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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. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Spurs so average without Son

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Risky substitution by Mou when they were only 1 up. If it had backfired, he would've been full of excuses

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        yep , got lucky but Newcastle such low threat so maybe he knew

    2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 6 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      He’s their most important player by some margin

    3. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Outplayed Newcastle.

  2. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Newcastle goal please

  3. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Busy day at the office for Darlow

  4. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    A fake goal shout for Newcastle would be priceless right now.

  5. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    If Sterling looks good today he would be a great (C) option against Leeds, that pace and dribbling can tear apart the defense

    1. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      He can definitely get in behind Leeds and cause damage.

      I don't think Bielsa will change. He's committed to the high press no matter what.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Yeah, if Sheffield United can open them up plenty of times then imagine what City can do to them. KDB/Foden throughball -> Sterling goal the prime chance creation technique, probably.

  6. Shultan
    • 4 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Having a horrible WC so far!
    Got rid of Ayling/Mcarthy/Adams Ings/Davies

    Plus side I prefer my team going fwd & if I waited wouldn't have been able to afford it with price rises/falls

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      McCarthy, Adams, Davies, Havertz, Bruno for me. #OR >5 million and still sinking. Brought in Son .... gotta laugh.

  7. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    Will Davies start next game?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      dont think so

    2. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Played every minute so far. But they have two games midweek. So could be a straight fight between Davies and Reguilon vs Man Utd next week or will Jose play 3-4-3 and both in the side?

  8. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    26 days, 15 hours ago

    wow 11 saves

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Going to get max baps too.

  9. ace3.1415
      26 days, 15 hours ago

      Why did son get subbed off?

      1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Rested

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

        No one knows yet, suspect not tactical so a slight knock?

      3. Hattrick Harry
          26 days, 15 hours ago

          Did not score 4 goals

      4. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Ndombele looking great

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          26 days, 15 hours ago

          yea decent if he sorts his issues out, him and Lo Celso :O

      5. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        That sums up Davies last PL start for a while

      6. Drizz ✅
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Dodged a bullet without Kane

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          26 days, 15 hours ago

          Could have scored a hattie today to be fair

      7. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        All these hand ball shouts are getting boring already

      8. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 6 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Sterling looking extremely interesting with Jesus and Kun out

      9. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        VAR time

        1. Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          26 days, 15 hours ago

          Shouldn't be a pen.

      10. yousunkmybattleship
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Ridiculous handball penalties killing the game

      11. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Ooo they're checking offside so must be penalty if its onside

      12. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        KDB needs to mega haul, I dont even have a player on Monday :/

      13. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Is that a pen??

      14. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        LOL AT VAR

      15. luk46
        • 2 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        what do you prefer? got 1 ft with 0.5 itb

        A - Davies > Saiss/James
        B - Erner > Jimenez (lost 0.2 already)
        C - keep

        1. JohnBlack
          • 2 Years
          26 days, 15 hours ago

          A

      16. acesingh
        • 5 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Cmon Davies ... grab the 2bp... nice parting gift

      17. diesel001
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Offside going to save Spurs?

      18. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
        • 8 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        If ours was a pen for Everton this has to be as well. Was also offside.

      19. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Monitor

      20. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Ref checking monitor

      21. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Onside, penalty incoming

      22. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Here goes Doherty’s clean sheet. Cba with this rubbish

      23. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Nooooooo

      24. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        26 days, 15 hours ago

        Spurs robbed at end?

        1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 8 Years
          26 days, 15 hours ago

          Not robbed - this is the new normal rules.