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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. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Son(c) are the real winners

    1. ivantys
      1 month, 6 days ago

      He's tempting me to cap him next week now.

      1. zon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Against deep sitting Newcastle? Think again.

        1. ivantys
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Newcastle are more attacking this season, if not they won't have won last week.

    2. Sharpie23
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'm in a league with someone who had the audacity to do this.

  2. stat sifter 888888
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Yes Sonny, thank you for redeeming my WC transfers. Always have faith in Southy's high line lol.

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

    Wonder if Sou will play the high line again next gw. They are handing goals on a plate both weeks now.

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

    Son is only 8.9m price rises chasers, buy quick!

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Auba -> Son done

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Already bought him (WC)

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

    Not selling Son is one of the best transfer decisions I've ever made!

    1. Manani
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      getting Alli instead of Son is my worst

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

        Same. Such a big difference for what seemed like a close call at the start

        1. Manani
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          especially when my Son/Alli decision was so that I could squeeze some extra money for a spurs defender as well.

        2. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yup...but did get Hames in for Alli this week at least so that somewhat worked out

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Same

    3. Utopsis
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Me too, and I usually make daft transfers. Very nearly sold him for Willian...

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

      I agree, glad I kept him as well now phewwww!

    5. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      "Upgrading" Son to Bruno is proving problematic

      1. Tigers Time
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I did the same thing - now he's got 4!

    6. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Could afford Bruno basically!

  6. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Son making it very hard to sell on WC now.

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

      No stupidly high line for a while.

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

      Son is wasted on the sides.
      Son is underpriced if playing through the middle.

      Hopefully, Mourinho can see this and play him up top.

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

        If Bale goes left Son could go middle and could be great

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

      Nah, he's a product of Sou stubborness to play high line they can't actually master..

      Still planning to get rid myself

  7. JJO
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Just cant believe that coach from PL can be so bad
    How can you play Bednarek and Stephens that high vs Zaha and now Son?
    Do they even prepare for those games?

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

      Hasn’t even changed it mid game

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

    Son through again

    Kwp last ditch tackle

  9. wulfranian
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I am a happy Son and Kane owner!!!

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

      Well done. You’ve Also done well to make it through last week without transferring them. I have kane and was close all week

  10. ivantys
    1 month, 6 days ago

    KWP get 1 BP pls

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

    Son almost through again

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

    Diangana is going to make mincemeat of this highline gw4.

  13. Jacky boy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Season over

  14. Right In The Stanchion
    1 month, 6 days ago

    How are spurs getting through every time. Awful defending by Southampton

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

    So. Many. Options.

    Can’t have them all 🙁

  16. tm370
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Genius move from me this week. Richarlison and James in for Son and Mitro....

    1. Slam
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Absolutely atrocious management

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

      I mean they scored well too. But ouch.

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    *Brings in Chris Wood*

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

      I have him, why what’s up

  18. Apwilkin
    1 month, 6 days ago

    What replacement for Adams are people looking at this week?

    1. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Richarlison maybe

  19. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Yes son, I have DCL also 🙂

  20. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    "Saints in poor form, last season Son had a poor start, everyone got rid and he hauled"

    Said this a couple of days ago.

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I also said if he of blanked today he was a goner lol

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Guess Auba becomes Son 😉

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Wait till sterling scores a hatty lol

    3. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I actually got sonny in on my wildcard and lost alli 😀

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

    Son getting a price downgrade from 9.5 to 9.0 (now 8.9) while Firimino didn't is astounding

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

      Yes Firminio probably the most overpriced player in the game

  22. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Son double price rise?

    1. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      should at least make up the 0.1m full last week.

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

      Newcastle at home next, I say so

  23. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I am in absolute DREAMLAND with Son here. I stuck so much stick off wildcarders in my ML on WhatsApp yesterday and Son has gone huuuge! Wooooo

  24. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Son to the rescue here. I considered WC last night after missing out on DCL, Mitro, Zaha and J-Rod points and Son would have been the first big-name ditched.

  25. EMERGING STAR
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I got just an Auba assist*2 this week..nothnig else..

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      me too

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

    Son misses a sitter

    1. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      He was offside anyway..

  27. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Rip Bruno Fernandes knee-jerkers

    1. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Ya for the Bruno/Son Double-uppers though 😀

  28. antoinehude
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    A)
    Pickford
    Alexander-Arnold / Digne / Justin / Lewis
    Salah / De Bruyne / Bruno Fernandes / Son
    Calvert-Lewin / Bamford

    B)
    Pickford
    Alexander-Arnold / Digne / Justin / Saiss
    Salah / De Bruyne / Bruno Fernandes / Harrison
    Calvert-Lewin / Jimenez

    So basically:

    A) Lewis / Son / Bamford
    B) Saiss / Harrison / Jimenez

    1. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      No Chelsea players v West Brom?

  29. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Just notice Alderwiereld dropped. Not match fit?

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

    Getting ridiculous now, absolutely idiotic to stick with this high line.