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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. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 3 days ago

    Fuxake

  2. Check out my Umtiti's
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Pipe down Kane owners. Premature ejaculation

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Please keep that CS McCarthy

    • Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Goal Disallowed - offside

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

      VAR disallows the goal for offside

      Would have been a lovely goal. Kane and Doherty owners unlucky.

    • Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      McCarthy cleanie saved by Son

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

      Oh well it’s a good sign 🙂

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        For October

    • tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Even though it is disallowed, got to think Southampton are in a bit of a mess. With the managers comments and the games so far.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Haven't ever started a season well, always finish strong

        1. tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          yeah did happen last season too...will see how they get on

    • fish&chips
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Double soton defence hangs on. 87 minutes to go

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Haha. KWP & McCarthy too then?

        1. fish&chips
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Guilty as charged. KWP on the bench but also a sorry Alli owner.

          1. Limbo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 3 days ago

            Oof

    • Hakim Ziyech
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Offside 😆

    • F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      ffs. just when i thought i'd finally get some returns from Doherty too.

    • Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      MCcarthy CS still on 😉

    • Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      offside by 3 centimetres. ferk sake

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

        So spursy lol

    • Ser Davos
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Frustrating to WC in order to rid of McCarthy whom you always knew was a very ropey keeper

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Martinez was still not signed and Pope didn't have a game, don't be too hard on yourself

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          True, there wasn’t much wiggle room to go elsewhere all factors considered

      2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Surely McCarthy isn’t your only reason to WC

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          No, other issues

      3. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Was a class finish TBF

        1. Ser Davos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Classic Kane

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Damn, was very excites about Doherty points there

      1. HurriKane
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        *Excited

        1. Bubz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Yes

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          He can be excites if he wants

    • Differentiator
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      That should be red for Romeu. Studs up lunge into Hoj's ankle. Disgusting

      WHERE IS VAR

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

        Spurs will lose

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Red card for that! It's a competitive contact sport!

        1. Differentiator
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 3 days ago

          Re-watch the tackle. It was a horror lunge studs up

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Hope Ndombele plays well. Far too talented not to be a pivotal player for Spurs.

    • Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Interested in Doherty

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        He was nailed in my team until everyone said he wouldn't start, need to get him in now

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

      Regarding stats and offsides. Presume things like touches in the box, shots etc don't count if it's called back for offside?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Correct.

    • Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Wake me up when September ends!

      1. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Ok

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

        That you Harry?

    • Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Some decent away kits this season

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      it’s like a Sunday league game

    • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      How's Ings looking?

      1. Nimby
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Like Hitler.

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

        8mins, no touches

      3. Chandler Bing
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Like a player you'd take a hit to remove 🙂

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Adams damn it!

    • JamTart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Interesting Jose seems to be switching towards a more expansive 433. Can't see it being as gung-ho as Liverpool but with the two new signings it could make for some interesting options once they settle into a rhythm

    • sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Noooo. Last week all over again Che!

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

      Adams missing sitter

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Poor finish from Adams but good save

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 3 days ago

        Anywhere else. Bit of a donkey blast.

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Ffs score that

    • Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 3 days ago

      Che wtf score some!!!