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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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  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Exactly. The rule is wrong!

  2. Flair
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

  3. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Live on TV the guy in the blue coat mouthing off

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Dammit so wasn't Kane?

  4. stat sifter 888888
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        this

      2. stat sifter 888888
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months 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.

    2. ilikewud
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. stat sifter 888888
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

      2. stat sifter 888888
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months 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.

    3. Corgzzzz
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

  5. Hect.OR 98th
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Its for loads of weeks not just one

    2. Manani
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      4.9m rank here lol

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

  6. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Andy Carrol is a very smart footballer it seems

  7. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Which of them did you bench this week?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Klich

      2. Railwayman
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        That is the way to go this season tbh.

      3. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

    2. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      People dont buy expensive defenders just for cleanies

      1. Railwayman
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months 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
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 2 months 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

  8. Galza-The Wanton Trader
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    It’s a special box... 😆

    1. Our Man Charlie
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      😆

  9. The Senate
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    KDB(C) Save our gameweeks!

  10. The 12th Man
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    So which defenders are on penalties?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      none

      1. The 12th Man
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Shame

    2. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      none

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        James Taviener 😉

  11. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        no

        1. The 12th Man
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

      2. Champions League Varane
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        He’s not going to do that lol

        Son Jrod ➡️ Podence and KDB or something??

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

          Thanks, that’s a possibility

    2. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Or Jimenez

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Kane and Son to Jiminez/DCL and KDB.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Don’t fancy getting rid of both of them

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 year, 2 months ago

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

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 year, 2 months ago

            Thanks all, fair enough

  12. ilikewud
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

  13. A Fat Spanish Waiter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Van der Faart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Taken off for rest hes not injured

  14. Bun Rab
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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. ilikewud
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

    2. Make Arrows Green Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Neigh

  15. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. JamTart
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Famous last words

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Son fine pulled due to schedule

    1. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Parking or traffic-related...??

  17. Babelcopter
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Who do you have coming off the bench for Podence?

      1. Babelcopter
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Justin

      2. Harry the Hack
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

  18. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    Anyone know KDB C %?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      15 %

    2. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Among good players? 100%

  19. Ⓙⓐⓡⓥⓘⓢⓗ CMIUK
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

    1 from 1

  20. The Mandalorian
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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. ilikewud
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 2 months ago

        Nah

        1. stat sifter 888888
          • 1 Year
          1 year, 2 months ago

          You are as well tbf.

  21. Cancelo your Son plans
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

      1. Cancelo your Son plans
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

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

  22. Mr. Chimes
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

  23. MSTRKRFTSMN
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      missed a lot of chances, gets negative bps for that

    2. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

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

  24. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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. Pjanić! at the Džeko
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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.

  25. Seanigula
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

  26. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    Terrible management.

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 2 months 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
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 2 months ago

        He probably would have scored too

  27. Hotdogs for Tea
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 2 months ago

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

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      Yep. Busy schedule.
      Might shift now.

    2. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 2 months ago

      It's was a hamstring injury according to Mou.

  28. Gandalf
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 2 months 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?