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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. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    I still can't believe I sold son

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      And he have great fixtures now..

    2. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      In all fairness, his manager said hamstring problem. Mourinho lied and that's the problem.

  2. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Son punishing us all.

  3. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Lol why lemela still on the pitch

    he should see Reddd too ffs

  4. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Took out Son for Mahrez
    Got Doherty
    Support United

    Not a great game for me!

  5. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Boy that was harsh.
    Lamela arm in Martials neck first.
    Then the old soft retaliation. No excuses but surely Lamela should get at least a yellow.

    1. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Nah. Lamela was doing a standard jostle for position and his hand slipped and caught Martial on the chin.

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Lamela knew what he was doing. He got away with it. Martial didn’t.

    2. Planet Jo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I agree.
      And a second yellow for feigning a facial injury and collapsing to the floor.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Lamela should be sent off for the initial contact and simulation.

  6. Planet Jo
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Just going to sit back and watch the points roll in.

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      You kept Son?

      1. Planet Jo
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Since GW1, yes

        1. Hybrid.power
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Well done. I was sure he was out for a while

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Lucky, nice

          1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Not lucky at all

            1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Held his nerve, didnt follow the crowd when everyone shipped. Fair play

  7. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Greenwood striker for next 3 games?

    1. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Why would Greenwood be striker

      1. Giggs Boson
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Always been a striker through the youth system. I know the club plans for him to be one long-term too. They're waiting for him to bulk up.

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Cavani

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Cavani

    4. Planet Jo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Cavani

    5. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Cavani!

    6. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Hadn’t even thought about this. Was planning how to get Greenwood out of my team for Son! Still might actually...

  8. Silent Friend
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    why didnt the ref use VAR?

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      THIS

    2. Pratik
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Ya, exactly!

    3. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      He did

  9. Bam Bam Bigelow
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Spurs won't play Man U every week

  10. Puntillimon
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    hahaha awesome

  11. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Fans in Stretford End it would never have happened.

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Kane down

  13. Brehmeren
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Werner to Kane it is.

  14. Greenbackbøøg…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Damn feels good owning son right now

  15. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Son to Mahrez sure worked a treat

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Kane down

  17. ivantys
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Anyone who still has son+kane good job

    • BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      For a first time in a long long time I must say that this was really unfair for United.

    • Noah’s Ark
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Lamela should have been on a yc earlier for a foul on Pogba. What he done was just as bad. He used his elbow?

    • Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      That’s a class finish from Kane, bottom corner made it look easy

      1. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Ha ha...

        It was v easy!!

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        It WAS easy. Multi-defensive howler

        1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Shows what you know about football

    • Pratik
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      what a ridiculous red! Lamela should really be sent off (even as a spurs supporter)

    • Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      this is what mou was talking about when he told them to not be so nice. lol

    • Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      2.5 itb

      A) Wood, Digne -> Kane, 4.6 (-4)
      B) Podence, Digne -> Son, Zouma (-4)

    • dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Is that 1 or 3 game ban for Martial?

      1. Wild Rover
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        3

      2. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        3 if it stands

      3. jamiejoe
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        3 matches

      4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        3

    • Hail Hydra
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      already thinking Bruno > Son for a hit

    • Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Bailly lucky

    • SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      From fire sale after GW1, a Spurs double up seems reasonable now.

    • Totalfootball
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Can anyone tell me , how is Lamela not sent off ?
      And martial is ??

      1. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        the ref has Kane (C)

    • Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      How many players sold Son this week?

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Mahrez to son or Penandes?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        See how long the hammy holds

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          he can sub off at halftime at this point