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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. I Must Break You
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    The most amazing thing is that KWP is still on 1 bonus point somehow after 1-4 score line

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Is he? Wtf

    2. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You have little to be annoyed about mate lol

      1. I Must Break You
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Who's annoyed?

  2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Any assist?

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Lamela

      Hit the post and Kane tapped in

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Lamela.

  3. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Wood (C) next week

  4. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Wow, Ralph keeps on persisting on high line wtf

  5. Ask Yourself
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    That makes my moves a -45 hit this week

    1. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Oof, head up! Could all be different next week

  6. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    This is unbelievable

  7. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    ML guy has two players played so far this week Mitro & Son 37 with 9 to play!

  8. Differentiator
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    KANEEEEE

  9. Pavsboot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Southampton are utter dross.

  10. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Getting rid of Son for bruno for a hit has to be the worst decision I've ever made in fantasy football. Ever.

    1. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Perhaps it was bad.

      But it definitely wasn't a -25 point value decision!

  11. The Chosen One...
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    No Son involvement. Sell!!

  12. The real slim shady
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Kane captain was the right choice.

    1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Owning Kane was the right choice

    2. Utopsis
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Wow great call!

        1. Utopsis
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Oh wait...

        2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          *Son

          1. The real slim shady
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Sadly only own Kane

      • ididnt
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Kane to Martial for -4 worked out well! I bow out for the season officially. No coming back from here.

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Why would you do that??

          1. ididnt
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            My decision making is shot this season. Was going to bring in James and keep Son. Did Kane and Davies to Martial and Digne for -4. No way I can recover from here. Most have Son and DCL.

      • Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        McCarthy, can you try saving one please.

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Kane is back.

        The Grav might have to return 😛

        1. fr3d
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          😛

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          PLEASE!

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Disappointed to not get a Son assist there

      • super zlatan
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Took out son for Bruno.

        I feel like throwing up.

        1. Nutsmuts
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Same here. Now sell bruno buy son back. Haha

          1. ididnt
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 7 days ago

            Kane to Martial. I’ve just quit my league. Can’t continue

      • Differentiator
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Let this be a lesson. Don't rage sell Utd players

      • Zlatan approves
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Why the hell did i change the armband from Kane whyyyyyyy

      • Ha.
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Went Son over Kane...nightmare

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        So many options so many options

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Ahahaha Kane non owners

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Well done, mate. Bold call.

        2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Went Son instead 🙁

      • KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Oh boy... Salah GW1, then DCL and now Son... Massive hauls by players

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        This is the Leicester vs Southampton game of this season

      • SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        DCL - 17 points
        Other 7 players so far including captain - 17 points

      • Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        That was a fake smile from Lamela 😆

      • ivantys
          2 months, 7 days ago

          Kane on max bonus now

          1. Utopsis
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Son should get winning goal bonus

              1. ivantys
                  2 months, 7 days ago

                  Son will catch up for sure since kane already went off

            • Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              I think I will keep Kane.

            • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              Kane subbed

            • Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 7 days ago

              But are Spurs worth getting in?

              This is more about Saints being awful, no?

              1. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                Yes but Son upfront scores no matter how spurs are doing

              2. Das Boot
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 7 days ago

                !st half stats had me worried, but, then you have the potential Bale effect so it's all up in the air atm