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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. World XI
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Walker Peters on track for one BAP after conceding 5

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

      Ings about to steal it.

  2. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Wouldn't mind if Chelsea v Liverpool is a goal fest now

  3. Srv210
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    So a question amidst all Son-carnage

    A) boly + castagne
    B) Justin + VVD
    For some 4-5 weeks

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

    Adams not long for this world. Tick tock...

  5. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    At least KWP is on for a bap

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      How 😆

  6. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I will be lucky to finish the season in the top 1m at this rate. Shocking start to this season. No Everton, no Salah, no Son or Kane, bleurgh...

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

    There’s a good chance of Son getting GWG for bonus.

  8. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Sonny, thank you for the goals bouquet
    Sonny, thank you for the love you brought my way
    You gave to me your all and all
    Now I feel ten feet tall
    Sonny one so true, I love you

  9. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Penalty Southampton maybe

  10. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    This could be McCarthy losing his spot....

  11. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I should probably sell KWP on wildcard... right?

    Or could they turn it around like after the 9-0 drubbing and he still produces assists

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Doherty red?

  13. Keep Calm and Play On
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Everyone who is losing their minds about selling spurs for utd assets, just remember spurs were poor last week and now are winning 5-1. United could very well do the same....the only lesson here is to not make rash transfers

    1. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Or Rashford transfers

  14. Whitetiger14
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Did kane - > DCL last night.... I'm chasing the past it seems

  15. Amey
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Feel bad for Alli owners now. For missing out on this treat

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I blame Alli for not getting son on the quadruple up 😛

  16. Dr. Rog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    i can see Werner being the casualty as everyone tries to squeeze in the hat trick heroes from this week.

    wba cpl sou up next for him...

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Definitely holding on to him I’d imagine. Was bringing Salah back in for Auba but may have to bring back in Son instead and pocket the change.

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Pen given

  18. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Doherty should cover Son & Kane right?

  19. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Should be a pen if Lindelofs one is

  20. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Djnepo wins pen.

  21. pkrjoe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Son/Kane/Ings owners report in! :))

  22. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Should be a pen

  23. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Kane had two offside goals too.

    Suicidal tactics from Southampton.

  24. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    pen

  25. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    3 m OR... season definitely over... can't be bothered to climb up the ranks...

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I am spewing. Had it with this game. Never, ever again.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        *see you on the next page

      2. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        😛 same... sold Ings for -4... too

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Did Alli > Greenuseless....

  26. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Cmon Ings

  27. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Ings takes pen??

  28. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    That one is absolutely ridiculous.

  29. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    McCarthy take pens for Southampton?

  30. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Ings pls take it