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Reguilon makes bench but Alli and Saint-Maximin miss out on Spurs v Newcastle

Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.4m) isn’t involved in the Newcastle United squad for the Magpies’ clash with Tottenham Hotspur, which is the second of four Premier League fixtures to take place on Sunday.

Kick-off in north London is at 14:00 BST.

The French winger was a doubt for this match with an ankle injury he picked up in the defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion but had been pictured in full training on Friday, raising hopes of a swift recovery.

Jamal Lewis (£4.5m), who took a blow to the eye in that Gameweek 2 defeat, is only fit enough for a place on the bench, meanwhile.

Matt Ritchie (£5.0m), Miguel Almiron (£5.9m) and Joelinton (£5.9m) all make their first league starts of the season, having shone in Newcastle’s 7-0 win over Morecambe in midweek.

Andy Carroll (£5.5m) is the other player to make way.

The team news is a lot more straightforward from a Spurs point of view, with Jose Mourinho making only one change from their 5-2 win at Southampton last weekend.

Giovani Lo Celso (£6.9m) comes into midfield in place of Tanguy Ndombele (£6.0m), with the Frenchman only among the substitutes.

Dele Alli (£7.7m) and the injured Gareth Bale (£9.5m) aren’t in the squad but there is a place on the bench for new signing Sergio Reguilon (£5.5m) following his move from Real Madrid.

Son Heung-min (£9.1m) and Harry Kane (£10.5m), unsurprisingly, keep their places following last weekend’s monster FPL hauls.

Son was the most-bought midfielder of Gameweek 3, with just under one million Fantasy managers recruiting the South Korea international.

Kane and Son are the fourth and fifth most-popular captaincy picks for this round of games.

Only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.9m) suffered more sales than Saint-Maximin ahead of Saturday’s deadline, meanwhile.


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Doherty, Dier, Sanchez, Davies, Hojbjerg, Winks, Lo Celso, Lucas, Son, Kane.

Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Fernandez, Lascelles, Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron, Hendrick, Joelinton, Wilson.

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2,175 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    I don’t think anyone is having a go at the ref’s or the decision makers but whoever made these rules needs slapping

    1. GAMBIT
      • 5 Years
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      Exactly. The rule is wrong!

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    Mourinho: "I don't want to speak, I rather give my money to charity then to the FA"

  3. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    23 days, 22 hours ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5CuMIitj6M

    skip to 15 seconds and look at the ref... clearly looking at Kane when he held up the red card, wasn't looking at any coaches

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      Live on TV the guy in the blue coat mouthing off

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        23 days, 22 hours ago

        Dammit so wasn't Kane?

  4. stat sifter 888888
      23 days, 22 hours ago

      Brexit from FIFA!! Take back control of the game that we invented lol!

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        23 days, 22 hours ago

        Its the FA rules not FIFA. FIFA is also not european. UEFA is in no way related to the EU.

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          23 days, 22 hours ago

          this

        2. stat sifter 888888
            23 days, 22 hours ago

            Um it is from IFAB and not from the FA... Also I was mostly joking but obviously it would need to be a slightly different term.

        3. doher.ty
            23 days, 22 hours ago

            No facts as usual - it's an FA rule not a Fifa lol smh.

            1. stat sifter 888888
                23 days, 22 hours ago

                It was a joke you clueless muppet. Get back to your spreadsheet you ridiculous goon.

              • stat sifter 888888
                  23 days, 21 hours ago

                  You are too stupid, do some research to find out that it is a law from IFAB, which has to be approved by FIFA. Absolutely nothing to do with the FA, you know nothing about football.

              • Corgzzzz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                23 days, 22 hours ago

                Easy fellas, the bloke was just having a joke I believe...........

            2. Hect.OR 98th
              • 10 Years
              23 days, 22 hours ago

              Jeez. Wildcard this week and got rid of McCarthy, KWP and Wilson among others. Kept Werner. Got in Son and James among others. Down at 4m rank already. Worst start to a season I've ever had. Going to be fun climbing back up though.

              1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                23 days, 22 hours ago

                Its for loads of weeks not just one

              2. Manani
                • 8 Years
                23 days, 21 hours ago

                4.9m rank here lol

                Same got rid of triple southampton on WC and they start returning

            3. Ginkapo FPL
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              23 days, 22 hours ago

              Andy Carrol is a very smart footballer it seems

            4. Railwayman
              • 7 Years
              23 days, 22 hours ago

              Defender above 4.5 are useless with so many penalties, CS are lottery. Better to buy as penalty takers as possible. Sad to see football getting destroyed like this...

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                23 days, 22 hours ago

                I've got Saiss and 4x4.5 defenders, and EIGHT penalty-takers.

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  Which of them did you bench this week?

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    23 days, 22 hours ago

                    Klich

                2. Railwayman
                  • 7 Years
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  That is the way to go this season tbh.

                3. Paul Psychic Octopus
                  • 9 Years
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  EIGHT? Who on earth are they? I only have 4.

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    23 days, 22 hours ago

                    KDB, Bruno, Zaha, Grealish, Klich, Jimi, Richarl, Ings

              2. Jon Walter's Hatty
                • 7 Years
                23 days, 22 hours ago

                People dont buy expensive defenders just for cleanies

                1. Railwayman
                  • 7 Years
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  But they will always be the biggest source for poihts and with so many penalties there is a big question are they worth their price ?

                  1. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    23 days, 22 hours ago

                    I'm lacking most of the super-premiums. Currently I'm doing okay, middling. So they're not the be-all-and-end-all

            5. Galza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 22 hours ago

              It’s a special box... 😆

              1. Our Man Charlie
                • 9 Years
                23 days, 22 hours ago

                😆

            6. The Senate
              • 2 Years
              23 days, 22 hours ago

              KDB(C) Save our gameweeks!

            7. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              23 days, 22 hours ago

              So which defenders are on penalties?

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                23 days, 22 hours ago

                none

                1. The 12th Man
                  • 7 Years
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  Shame

              2. Gobigorgohome
                • 9 Years
                23 days, 22 hours ago

                none

                1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                  • 9 Years
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  James Taviener 😉

            8. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              23 days, 22 hours ago

              Had my best ever fpl start, with some unreal good luck. But realise I need to get one of the City boys in realistically, preferably KdB.

              How do I fit one in?

              Martinez
              TAA | Digne | Dallas
              Salah | Bruno | Son | Rodriguez | Soucek
              Kane | Wilson

              Steer | Mitchell | Davis | Buur

              Will to take a hit to enable it. 1FT, 0ITB.

              Many thanks

              1. The 12th Man
                • 7 Years
                23 days, 22 hours ago

                Did Kane get a red?
                If he did then Son,Kane > Bruno,Ings

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  no

                  1. The 12th Man
                    • 7 Years
                    23 days, 22 hours ago

                    Ok.
                    He has Bruno as well.
                    Maybe Rodriguez > Foden

                2. Tony Martial
                  • 1 Year
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  He’s not going to do that lol

                  Son Jrod ➡️ Podence and KDB or something??

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    23 days, 21 hours ago

                    Thanks, that’s a possibility

              2. The 12th Man
                • 7 Years
                23 days, 22 hours ago

                Or Jimenez

              3. JONALDINHO
                • 3 Years
                23 days, 22 hours ago

                Kane and Son to Jiminez/DCL and KDB.

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  Don’t fancy getting rid of both of them

                  1. JONALDINHO
                    • 3 Years
                    23 days, 22 hours ago

                    Your choice but I’m not touching spurs till mourinho is gone.

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 3 Years
                      23 days, 21 hours ago

                      Thanks all, fair enough

            9. doher.ty
                23 days, 22 hours ago

                What is this guy talking about with 'boxes in boxes'

              • A Fat Spanish Waiter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                23 days, 22 hours ago

                Classic jose presser. My TV cut away before the end. Any word on Son?

                1. Van der Faart
                  • 8 Years
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  Taken off for rest hes not injured

              • Bun Rab L3D2
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                23 days, 22 hours ago

                Seriously football is the most whinny sport. It was announced prior to the season that they would follow fifa protocol this season.

                Do these 'teams' at the games not read the updated rules at the start of each season? Imagine going into work and not knowing how everything works and then just saying you don't like it.

                It sucks but you should all know it was coming for at least a season.

                1. doher.ty
                    23 days, 22 hours ago

                    How a rule reads can be different than how it's put into practice.

                  • Make Arrows Green Again
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    23 days, 22 hours ago

                    Neigh

                2. JONALDINHO
                  • 3 Years
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  KDB at No.10 with two defensive mids behind them is always a haul.

                  1. JamTart
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    23 days, 22 hours ago

                    Going to tear it up this season if they stick with that system. Gutted I never captained him.

                    Curious to see who out of Foden and Sterling is paying no9.

                  2. Old Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    23 days, 22 hours ago

                    Famous last words

                3. g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  Son fine pulled due to schedule

                  1. Big_Andy_GAWA
                    • 9 Years
                    23 days, 22 hours ago

                    Parking or traffic-related...??

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

                  Hope Foden blanks. Picked Podence over him and I’m not ready to get him in just yet.

                  1. Seanigula
                    • 11 Years
                    23 days, 22 hours ago

                    Who do you have coming off the bench for Podence?

                    1. Babelcopter
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      23 days, 22 hours ago

                      Justin

                    2. Harry the Hack
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      23 days, 22 hours ago

                      Podence is def out? hope so, i benched bamford!

                5. Pukkipartyy
                  • 1 Year
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  Anyone know KDB C %?

                  1. Gobigorgohome
                    • 9 Years
                    23 days, 22 hours ago

                    15 %

                  2. Seanigula
                    • 11 Years
                    23 days, 22 hours ago

                    Among good players? 100%

                6. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                  • 5 Years
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  1 from 1

                7. The Mandalorian
                  • 8 Years
                  23 days, 22 hours ago

                  Spurs players are mentally weak, Jose won't win anything with them

                  1. JONALDINHO
                    • 3 Years
                    23 days, 22 hours ago

                    Well then make them mentally strong. Look at what klopp did at Liverpool. Mourinho should be doing the same instead of blaming everyone but himself

                    1. doher.ty
                        23 days, 22 hours ago

                        Nah

                        1. stat sifter 888888
                            23 days, 21 hours ago

                            You are as well tbf.

                    2. Chilling con Mane
                      • 4 Years
                      23 days, 22 hours ago

                      In the last 2 seasons PL looked like the the Eastern European leagues in the Communism times. The results are decided from the backstage. Such a shame for the best football in the world.

                      1. Firminoooo
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        23 days, 22 hours ago

                        Betting on PL will be very easy for you if you know the results.

                        1. Chilling con Mane
                          • 4 Years
                          23 days, 22 hours ago

                          I'm not in the backstage. Probably those guys are betting..

                    3. Mr. Chimes
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      23 days, 22 hours ago

                      Clive Tyldesley put a nice video out on his Instagram about the handball ordeal

                    4. MSTRKRFTSMN
                      • 6 Years
                      23 days, 22 hours ago

                      Really don’t understand the baps today. How does Kane not feature higher with the assist. Not even top 5 spurs players. What did winks do?

                      1. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        23 days, 22 hours ago

                        missed a lot of chances, gets negative bps for that

                      2. Big_Andy_GAWA
                        • 9 Years
                        23 days, 22 hours ago

                        Is only 13 or 14 BPS for an assist...

                    5. Make Arrows Green Again
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      23 days, 22 hours ago

                      TBF that never should have been a pen. To give it having reviewed VAR means that VAR is not yet fit for purpose.

                      1. St. Stephen XI
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        23 days, 22 hours ago

                        It's the way the law is written. The referee doesn't really have any latitude in making the decision, and because the referee doesn't really have the freedom to apply common sense, this is what you're going to get.

                        I think the problem is that they've tried to legislate handball as if it's a line call (goal line technology, offside rule) and it doesn't work that way. If your arm is away from your body and the ball hits your arm, VAR is going to show that.

                        I would hope that there's a push to have the law changed over the international break, but my spider sense tells me that we're stuck in this twilight zone for at least the rest of this season.

                    6. Seanigula
                      • 11 Years
                      23 days, 22 hours ago

                      BBC now says it wasn’t Kane, it was the goalkeeping coach

                    7. Londongeezaa
                      • 2 Years
                      23 days, 22 hours ago

                      If Mourinho pulled Son off for a rest then this draw is on him.

                      Terrible management.

                      1. TyroneGAA
                        • 3 Years
                        23 days, 22 hours ago

                        At 1-0 the game is not over should have kept him in for another goal then taken him off..

                        1. Make Arrows Green Again
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 3 Years
                          23 days, 22 hours ago

                          He probably would have scored too

                    8. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      23 days, 22 hours ago

                      Mourinho pulling Son off at half time was always going to get messy

                      1. The 12th Man
                        • 7 Years
                        23 days, 22 hours ago

                        Yep. Busy schedule.
                        Might shift now.

                      2. Granville
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • Has Moderation Rights
                        • 11 Years
                        23 days, 21 hours ago

                        It's was a hamstring injury according to Mou.

                    9. Gandalf
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      23 days, 22 hours ago

                      In bit of a dilemma, been keeping patient with team / not been taking hits and ended up not tapped into Everton yet.. surely DCL form has to drop off at some point?

                      Presume strategy should be to hold off on wildcarding for as long as possible otherwise will just be a few weeks behind other wildcarders and not any better off

                      Attack is currently
                      Salah Son Havertz Soucek Burke
                      Kane Werner Wilson

                      Werner + Salah > Jiménez + KDB/Sterling the best next move for free?