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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. Visionaries
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    A Trent & Antonio > Digne & Martial
    B Salah & Antonio > Bruno & Martial

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

      No.

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

        Thanks

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

      I don't like either.

    3. Bank$y
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I like B. Those Hammers are gonna fall

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      I’m tempted by B in my own team also... getting rid of Salah off a hattie doesn’t feel right though

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

        Exactly. It's either stupid or shrewd

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

    Feel bad for that guy with 4 Spurs players :p

    1. Check out my Umtiti's
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Thought that was you

  3. Dele
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Dele to JRod or Greenwood?

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

      I'm gonna wait and see, maybe keep Dele if he'll play next week, 2ft after 2 games when we know more would be nice.

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

        so much this. 2FT next GW could be massive

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      will JRod start for Burnley ?

  4. Ghost Ship
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Mourinho’s done isn’t he? Ahead of his time for a while, now on the downward slope to becoming another arsene wenger.

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

      My enjoyment for football is dead thanks to this man.

      His game management is shocking, I’ve honestly had it with him.

      1. Ghost Ship
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        He’s a lesson to us all. Had more charisma than I’ve seen in anyone. Now just complains what the world has done to him.

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

    Ings could as well score against Spurs.
    Might as well keep instead of Martial.

    1. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Yeah, especially as Palace looked strong at the back

  6. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Miguel playing BB in GW1 with WC in GW2 now sounds like the best strategy

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

      its not, I BB'd and im only on 58

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

    59 with Werner to go decent ?

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

      Yes good score.

    2. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Yes!

  8. TKC07
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    1. Kane => Martial?
    2. One more chance to Kane.

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

      1

    2. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      1

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Martial, can’t bear watching Spurs

  9. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Anyone who is unsure in bringing in any of our assets , our next 3 fixtures are
    WBA (h)
    Palace (a) &
    Brighton (h)
    I'm looking to avoid hits so planning
    TAA (2 difficult games Che a & Ars h ) for Digne freeing up funds for
    Ward-Prowse to James or
    Ings/Mitro downgrade/ upgrade to DCL later on
    As for Man City & Utd I'm prepared to wait & see

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

      Everton fans excited, wouldn't be surprised if today was your only win in these easy fixtures!

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

        Yeah we've been there before but this time with sensible £20m or so signings & a much respected manager it might be a bit different

    2. Flaming Flamingo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Taking TAA out is an accident waiting to happen

  10. JamTart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Haven't seen him play yet, but think I'll regret going Alli over Havertz

    1. RECKLESS
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Havertz is good but will take time to develop, Just wener is good enough chelsea cover

  11. fauxfatale
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 8 months ago

    Got Toby, Son and Kane. Who should be the first to be kicked out?

    1. Party time
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Kane imo, would help you free up some cash

      • Bank$y
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Toby

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        The Manager

    2. KEN YA DIG IT
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Lol at those who got alli in their teams just because of watching a boring amazon documentary

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

        Let's see your perfect squad!

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        a bit childish ?

    3. Easy Cheesy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Kane was awful. I wanted to roll a FT but now kane -> martial/ mci striker appealing.
      He does however have captainable fixtures in gw3 and gw5.... argh

      1. Coys96
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        We were awful. Kane didn't get a sniff in. It's us that makes Kane a bad option, not him

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

        Kane to Vardy

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

          Got vardy, and werner. Went big up top knowing one would fail (with a mass of cheap mids to make up the price!).

    4. Coys96
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      When I said I was relying on pickford I was joking!

    5. RECKLESS
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Son stats looked decent today. Dint see the match so anyone seen was he actually good? Son has soton next against who has 2 in last 2 so really tempted to hold off kdb/bruno for one more gw...Thoughts?

      1. RECKLESS
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        2 goals in last 2*

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

        I'd hold Son. It's Alli who got hooked at half time that I have. Not happy. I think I'll likely move him on. Foden, Greenwood or Hames all looking like nice options.

        1. RECKLESS
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Hames???

          1. RECKLESS
            • 9 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            If you James Rodriguez then his injury record puts me off

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

              He looked very comfortable today in the PL. Quality. 3 shots as well, nice creativity.

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Hooked because of Injury, spurs clearly missed him in the second half

      3. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Son didn't look terrible but Spurs did

    6. Gudjohnsen
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Salah 40 points.

      Rest of team 21

      Only Werner and James left to play with Justin first on bench.

      1. RECKLESS
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        My team exact story!

      2. Coys96
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Auba & Pickford 21
        Rest of team 14

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

        Captain pick can make or break a game week. It's something I'm going to think about a lot more going forward in terms of choosing and transfers.

        1. OneMan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Wise comment.

    7. Neves say Neves
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Any ideas?

      Mccarthy
      TAA | Doherty | Justin/Vinagre
      Auba | Salah | Son | Pereira | Soucek
      Werner | Adams

      Bench: Fodder and Justin/Vinagre

      Slight fires to put out are Spurs players and Pereira.
      Would like to get some Manchester players in too.

    8. StayoutheSpiceZone
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      It’s weird how 60 is deemed a good score when people on here around 50 are planning wildcards! 10
      Points Is one player having a good week!

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

        60 is terrible, 60 is when your googling how to delete your team

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

          66 average can win FPL so how is 60 be terrible?

      2. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        On 20, not using wc though!

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

      Alli to

      1. Donny VDB
      2. Willian
      3. Rodriguez

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

        Rodriguez is the only who is nailed, so him.

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

          Everton have good fixtures too. James was quality today.

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

        The options are:

        Greenwood, Hames and Foden imo. At least for me those are the only 3 I'm considering.

      3. Neves say Neves
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        I'd be tempted to wait until Greenwood and Foden play but if you feel that Alli must leave your team ASAP I'd go 3. Arsenal's fixtures after next week are dodgy

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

      Alli injured?

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

        Good chance

    11. EgyptianKing
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Mates think it’s likely that Ramsdale outscores Vinagre tomorrow?

      1. Zim0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Hmmm I'm guessing a 0-0 scoreline

    12. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Can Havertz, Pulisic and Vinagre save my GW?

    13. Old Gregg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 8 months ago

      Make it stop.....

      Just read Ali had a knock/injury.. Obviously I’ll wait for an update but.

      McCarthy
      Dier-Taa- Taylor-Egan
      Harertz-Ali*-Auba
      Adams-Werner-martial

      4m-Soucek-Biss-Mitchell
      3m ITb

      a) Adams > dcl
      B) Soucek > J Rod
      C) Soucek > Greenwood
      D) Ali + Adams > rashford/Greenwood + Dcl (-4)
      E) anything else

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

        D if you don't mind taking a hit.

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

      Want to ship Saliba. Which of the below looks the best option going forward?

      A) Coleman
      B) Keane
      C) Lindelof
      D) Shaw

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Justin and save 0.5

    15. Party time
        1 year, 8 months ago

        Who to captain next gw? Quick poll here. Thanks!

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

          Martial

        2. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          I'm going Werner. Full confidence in Liverpool to help me

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

          Auba, play the fixtures with captaincy.

        4. Locarno
          • 11 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Auba. By some distance.

        5. GreennRed
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 8 months ago

          Aubameyang. Ings v, so far!

        6. Pinturicchio10
            1 year, 8 months ago

            I'll pick Aubameyang again. Rashford kinda tempting though.

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

            Salah.

          • Holmes
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 8 months ago

            Auba for one last time...

            1. Party time
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Hehehe

            2. Pukki Party
              • 4 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Salah

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

              Auba

            4. SHOOTER MCGINN
              • 6 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Auba

            5. Party time
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Thanks Lads. Auba locked in

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

                Has to be Auba but think Bruno is not far behind

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

                Auba NOT Salah, check his stats versus top teams when playing away mate. Compare that with Auba at home.

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

              32 points with 4 to go. Tough start!

              1. GreennRed
                • 10 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                No game was lost at the start..

              2. waltzingmatildas
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                20 points with 3 to go! It could always be worse 😉

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

              Any news on Alli's injury?

              1. Locarno
                • 11 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Spurs doctor just came out said: "Sadly, I can confirm he's shite at football."

                1. GreennRed
                  • 10 Years
                  1 year, 8 months ago

                  Clueless doctor. Lazy footballer is what he meant.

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

                Tactical change confirmed by Mourinho

              3. fauxfatale
                • 1 Year
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Was he actually injured, or just useless?

              4. Pukki Party
                • 4 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Crapititis or uselessitis

            8. Ghost Ship
              • 11 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Great week, what do I do now?

              McCarthy
              TAA Robertson Mitchell Justin Holding
              Salah Auba
              Vardy Richarlison Ings

              Bench is pure fodder

              Thinking I should hold but can’t see keeping Ings or two Liverpool defenders for long. Don’t have any Manchester players either.

              1. RoyaleBlue
                • 10 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                I'd stick for now

              2. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                Just massage those massive balls of yours

            9. Krafty Werks
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Thank you Son for your important cameo in my team, you know where the door is, enter Bruno Fernandes, nice to have you onboard son, i hope you enjoy your stay?!!

              1. Flaming Flamingo
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 8 months ago

                If he blanks will you show him the door as well? 😛

                1. Krafty Werks
                  • 7 Years
                  1 year, 8 months ago

                  Not at all, my plan from the off was to play Son GW1 and see how he goes? 1.5ITB for move to Bruno if he blanks?...which he has, easy decision now. Bruno i'm hoping will prove to be a season keeper?

                  1. Flaming Flamingo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 year, 8 months ago

                    I was only joking. May even get rid of Son myself, albeit it feels a bit wrong. We'll see.

            10. Niho992
              • 3 Years
              1 year, 8 months ago

              Are you keeping Son or selling?

              No money ITB so Gwood is only United asset i can afford. Thinking about James too.