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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. ivantys
      1 month, 21 days ago

      At this rate, Alli gonna come in and score too

    • luk46
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      McCarthy Steer
      TAA Chilwell Saiss Mitchell Kilman
      Salah KDB/Sterling Son Klich Bissouma
      Ings DCL Maupay

      wc team rn, thoughts? I could get a Wolves mid instead of Klich or Lamptey for Chilwell and use funds elsewhere...

      1. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        You need Harry if you wc. He's proper looked like the Harry from old over the last 2 or 3

        1. luk46
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I quite like Ings, but could do Ings + Son > Kane + 7m! Do you think the latter outscore them tho?

          1. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Im looking at trying to work both in for them fixtures. Nice place holder for kun too

      2. ivantys
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Won't have Ings if I WC now.

          1. luk46
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            ok, any replacements? I dont like how Wolves look attacking wise at all

            1. ivantys
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Check on the city strikers over the IB. Ideally I'd want Jesus but Kane looks hot right now.

                1. luk46
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  well, Id surely prefer Kane, but Son and Ings is great, isnt it?

                  1. ivantys
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Yeah I guess it's good too

          2. Fred54
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Mexican Dele Alli spotted.

            1. Pumpy Pro
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Hahaha

            2. Trophé Mourinho
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              he looks like Borat a bit

          3. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Captaining Son against westham confirmed. Don't care that they just beat wolves 4-0 and Leicester 3-0.

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

              Might as well. There's no rhyme or reason anymore

          4. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Foden/Barnes -> Son/Rodriguez?
            Exact funds.

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              No brainer

            2. Utopsis
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Watch Barnes score 3 against AVL

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

                  Good point, maybe just do foden to Son

            3. The Mighty Hippo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I'm toying with the idea of activating my wildcard over the international break period. How does this look as a first pass draft?

              McCarthy | Steer
              TAA | Chilwell | Reguilon | KWP | Ayling
              Salah | Son | Havertz | Rodriguez | Bissouma
              Kane | DCL | Brewster

              Havertz could potentially become Pulisic once they're back after the break.

              1. GOTHAM City F.C.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Looks good for GW4

                1. The Mighty Hippo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Thanks. What's your recommendation for gw5+?

              2. FC Hakkebøf
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Would go with Zaha over Rodriguez.. Then swap them after the next two fixtures

                1. fantasyfog
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Lol

              3. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Thinking about it too
                I’ll save your draft 😉

              4. Tonyawesome69
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                You should consider Dallas over Ayling and Castagne over Reguilon. Definitely keep JRod over Zaha

                1. The Mighty Hippo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Thanks. I had originally considered Castagne over Reguilon, but Leicester don't seem that likely to be getting many clean sheets, whereas Spurs seem to be a bit more solid.

              5. DandyDon
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Reguillion is one Spurs player I haven’t noticed much today

            4. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Maupay (fodder mid) or Zaha (brewster sub) on a wildcard?

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

                Maupay. Zaha is gash

            5. Brosstan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Ole just lost the dressing room completely. Nice guy act doesnt work when things go against you because of dumb mistakes, lazy attitude and outright stupidity from your own players. A trashing like this will sap all positive energy out of the team and that is all Ole has going for him. After this season start someone needs a boot thrown at them but it wont happen with Ole and he doesnt exude any kind of aura of being able to turn a sinking ship around.

              You just know there will be no consequences for any of his players like Maguire, De Gea Martial, Shaw etc and he will just keep saying bs like "they are good lads who love their football and want to play, thats all I want"... joke manager

              1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                How has he not dropped de gea? That second son goal - horrendous keeping. ole’s presser was a cringe fest the other day

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

                  Dropping an established player might cause some negative feelings and Ole cant handle that

                2. Houldsworth Hatter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  All his pressers are clueless. He’s a yes man. It’s great entertainment though!

              2. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Totally out of his depth. Woodward wanted a yes man, got a yes man. Nice bloke, clueless.

              3. Houldsworth Hatter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I said that over a year ago. He can’t even select who is captain!!

              4. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                When they had a chance - backing Mou vs Pogba- they bottled it. From that day on, dressing room does what they f want

                1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Exactly why mourinho did the son mind game. Was absolutely determined to destroy United this week

            6. Lukakuna
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Martial to DCL the first transfer gone right for me this season. On 27 points already too!

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I did Wilson to DCL, FML

            7. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              22 points on a WC, worst week in FPL history for me

            8. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Where’s Felliani when you need him?

              1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                His name is now Soucek

            9. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Man City and Man Utd both have a poor ROI (in terms of trophies and on-pitch success) when you look at the money they have spent.

            10. Londongeezaa
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Is Mourinho still going to claim Kane is MOTM?

            11. Freshy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              The healthy and fit Man U back line ladies and gentleman

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

              Would you rather do...

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

              No brainier right?

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

                Southampton probably looking better than Wolves now so maybe Ings, he has Chelsea this week but maybe better long term

              2. dekikide
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I'm 0.1£ short for 2. xD

            13. El Presidente
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              This BF sub is not normal. Something happened in that dressing room at HT

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

                Why keep their talisman out there losing 4-1 with 10 men?

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

                He was rumoured to have a thigh injury earlier in the week.

              3. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Game lost and plays for Portugal.

              4. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Sorry guys, but no. I know exactly what I'm talking about.

              5. MSTRKRFTSMN
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Agreed. Already said it here 20 mins ago. He’s feisty and won’t have been happy about this at all

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

              I want Spurs to push and push i want Man United to be humiliated further, i want 8 or 9, i LOVE seeing United struggle like this

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

              I wish Roy Keane was in the studio

              1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Yes!!

              2. MSTRKRFTSMN
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                This

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

                Totally.
                Can they get him on Zoom.

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

                I wish he was in the dressing room

            16. teneighty
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              FPL going cr*p and I really don't like Mou but hey, Spurs are winning so I'm happy. 🙂

              1. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Yep, Spurs over FPL

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

              AWB on -1

            18. mr messi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Werner Soucek to Son Bamford - 4?

            19. jai1212
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Might sound a bit knee jerky but

              Werner >> Brewster
              Burke >> Son

            20. Gudjohnsen
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Sold Son for a hit

              How should I feel?

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

                played.

                Like the rest of us.

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

                Awful

              3. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Depends who you bought.

                1. Gudjohnsen
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  Havertz

              4. Make America Greta Again
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I sold Son and Kane for a hit, Jeez!

              5. 7shadesofsmoke
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                better than Ole

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

                I told my son to bench him and I placed him 3rd on his bench for him. I'm dead.

              7. All Hail K
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Terrible. You’re the only one that did that.

            21. GAMBIT
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Rumours are that Cavani and Telles will take drugs today in order to fail their medicals

            22. DandyDon
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Surely Alli could do a job up front to give Kane a 30 minute rest. I guess 6-1 has a better ring to it and he’ll be going for that!

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

                Mourinho will want more than 6, i can assure you

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

              There were so many memes on Thiago Silva after that West Brom game, especially by United fans, calling him a flop and what not.

              Karma :), he's twice the defender any of theirs ever will be.

            24. camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Would you WC to get Kane/Son/Salah in over the break and be done with it?

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

                Salah got Covid m8, ain't you 'erd?

            25. 1zverGGadeM
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Cmon Kane! Score one more please!

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

              One needs to go to fund Foden > Son...

              Jimmy or Ings?

              Would be doing Foden > Son & Jimmy/Ings > Wilson?

              1. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Ings

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

              6-1 final score would be nice