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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. ivantys
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Son sellers seasons have ended

      1. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        And those who never had him?

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      By the way that was a ridiculous decision by Adams to shoot from there

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Quality passes, quality finishes.

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      WE WANT MORE.. WE WANT MORE

    • Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sonny yes!

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Where tf is Doherty points

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        and davies...

      2. suddenorgan
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Disallowed assist first half any good for you?

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Son!!!

    • Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      You can’t be serious man.... :((( ah s***

    • Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      SONALDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! WE FEAST!!

    • The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Son smesh the opposition.

    • Chucky
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      wildcard activated!

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Soldier down

    • Gol D Roger
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I love you sonny

    • La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      SSSSOOOOONNNN

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Son should play through the middle... Far more potent than Kane

    • nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      OMG SON, WHAT A HATTTTRICKKKK

    • NotNowKato
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I might have missed if its already been asked, but how many hat tricks were scored last season? We've already had four in 1.5 game weeks!

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Massive swings in FPL with these hattricks

      2. DanteDrama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        9

      3. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Crazy. Happy I’ve got two with salah last week and DCL yesterday but very annoyed I sold son. Sterling better step up.

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I’m so sorry for selling you Sonny

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        don't think you should be apologising to him...

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sorry for doubting you even for a second my almighty SON!

    • RED_ARMY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sonny cap next week it is

    • the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Happy that i kept Son now 🙂

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Selling Son before playing Southampton is NOT unlucky/bad luck or anything of the sort.

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        True

      2. Please Answer Me
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        PREACH. Very stupid decision

      3. Lev Yashin
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Unlucky mate.

        Better luck next time.

    • Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Saints can't defend. Need to get rid of McCarthy

      1. GSWC
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Their high line is more the reason lol

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Be a shame when I awake from this dream

      1. LSK
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Not many would have kept Spurs assets in their wildcard. Well played.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Cheers

    • BenDavies
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      SONNNN YESSSSSSSS

    • Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Time to activate WC.

      Ditched Son for Hames.

      #$@k!

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        That’s a good move

    • SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Well that 1m saving from Alli to Son hasn't really been worth it.

    • NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kaneeee...

      Wish I had Son too. Oh well

    • Utopsis
        1 month, 6 days ago

        OK I know Son is class, but I certainly did not expect a hattrick.

        Wow.

      • Holding Matip
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Don't you feel so happy when knee jerkers get punished

        1. Please Answer Me
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          yep fully deserved

      • The Casual One
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Son at 9.0 is such a bargain

        1. Planet Jo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Even better at 8.9m after sellers dumped him.

        2. Andy'81
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          8.9

        3. potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Even more at 8.9m