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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
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

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

    1. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      No.

      1. Visionaries
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I don't like either.

    3. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I like B. Those Hammers are gonna fall

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days 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
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Exactly. It's either stupid or shrewd

  2. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Feel bad for that guy with 4 Spurs players :p

    1. Check out my Umtiti's
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Thought that was you

    2. Dele
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Dele to JRod or Greenwood?

      1. Dacra
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days 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 Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          so much this. 2FT next GW could be massive

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        will JRod start for Burnley ?

    3. Ghost Ship
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 13 days 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
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days 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
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days 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.

    4. Kakashi Of The Leaf
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah, especially as Palace looked strong at the back

    5. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

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

    6. lordkippe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      59 with Werner to go decent ?

      1. F4L
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yes good score.

      2. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yes!

    7. THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        1

      2. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        1

      3. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Martial, can’t bear watching Spurs

    8. keefyefc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days 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
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

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

        1. keefyefc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days 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
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Taking TAA out is an accident waiting to happen

    9. JamTart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

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

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

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

    10. fauxfatale
        2 months, 13 days ago

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

        1. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Kane imo, would help you free up some cash

        2. Bank$y
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Toby

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          The Manager

      • KAMARA-COPY
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

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

        1. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Let's see your perfect squad!

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          a bit childish ?

      • Easy Cheesy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days 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
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

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

        2. RECKLESS
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Kane to Vardy

          1. Easy Cheesy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

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

      • Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

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

      • RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days 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
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          2 goals in last 2*

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days 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
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Hames???

            1. RECKLESS
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              If you James Rodriguez then his injury record puts me off

              1. Camzy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

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

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

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

        3. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Son didn't look terrible but Spurs did

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Salah 40 points.

        Rest of team 21

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

        1. RECKLESS
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          My team exact story!

        2. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Auba & Pickford 21
          Rest of team 14

        3. Hairy Potter
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days 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
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Wise comment.

      • Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days 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.

      • StayoutheSpiceZone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days 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. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

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

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

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

        2. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          On 20, not using wc though!

      • FOO FIGHTER
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Alli to

        1. Donny VDB
        2. Willian
        3. Rodriguez

        1. F4L
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Rodriguez is the only who is nailed, so him.

          1. RomeluStormzy
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Everton have good fixtures too. James was quality today.

        2. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days 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
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days 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

      • Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Alli injured?

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Good chance

      • EgyptianKing
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

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

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Hmmm I'm guessing a 0-0 scoreline

      • Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Can Havertz, Pulisic and Vinagre save my GW?

      • Old Gregg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days 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
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          D if you don't mind taking a hit.

      • Hairy Potter
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days 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
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Justin and save 0.5

      • Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

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

        1. Hairy Potter
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Martial

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

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

        3. F4L
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Auba, play the fixtures with captaincy.

        4. Locarno
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Auba. By some distance.

        5. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Aubameyang. Ings v, so far!

        6. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

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

        7. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Salah.

        8. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Auba for one last time...

          1. Hakim Ziyech
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Hehehe

        9. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Salah

        10. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Auba

        11. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Auba

        12. Hakim Ziyech
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Thanks Lads. Auba locked in

        13. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Has to be Auba but think Bruno is not far behind

        14. Carefree Crew
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

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

      • Noah’s Ark
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        32 points with 4 to go. Tough start!

        1. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          No game was lost at the start..

        2. waltzingmatildas
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

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

      • Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Any news on Alli's injury?

        1. Locarno
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

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

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Clueless doctor. Lazy footballer is what he meant.

        2. dunas_dog
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Tactical change confirmed by Mourinho

        3. fauxfatale
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Was he actually injured, or just useless?

          • Pukki Party
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Crapititis or uselessitis

        4. Ghost Ship
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days 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
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I'd stick for now

          2. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Just massage those massive balls of yours

        5. Krafty Werks
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days 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
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

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

            1. Krafty Werks
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days 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
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

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

        6. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Are you keeping Son or selling?

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