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

    Che brings down Bavies with a neat shimmy but the shot is dismal.

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

    Adams is shite, Long and Obafemi lurking. Tick tock owners...

  3. Werner Bros
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Do we think Bavies is going to play next week or not?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Judging by this defensive performance, no

  4. davies
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Adams definitely passing the eye test the first 2 GW’s

    Might have to cop the price drop if he blanks here with bur/WBA up next...

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Thinking the same. Frustrating he didn't score but he actually fashioned the chance quite well and was unlucky it hit Davies' arse.

  5. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Owning Adams and Harvey Barnes is frustrating

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      This

    2. MINUS FOUR
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I'm with you. Probably the two unluckiest players so far, so many big chances already. Own them both.

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

      Not sure why anyone would go with Barnes. Rubbish

  6. HMC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Don’t own but any word on why Alli not in the squad?

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

      Read the article

      1. soup natsi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        It doesn’t say anything about it

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

        Right, went straight to the comments didn’t see article.
        Still doesn’t answer the question of why.

    2. Berbs
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      News coming out PSG in talks to sign him.

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

        Cheers Berb

    3. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Mourinho punishing him

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

      Being linked to PSG

    5. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Mou paddy

    6. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Filming a porno

    7. The Big Larsbowski
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Mourinho talked about a big squad. Basically saying he is not good enough at the moment.

  7. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Adams lacking composure

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

    What did Adams do?

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

      Annoyed owners

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

      Handball by Ings

    3. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      He's had two chances. First was a great save, second blocked. Getting in good posisitions.

  9. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    We are so much better than Spurs

  10. BenDavies
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Cracking from Djenepo that. Good defending from myself

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Hahahaha

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

      haha, this one cracked me up

  11. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Will Son ever score once again?

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Coming soon...

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        amen

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

      When no Mou no more

  12. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    This is why Adams costs 6m

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      And some of his owners were loling at Mitrovic's owners last week 😀

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

        Lol the two are miles apart in underlying statistics

      2. GROBARI
        1 month, 4 days ago

        12 easy points from Mitro 🙂

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

      True

    3. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      2 chances and could have had an assist.

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

        Yeah, but he’s not a top striker so he didn’t. Have to be realistic with your players. I own him btw

  13. davewg59
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Do u think its ok to have Klich and Bamford?

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

      No, absolutely not

      1. davewg59
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Which one?

    2. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Klich Klich bam.

  14. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Nothing worse than a sh*te corner

  15. HODGE
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Spurs will lose this they look terrible

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

    Adams xG delta after the game?

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

    Not sure who is worse. Kane or Bruno. Historical points don’t get you the biscuits nowadays

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

      Bruno played half a season, he's hardly an FPL veteran. They have both played one full game so far this season.

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

        Bruno is trash bro.. please pick him for your FPL team so I can thrash you

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

      What does all this hate and trolling bring you? If this is how you feel better about yourself it's real sad.

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

        No trolling bro. Why are you feeling the necessity to comment? What inadequacy or you compensating for?

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

          I just feel worried about you. I've never seen such negativity in a person.

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

            Hope you get some help buddy. I'm sure your family will be there for you.

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

              Course they will.. my wife and daughter love me unconditionally. What does that have to do with your poor FPL performance!?

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

                That's great! I'm genuinely trying to understand why u hate on so many players. I don't wanna fight. I apologize for the previous comment. I know Bruno and United had a bad game against Palace but what's with the hate? It's not like they're your sworn enemies

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

                  Rangers fans are always full of hatred

    3. Vazza
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I understand your frustration mate. But try to relax a little, it’s still early in the season so plenty more points up for grabs. Hopefully, things will get better for you 🙂

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

    Can they keep this up for 90, end to end game?

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Not a chance if they continue like this

  19. Ser Davos
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    BT’s sweeping shots of the stadiums are terrific

  20. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Son is the worst corner taker ever

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

      Lol. Snap

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

      Heard of Christian Eriksen?

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Why is he taking corner?

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

      maybe Kane should take them instead 🙂

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

    Son is possibly the worst corner taker I've ever seen in the Prem. Why do they persevere with him.

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

      this

  22. Babelcopter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Spurs so bad.. -4 for me coming. Auba, Davies and Son have to go!

    1. Werner Bros
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      I'm thinking the same atm. Would be a -8 for me. Could be an incoming WC.

  23. maclrc
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Likely price drops/rises helped push me into an early WC. How is this looking so far?

    Pickford (Steer)
    James Saiss Robertson (Justin Mitchell)
    Rodriguez Salah Zaha Sterling (Bissouma)
    Werner Bamford DCL

    0.7 ITB

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

      Looks good. Fairly similar to mine.

      Not too sure about Pickford, think Guita is a better choice.

      1. maclrc
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 4 days ago

        Yeah, triple Everton was defo one element I wasn't fixed on. Had Guita in earlier version, so may we'll switch back!

  24. Gooner Kebab
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Que Amazon cancelling their Spurs season

    1. Dr. Rog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 4 days ago

      Sunderland mk2

  25. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Djenepo hits the post

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

      Wow

  26. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Kane is not even in top 5 english forwards. What happened to him? Even Trashford is better now

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

      Shell of his former self.

  27. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    I missed owning Che Adams...

  28. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Djenpo hits the post

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

    Kane clearance + bps 🙂

  30. Vazza
    1 month, 4 days ago

    Who should I prioritise in getting rid off first

    A. Havertz
    B. Son