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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. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Son out for a hit.

    Son back in for a hit.

    🙂

    1. Holmes
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      COYS

    2. DanteDrama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      circle of life

  2. fantasyfog
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Everyone should just log off from the FPL website and forgot about transfers for two weeks
    Imagine rushing to bring Son back in only for him to get COVID during the IB etc.

    1. antis0cial
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      If only everyone did this, but they won’t so have to factor in price rises.

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Price changes forcing my hand...

      1. Tangosteps
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I would wait, what happens if your players then gets injured or Covid?

          I have Mitrovic and Werner 🙁 if you are 0.1 short then get another player

    3. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 20 days ago

      'Man Utd can't cry about VAR'

      Jose Mourinho: 4th October 2020.

    4. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Best 4.7 defender? Lamptey?

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Ward?

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          You sure?

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Expecting them to do well in home games.

            Brighton just doesn't feel like a CS team. Alternatively Targett or Bednarek can also work.

            1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Hmm yeah fair point. Got Ryan as well, unsure about double up. But those runs and assists are tempting lol

              Targett is interesting too.. cheers

      2. F4L
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Lamptey/KWP/possibly even Masuaku once West Ham's fixtures clear up.

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Masuaku good call

          But need it now for Doherty (don't ask)

          1. F4L
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            yeah then Lamptey for me. I would just be careful though, he seems a bit lightweight and is picking up knocks easily. Do you have cover on the bench?

            1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Taylor and Mitchell.. guess it's good enough cover for now.. thanks man

      3. dunas_dog
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Yes

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Thought so

    5. unitednations
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Any preference between Maupay, Antonio, Wilson or Bamford?

      1. Apwilkin
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Wilson

        • QUEN
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Wilson for history

          Maupay as a differential

          Bamford for price

        • fantasyfog
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Antonio looking decent

      2. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        2FT. Ings + Rodriguez > Son + Jiménez?

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          What's with Ings to Jimenez?

          1. Sloane426
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Fixtures

            1. GOTHAM City F.C.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              I'd wait

      3. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Son or Kane more essential? O.o

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Son. Only 3 forward positions and other forwards are doing well too.

      4. Miguel Sanchez
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Bruno likely to be available after the IB?

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          He didn't go off injured so yeah

        2. QUEN
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Strategic swap

      5. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Sell ings or jimmi?

        1. Holmes
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Didn't watch Wolves game but Ings atleast came close to scoring, would keep him

      6. ClaireT
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Repost:

        Would you WC this team?

        McCarthy, Button
        TAA, Justin, Holding, Saiss, Lascelles
        Bruno, Pereria, Foden, Salah, Reed
        DCL, Jimi, Vardy

        1 FT, 0.2 itb

      7. sergioaguero67
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Son was at 25%, wasn't he?
        Took him off just before the deadline :'(

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          yeh but do ur own research, dont just go off what fpl guestimate

      8. H-SF
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        I’ve had son all season and I flipping deserve these points

        1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Only spurs and Maureen fans have Son

        2. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I didnt sell or bench Son this week so arguably I deserve the points more lol

      9. Shifty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        KDB, Foden, Werner > Kane James Son (-4)

        70 points behind ML. Might as well.

      10. LewanGOALski
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thoughts on this WC Team?

        McCarthy - 4.0
        Robertson - Saiss - Lamptey - Mitchell - Kilman
        Salah - Sterling - Son - Soucek - Bissouma
        Kane - DCL - Maupay

        1. jomikijiq
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          both of these 4.0 defs won't play long-term

      11. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Need to sell one of Jimenez & Ings.
        Who'd you sell ??

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Honestly, neither

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Need Son 🙁

            Feck Mou. Was on WC and avoided him

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Keep? Yo-yo season so far ...

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Need a Son

        3. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          J

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Leaning towards that.
            Ings at least looking like scoring

            1. Joey Tribbiani
                1 month, 20 days ago

                ? Jimenez had a 1v1

              • NABIL - 1 season 1der
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                J not explosive enough for my liking

          2. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Jimenez

            1. Amey
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Thanks Holmes

              Having a stinker of start

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                No choice but to play the fixtures until things get settled

                Captaincy have been headache. Won't be surprised if Kane/Son blank next week

                1. Amey
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  Ha ha ha

        4. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Bottomed - In seriousness, which one:
          A. Rodriguez > Son (free)
          B. KDB > Son (free)
          C. KDB Wood > Kane Son (-4)
          D. Wood Rodriguez > Kane Soucek (-4)
          E. None just stick with KDB and Rodriguez

          1. Shifty
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            C gives you more chance of getting some points back...

            1. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              My plan at the moment for those TOT fixtures ... ta!

          2. Neves say Neves
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            E

        5. Ady87
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Greenwood/Jimi > Jorginho/Kane

          Greenwood keeps getting subbed but you’d think he had to play with Martial out. Jimi has good fixtures, but just feel with this seasons pens etc then bringing in these to pen takers isn’t a bad idea right?

        6. Wag the Drog
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          A) Timo to Kane
          B) Timo to Vardy
          C) Davies to Saiss

          1. thehodge
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            A

          2. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            A by far

            1. Wag the Drog
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Would you say that last week?

              1. Ibralicious
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Yeah probably. Timo -> Kane is obvious here

        7. NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Pressure

          So I've witnessed that by asking a lot of opinion polls on whether to WC or not here just leads to more overthinking.

          Although I already had decided to WC GW5, my first 3 GWs were decentish, weren't a lot of underperformers, this GW was the trigger for me. Two Defs have lost places in the starting XI, one striker has been under performing since 4 GWs, need a playing third forward, and a gut feeling that one of my premium mids isn't worth his price tag no matter how world class a player he is.

          The decision was really simple. Plus the IB is the best way to analyse further if I want to.

        8. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Foden & Ings to Son & Wilson?

          About to hit the button!

          Any help appreciated?

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Appreciated? So many questions, no acknowledgements. Leech

            1. Hryszko
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Sorry, the pages are moving SO fast I can’t find any of my previous posts 🙁

          2. Spab
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I did foden and Werner to son and Wilson. Annoyingly, this is 2 weeks after I ditched Wilson.

          3. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            I helped you before with this mate. Good moves, but wait.

            1. Hryszko
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Thanks man, appreciate it!

              1. fantasyfog
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Oh so noow you appreciate it huh 😉

        9. Spab
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          I am so bored of mourinho's spurs team grinding out 1-0 wins.....

        10. Silent Alarm
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Gary neville is an embarrassment. Won't give one but of criticism to his mate ole. Sorry but a decent coach would do far better with that squad.

        11. Naby K8a
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Klopp on Alisson: “It’s an international break, I’m pretty sure after that he will not be ready. Then we have to see week by week.”

          1. F4L
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            that doesn't sound good 😐

          2. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Adrian v Pickford

            1. fantasyfog
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Goooooals

        12. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Who will double rise this international break

          1. Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            DCL of course

          2. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Dcl, Rodriguez, son, maybe kane

          3. Bram
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Chilwell for sure

          4. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Son, Hamez, Chillwell

          5. jomikijiq
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Kane for sure
            maybe Maupay too

          6. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            son, dcl, rodriguez, perhaps maupay

          7. dunas_dog
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Chilwell

        13. Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Just saw on Sky they gave Lamela the MOTM for that dramatic dive. Class.

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            No they didn’t. Kane got it

        14. Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          Werner -> Kane, for a hit?

          Exact money.

          Werner might fall, Kane probably rises

        15. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 20 days ago

          How Evra feels about that United result is how I feel about FPL this week

        16. Ings_is_the_king
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Bruno, Jimenez/Ings and Hamez to Salah, Son and Maupay for a -4?

            1. fantasyfog
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Damned if you do, damned if you don't

          • KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            How’s 52 plus Salah (C), TAA and Martinez?
            Genuinely not bragging if it is good as I sold Son and Wilson!

            1. Forza
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Pretty good. I own Son and Wilson and you might score the same as me.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Nice, what made you keep Son?

                1. Forza
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 20 days ago

                  The fact that Mourinho announced the injury so soon after the substitution; the likelihood of a proper diagnosis and prognosis was small. Then the fact that Mourinho refused to rule him out was a huge boost. He had a great chance of being back for West Ham where he probably would've been my captain or vice.

                  1. KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 20 days ago

                    Fair play to you

            2. Holmes
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Livefpl will tell you

            3. Ings_is_the_king
                1 month, 20 days ago

                Sounds good to me. I’m on 65 with TAA to play. GL