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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
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 8 months 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
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Looks a no brainer

  2. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 8 months 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
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Where’s he off to?

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Will he outscore a 4.5m defender?

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

        Yup
        Good point

    3. EmreCan Hustle
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Have those 5 using a FT

      1. fantasyfog
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Rest of team must be poor

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          2 FT by GW3, pretty cheap yeah.

        2. Noah’s Ark
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Brewster wouldn’t change that

  3. jg7u
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 8 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      martial and James?

      1. jg7u
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Wilcard time

    Useless team. Never trusting Mourinho west ham ornsoton ever again

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

      Salah(c) bailing me out big time

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

      It’s only one gameweek.

  5. Nice to Finally Michu
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 8 months 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

    2. Valdez
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Brom were atrocious

  6. Hairy Potter
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

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

    1. Flair
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Holgate

      1. Hairy Potter
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Thanks, forgot about him.

  7. Chilli Heatwave
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Best website for tracking live prices?

    1. Balls of Steel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Fpl stats

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

      Fpl statistics

    3. Chilli Heatwave
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

  8. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Ings owners what are you doing ? spurs next

    1. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      It will end 0:0

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

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

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        can see ings nicking a goal

    3. #23
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

      1. KGFC
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Probably keeping

    5. Pinturicchio10
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

      • KGFC
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

        I think Vardy might stay for now.

      • Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Keeping

      • WHUFCSmith23
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

    6. F4L
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        he'll play up top along side DCL soon enough

        1. F4L
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 8 months 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.

    7. Qaiss
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

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

            Pretty much, no need to panic

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

        Around the same. With Saiss, Havertz and Werner.

      3. Dacra
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        63 with same 2...

      4. F4L
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Werner captain?

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          No 🙁

          1. F4L
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

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

      5. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

        1. Qaiss
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 8 months 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. have you seen cyan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          U captained Salah I take it?

      6. Carefree Crew
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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.

    8. Amey
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      4 atb
      0 CS including GK 😆

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Total?

        1. Amey
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          12 from those 5
          Pathetic. Ha ha

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            It happens.

            1. Amey
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

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

    9. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Any indication if Alli was injured or what?

    10. tokara
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Who takes Everton corners?

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Lucas on the left. Hames on the right.

        1. Limbo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Yer

    11. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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.

    12. FOO FIGHTER
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Attack attack attack!

    13. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Martial gives “some” coverage

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 8 months 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

    14. HM2
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I would favour C.
        B is still pending.

      2. Dr. Rog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 8 months 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
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        C), leave as is for now

    15. have you seen cyan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

    16. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

      2. F4L
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        71, is that it?

      3. Carefree Crew
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        71 with this 3 looks excellent to me mate.

        Good luck hope all 3 haul for you. 🙂

    17. Rolls-Royce
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

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

      Digne + James + DCL

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

        Unfortunately ruins the rest of your team. 2 max

    18. Atimis
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

    19. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        B

    20. Sterling Archer
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      So spurs are still rubbish

    21. grooveymatt65
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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 For Summer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        May transfer him out for James

    22. Weeb Kakashi
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

      2. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 months 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

    23. AK_FC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Son > Rashford for free look good?

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Rashford fitness an issue though

        1. AK_FC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

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

    24. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Love how DCL is suddenly class after scoring once.

      1. KGFC
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

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

        1. ivantys
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 8 months ago

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

    25. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        yep me too

    26. Bounce
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        That's genuinely all the thought process is

    27. Yer Dad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 8 months 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
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Log off

        1. Yer Dad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

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