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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. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Next team to play in 5-Star Manchester is Arsenal.

    Surely they can't...?

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Oh they can.

      Manchester City 5-0 Arsenal.

  2. FPL Kaka
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 24 days ago

    Is Gibbs nailed for West Brom now he is back from suspension? 4.4m could be useful on WC

    1. ivantys
        1 month, 24 days ago

        I rather take a 4.0 folder than a WBA defender

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 24 days ago

      Score checks?

      38 here but with only Hamez and Saiss returning lol. Salah(c) Robbo Martinez left tonight

      1. Big Hands Barry
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        huge score

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        On a WC, 22 points FML this game is ridiculous

      3. Wag the Drog
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        42 (38 after hit)
        Robbo, TAA, Salah (c) to go

      4. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        16 with 3 to go

      5. St. Stephen XI
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        39 with Salah (c) and Trent to go.

      6. Critical Observer
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        74 with 3 to go after this match

      7. nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        54 (-12) with one player left.

      8. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        66 with Salah and Trent left

      9. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        48 with Kane still playing, TAA Salah and Keita to go

      10. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        44

      11. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 24 days ago

        52 Salah and Trent to go

      12. MOTHRA
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        59 with Salah to go. Deadline swap of Kane out for Jiménez is ruining a big green arrow.

    3. ivantys
        1 month, 24 days ago

        De Gea is trash, any shots on target = goal

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Spuds won’t play Man U every week though 🙂

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          But Spurs will play 3 times a week.

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        More
        More
        More

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Came on half time.

      • All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Good thing they brought in a defensive replacement, would be 7-1 by now.

      • lugs
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Poch still looking for a job ?

      • KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Thus is embarrassing as a United fan. Spineless performance

        1. Pukki Party
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Even the Martial punch was weak

          1. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yeah, so true 😆

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        It’s a Son fail as things stand.

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Poch to United

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Please i want this so bad

      • Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        So my question to you. How did they not score against everton? Everton to win the league?

      • aapoman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        Wild card time? Current team:

        McCarthy
        TAA Castagne Justin Saiss
        Salah KDB Havertz
        Werner Richarlison Mitro

        4.0; Bissouma, Ayling, Reed

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yep

        2. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Yep

        3. Zilla
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Would want to transfer Justin, McCarthy, Havertz, Werner, Rich and Mitro so yes.

        4. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          If you have FTs, no.

      • Hy liverpool
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        That's embarrassing

        1. JonSnow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          lol

      • Fantabulous KdB
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        This game is just hilarious. Yes, red card may seem little harsh but ManU is totally undone by Spurs here. And taking Fernandes off instead of Pogba just shows how clueless is Ole.

        1. Fantabulous KdB
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          And Henderson should be in goal instead of DeGea. If you don't learn from last season, then what's the point calling him back

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          He clearly took off Bruno to rest him as the game is lost. Bruno is more important than Pogba. Its also why he doesnt bother put VDB on..

          Hes clueless for sure but taking Bruno off makes sense

          1. Fantabulous KdB
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Bruno was pretty much rested in first half 😉 But he was needed for any possibility of a comeback. It does make sense if Ole already lost this game but with a 2 week rest coming, there is not much need to rest

      • LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        As a united fan the champions league could be really embarrassing this year!!!

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Would honestly rather have played EL again than get embarrassed in CL

          1. LegendMoon
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Agree with this, be there soon enough when we come third in the group though

      • Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 24 days ago

        OMG, OR#1 did Son > Mahrez this GW
        https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/3093980/event/4

        He'd be on 90 points without this move vs. 74 currently
        Oof!

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          This game is all luck

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Oh no 74 so bad -_-

        3. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          There would be a lot of different players in the top 100 if we didn’t have free transfers and a wildcard.

        4. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          74 points, what a loser

        5. Utopsis
            1 month, 24 days ago

            I'm more impressed he captained Hamez and kept Wilson - what a visionary

        6. Africa United
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Triple up Newcastle ? 😀

        7. Puntillimon
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          i would pay to watch all or nothing:spurs part 2 for this game alone

        8. as33
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Aurier in:)

        9. Naby K8a
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          BREAKING: Sky Sources understand Manchester United and Jadon Sancho have reached an agreement over personal terms. All parties included in the deal now agree that Man Utd are shite.

          1. Pedersen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Cavani on the way. A proper striker will do wonder

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              So how is cavani going to help?

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Seriously, they need to pull that deal and throw the money at a pair of over-priced CBs.

        10. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          De Bruyne to Son ? Seriously though....

          1. DMP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Considering it. To upgrade Davies to Reguilon either. Spurs have great shedule.

        11. G00LI0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          On wildcard, thinking of going without Utd and City. Both clubs are just not at it right now. Can bring KDB/Sterling and Fernandes in when things improve. Both are way off form now. Pool, Spurs and Everton look way more appealing right now.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Currently doing this ... will wait on Aguero news for City

        12. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Would you rather do...

          1. Foden & Ings > Son & Wilson
          2. Foden & Jimmy > Son & Wilson

        13. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 24 days ago

          A) KWP
          B) Lamptey

          1) Wilson
          2) Maupay

          1. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            C) Lewis

        14. All Hail K
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Finally Mourinho at Old Trafford works out well.

        15. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Do you think Kane is worth the extra over Son?

          1. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Yes

          2. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Get both, maybe 3 with Bale

          3. Chazz69
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Nope

        16. Top Lad Dakes.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Anyone making moves early in IB due to inevitable price swings?

          Got 2FT at least here. And in actuality, if a different player is then injured during IB you could look at it as a 2pt hit, given the player you bring in will play and the injured one won’t?

          1. fantasyfog
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            See below re kane and son

        17. RealSocialDads
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 24 days ago

          To fund Foden to Son:

          A. Mitro -> Brewster
          B. Doherty -> 4.6

          1. MOTHRA
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            B

        18. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 24 days ago

          Anyone who saw the Brighton game could say this was coming you just thought ole might fix it

          1. fantasyfog
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 24 days ago

            Just got son and kane in

            1. fantasyfog
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              Oops