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Son recovers from injury as Doherty and Davies drop to bench for United v Spurs

Son Heung-min (£9.0m) is fit to feature in Tottenham Hotspur’s clash with Manchester United this afternoon, having made a swift recovery from a hamstring injury.

Having initially ruled the Korean out until after the October international break, Jose Mourinho appeared to be slowly backpedalling on that initial prognosis during the week and Son indeed makes the starting XI this afternoon.

Kick-off in the penultimate match of Gameweek 4 is at 16:30 BST.

Son may have been passed fit but Mourinho has otherwise rung the changes from the Gameweek 3 draw against Newcastle United, no doubt in response to the Lilywhites’ brutal schedule that has seen them play cup matches on both Tuesday and Thursday this week.

Full-backs Matt Doherty (£5.9m) and Ben Davies (£4.9m) drop to the bench, while Giovani Lo Celso (£6.9m) isn’t risked after sustaining a knock in the 7-2 win over Maccabi Haifa.

Midfielders Lucas Moura (£6.9m) and Harry Winks (£5.5m) are also among the substitutes, having started all three Premier League games before today.

Dele Alli (£7.6m) makes the 18-man squad but again doesn’t feature from the start.

Serge Aurier (£5.2m), Sergio Reguilon (£5.5m), Moussa Sissoko (£4.8m), Tanguy Ndombele (£5.9m) and Erik Lamela (£5.9m) are the players who come into Spurs’ side at Old Trafford.

The Manchester United team news is a lot more straightforward.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made one alteration to his side from Gameweek 3, with Eric Bailly (£5.0m) replacing Victor Lindelof (£4.9m) at centre-half.

Almost 1.4 million FPL managers sold Son ahead of the Gameweek 4 deadline, with no other Fantasy asset suffering as many transfers out as the South Korea international in a single Gameweek so far this season.

Anthony Martial (£8.9m) was also out of favour, with his 303,342 sales making him the second-most sold FPL forward of this weekend.

Bruno Fernandes (£10.5m) is the only Manchester United player who has a double-digit ownership in FPL at the time of writing, with three Spurs players – Doherty, Son and Harry Kane (£10.5m) – featuring in more than 10% of Fantasy squads.


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Aurier, Dier, Sanchez, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele, Lamela, Son, Kane.

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw, Matic, Pogba, Fernandes, Rashford, Greenwood, Martial.


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2,957 Comments Post a Comment
  1. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Heung-Min Son returns!

    What powers of recovery!

    1. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Amazson

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I used to love Jose and SAF mind game duels in conferences. Seems like Jose is up to his old tricks!

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Miraculous! Spurs medical team deserves a raise.

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        A clap will suffice

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          😆

  2. LIARS POKER
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    I did Saka to Barnes for a hit ffs

  3. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Brandon Williams can finally move to his favoured RB position now.

    LB: Telles, Shaw
    RB: AWB, Williams

    Dalot officially loaned to AC Milan.

    1. Valar(Keith)
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Is Cavani going to make my martial punt even worse than it already has been?

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Might give him a kick up the arse. Cavani may be an impact sub from the bench for now, but he'll surelyl impact Martial's minutes.

        Hoping he becomes a Zlatan and not a Falcao...

        1. Giggs Boson
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Trying to guess football is impossible though. Could be Cavani straight in and Martial dropped... or Martial LW.

          Who knows!

          1. Valar(Keith)
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Haha. Cheers. Yeah my Werner martial Mitro frontline in need of some surgery

  4. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Goal from Bruno pending..

  5. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Pretty happy to see Aurier starting to be honest. Rashford and Martial need to run at him all game.

  6. Willmissudimitrypayet
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 13 days ago

    Who is penalty taker for Aston Villa?

    Grealish? Barkley? Hourihane? Watkins?

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Grealish

      1. Urchin
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Are you the guy who created livefpl.net?

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 13 days ago

          *legend

          1. Urchin
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            +1
            What a brilliant creation

            1. Ragabolly
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Thanks all, my pleasure 🙂

        2. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          yes

        3. Ragabolly
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Yes 😀

      2. Willmissudimitrypayet
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Nice, thanks. Doesn't that make him quite an FPL option then?

    2. LAMELA_AND_CONSUELA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Jack

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Yup. I sold him but not for a hit.

        Casual move tbf.

      2. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Got emmmm

      3. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 13 days ago

        😆

      4. Utopsis
          3 months, 13 days ago

          *simulated gunfire*

        • Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Are you surprised?

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Sancho hopefully tomorrow and we'll have a great window.

      Telles + VDB + Cavani + Sancho

      Can now play diamond at least with Telles and Williams as attacking full backs

      1. Dannyb
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Not a great window without a proper good cb imo.

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Bailly will come good

      2. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        No chance

      3. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Forget Sancho mate..

      4. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        United need a fast CB. We have a strong midfield but can’t play a high line because our defenders are not fast enough other than WB.

    2. Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Saiss is on for three 3 Baps!

    3. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      * Son never had an injury as Doherty and Davies drop to bench for United v Spurs

    4. Davros
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Time to shift Vinagre? Thinking Chilwell...

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Isn't Vinagre getting sold to Olympiakos?

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Yeah, he's getting sold.

        1. Davros
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Ah ok thanks hadn’t seen that

    5. kime67
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      He never was injured, great job from Jose.

      1. Klaren
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        He was injured, had a minor hamstring pull.

      2. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        How? It probably cost Spurs 2 points last weekend and they could still lose this

    6. as33
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 13 days ago

      Any1 keeping Mitro? if not, which 1 to choose?

      1. Fer Fuch's Ake
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 13 days ago

        Either Brewster to release funds or Watkins if he starts firing with the new AV addtions

    7. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 13 days ago

      I now understand Carlsen's commitment to Salah (C), man never lets him down!

      1. Joey Tribbiani
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Its scary going into a Liverpool game without captain on Salah, because his effective ownership is often over 100%. Just like today I can't cheer him...

          1. Noah’s Ark
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Is his EO over 100% this week? Surely not?

            1. Joey Tribbiani
                3 months, 13 days ago

                Livefpl shows 112% on my team page

                1. Noah’s Ark
                  • 8 Years
                  3 months, 13 days ago

                  Wow wasn’t expecting that!

            2. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 13 days ago

              I don't even have him, though Sterling (C) should soften the inevitable blow

            3. Zilla
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              ffs didn't want to sell Son and what are those clowns in defence

          2. PremKraut
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            What's his ID?

          3. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Come on Salah (c)

          4. Giggs Boson
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Yeah, didn't he say in an interview that Salah is his favourite FPL player?

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Payet iirc

        • Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Son hat trick imminent

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            You mean 3 points?

        • Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Solskjaer in the pre match interview wasn’t surprised by Son playing at all. Literally said that we all know what Jose is like 😆

          1. Africa United
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Solskjaer can't win trophies anyway ... We all know what Solskjaer is like 😀

        • nerd_is_the_werd
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          That's another 4 goals I'm gonna miss out on then.

        • Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Salah and Robbo - save me

        • Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Lamptey and Mitchell competing on my bench for who wants to give me 0 points for Reece James' 0 pointer...

        • Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          The Bruno show please

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Yes

        • Niho992
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Need Son to be quiet today

          1. Top Lad Dakes.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Ditto

          2. Traction Engine Foot
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I want him loud

          3. Shultan
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Nah double digit haul, get bought by the masses blank after IB then sold & repeat

          4. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            No way

        • Shultan
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Did son to mahrez for a hit
          I'll put a bet on for Son first scorer

        • Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Lol my Son to Mane to Barnes for -4 this week is going to be the ultimate disaster...

        • Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Here comes the Son red card to reward sellers (who tf am I kidding, it was a horrible decision to get rid of him)

          1. Africa United
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Yea I did free hit just to get Son back after I rage transferred him for hits 😀

          2. Daniel - WCGW18, BB/TC19, N…
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Oh my

          3. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Luckily he dropped so I can buy him straight back.
            I only sold him because Jose said he would be out for a while. Absolute fraud

          4. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            I'm bringing him in for 5 and (c)

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              Me too. Probably. Let's hope he gets through the match unscathed and without points.

        • Nomar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Doherty was another great pre season pick of mine.

          This season just gets worse every hour.

        • Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          28 pts off top 10k , with 2 extra players over avg , come on boys

          1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            24 ( -4 )points with salahc and taa to play..come on boys..

          2. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            22 points for me ... Salah C & TAA to go so doubt I will get there

        • nerd_is_the_werd
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Man Utd 1 - 2 Spurs

          10/1, you heard it here.

        • Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          Son with no goals in his previous 11 appearances v United.

        • PocketZola
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 13 days ago

          WC or Hold?

          1ft 1.9itb

          mcarthy
          tierny taa justin
          salah kdb podence jrod
          dcl werner adams

          subs, taylor, mitchell, bisouma

          I want to get rid of tierney, werner and adams, does this justify a wc? rank is 70k atm with no hits

          1. Johan Queef
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Hold. Just get rid of Werner and Adams for a hit maybe.

            1. PocketZola
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 13 days ago

              ings and wilson?

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 13 days ago

          My template rating is 30%, which is intriguing and confusing in that I have absolutely zero idea what the template is at this point

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 13 days ago

            Yeah wtf is the template?