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

    So happy that I didn't swap Son out for JRod last week and took the price drop....

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

      I bet you are lol

  2. ivantys
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Wow that kane through pass, he seems to have found his real role now.

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

      Just awful

    • Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      More goals INC

    • Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Son 3 baps?

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

        deserves 6.

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

      Stop it Harry. Wow!

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

      Lamela through on goal

      McCarthy there to save

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

      RIP defending in Premier League 🙂

    • Costa Nostra
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Son you beauty!!!!!!!!

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

      Kane the assist master !

    • Fer Fuch's Ake
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Spurs such a different team when ahead, their counter attack is deadly with Son's speed

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

      Arghhh I can’t fit Son in with KDB Salah Werner Jimenez JRod ffs

    • nobwak
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      This is hilarious. Don’t even own him, never considered him, it’s killed my season... but the salty tears of kneejerkers make it worth it tbh

      1. Homer21
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Lol

    • Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      This is set to be my worst season yet. On the cusp of the 4m mark and totally going against my logic and listening to the noise. I am playing for pride now and will activate my wildcard without such intervention.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Haha. Nice subtle blame of everyone else 🙂

        1. Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Can’t help how I feel man

          1. nobwak
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            It’s your fault for listening to them I’m afraid.

            1. Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Rub it in why don’t you?

            2. Cometh The Aouar...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 6 days ago

              Totally unhelpful comment

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

        GW2 relax and chin up, stay focussed x

        1. Cometh The Aouar...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Cheers Kaney. Congrats to you by all accounts great day for Sonny and Kane!

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

            Cheers

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

      No one cares that you sold Son

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Stop it Son, they are dead!!!

    • F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Just need Doherty to do something now as well to top this.

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

        Genuinely where tf is he

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

      Whoever is in charge of that Soton defensive needs to be sacked asap

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

      Think Saints always need a 9-goal like drubbing before they kick on 😆

      1. fish&chips
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Haha

    • Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kane has been brilliant

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

        Deserves a goal

    • afcblegend
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Could be 9 again

    • FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Holy feck Son!

    • The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Yep, did Son to Bruno, what is even the point of even playing this effing game

    • Milk Milk Lemonade
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kane’s passing IQ is off the chart right now

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

        He has just transformed into KdB

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

      Looks like a training exercise where Southampton are just giving Spurs practice in through balls and finishing!

      1. Free Hat
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Indeed. Like children running forward to the same ball

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Vintage Mourinhi

    • Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      According to LiveScore Spurs have had four shots on target. Are Southampton actually playing with a goalie?

      1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yes, hes a "template" goalie apparently. lol

    • The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Chris Wood field day next week.

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

        Can't wait for Diangana following week.

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

      KaneDB

    • wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      That ball from Harry "Legend" Kane...