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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. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    FFS this is horrible now I'm only gonna get 2 bonus points for Son why god why am I so unlucky grr this sucks!

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

      😆

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

      He should still scrape it with winning goal.

    3. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He should get winning goal bps, putting him above Kane.

    4. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Get rid of Son what use is he if can't get 3 BAPs !

    5. Fer Fuch's Ake
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Son Owners punished, can't even get all 3BAPS

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

    Difficult to understate how angry at myself I am... need a break from this

  3. Mike2795647
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Just need 1 mor Son goal to secure the baps and an Adams consolation

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

      Adams is off

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

      Sorry to break it to you, but Adams is off

      1. Mike2795647
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Just seen that, oh well. Makes the decision to transfer him out yesterday more justified

  4. twisterteo
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I hate this game

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

    It's fine. Southampton do one game like this every season. It'll be okay.

  6. United 99 4Ever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I'm giving up, moved Son for Rashford. I obviously have no idea what I'm doing anymore

  7. Mithrandir, the Grey Pilgri…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Have not got Son or Kane.

    Enjoyed my J Rod and DCL hauls yesterday.

    This is on a different level though.

    Fair play and well done to all Kane Son owners!

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

    20/21 for Kane. 24/25 for Son. What on earth.

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

    How do you delete team?

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Asking for Hassenhuttl?

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      You don't, you stick to it.

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

    Wildcard time then I guess

  11. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Sorry I'm late to the party but..

    KANEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

    1. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Welcome Nabil!!

    2. Plant Based Footballer
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Same here. Was sleeping and dreamt Son had a hat trick but he only had two, then he scores two more and now I think I'm dreaming now.

  12. Holmes
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    I guess Kane stays for one more week, Jesus can wait...

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      4 Spurs but no Son lol at me

  13. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    How is KWP in bonus losing 5-1. Lol. Doherty owners must be enraged on 1pt

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

    Son only player in history to score 4 and not get 3 bonus

  15. Dirty Harry
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Soto defence should be sweet they said. *cries in the corner*

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

    KWP nailed on for 1bp? Lol

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

      And image scoring 4 goals from midfield and not getting the 3 bonus points 😀

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

        Imagine*

  17. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    At least Kane can't hurt me anymore

  18. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Chance of an ings or KWP consolation?

  19. Balls of Steel
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Southampton's annual season trouncing...now that's out of the way they'll be transformed, I'm sure of it!

  20. Weasel Boy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Auba to son looking good.

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Probably going to go that way myself and miss out on City next week.

      1. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Yeah same or might take hit for Che to Jesus.

        Might not be worth it though

  21. Siva Mohan
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    McCarthy owners unite!

  22. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Kane taking a BAP off Son

  23. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Breaking news: McCarthy makes a save!

  24. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    How do i get Son into this team, on a WC?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Trent - Saiss - Taylor (Mitchell & Lewis)
    KDB - Salah - Jrod - Soucek (Bissouma)
    Werner - Jiminez - DCL

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

      maybe you don't.

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

      Lol hundreds of questions, now rip it up start again.
      Why not watch all the games & decide?

    3. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Jrod + DCL might be too much Everton with cry, BHA, LIV next. They won't play against WBA or 10-men every week.

    4. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      I wouldn’t pile on Son after 4 goals and with Bale potentially coming in to share his points

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

        Next month

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

    Would you get Son on a WC if it meant going without one of Trent Werner or Salah?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      see how Werner plays today

    2. Bam Bam Bigelow
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      TAA or Liverpool defence are not yet 'essential' at this stage of the season

  26. Van der Faart
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Kane slander should forever be banned from this website calling him a DM/CB/blah blah blah.

    The guy is elite. 4 sublime assists that if KDB produced people would be pulling themselves off about

    1. Fer Fuch's Ake
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      His work rate as a DM is incredible

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 7 days ago

        Ban

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      He was playing as a creative midfield today. Now he does not need to play DM as Hojberg Dombele and Winks can do that.

    3. Pipermaru
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 7 days ago

      Agree. Last season:
      Kane 18g - 2300 minutes
      Salah 19g - 2900 minutes.

      Nuff said. Playing in much inferior team etc.

  27. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 7 days ago

    Worth considering that Southampton are at 9-0 levels of performance right now

  28. Colonel Shoe 肝池
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    my take away from this match is that spurs and southampton defence are not worth it

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

    Doherty involved in handballs

  30. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 7 days ago

    What a great start to the season.