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Alli not in the Spurs squad as Armstrong returns for Saints

After being replaced at half-time last Sunday against Everton, Dele Alli (£7.9m) has been dropped from the Spurs squad altogether for Sunday lunchtime’s clash with Southampton.

The attacking midfielder was selected by some FPL managers as a cheaper alternative to Son Heung-min (£8.9m), in the hopes that he would recreate the excellent form at the beginning of Jose Mourinho’s time in north London last year.

Instead, Alli was taken off early on the opening day of the season and wasn’t part of Thursday’s Europa League struggles in Plovdiv. With Gareth Bale’s spectacular return to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Alli’s days may be numbered and certainly are from a Fantasy perspective.

He is replaced by Tanguy Ndombele (£6.0m) in one of two changes made by Mourinho from last Sunday, with Toby Alderweireld (£5.5m) making way for Davinson Sanchez (£5.5m) at centre-back.

In what is a horrifically busy schedule for Spurs, it will be interesting to see how safe Son and Harry Kane (£10.5m) are from rotation in the coming weeks, although both start today.

Former Southampton captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£5.0m) makes a swift return to his former club after a £15m summer transfer, with Southampton’s popular FPL defender Kyle Walker-Peters (£4.5m) also facing his old side after making the reverse journey.

The Saints lost 1-0 last weekend and have responded with their own two changes, as Stuart Armstrong (£5.5m) has recovered from a thigh injury picked up on international duty to replace Will Smallbone (£4.5m) in attacking midfield.

Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl gave off negative vibes after their midweek Carabao Cup defeat to Brentford, suggesting it would be a very long and difficult season for a side who finished 2019/20 in brilliant form.

Whilst they would not have expected two defeats and no goals to start their season, the dual-threat of both Che Adams (£6.0m) and Danny Ings (£8.4m) up front should ensure that Southampton won’t be in serious danger and they would love to open their accounts today.

Hasenhuttl’s other change to the starting line-up sees Moussa Djenepo (£5.5m) replace the injured Nathan Redmond (£6.5m).

The winger suffered a light ankle injury against Brentford.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Armstrong, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Djenepo; Ings, Adams.

Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-3-3): Lloris; Doherty, Dier, Sanchez, Davies; Hojbjerg, Winks, Ndombele; Lucas, Son, Kane.

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2,663 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Southampton made Spurs look WAY better than they are today, kamikaze high line.
    Don’t rush to get in Spurs assets just yet.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I just don't understand our managers decisions, awful

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Reminiscent of your performance against Leicester last season defensively, very strange tactic

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      For anyone who didn’t watch the game

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Appreciated KK. Was Son playing a striker role and Kane more a KDB/MF role today?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Kane coming deep and Son runs from deep

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Cheers again.

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

      100%

      But son in strike does well no matter how well or poor spurs are doing

  2. twisterteo
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Had the choice to do
    Adams to Calvert Lewin
    Or
    Son to Bruno
    ... You already know which one I chose....

    And add McCarthy in goal

    Cancel team? Yes

  3. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Lewis CS wiped already great

    1. stat sifter 888888
        2 months, 7 days ago

        That defence will get better, need to have at least one former canary in the team out of him/Maddison.

    2. fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Look at the comments about son out before the first spurs goal. Haha

      1. tokara
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Commentators wwre saying jose tactics outdated lol

    3. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I still think after Spurs performance last week bring in a United player was the correct move, not much you can do when luck is against you.

      1. F_Ivanovic
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        I mean it depends. If it was on a free and the rest of your team had zero problems then sure. A lot of people took hits or had worse problems in their team and that's who I'm going to laugh at for getting rid of Son.

    4. tokara
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      McCathy to who now?

      1. Greasy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Not my most important transfer, they look awful but may get at least 1 CS in next 5

    5. Better luck next year
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      YEAR 1 Year8 mins ago
      Thoughts about this WC team?

      Martinez Steer
      TAA James Justin Mitchell Douglas
      Salah KDB Son Zaha
      Werner DCL Davis.

    6. EMERGING STAR
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      In case if you are interested. I am part of EVE and TOT parties.

      Doucoure & Alli !

    7. Dacra
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Think I'm gonna wc now and just add price risers / remove my droppers. Then have a nice week not thinking about it until Friday!

    8. DrunkPhilosophy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Lamptey looks a must on WC

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        He plays for Brighton

    9. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I took a 30 point lead on Mini league rival yesterday with Keane Hamez and DCL + a couple of blankers

      He has only had 3 players played so far this week and decimated that lead since 🙂

      Mitrovic, Son, Ings.

      Fair play to him.

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

      Lamptey assist

    11. Carefree Crew
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Took Son out, transferred Fernandes in!
      For a hit... To avoid price increase!
      Ha! Ha! Ha! I've missed FPL. 🙂
      It was my planned strategy & stuck to it. So I'm taking it on the chin. It's a funny old game. 🙂

    12. niko mate
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Well good that I don't make knee jerk transfers after just one gameweek and gave Son another chance. Ings too.

    13. tokara
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Spurs play NC next week

    14. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Lamptey reminds me of Traore.. Seems about 3 times faster than everyone else on the pitch

    15. DrunkPhilosophy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I dont have Wilson but how's that not a penalty now if you gonna play by the rules?

      I'm not being sarcastic.. if anyone can explain please do

    16. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Went out to mow the grass just after Ings goal...

      Err... WTF

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

        Yep. A pretty big disaster for all non-Son owners especially sellers.

        Looking to buy him back now...

        Havertz > Son looks a likely move for me.

        1. George Agdgdgwngo
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Still not convinced on spurs. Jose will have them playing defensive again

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

            It doesn't matter. Son is world class and underpriced.

    17. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Lamptey playing CF.. Jeez

    18. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Spurs have lots of fixtures in next few weeks

    19. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I had three players in that match, no not Son, Kane & Ings but
      McCarthy, Adams & Davies

    20. George Agdgdgwngo
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Why oh why am I relying on a Newcastle striker.

      Jimi seems An obvious replacement for Wilson.

      How does this move look?

      Auba, Bruno, Wilson > Kdb, Hamez, Jimi

    21. Matt420
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      WC team, going cheap on defence with PL becoming a goal-fest. Any areas to change?

      Martinez (Nyland)
      Taylor, Saiss, Lamptey (KWP, Mitchell)
      Zaha, Salah, Sterling, Son, J. Rod
      Werner, DCL (Brewster)

      £0.9m left

      1. Nightrain_
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Nah, don't like cheapie def
        Premium defender will take over in no time

        Funny people forgot quickly that in GW1, 6 out of 8 games ended up with clean sheet

        1. Matt420
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Yeah that's a fair point, what would you suggest for premium def. upgrade? Liverpool or elsewhere?

          1. Nightrain_
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            yup, Liverpool is obvious, i'm a fan of double up but maybe GW4 onward is better. Other choice to consider is Digne and later Arsenal (AMN or Tierney).

            Also with Reguilon and Bale coming in, Spurs will be better so having faith in Doherty I think will paid off eventually

    22. KneejerkJoe
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Bench one:
      A) Rashford
      B) Lamptey

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Joke? B

        Like the name btw - it's working out 😉

        1. KneejerkJoe
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Thanks 😀
          No joke. Lamptey gonna trash Shaw and United

    23. KneejerkJoe
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Thanks 😀
      No joke. Lamptey gonna trash Shaw and United

    24. PBUnited
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Worst gameweek in a long long time (so far!!)

      Wildcard or stop being a kneejerker.

      Mcarthy, 4.0
      Taa justin digne
      Auba, Salah, ASM, Alli (already changed for James) Greenwood
      Werner, Adams,

      4.0, Mitchell, Taylor, 4.5

      0 FT

      1. Better luck next year
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Would consider WC, considering fall in TV

    25. Better luck next year
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Thoughts about this WC team?

      Martinez Steer
      TAA James Justin Mitchell Douglas
      Salah KDB Son Zaha
      Werner DCL Davis.

    26. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Have this right now. Should I WC or just do Auba + Soucek to KDB + Podence

      Ryan
      TAA Mitchell KWP Justin
      Salah Auba Soucek
      Werner Martial Kane

      Steer Bissoums Stephens Ferguson

      Thanks!

    27. Infected by ebolasie
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Son went from -30 with triple red arrows to +50 with triple blue. Looks like Im getting my 0.1 back 🙂