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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. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 21 days ago

    United being OBLITERATED by the spuds

  2. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Aurier G
    Hojbjerg A

  3. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    This could easily be double digits

  4. Jack Burton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    As a UTD fan just wow

  5. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Pogba at fault

    1. United 99 4Ever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      He should have been taken off at halftime

  6. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Doherty should ask for a move back to Wolves, it's not too late

    1. Bossworld
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      No ta

      1. Bossworld
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Wish him well after ten year's service but you don't progress as a club without some ruthless decisions. He doesn't suit Spurs back four though

  7. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    oh my god

  8. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Anyone else feeling sick from selling Son? Bruno was always the plan long term but rushed the move after the 'injury'.

    1. mb1983
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Yeah, can't remember anything that's wound me up more in 10+ years of playing! The thing is, hindsight makes it look bad, but a player supposedly out for a "long time" with a "hamstring" injury usually doesn't start next week.

  9. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Anyone stay patient with aurier ?

  10. King Mo
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    That's a really good goal. Lovely pass and finish.

  11. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    The goal Serge continues...

  12. manu4life99
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Which fwd to replace Werner (to fund Podence > Son)?

    A) Mitro (shu, CPL, WBA, whm, EVE)
    B) Bamford (WOL, avl, LEI, cpl, ARS)

  13. riot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    lol

  14. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Ole could go this week if this hits 7

  15. Bossworld
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Doherty could learn from Aurier there...

  16. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    YaaaaaaaaS Beautiful let's make it 7 boys 😀

  17. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Solskjaer is a fraud, still not sure how he is managing United still

    1. 2OLEgend
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Lol

      • korbendallas82
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        oles main job has been to renew the squad i think, and ole took the job knowing it. he is holding it til a classmanager agrees to take the job.

    2. DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Woah, incredible scoreline, could be 7 or 8 this

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Presumably Bruno was subbed due to injury?

      1. Craicer
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        No. Subbed because of a lost cause.

    4. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Pain for Doherty owners

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        🙁

      2. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Atleast he ‘should’ start against west ham

    5. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Doherty goal

    6. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Why do Man Utd expect anything different? Their arrogance means they’re not willing to do the defensive work.

    7. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      NOW AURIER GETTING IN ON THE ACT.

    8. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 21 days ago

      How pathetic is Maguire, responsible for 4 goals today... not even an attempt to block

      1. Chazz69
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        What is more pathetic is the money Man Utd spent to get that Donkey

    9. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Amazing mind games from Mou.

      Spends 15m on a decoy Doherty, plays Aurier

    10. Hect.OR 98th
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Incredible. Started the season without Son, missed his 4 goals, WC'd him in, 45 mins, 1 point and an injury. Transferred him out for Mahrez this week. What an awful decision.

    11. 7shadesofsmoke
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      bumtown

    12. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Right, Foden & Ings to Son & Wilson? Surely a no brainier...

    13. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Pogba is an utter disgrace. Worst most over-rated footballer I've ever seen.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Ozil in another guise.

      2. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        The talk is always about what he can do rather than what he actually does

      3. Chazz69
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Stating the obvious. Nothing new

    14. antoinehude
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Son in, out?

      A) De Bruyne
      B) B. Fernandes

      1. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        B

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Shake it all about