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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
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Ok stop it now, I’m obviously dreaming

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Wtf is happening

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Son down in the area

    Wants a pen

  4. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    OK I think it's wildcard time

  5. LOLarov
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Lad in my mini league

    DCL
    KANE
    SON (c)

    Haha just have to laugh

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Incredible

  6. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    GET IN THE BIN DCL AND SALAH YOU JAMMY BOYS

    SON IS A REAL PLAYER

    NO JAM AT ALL

  7. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    I shouldve captained Son

  8. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Son almost 5

  9. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Damn u Son

  10. 1zverGGadeM
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Sorry for McCarthy starters lol

    1. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Can't expect much from a 4.5 GK, and virtually no teams will have 2 CS by the end of the weekend anyway.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Looking for a new keeper, max 4.5m.

  11. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    I want to personally congratulate the people who sold Son after one blank. That was always going to go very well.

  12. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Wish I owned Son

  13. Forza
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Son -> Rodriguez -> Son and Kane -> DCL -> Kane done, gotta be aggressive

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Rival captained Kane but I own Son so every time I get 5 points he gets 6. Can't win at this game!

  15. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    SSSOOOOOOOONNNNN

  16. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Hahah Sonny!!!! Punishing sellers like a fecking DON!

  17. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Picked Martial over Son, I'm just broken right now

  18. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Wow just noticed McCarthy has 21.8% ownership - why? lol

    1. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Fixtures ?

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Lockdown form

      1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Yeah must be, goes to show how in some cases lockdown form has been turned on its head. Saints look woeful.

    3. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      template

  19. Homer21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    I just can't do a big enough LOL as Son sellers! Will get my 0.1 back and then some!!

  20. Paulie Walnuts
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Son...cheers pal thanks all that sold him.

    1. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Forgeddaboutid

  21. Greasy Grealish Gang
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Soton - Leicester flashbacks

  22. Planet Jo
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Hopefully some BAPs for Son as well....

    1. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      28 days, 23 hours ago

      Best post of the day

  23. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Score one more lad..

  24. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    I removed Kane lol

  25. Reeker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Was out here yesterday raging I didn't go ahead with DCL and James in for Son and Adams last week for a hit. Feeling better now.

  26. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Southampton are so bad. So bad

  27. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Took out Son for J Rod

    Scores four

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Four so far...

  28. Check out my Umtiti's
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Remember everyone, bringing in Son now WILL guarantee that you buy this week's gameweek points

    • SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      I can easily see why Southampton lost 9-0 to Leicester now. No lessons learnt or changes made when it's not going their way.

    • RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Take my Ings goal and get out of there! McCarthy was a mistake

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Haha same