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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. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    IF Son's hammy is dodgy he should be replaced now with the game won.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      There was never a hammy issue.

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Correct. He was just the victim of a Mou half time tantrum

    2. HellasLEAF
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Mou doesn't care about your fantasy team mate.

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I don't have him. I'm talking football.

    3. Miniboss
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 23 days ago

      He’s not done yet.

  2. Rolls-Royce
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    4 millon rank. Here I come. 😎

  3. BerkshireHafawayline
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Son paying out a bonus dividend today,

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Blanks next GW. You can write it down.

    • KICKandRUSH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Any team news for 2nd half?
      Need to be sure Son is playing.

      1. Critical Observer
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Lamela out Lucas in

    • Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Did Son + Werner + Kane > KDB + Ings + Jiménez, and now thinking KDB + Ings > Son + Kane is best option..

    • The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Martial and Rash out, -4. Doing it early (tonight) despite IB - WC in pocket to address other issues that may crop up
      (A) Kane and Hammez
      (B) Son and Jimmi

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Ugh got 1.5M ITB and can do Rodriguez (LIV) > Son (WHU bur BHA wba), knee jerk?

    • Zilla
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Barnes offside goal then this Son performance is a dagger after another.
      Damn you Mourinho.

    • Gudge
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 23 days ago

      In last 2 weeks I’ve taken out Asm, Wilson and Son for Podence, Foden and Dcl (the only one with returns) bad decisions.

    • King Mo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Penandes off. Just gets better for a lot of people 😆

      1. Corgzzzz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Your fecking kidding me

    • Do I Not Like Orange
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bruno off?? Go to hell Solskjaer.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Can't wait for the man to be sacked. Just get a decent manager in already.

    • Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Penandes Off

      • OrmskirkFC
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I wish I were a more positive person. Having a great week, but can't get Son>Zaha for -4 out of my head.

        1. King Mo
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Keep Zaha for next game at least. Brighton's defence is hilariously bad.

          1. tsm
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Aye Zaha got terrible service this gw Brighton sit deeper on the ball so think palace midfield will have more space

      • 1zverGGadeM
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Fred For Penandes LOOOL

      • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Which one?
        A) Ings/Jimenez to Kane(C)
        B) Ings/Jimenez and Reed to Maupay and Son(C) (-4)

      • SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Would take a Doherty 1 pointer now to block Shaw minus score subbing on.

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          You have Shaw. You deserve what you get 🙂

          1. SHOOTER MCGINN
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Fair enough lol. Seemed like a cheap pick before the season started, but Utd have been awful since day 1

      • JonSnow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I was quite enjoying that game before the red card, end to end stuff

      • kempc23
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Foden and Ings to Son and Mitro? The next five fixtures are great for both.

      • Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Why do I own Luke Shaw??? Lucky me he is on my bench. Need to get rid of Adams and Shaw ASAP!

      • Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Whatthefek Ole? Why is Bruno off???

        1. Babelcopter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Rested. This game is lost.

        2. Vertigo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          I bet it's his hammy.

        3. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          No more penalties.

        4. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Take the pen points and run mate

        5. MSTRKRFTSMN
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Rested for an itnternational week lol. You’re joking right? Fernández is a feisty character. I bet he’s kicked off with someone on the dressing room

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            The guy can't defend. Ogs not keen on losing 1-7 here.

            1. MSTRKRFTSMN
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              What did I tell you boys? Confirmed today 😉

        6. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          White flag to Jose

      • Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Boom boom

      • King Mo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        McTominay and Fred on... can only get worse. They're rubbish 😆

      • Hakim Ziyech
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Bruno not nailed

      • Fred54
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Bruno pen banked.

      • Ady87
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Guy at the top of our work ML has finished rock bottom or near it for years. This year he is flying with Wilson, Kane, Rodriguez covering for loads of typically crap picks that he’s known for. Might have to join him, at least on Rodriguez!

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Does he go by the name of Granville?

      • Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Mourinho scared United will come out trying to kill Lamela. Smart sub

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        it just gets more bizarre

      • Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        WHERE IS BRUNO FFSSS

      • All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        The truth will come out in the second half. If Son not subbed leading 4-1 against a 10 man ManU then he is not injured whatsoever.

      • DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Seems a very odd decision to take bruno off if you need goals. Happy as a non owner though