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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. tomasjj
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    best 4.5 midfielder now?

    Currently on Stephens.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      No point making a transfer for a 4.5 mid

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 2 hours ago

        No, but I might do a WC.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Anguissa

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 2 hours ago

        Or this one. Cheers!

    3. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Bissouma or Alzate

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        22 days, 2 hours ago

        This seems ok.

    4. Gabbiadini
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Burke.
      Stephens 4.4, no?

    5. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Burke

    6. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Burke?

    7. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Alzate for me

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        22 days, 2 hours ago

        Or maybe Burke if Sheff don’t sign another striker

    8. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      A couple in the mix , watch and wait

    9. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Burke is no long term solution I think.

      Also wondering about the formation.
      With all the goals, 3 at the back seems best.
      3-4-3 or 3-5-2?

  2. Gabbiadini
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Son has to climb a mountain before taking that corner.

  3. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Two hours today and no penalty? What gives?

    1. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      The refs logged on here and listened to all the whiners...

  4. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Thank heavens I got rid of Wilson. Also lost 0.1 so least I will be avoiding another one.

  5. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Is Jimmy on pens?

    1. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Absolutely.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Yes. Him or Neves, but mostly him now.

      1. Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 2 hours ago

        It's him or Ings in for Werner, the pens will swing it to Ings if Jimmy not mailed to take them. Jimmy in if he is

    3. yakirh
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Ings has Ward Prowse
      Jimenez has Neves

      But I think both should be on Pens

  6. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Spurs should be out of sight

  7. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Berba and Gervinho got some competition from Dier...

  8. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Dier nooooo

  9. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Bring in big Andy Brucy

    1. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      And play his in defence

      1. Whiskerz
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 2 hours ago

        Him

  10. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Missed the goal, even before i checked whi scored i knew Son wouldn’t be involved, FPL isn’t that kind

    1. Captain Berbarossa - arrrrr…
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      He assisted the assister so was kind of involved but no points 🙁

  11. L'Aeroplanino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Son is just gonna blank today isn't he

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Red card hopefully.

      Most transferred in, most transferred out. Most transferred in, most transferred out.

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Don't think so Newcastle will have to attack a goal down.

    3. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Yep coz i own him

    4. dark91
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Nope

  12. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Spurs are looking really good - better than I thought they would!

    I should probably adapt my plan... or just bury my head in the sand...

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      adapt or die GB , you know

    2. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Nah, Newcastle are just woeful

    3. 1314
      • 6 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      looking at their attacking options, sometimes I thought they should be playing at bigger clubs

    4. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Who will u get rid of for a spurs player though. They'll probably do well too

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 2 hours ago

        Yeah it would have to be Salah, Sterling, or KDB.

        So definitely not his week, but it depends where else I put the money...

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

      Not sure this is the week to do it. Chelsea (cc), Europa league then united.

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        22 days, 2 hours ago

        Yep, good point.

    6. stat sifter 888888
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      It's just a NEW side without Lewis, ASM, Fraser against a team that are better anyway and with Ritchie and Hayden out of position.

  13. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Ayling still on 2 baps are they final yet ?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      yes and no

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        22 days, 2 hours ago

        Cheers AS

  14. GloryManUnited
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Any potential early city lineup updates?

    1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Funny if Delap starts as forward

  15. HeHeFC
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    A) Sonny, Mitro
    B) Jimmy, Foden

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

      You'll get a unanimous answer after this game.

    2. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      B if Foden starts

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Hmmmm I have Sonny and Jimmy , tough one coinflip

    4. HeHeFC
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Cheers

  16. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Sonny will get one, and Kane one also

    1. stat sifter 888888
      22 days, 1 hour ago

      Put your money where your mouth is...

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        22 days, 1 hour ago

        That's unhygienic yo. You don't know where that money's been

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Lolcas Lmaoura

  18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Son hits the bar

    1. Werner Brothers
      • 5 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Again?

    2. St. Stephen XI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Apparently Son Heung-Min is Korean for Leandro Trossard

  19. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    SON CROSSBAR CHALLENGEEE

  20. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Pretty sure I end up wildcarding in gameweek 3 every season and it always ends up being a great time to do it.

  21. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Bar Son

  22. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Not sons day... Woodwork again

  23. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Just make the goal bigger - we want son goals!

  24. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Son watching too much Trossard

  25. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Son channeling his inner Trossard

  26. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Son is today's Trossard.

  27. jdoyle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Son doing an absolute Trossard today.

  28. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Son crossbar

  29. Traction Engine Foot
    • 2 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Son don't do a trossard on me.

  30. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Son doing a Trossard