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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. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Jimenez > Kane
    Sterling > Son
    Greenwood > Pulisic

    -8

    Yes or no?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      WC?

      1. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        No 🙁

        Used this week as thought Son was out and could improve my team with the money made on selling 😆

    2. Pratik
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Wow! Sorry to break it, but I don't think removing players that didn't perform this week with ones that performed works...

      Avoid the hit, maybe just get Son?

  2. fantasyfog
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    How good must Everton be? Serious question

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Awesome!!

    2. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      And how bad are Man U and Southampton? :O

    3. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      We'll find out for certain next gw

    4. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      We’ll see when they finally face a decent side

      1. fantasyfog
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Spuds not good then?

  3. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Jose has absolutely done everyone here.

      Son was never injured, but he tricked everyone including United into think that he was.

      We’ve all been f*cked. Glad I didn’t sell Son but pissed he’s in my bench.

      1. Critical Observer
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Nah. He never said Son was sure to miss out.

        In my starting XI.

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          He said "out for a long time" ffs.

          1. norab
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            If you have him why would you bench after the comments that he wasn't for sure out? You simply start him and if he plays he plays. If he doesn't play he's surely not coming on. This is the exact reason you have a bench.

    • COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Feel for Son sellers, but Son benchers are weird. Why not just start him just in case? He was going to start or miss out entirely

      1. AC Yew
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Salt those wounds

        1. Seanigula
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          It’s true, a really dumb move

      2. 7shadesofsmoke
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        don't think that will make anyone feel any better

      3. The Big Fella
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        This is why I played him.

      4. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Totally depends how rest of your team looks for that gw.

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I would love to know which incredible asset they started ahead of Son 😀

          1. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Hames and DCL ...justified
            Kdb and foden ...admit it everyone expected big score.
            Jimi and Podence...again, vs ful
            Ings ...never bench.

            1. COK3Y5MURF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              You've named 7 attackers. If they had these 7 attackers + Son as an 8th, it's just poor structuring in the first place giving themselves benching headaches every week. If they had 6 attackers + Son, they should've started him.

              1. potatoace
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Mate, its my team and its in transition.

      5. Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Didn’t want a 1 point cameo.

          1. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            As I said, that was never going to happen. Either he's out with a hamstring playing no part or he's not

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              No. I don't have him but I was half-expecting him to tweak something and come off at half time for 1 point.

            2. norab
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              This is totally correct. You're never gettin a 1 point cameo.

              1. potatoace
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Did last week

      6. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        How do I fit son or Kane into this?

        Martinez
        Trent - Saiss - Taylor
        Salah - KDB - Foden - Podence
        Ings - DCL - Jimmy

        Foden & one of Jimmy/Ings to go?

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          KDB > Son
          Jimenez > Kane

        2. fantasyfog
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Kdb and jimmy for kane and son, just did it

          1. fantasyfog
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Next week foden and castagne to TAA and soucek

      7. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Werner + KdB > Son + Kane for free?

        1. FPL_trail_runner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Its a get behind the sofa type transfer.

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Yeah yeah definitely. Even for a hit. See below

        2. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Keep KDB

        3. The Big Larsbowski
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I would

        4. Penzardlife
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Considering the exact same thing. Might have to be done.

      8. osceola31909
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I just feel stupid for believing Mourinho.

        1. The Big Fella
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          When he said there was a chance Son would play or.....?

        2. hitenabler
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yep Son to KDB(C) here lol just have to laugh at it and note to self never believe a word out of that mouth ha

      9. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        This game is going to have big consequences. Transfer window closes tomorrow. Panic buys imminent!

        1. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          That was already happening.

      10. ivantys
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Kane De Bruyne has 6 assists now

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane have combined for 26 PL goals, the fifth-most of any duo in PL history and the most of any current duo.

        • riot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Going to try not to kneejerk this one, but looking at either Bruno or KDB out for Son. Thoughts?

          1. King Mo
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Bruno. Only a penalty threat and his team are a shambles.

            1. riot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              With no Martial he becomes a lot less attractive

        • Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Which GK would you pick on WC?

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            McCarthy

        • HellasLEAF
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Has KDB threatened? Unlucky? Playing further back?

          Back to back armband blanks is hurting something fierce right now..

          1. riot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            martinez or leno

        • Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Spurs seriously have the best attack in the league

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Moura? Lamela?
            Son/Kane combo has ruthlessly destroyed 2 cr4p defences.

            1. The Big Fella
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Moura and Lamela will soon be Bale though

            2. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I mean everyone, Moura, Son, Kane, Bale, Berg, Vinicius even Ali

          2. thegaffer82
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            No they don’t.

            Saints and now United defending like schoolchildren

        • Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Thoughts on this 8pt hit tonight after the games?

          KDB Sterling Jimmy out
          Son Kane Salah in?

          Has to be done since have 0m itb

          1. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I wouldnt.

            Points chasing and City are still going to be the top league scorers

          2. Shultan
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            No point asking for advice...this is a buzzard season do what you want

            1. Shultan
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Bizzare

          3. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Lol go for it, and then watch city start firing

        • Amey
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          FU Mou !!

          1. nerd_is_the_werd
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Strictly speaking, he FO'ed around 2 years ago. 😀

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Best defender up to 5.0m?

          1. Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Dallas

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Already own

          2. djoker_nole
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Lamptey

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Thanks

          3. THE WERNER DELUSION
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            what the balls is this? I thought Son was gonna be out for a while 😀 look at his next few fixtures FFS haha

          4. antis0cial
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Grealish to son for free?

          5. Shultan
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Done the son hokey cokey since GW2

          6. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 27 days ago

            My next transfers appear somewhat easier now

            Barnes + Jimi to Son and Maupay + €€

          7. ace3.1415
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Is son playing well or man united defending poorly?

              1. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Son is playing like Son and United are playing like United

            • nerd_is_the_werd
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Sterling + Ings --> Kane + Son for a -4?

            • Niho992
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Think I'm going to buy Son for GW 6. WHU isnt that bad defensively and they play deep. After that Burnley which is better fixture

              1. Do I Not Like Orange
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Yeah agree. The price changes are going to be tough to watch over the next 2 weeks, though.

            • CroatianHammer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Earlier today I queried whether Antonio, Souček, Martinez, Kane, Bruno had 30 points between them.... 27 at HT in the Utd/Spurs game... What a bubblelicious bubbling that was though...

            • Ronnies
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Will Martial price be protected because of red card ?

              Tnks.

              1. Twisted Saltergater
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Protection only kicks in once the red flag is lifted.

            • F4L
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Son just plays as a striker now with Reguilon so high and Kane dropping deep. Lovely.

            • Noah’s Ark
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              United with Woodward and Solskjaer are never going to improve. Problems have been there for years and we have just hoped players would come good. Need to see changes. Must be feeling like right idiots watching what Ancelotti is doing at Everton. Not bashing Solskjaer because I really like the guy and he inherited the team like that and his signings have actually been decent but he has no managerial experience other than Cardiff & Molde. Molde! Clubs a joke.

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Pretty much. These 4 goals conceded are not due to red card - chaotic, disorganised defending, no worthwhile centreback - and they don't see the need to prioritise this? Pochettino could be a week away. How to get rid of Woodward trickier

            • C_Manan
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 27 days ago

              On WC right now, who to buy to increase my Team Value?

              1. C_Manan
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Or who to avoid in case of price drop

              2. Pratik
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                look at transfers in, predict who could get a 0.2 rise, and get them in. Don't have anyone in the team that is likely to fall.

                1. Pratik
                  • 11 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  fpl statistics, and fpl price changes are good to see

            • Right In The Stanchion
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Ole surely due the sack now. Terrible manager

              • Gunner Boy
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Sold Son to get Barnes

                Terrible move