. Hames on the right.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Yer

  14. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    45 with Vinagre and Ryan to play... eh, what a GW... Mane and Kane vs the Salah and Vardy they could have been. Story of my life. Roll on GW2.

  15. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Aston Villa have agreed deal with Lyon to sign forward Bertrand Traoré for £17m.

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Attack attack attack!

  16. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Do I need more Utd or save FT??
    Salah to Bruno seems sideways now

    Ryan
    Trent Robbo Egan
    Salah Auba(c) ASM Soucek
    Ings DCL(vc) Martial

    Walton KWP Bissouma Mitchell

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Same position myself, gonna hold and reassess. 1 week just isn't enough to judge

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Martial gives “some” coverage

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          There's midweek games, unknown injuries etc etc. My plan was Salah to Bruno but after the haul it's a lot harder to do that move

  17. HM2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Hi Guys,

    Long time lurker, first time member/poster! My front 6 atm is this:

    Salah - Son - Auba
    Mitro - Martial - Werner

    I already kneejerked ings > martial last night. After that showing from Spurs, is a -4 hit to worth it to ditch Son now? Im thinking:

    A) Son > James -4
    B) Son > Havertz (wait until tomorrow) -4
    C) Keep for another week

    Cheers!

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I would favour C.
      B is still pending.

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Son looked good, and is a solid pick with decent fixtures over the next 7.
      Unless there is an obvious upgrade (Bruno/Puli/Kai) then do nothing is the best

      1. Luggy10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Son was more involved in first half playing left of 3 behind Kane. When they went behind and Jose started tinkering, he eventually put Son central and he barely had any involvement in the game from then on.

    3. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      C), leave as is for now

  18. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Werner and Ryan left, I need a Werner hatti and then a Chelsea mid to miss a penalty

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I’ll take the 1-0 with a pen save

  19. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    71 with James, Kai & Werner to play
    if chelski smash brighton should be able to breach 100 just about

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      71 is ok but not great. Maybe make this post when you get to the 100?

    2. F4L
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      71, is that it?

    3. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      71 with this 3 looks excellent to me mate.

      Good luck hope all 3 haul for you. 🙂

  20. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Never thought I'd say but I want triple Everton for those fixtures.

    Digne + James + DCL

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Unfortunately ruins the rest of your team. 2 max

  21. Atimis
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Early thoughts?

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

    Tbh, tempted by 4

    1. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      I wouldn't do Ings out for a hit. He could easily outscore DCL.

  22. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Which move would you prefer?

    A) Adams to DCL
    B) Son to Bruno
    C) Saka to James/Greenwood

    Thanks all..

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      B

  23. Sterling Archer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    So spurs are still rubbish

  24. grooveymatt65
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    what are my fellow Alli owners doing?

    I have Son as well but he looked lively so will keep another week probs

    1. Citytilidie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Alli to Rash for me most likely. Didn't see the match. Did he look decent? Is he injured (coming off at HT)?

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      might keep so i have 2FT after every team has played and can do mini wc with a -4 if needed

    3. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      May transfer him out for James

  25. Kakashi Of The Leaf
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    If Dele isnt injured im keeping him. He did not look half bad in the first half and was in good positions.

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      If he wasn't injured then that sub is pretty ridiculous.

    2. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Unless he got a knock he's gone, can't own someone that gets subbed at halftime like that even though yes he was basically a support striker

  26. AK_FC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 23 days ago

    Son > Rashford for free look good?

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Rashford fitness an issue though

      1. AK_FC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Really? Can't imagine he won't start.

  27. ivantys
      2 months, 23 days ago

      Love how DCL is suddenly class after scoring once.

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Definitely not world class but has better players around him which will improve his chances of scoring.

        1. ivantys
            2 months, 23 days ago

            The ones behind were selfish though nobody was passing the ball to him.

      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 23 days ago

        Not only were Spurs rubbish
        Their fixture pile up is silly

        That’s what, luckily put me off in the first place

        1. Jordan.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          yep me too

      3. Crucem Sanctam Subiit
          2 months, 23 days ago

          The logic by some people on here is hilarious. Transfer out the players who didn't score a goal and transfer in the players who did score a goal.

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            That's genuinely all the thought process is

        • Yer Dad
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 23 days ago

          I am tempted as sometimes when its time to use your wildcard (around xmas time) you tend to have a settled team. When you use wildcard it tends to throw your team in disarray and Xmas fixtures. This is the only time i have ever considered using it in 2nd week in FPL in the 40 years of playing this game. I have looked at my league rivals and like me dont have city/ utd coveage. This could be a good time to gain a early avantage on rivals as i cant remember when my wildcard worked well. Also this weekend has meant we have looked at how teams set up. Thats my tuppence and i am now off for my bed bath.

          1. HuttonDressedasLahm
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 23 days ago

            Log off

            1. Yer Dad
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 23 days ago

              I will. Can you let me know when i come back on.