Dugout Discussion

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.

Check your latest FPL rank LIVE on LiveFPL.net every Gameweek


Lessons Learned from FPL Gameweek 3

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

2,175 Comments Post a Comment
  1. BNMC
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Keep vs sell Kane debate is messing with my head.

    He hasn't put a foot wrong but I wonder if selling will allow me to have a more balanced team...

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Faces United next and had a monster game today

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      26 points last two GWs with 11 mins left

    3. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      You should be crazy thinking of selling him. He is the hottest in the league rn could have had a Hattie today

    4. El Niño Yanqui
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      No guarantees but:

      (1) did you see how BHA sliced and diced MU?
      (2) MU defenders are trash
      (3) The whole MU team now has Pogba and Rashford disease
      (4) Kane is actually playing really well. He’s a #10 and #9

      But he’s expensive and you have options

  2. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    I feel very vulnerable with only KDB now, gonna be carnage

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Leicester have parked the bus, no worry

      1. El Niño Yanqui
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        LFC bus is a Smart car.

        They have 4 bush league players in the back. After the 3rd goal, someone will get a red card. Probably Soyuncu

    2. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Why? That City side doesn't look that strong. They have no striker, can't see many golas in this game

      1. mgilbert86
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Someone screenshot this. haha

      2. El Niño Yanqui
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        That’s what Poland said about the Blitz Krieg.... “the Gerrys don’t even have a cavalry!”

  3. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Come on Kane there’s still time

  4. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    KDB, Foden and Barnes.

    Let's goooo

  5. lugs
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Amartey 4mil OOP ?, very nice 🙂

    1. davies
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Playing CB in a back 5

      Will be dropped next week when we revert back to 4141

      1. lugs
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        yeah probably dropped next week 🙁

  6. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Looks like City are playing with 2 cdms again, great news for KDB owners, he should play further forward.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      You love to hear it

  7. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Really tempted by Mahrez as a Pulisic placeholder

    (Instead of Ings)

  8. Big Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Anyone know why Son was taken off at HT?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Already played 90 minutes this week. Precautionary

    2. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      My guess is he's resting him, as it's only Newcastle and has Chelsea and Man U coming up in next week.

    3. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Tuesday Chelsea. Thursday Europa League

  9. yousunkmybattleship
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Foden to save the GW!

    1. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Yeah!

  10. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Come on ndombele. Let's see you move.

  11. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    Big Andy on. Quiverrrr

  12. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 5 days ago

    What happened to Maddison?

    1. St. Stephen XI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      coming back from injury. Expect to see him come on as a sub around the 70 minute mark.

  13. Vazza
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Wished I had captained sterling and not KDB..

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Nah, KDB this week, Sterling next week imo.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Exactly this ^

          1. Vazza
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Thanks for the reassurance - it was much needed

          2. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Why?

            1. Giggs Boson
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              I think the Leeds game will be end to end like Liverpool v Leeds game, with the pacey forwards getting behind the high lines time and again on the counter. I think that suits Sterling.

              Guesswork though, I'm probably talking crap. But might as well try and play the game!

              1. COK3Y5MURF
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Fair enough. It's good that you're open-minded and prepared to be wrong as well.

              2. Vazza
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  The reason I captained KDB was because

                  A. He generally does well at home

                  B. He’s their penalty taker

                  That was enough to convince me

                  1. jamiejoe
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Sterling tends to be better away.

                    Hattrick incoming...

                    1. Vazza
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Hope you realise that city are playing at home though

          3. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Son called back to S Korea army to deal with Covid maybe ?

            1. Vazza
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Not funny

                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  i thought it was 🙂

                  1. GOTHAM City F.C.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    It's kinda funny

                  2. xHaTr
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Dont worry he's just a salty owner. People actually expected him to score today after the luckiest haul in history last week

            2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Carroll to score the equaliser

            3. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Interesting that Rodgers have opted for a back five given that's exactly what Man City played against last week and had chance after chance against...

            4. Tony Martial
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Come on Mahrez!!

            5. Peter Ouch
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Kdbs EO?

              1. Forza
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                59.89%

                1. Peter Ouch
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Thanks

                  1. Vazza
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Is that it.. I’m pleasantly surprised

                      1. Kabayan
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        43.46% in top 10K

              2. Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Let’s go Foden Mahrez and KDB cap

                1. Hadebayor Mum
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Snap! Rank is 5.4 million so need some serious points.

              3. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                4-2-3-1 for City?

                Fernandinho Rodri
                Mahrez KDB Foden
                Sterling

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Yup

                2. Ginkapo FPL
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Or

                  Mahrez Foden Sterling
                  ................KDB

                  1. Ask Yourself
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    No KDB is not up front lol but is basically going to be a second striker to Foden

                3. Ask Yourself
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Sterling LW and Foden up top

                  1. Meinhoff
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    This.

              4. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Is Bavies ever gonna score or assist at least? Hapy with CS tho

                1. Pukki Blinders
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  No but he's going to be benched next week

                  1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Oh yea? Why:/

                    1. Pukki Blinders
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      new signing is a gun

                      1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Haven't seen that. Is he gonna start next GW?

                2. Major League Shocker
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  0 G, 0 A last season.

                3. El Niño Yanqui
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Probably his last ever start in EPL, he will start for Aberdeen in Scottish league next year... Reguilon is the man

                  1. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Reguilon gonna start next game?

              5. Royal5
                • 9 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Lucas Moron

                1. Royal5
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Off

              6. Leonard hatred
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                lamella is still at spurs? who knew.

              7. Ask Yourself
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Son > Barnes it’ll probably have to be then

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  I really want Barnes in my team

                  1. Debauchy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 7 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    Don't delay Flair

                    1. Flair
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      Let's watch the match first ;p

              8. yousunkmybattleship
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                6 points from 5 so far.

                Non wildcard team on 25. Seems standard

                1. mgilbert86
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  your team is judged in the long run, not one gw though

                2. Manani
                  • 9 Years
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  the old 'dead wood' like southampton defence, spurs defender all doing well.

                  just telling myself if I didn't WC I would have lost 1m+ team value to make myself feel better lol

              9. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Imagine if Leicester won the game

              10. Garlana
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Who is playing where up top for city? Sterling false 9?

              11. ivantys
                  2 months, 5 days ago

                  Vardy punish your sellers pls

                  1. zdrojo187
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    this

                    1. ivantys
                        2 months, 5 days ago

                        Don't punish too hard though, I don't want many flying to him for his GWs 4&5

                  2. Bleh
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    On medium-long term, who wins?

                    A. Bruno & Saiss
                    B. Son & VVD

                  3. Andy_Social
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    2 months, 5 days ago

                    With my rivals having KDB (c) and me having KDB (basic), I'm caught in 2 minds.

                    1. jamiejoe
                      • 5 Years
                      2 months, 5 days ago

                      You always need points, early days.