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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. FPL_trail_runner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Have to take the rough with the smooth down 200k after that game to 238k.

    Ouch. On to the next one.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Lol dude that is nothing at this stage of the season.

      1. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Its a big drop based on just one game.

  2. SB007
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Wilson Hatty due

    1. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Need this so bad

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Hit for Bruno from HK not exactly to plan 🙂

      Won’t be playing Southampton every week mind

    3. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Hat happened to a good old 0-0 or 1-0?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        It’s the 20s now. Average score is 4-3.

    4. Kobayashi
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I have just enough to do the following for -4. Very, very tempting (and yes, slightly kneejerk, but have to take early season form into consideration):

      Aubameyang > De Bruyne
      Pulisic > Son

    5. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Dele Alli is a waste of space... this is proof

    6. DycheDycheBaby
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sold Ings last night. Get Ings back in for -4? lol

      1. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Who did you buy ?

        1. DycheDycheBaby
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          DCL

          1. keefyefc
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Likewise & effectively a 0.2 rise from 0.1 DCL rise & 0.1 Ings fall

            1. DycheDycheBaby
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Yes and can certainly spread the extra cash elsewhere

    7. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Could potentially have all penalty takers with my current WC front 7.

      Salah KDB JRod Klich
      Werner Jimenez Mitrovic

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

        That's my thinking of getting in pen takers... Could be huge this season

      2. Jonflamingo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Except werner

      3. Pep bites Kun
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Not a bad plan - missing Manu lol 🙂

    8. super zlatan
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Time to WC in all pen takers.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Hahah see above! Without even thinking about it other than Klich

        1. super zlatan
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          May as well.
          VAR has ruined the game.

    9. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Bruno to son?

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          ya think?

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Ya mum?

        2. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          FT

        3. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          People bought Ings as a placeholder for Martial in GW2. Consider that for a second.

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

          Another boring early KO.

        5. Zlatan approves
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Go ASM Go

        6. SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          I didn't think it would be possible to get a red arrow from 2.6m and one of your strikers scoring a hattrick. Yet here we are.

        7. La Roja
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Kane & Ings

          😎

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Beyond your wildest dreams surely!

          2. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Kings

          3. Think
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Son & ings (i don't know how to get emoji.)

            1. La Roja
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Sorry I actually mean Son and Ings lol

          4. super zlatan
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Lovely stuff

        8. Weasel Boy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          There are going to be teams out there with Kane Son Ings/Mitro and DCL.

          Casuals no doubt

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Are you conceding the casuals are better than the semi-pros? 🙂 All decent options anyone could pick (except me 😉

        9. Think
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          3 games with 7 goals scored.

        10. Gudjohnsen
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Who gets max bonus?

          1. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Think Son still has to have his winning goal bps added yet.

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Son

          3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            The one who got the most assists because assists are more important than goals.

        11. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          To everyone thinking of taking hits to get Son and Kane they won't face this horrible defence and ralphs high line tactics all the time.

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Also congratulations to everyone who has them. What a day for you guys!

          2. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            😆

            1. Royal5
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              But yh shocking defensive line

          3. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Lol there's no talking sense on here, criminal high line. Son in strike is told though regardless

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              He definitely is gold but taking hits to get him isn't smart. Spurs didn't look like they'd score 5 goals in a match last week and have done excellently today. Unpredictability is too high. So we should stick with the players we have for at least another game. It'll be the same again next week. We'll regret the transfers we made.

          4. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            You seem to carry on with rubbish..?

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Do u disagree buddy? Will u get them in for hits?

        12. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Best 5.0m midfielder?

          A) Hendrick
          B) Jorginho
          C) Soucek
          D) Dendoncker

          1. Kavorka
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Ceballos?

        13. AC Yew
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          6 goals from 1 game alone jeeeeeze

          1. Steinburg FC
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            and there were 3 more disallowed X-)

            1. Pep bites Kun
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Wow! Fast & loose how are ya

        14. A Dog Has Its Day
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          15 points so far for me 😆

        15. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Kane claiming the match ball. Son crying

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            lol

        16. Noah’s Ark
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Jose Mourinho “The Special Son”

        17. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          Let’s go Lamptey!

        18. Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 4 days ago

          No kane

          No ings

          No son

          Nightmare

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Only Ings here fella, not great

          2. JJO
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            At least i have Mcarthey and Che

          3. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Same. Oh well it was nice being 45k OR while it lasted.

          4. Weasel Boy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            same.

            No Mitro DCL or Bamford either.

          5. Gudjohnsen
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Only Son but still doesn't feel great with McCarthy, Doherty JWP and Adams.
            Would have needed to captain Son for it to pay off.

        19. Right In The Stanchion
            1 month, 4 days ago

            Kane and Son got 45 points today. Disgusting

            1. Spab
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Don't own either of them, but I do think it's funny. This game punishes knee jerkers time and time and time again.

          • PartyPooper
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 4 days ago

            O M G. I own 3 guys in this game for a combined total of ... let me get the calculator out: 1 point
            Doherty, McCarthy and Adams

            🙁 🙁

            Also don't own any Everton, brought in Martial for Ings before this GW

            Guess I'm pressing the WC button

          • Das Boot
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 4 days ago

            73 with 8 left to play. Flying high here.

            1. Spab
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 4 days ago

              Fantastic. That'll seem really good until Joe Gomez scores 7 goals. This game week is weird.

              1. Das Boot
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 4 days ago

                I have Gomez coming up. lol.

                1. Spab
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 4 days ago

                  Ha, I tried to think of a really unlikely pick!