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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. Check out my Umtiti's
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Hahaha. I bet my left nutsack that Son doesn't score a goal today.

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

      Take him off

    2. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Ah. The double nutsack. May as well gamble with the left one.

  2. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Son has a wicked left foot

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

    Son taking inspiration from Trossard

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

    Kane is gonna be a beast this season, 20+ goals and how many assists? 10+ ez
    Doubt he will match KDB's points as he is a FWD but still potentially gonna be like 230 points maybe

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

      Won't get goals playing at CAM

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

        He already got 3 clear chances today and is still on pens.
        Will probably stay in the box once Bale starts playing

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

          Will be even deeper when Bale comes in imo

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

            Hmmm how I see it is Bale on the right, Son on the left, and Kane moves forward. Maybe Moura plays as a false 9 or so

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

              Yeah but I can see Bale playing much further forward than Moura

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

          To assist bale?

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

        He will score over 20 as long as he doesnt get injured, its Kane

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

      Don't think he's ever reached 230

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

        224 his highest with 29 goals and 7 assists

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

          😮 that will be hard to beat

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

    Son going to pull a Trossard today

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

    Anyone mentioned trossard?

  7. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Everyone doing the woodwork challenge now

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

    Roles so far in today's game
    Kane = Che Adams
    Son = Trossard

    1. ivantys
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Son = Hames assist the assistor

  9. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Dang! Not only so close to 5 pts again, counts as a shot off target and reduces his BAPs tally.

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

    Newcastle are trash

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

      Useless is a compliment

  11. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Close him down in your own time, Jamaal

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

      Everyone backing off, no pressure, just waiting to be slaughtered. Awful tactics

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

    Son hits the bar.

  13. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Who would you go for

    A) Bruno

    B) Kane

    1) TAA + Hamez

    2) Doherty + Son

    1. Joyce1998
      • 4 Years
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      A and 1

  14. President Giggs
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    This is such an uncomfortable watch as someone with no Spurs players

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

      Yeah Newcastle look woeful we're lucky spurs aren't 4 up at least

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

      Does Fudgy own Son and Trossard?

  15. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Son is the main man at Spurs

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

      Doesn’t help much when he missed very chance

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

    Trossard : You can't break my record of hitting the post

    Son : Hold my beer

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

      Still needs more. Trossard is in the lead

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

    José thinks this goal is small as well.

  18. Crouchy
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Son with another shot off target

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

    I’m going to have a massive headache after today, had a fantastic start but know I need KdB or Sterling.
    Just no idea how I’ll fit them in 🙁

  20. Joyce1998
    • 4 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Wilson to score a cheeky goal in the second half

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

    yellow for Fester

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

    Got Son for Rash - 4, of course this is going to happen...

    1. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      Yup

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

    Voldemort with the yellow card.

  24. Esalman
    • 10 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Is Son (C) likely to register any attacking returns at all today?

    1. GuenDoozy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      22 days, 2 hours ago

      not likely

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

      Sure

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

      Looks very unlucky and so unlikely

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

      He will. Be patient

  25. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Son 7 bps )

  26. Chaste
    • 5 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    Imagine owning trossard and son this week

  27. seewhyaxe
    • 3 Years
    22 days, 2 hours ago

    no assets in this game.

    hiding behind couch!

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

      Same - most rivals got Son and/or Kane. A few captaincies whilst I went for Werner 🙁

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

    Even without owning spurs assets im enjoying this. An exciting game!

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

      Exactly why you're enjoying it, they ain't scoring.

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

      Yeah. Can't have em all. If you have spurs u could possibly miss out on liverpool or city assets. Everyone will do well. U just have to stick with the ones u have

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

    Time to quit this game.

    Logs off

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

      The amount of times people have quit the game on here FPL wouldn't have more than 10k players...

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

    My team from last week has all returned this weekend so far. Very glad I used my WC 🙂