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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. thetommy14
      1 month, 21 days ago

      Wildcard draft.....

      McCarthy, Steer
      TAA, Chilwell, Saiss, Ayling, (Mitchell)
      KDB, Salah, Son, JRod (Bissouma)
      DCL, Wilson, Maupay

      Thoughts??

      1. Ings_is_the_king
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Nice, it looks really good. Do you think Bruno, Digne and Jimenez to Salah, Robbo and Maupay for a -4 hit is worth it?

          1. thetommy14
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I think yes but I'd keep Jiminez....

          2. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Make a place for Pulisic?

        • Niho992
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Need Salah 4 or 5 goals for decent GW rank...

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I need Robertson hat trick

          2. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Trent and Salah hat tricks would be lovely.

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

            I need 1 each and both keepers scoring!

        • FALSE PROFIT
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Is Son injured or a mit of Jose Bullxhit?

          1. UNDERWORLD7
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Was injured, but fine now after scoring a haul

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

            Nah he was limping before he come off.

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

              I did not think he got injured in the tunnel. LOL

          3. jdp219
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Ugh, don't get me started. Still, seems to be OK. And now a two-week break.

        • Mike132
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Spurs fans has doherty lost his place?

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

            Not settled yet and many games played and to be played IMO

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

            He’s got no one to cover his inside in a back 4 so he’s getting ripped apart. And after what Aurier did today it’s very likely

          3. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Rotation. Playing every 2 days

        • Atimis
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Thoughts on filling the gaps here?

          X/4.0
          TAA(Robo)/Chilwell/X/X/4.0
          Salah(Mane)/Son/Hamez/X/X
          Kane/DCL/X

          Maybe Maupay as 3rd ST, Saiss in def, 4,4mid and?

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

          If on WC - both Son and Kane or just one?
          Which if one?

          Not easy to squeeze both alongside with TAA/Robbo, Salah, KDB/Sterling and not sacrifise other positions in the team...

          1. thetommy14
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Son

            • QUEN
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Just one.

            • Agger
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Tough call but if I had KDB I’d hold. Man City’s form is a little worrying, they look very unbalanced

            • Paulie Walnuts
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Both for me...

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

            RM or Barca won't buy Son right ??
            😛

            Asking for a friend who's thinking about early Transfers

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

              They can't afford him

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

                Ha

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

              I think your friend should transfer him in - I am

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

                We can wait for a few days i guess.

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

              That left side for Barca is cursed

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

              Your friend, here 😉 , has done the early transfers!

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

                I was asking everyone.
                You should have waited !!

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

                  Son is a hot property ... can't resist!

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

                    Yeah

                  2. UNDERWORLD7
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 21 days ago

                    You bring Son in MZ? I just have again for the third damn time! Along with Rodriguez

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

                      Haven't got him yet this season, my fault being sceptical to Mou's team

                      1. UNDERWORLD7
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Haha I hear ya, well, i’ve done it a third time now already! He’s staying put permanantly now, even if injured, cannot miss anymore of his hauls

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

            Apparently I can do this, yes or no?

            Wood Podence > Son Brewster (-4) exact money and benching Brewster.

            Will not be surprised if Wood (wba) and Podence (lee) will come back to bite!

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

              Big upgrade IMO

              Brewster should start I think

          4. The Handsome Hunk
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Is Son Price-locked ? Seems to be on 0

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

              Need to know this !!!

              1. The Handsome Hunk
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                I see no reason to be price locked. He was never RED. But FPL Stats showing 0 which I m not getting it

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

            Martinez Forster
            TAA Chilwell Castagne Saiss Cooper
            Salah KDB Son Hamez Bissouma
            DCL Maupay Brewster

            Confirm wild card?

          6. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            SALAH TIME

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

              Or Martinez 😉

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Both for me lol

          7. Atletico Junior
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Best Under 6M defender?

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

              Chilwell, Castagne, Saiss. Those are who I'm thinking of having on a wild card

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

            Some sneaky Grealish points would be an unexpected extra.

          9. mirkomen77
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Exact funds to do

            Taylor Barnes KDB to Son Hames Robbo (-8) or just KDB to Son but then I'll be priced out over the IB.

            Bottom of my ML out of 26 teams.. so why not ha ha

            1. Danstoke82
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Given how this season is going, why not! Haha. I’m thinking a -8 as well as my team just get worse every week

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

            Watkins!!!!

          11. 16ShimiC16
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Time to ship out Liverpool defenders, DCL vs Adrian after international break ...

          12. FALSE PROFIT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I use the eye test. Working on individuals but confused with team performances atm.

            1. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              For me, it's very clear to see how the likes of Leeds and Villa click as a team.

          13. Critical Observer
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Watkins-owners gather here. B)

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

            A) Son KWP
            B) Robbo Podence

            1. Danstoke82
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              A. Get Son

          15. ClaireT
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 21 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

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              No

          16. Danstoke82
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Watkins G

          17. Danstoke82
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            What’s the issue with Alisson? Adrian is shocking

            1. Towsor44
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Done his shoulder, likely to be out a while

              1. Danstoke82
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Might hold off on the TAA-Robbo double then. DCL + Hamezz could be good

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

            Watkins over Maupay?

          19. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Feeling like a good week to WC.

            1. mirkomen77
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Any week is these days

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

            Does anyone own Watkins???

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

              Bought for Bats on gw2, my best transfer so far

            2. Andy_Social
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 19 days ago

              I do now

          21. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Just logged on again - I just cannot comprehend what the hell is happening in the Premier League this year. Unbloodybelievable!

          22. paul1964
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 20 days ago

            Talk about the Miracle in Instanbul. Son basically rose from the grave. Jose Mourinho has a lot to answer for as he led us to believe Son was out injured for weeks - at least until after the International Window and at worst fro a few months. On that basis a lot of people transferred him out, did multiple transfers, spent points and lost points as a result. You would expect a manager of a PL team to know and that it is obligation to be aware of the state of his players injuries - especially of one of his best players. Whether that player will play and how long they are realistically going to be out injured for.

            1. Will The Beast
                1 month, 19 days ago

                Maybe he just wanted to throw Ole off a little bit before The game? Worked out pretty well I’d say.

                1. Andy_Social
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 19 days ago

                  That's what it was - classic Mou mind game. Ole fell for it and it might have cost him his job. Unfortunately a million and a half FPL players got suckered too - collateral damage!

            2. Bobby's Teeth
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 20 days ago

              Was Son injured yesterday? Seemed to limp a bit towards the end

              1. Andy_Social
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 19 days ago

                He's not playing any internationals so has a fortnight to recover.