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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. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    VAR is shite

  2. Alexis Nonsense
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Can't wait for the Mourinho whine post match

  3. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    This rule, interpretation, VAR - call it what you like - is destroying football.

    For FPL... get all the penalty takers, there will be hundreds.

  4. THFC4LIFE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Shocking

  5. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Never a pen. Absolute disgrace the way this game is going.

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Neither was the one against us. Agree football is broken

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Correct decision, bad rules and awful end of the game. The header would not have caused any danger and was totally not intentional.

  6. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Games gone is more relevant than ever

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    OMG wilson

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Lol

  8. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Took Calum Wilson out in wildcard. What a joke.

  9. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Haha... Sold Wilson on WC 🙁

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

      Rightly so

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

        I'm thinking it's better to have pen takers in your team... Pathetic rules.

    2. BrooksWasHere
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Same... also Bruno. Both scummed 95th minute pens

  10. Bolivian Seaman
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    horrible decision

  11. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    It is not VAR. It is the handball rule. Change the rule then VAR will rule it not a handball.

    1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      ^this

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Important to remember that. We need an umpires call like cricket. If ref gives handball in real time it’s checked. If there’s a blatant one they tell ref to go have a look at the screen.

    3. JIMMY764
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Yep, been saying this for ages. VAR as a concept is ok. It’s just doing a good job in exposing farcical laws of the game like handball and offside. Football is fast becoming a joke sport.

    4. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      I think everybody knows that. Still shite. Awful end football wise.

      (Pool fan)

  12. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Willlsonnnnnnnn

    1. Houldsworth Hatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Serve Maureen right for the negative second half.

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        thissss

  13. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Jose walks out

  14. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Mourinho off 😆

  15. Pumpy Pro
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    UTD would have got away with that

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

      Sure bro

  16. BDA Shadow
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    So, so stupid. Are players supposed to jump like bloody salmon? Teams are going to start taping players arms to their body. They'll need to unwrap whenever there's a throw in.

  17. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Looooooooooooooooooooool

  18. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Carra sums it up well, it's an absolute joke.

  19. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Have to laugh hey

  20. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Stupid stupid rules

  21. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    MOURINHO DESERVES IT FOR SUBBING OUT SONN HAHAHAH

  22. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Bourinho

  23. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    This is absolutely ridiculous

  24. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Varlicious!!!!

  25. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Haha Mourinho, take off Son half time 😀

  26. ivantys
      2 months, 4 days ago

      And Wilson getting 9 points out of nothing

    • GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Mourinho shows VAR the yellow card

    • L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      ridiculous decision

    • osceola31909
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Serves you right you jerk.

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 4 days ago

      LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLL