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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. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Rival with Son Ings Bamford DCL end this season already

  2. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    my player scores 4 goals and only gets 2 bps?
    huh?

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Not even salah is capable of that

    2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Because my player scored 1 goal and got 4 assists

    3. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Own both and you won’t worry

    4. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      It’s ridiculous. I’ve said for a long time that the BPS is flawed. Another example.

  3. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Any chance of finishing inside top 1m? 4m at the moment...

    1. Greasy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Is this a joke?

    2. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Yes, in gw38.

    3. Maddamotha
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      If you get all your chips spot on, but I dont see it tbh

  4. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Let's gooo Maximin!!!

    1. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Lol, i wish he has half the finishing ability of Son.

  5. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    I am happy with 28 from 5 with no Everton or Spurs attack. To you tripple Pool.

    1. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      From 4*

  6. TONY123
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Would you have Robertson + KDB (double up with Sterling) or VVD + Salah on WC?

  7. dark91
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Will Kane double rise this week?

    1. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Doubt it people focusing on City

  8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    67 with four to play. I’ll take it. How is everyone else doing?

    1. Chucky
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      lol

    2. Cajunfit
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      62 with 6 to play.

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Well done

      2. Think
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        57 with 7 to play.

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      64 with 5

    4. Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      69 with 7 and Capt to play. Great week

      1. stat sifter 888888
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        69 from 4 players and not even Cap!??? Let us know of your GW rank this week please.

    5. stat sifter 888888
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      56 with 3 to play after Brighton-Newcastle.

  9. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Swapped Jesus in for Kane in my Draft team! :/

    Should I sell Werner, Martial or Jesus for Kane? In FPL Draft! Yes or No? If Yes, for whom?

    1. HODGE
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      nah keep

  10. Homer21
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Two players to drop 0.1 in my team...... Son and Ings!!! LOL!!!!

  11. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Do we sell McCarthy now?

    1. Azathoth
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      it's time,yes..

    2. mattk lfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      No 4.5 keepers look any good

      1. HollywoodXI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Martinez

      2. Dthinger
        • 3 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Martinez in a few weeks, once villas fixtures ease?

  12. Srv210
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    So a question amidst all Son-carnage

    A) boly + castagne
    B) Justin + VVD

    For some 4-5 weeks.

    1. Cowboy John
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      A

  13. The Mandalorian
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Is anyone bringing Son back in after selling him?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Plenty

    2. Planet Jo
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Was -16% on FPL Stats during the first half, after price drop yesterday. Now on the rise again!

      Knee jerkers! Hits!

  14. Infected by ebolasie
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Key outcomes:
    - Pen takers looking important
    - Defenders are useless, just get 4 x4.0s + Trent

  15. Planet Jo
    • 8 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    So the BIG mistake here has been trusting Southampton's defence/goalkeeper.

    Is there ANY chance that Steer starts for Villa tomorrow, or will Martinez go straight in?

  16. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Yuck, 32 with Salah Trent Werner ASM Lewis Ryan to go

    Bit rubbish. Another captain (Auba) fail

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      I wildcarded and have 32 so far KDB Lamptey, Jimenez, Podence, Justin to go.
      Got the price rises team set up for future can't complain

  17. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
    • 11 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    I feel sorry for those who sold Kane and Son. Thankfully on my WC I only sold double Spurs defence and saints defence and Alli.
    Interesting Kane said he did not even have to look for one of his assists for Son because he knew where he would run.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      To be fair all he had to do was play it behind the defence

      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Fair point won't be like that against Newcastle.
        Son will be flying high though could not resist a -4 to get in a 8.9m bargain.

  18. Think
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Next week captain would be tricky one. Werner,kane,son,ken,salah,bruno ?

    1. Planet Jo
      • 8 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Newcastle will not defend like Southampton did (and are better anyway)

      1. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        lol. 2-0 down to Brighton already

  19. Ibra
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Which one for WC team?

    A) DCL
    B) Hames

    I think both are too much Everton.

    1. tokara
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      I went for both

    2. VinMar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Planning on both for now with a plan to upgrade James to chelsea mid if needed

  20. diabydoesgallas
    • 6 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    85 with 6 to play. Captaining Kane worked out in the end then!

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Wow! Well done

      1. diabydoesgallas
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Thanks man! I just got lucky really, was hoping for a penalty or something from Kane at most

    2. Greasy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Incredible

    3. Azathoth
      • 6 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Well done mate!!!!

      1. diabydoesgallas
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Thanks, hope you have a good GW too!

    4. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Nice! That's incredible

      1. diabydoesgallas
        • 6 Years
        29 days, 2 hours ago

        Thanks sir!

  21. reason17
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    who will get the onus 3 baps for the winning goal? is it son's third goal or kane's goal?

    1. ktk_interista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      Son's 3rd

  22. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    60 from 6. 5 to go. Very decent!

  23. JamTart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Been a tough week. Son/Kane this weeks Salah.

    Could make the season very interesting with this many options appearing

  24. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    I get worse at this every week

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      We almost need to become casual so as not to be influenced by social media noise.

  25. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Son transferred out by over 44,000 so far this week ... suppose it was better than last week to bring in Bruno etc.

  26. stat sifter 888888
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Took a gamble and bought Son when he dropped in price. Only worry is Bale coming in now. Hopes are on for a bore draw now with Newcastle-Brighton having watched one last year.

  27. Kay317
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Current side:
    McCarthy (Button)
    TAA, Doherty, Walker Peters, Justin, Mitchell.
    Salah, Auba, Bissouma, Fernandes, ASM.
    Richi, Wilson, Adams

    Thinking of wild carding to:
    Ryan, (Steele)
    TAA, Saiss, Lewis, Dallas, Mitchell
    KDB, Salah, Zaha, Klich, Son
    Richi, Jimenez, Brewster

    Think I should pull the trigger or will I regret not having any Chelsea or utd cover?

  28. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Brighton pen

  29. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Anyone out there with no

    DCL
    Son
    Ings
    Kane
    Mitrovic
    Bamford

    ?

  30. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    29 days, 2 hours ago

    Wildcard right?

    McCarthy *trash
    Vinagre*, Ayling, Justin, taa, Mitchell
    Bruno(pukes), Salah, auba, soucek, bissouma
    Dcl, Werner, Che(....)

    1. ramunas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      29 days, 2 hours ago

      I'd just get out McCarthy & Auba if you have 2FT. Vinagre can wait, rest of team isn't bad. Calm your knee