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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. Sarriball
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    The sheep went for Werner, the brainy went for the best CF in the league (by far). Hehe

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

      Chris Wood?

    2. The Big Fella
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Nobody that got Aguero can be called brainy when he is out until November

    3. paatmaan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      I must be a brainy sheep then, as I have both

    4. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      What about me who had Werner and Kane this week lol

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Since week 1 actually

  2. Better off with a pin and a…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Well, Son to Barnes went well. Wildcard active...

  3. ivantys
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Wilson cap next week

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        No thanks.

    • Esalman
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 21 days ago

      8 goals is the magic number.

    • Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Rank is crashing down but this is FUNNY

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Son and Kane 88 points combined so far

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Error not having them in hindsight

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

        Everyone in my ML has Kane and Wilson, I have Vardy and Jimi

      • Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Son & Wilson

        Or

        Kane & Klich?

        Any help appreciated

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Son and Wilson

      • bitars
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 21 days ago

        Richarlison+KDB to Kane+Son for free?

        1. Ings_is_the_king
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Go for it

          • fantasyfog
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Other option rich?

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

              Jimenez

          • Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            They are the standout (c) for gwk5, they have great fixtures and on great form. Yes

        2. Z3US
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          So what’s it to be....

          Barnes —> Son

          Jimi —> Kane

          ?

          1. Ings_is_the_king
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Top one surely

            • Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Barnes to Son

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

            It's a fascinating descend into the abyss... For my OR... 😆

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

            Love that the camera keeps panning to Woodward

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

            Salah so lowly owned in my ML

            Brace could still save my week

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

              Can't see it happening, think Villa have more about them

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

                (fully prepared for this to backfire on me).

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

            Looking forward to the Liverpool line-up.

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

              Adrian
              TAA Gomez VVD Robbo
              Fab Keita Gini
              Salah Bobby Jota

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

            Remember a large portion of managers couldn’t wait to use their wildcards in week 2/3 to bring these man united players in. Incredible

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

              I am using mine to do Bruno -> Son and put out other fires.

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

              Man city for me, slightly less bad but bad nonetheless

          7. 17legend85
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            So did I read son price is locked for a while? Is this true ? Doesn’t sound right

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

            Paul Poobad

          9. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I hope Salah just scores at the very least.

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

            Shaw lucky to get a yc only

            1. Pommie22
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Copy that... that was a pre-meditated hack of the lowest standard!!!

            2. The real slim shady
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Can Son drop when priced is unlocked?

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

              Luke Shaw is one overweight dirty waster.

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

              How is that not a red?!

              1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Not a red because ref feeling sorry for Moan U.

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

                Ref got Shaw in his fantasy team.

              3. King Carlos
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                martial

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

                Felt sorry for United

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

              How is that a yellow?

              Honestly the refs in this league are pathetic.

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

              Well pool?

              1. Forever In Our Shadow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                They are 2 different things.

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

                  Sounds like downfall either ways

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

              Best option to bring in between Son and Kane?

              1. Pedersen
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Both

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

                Both becoming (have become) essential

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

              Keep 1
              A) Ings
              B) Jimenez

              1. Planet Jo
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                B for fixtures, A for form

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

                  There’s no such thing as “fixtures” this season, in my opinion. Just “form”.

              2. Kabayan
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Based on today, 1.

            9. Planet Jo
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              At least no red card for Fatso Shaw will give Mourinho something to complain about in the post-match interview,

            10. yash
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Played Shaw ahead of Davies

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

              Fernandes or Bruyne on wc?

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

                Neither on current form

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

              Luke Shaw, should never play another game for united after today