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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. LewanGOALski
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Foden in front 3, scared that I don’t own 😐

    1. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      Me too bro

  2. Tony Martial
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    YESSS RIYAD STARTING

  3. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Kdb and sterling let's go!!

  4. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    People already selling Son, this is madness

  5. Leonard hatred
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    you used to get banned for deliberately giving false info on here.

    i guess "i heard a rumour" is the FFS equivilent of saying whatever you like then adding a winky face on the end 😉

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      Wish they reinstated that

    2. Arctic monkeys
      • 7 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      The false info doesn't have any effect as the deadline was yesterday

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        It hurts his feelings...have you no compassion?

  6. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Can Newcastle score pls

    1. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      i'd like that a great deal for non-FPL reasons.

  7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Sterling (C), KDB, Foden: go on and save my GW please!

  8. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Rodri/Fernan double pivot means KDB, Foden high up.

  9. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Who has ruined my fpl start, me or Jose?

    I have had too much faith in Chelsea.

    Jose has now taken two of my players off at half time.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      Almost past 100pts for the season though!

    2. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      Same on all counts mate.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 16 hours ago

        It will get better I'm sure. Were learning from this

        1. Houldsworth Hatter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          26 days, 15 hours ago

          Exactly. You keeping or binning Son?

  10. thorvaldsson
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    As annoying as it is, this is real football. Tottenham has like 5 wingers. I agree with Jose give Son a rest. I'll take the one point. When Son rattles three times next week a lot of people will be sorry.

    1. Leonard hatred
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      hope he drops .1 so i can afford him once the spurs team is more settled.

  11. BIG TONES
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Why was Son subbed at the half? :/

    1. Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      Looks like an injury on Reddit

    2. Bartowski
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      The rumor is that he was stealing biscuits out of Jose's special half time tin.

    3. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Three games in ten days

  12. Steinburg FC
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    can't believe i went Werner Cap over Sterling last min... and if Jesus didn't get injured i wouldn't even have Werner 🙁

  13. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    KDB no.10 nice

  14. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Next time you start arguing with an idiot on here just remember, an idiot will drag you down and beat you with experience. Advice over.

  15. Nanoelektronicar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    My idea is, Mourinho was disappointed to see Son playing centrally, he wanted him on the left.

  16. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Darlow on 7 points without CS wow

  17. AnfieldLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    City Xtra wrong about Mahrez. But was the first to report Jesus out. Interesting whether you trust them going forward

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      they never said he wasn't starting

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      They backtracked in like one minute saying he wasn't seen but could still be in the squad, they're a trustworthy source.

      1. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 16 hours ago

        Ah fair enough I only saw ‘Mahrez not in squad’ very good to have a trustworthy City source!

  18. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Jesus got benched for your sins

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      He injured

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Don’t crucify the guy

  19. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Why can't newcastle score

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      Mike Ashley

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      They're Newcastle

    3. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Because they lack attacking threat.

  20. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Mahrez haul coming when people went for KdB, Foden Sterling

    1. GloryManUnited
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      0 chance hes piss poor

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Wut

        1. jamiejoe
          • 5 Years
          26 days, 15 hours ago

          He wild carded into Foden, Sterling and KdB.

    2. Tony Martial
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      Oh god I hope so

    3. jamiejoe
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Hope so, he was great the second half of last season.

      Pep has a lot of faith in him.

  21. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Foden haul incoming

  22. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Can see Son -> Mahrez here if he hauls today....perfect kneejerk

  23. BigBillyBass
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Where’s Bilva?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      injured

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      Injured

    3. St. Stephen XI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      injured

  24. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Lot of cummage ahead with Sterling (C), KDB, Foden

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      26 days, 16 hours ago

      1-0 Rodri goal incoming

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        26 days, 16 hours ago

        Stop it

  25. JURGENAUT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Come on KDB!

  26. Budweiser
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    I've done Son and Bruno back and forth and got it wrong each time

  27. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Mahrez starts. Thanks for all the insight guys.

  28. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    If you want to comment on team news, please do us the courtesy of posting the line up. This is simply good manners.

  29. davies
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Leicester with a big fat bus parked I love to see it

  30. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    26 days, 16 hours ago

    Looks like Sterling is playing no.9