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Ryan benched and Maupay not in squad as Potter makes surprise calls for Spurs clash

The two highest-scoring Fantasy Premier League assets feature in the late kick-off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Son Heung-min (£9.5m) and Harry Kane (£10.9m) have plundered 134 FPL points between them in the first six Gameweeks of 2020/21 and both are averaging over 10 points per match in the current campaign.

Brighton and Hove Albion provide Spurs’ opposition this evening, with kick-off in north London at 19:15 GMT.

There are just two changes to the Lilywhites’ starting XI from the side that edged Burnley last Monday.

Sergio Reguilon (£5.6m) returns at left-back, while Erik Lamela (£5.9m) is recalled down the right flank.

Ben Davies (£4.8m) and Lucas Moura (£6.8m) drop out and are among the substitutes, along with Gareth Bale (£9.5m).

Dele Alli (£7.5m) is again not involved in any capacity.

While the Spurs’ line-up was mostly predictable, Graham Potter’s team selection was anything but.

Neal Maupay (£6.6m) is omitted and isn’t even among the substitutes, while fellow forward Aaron Connolly (£5.5m) is also absent from the Albion matchday squad.

Mathew Ryan (£4.5m) drops to the bench, meanwhile, with 22-year-old goalkeeper Robert Sanchez – unpriced in FPL – making his first Premier League start.

Pascal Gross (£5.8m) is brought into the side in Maupay’s absence, with Leandro Trossard (£6.0m) set to lead the line for the Seagulls.

Danny Welbeck (£5.5m) is on the substitutes’ bench.

Potter explained his decisions before kick-off:

Kane and Son were the first and second most-captained FPL assets of Gameweek 6, with a combined three million Fantasy managers handing one of the two the armband.

They are similarly well backed in the top 10k, with 78.56% of the leading FPL managers owning both players.

Kane has been captained by 58.03% of the top 10,000 bosses.


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Sissoko, Hojbjerg, Lamela, Ndombele, Son, Kane.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Sanchez, Webster, Veltman, Burn, Lamptey, White, Bissouma, March, Gross, Lallana, Trossard.

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1,911 Comments Post a Comment
  1. FPL_trail_runner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 22 days ago

    If Antonio is fit im set for next few weeks

    This week with 2FT's
    TAA + Saiss to Cancelo + Chilwell

    Meslier
    Ayling Robertson Chilwell Cancelo
    Son (v) Salah Sterling Hamez
    Dcl Antonio (c)
    4ml Kilman

    Week 9 for free :
    Son to Kdb for city triple up.

    1. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Last I heard was that Antonio would be out for a few weeks.

      1. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Yes possibly. Ill still probably hold

        Had Adams/ Bamford / Wilson lined up but held this week

        And he will at worst maybe be back for after IB

        He is already doing bike work etc. So will take the Kilman autosub in

    2. MikeBravo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Think Antonio might be out for a bit longer than just this week?

  2. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Wilson vs Bamford???
    Anyone with a good reason

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Pens vs the more attacking team.
      I prefer Bamford because Leeds are a better team.

    2. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      I would rather have Wilson as he is better player and has better stats (only drawback is that he plays for Newcastle) but I don't know, for me it looks like everything is possible in this season.

    3. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Penalties and fixtures point towards Wilson

  3. Sgt Frank Drebin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Finally a decent gameweek (unless Bamford scores another hattrick)... Thoughts on Trossard replacement? Up to 8.1m. I'm considering Zaha and J.Rodriguez. Both seem great options to be honest. Leaning slightly towards Zaha due to price and fixtures. Thoughts?

    1. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Zaha is a mid

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        That's correct

      2. Troll hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Sorry, read Bamford replacement...

        1. Sgt Frank Drebin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          No problem 😛

    2. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Grealish?

      1. Sgt Frank Drebin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Forgot to mention I already have him

        1. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Ziyech

          1. Sgt Frank Drebin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            Thanks but not sure about him to be honest. I very much dislike players who shoot from the range so often. Besides I'm not exactly sure he's nailed. He looks like a good playmaker though, so maybe he's worth it but rather for assist potential

            1. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 22 days ago

              Why wouldn't he be nailed? That right wing spot looks like his all the way. His stats are amazing, if you already have Grealish, he's the best option I reckon. Rotation with Europe the only risk, but he is certainly first choice.

  4. Roysgotnoboys
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    If Ings is out for a while ...

    Havertz & Ings > Bruno & Wilson?

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah

    2. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Depends who you own

      Would rather Zaha / Grealish over Bruno and get Werner uptop

  5. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Grealish vs Zaha??

    1. GE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      G

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Yeah

    3. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Easy one, Greal all the way.

  6. Chucky
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Play Taylor against Brighton and bench Ings or do Ings to Watkins for -4?

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Former for sure.

  7. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Watkins on pens for Villa or just today?

    1. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Hard to say, at first Grealish took the ball and wanted to take the pen

      1. CrouchDown
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah heard that. What changed his mind?

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          Watkins requested Grealish that he wants to take it

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 22 days ago

            and Grealish said ok.. here it is

    2. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Grealish has both himself and Watkins in his FPL team.
      He decided to take points for both goal and assist. 🙂

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Smarter than he looks!

  8. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Dallas
    Salah Son James Grealish Foden
    DCL Kane

    Forster Saiss Brewster Ferguson

    1 FT, 0.0 itb

    1. Saiss >> TBC
    2. Save FT
    3. Something else??

    Thanks

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Saiss to Bellerin

  9. FPL_trail_runner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 22 days ago

    Actually a 5 weeks punt on PVA with a FT might not be the worst idea.

    1. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      How about Clyne?

  10. Gemma817
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Ryan out of the team for good? Please let me know

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Doubt Potter frequents these boards.

    • Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Mahrez to Zaha/Grealish ok? and i may have to move out Ings later on for a hit

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Yep, Greal.

    • FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Need some advice here.

      Martinez
      TAA Chilwell Lamptey (?)
      Salah Son Pulisic* Grealish
      Kane DCL Maupay*
      ____
      Forster Saiss* Stephens 3.9

      2 FT 0.4 ITB.

      What would you do?

      A) Maupay + Pulisic -> Wilson + Ziyech/Havertz
      B) Pulisic + Saiss -> Ziyech / Havertz + Coufal
      C) Pulisic + Saiss -> Rashford + Kilman
      D) Something else

      Obviously waiting for more infomation before pulling the trigger.

      1. fcsaltyballs
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        i like C.

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      i like C

    • StevenW
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Anyone recommend any changes? Have 2 Free transfers but thinking team looks okay & £0 ITB

      Martinez (ars)
      Chilwell (SHU) Reguilon (wba) Robbo (City)
      Salah (City) Zaha (LEE) Son (wba) Kai H (SHU)
      Clewin (MUN) Kane (wba)

      Steele, Bissouma, Watkins, Mitchell.

      Any advice much appreciated.

    • FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Need some advice here.

      Martinez
      TAA Chilwell Lamptey (?)
      Salah Son Pulisic* Grealish
      Kane DCL Maupay*
      ____
      Forster Saiss* Stephens 3.9

      2 FT 0.4 ITB.

      What would you do?

      A) Maupay + Pulisic -> Wilson + Ziyech/Havertz
      B) Pulisic + Saiss -> Ziyech / Havertz + Coufal
      C) Pulisic + Saiss -> Rashford + Kilman
      D) Something else

      Obviously waiting for more infomation before pulling the trigger.

    • Nimby
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      What's the lowest rank required to be considered casual now? I wish I could block all the idiots bitching about casuals to be honest. You're a bunch of crybabies.

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        It's just a word used by insecure people who have a bad game week to make it look as though they are great at FPL . Pathetic really.

        1. FC Hakkebøf
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 22 days ago

          +1

      2. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        It's a pathetic term used by pathetic people tbh, or at least in the context most use it as a slur. It is fine when just describing people who aren't obsessed with FPL like most of us on here.

    • Wag the Drog
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Reece or Cresswell?

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Cresswell, nailed

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        Coufal and bank the cash

    • Purpledog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Any ideas for Jorginho replacement? Not sure if he’s a starter anymore and may have lost pen duties.

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Martinez
      Robertson Chilwell Dallas
      Salah Son James Grealish Foden
      DCL Kane

      Forster Saiss Brewster Ferguson

      1 FT, 0.0 itb

      1. Saiss >> TBC
      2. Save FT (hope my XI all start)
      3. Something else??

      Thanks.

    • SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Anyone know what the deal is with Maupay?

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        I know he's brutal. Other than that no idea I'm afraid.

      2. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 22 days ago

        They said it was tactical, doesn't add up though does it really. You don't leave your main goal scorer out of the squad entirely for tactical reasons.

    • manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Zaha or JRod for next 4?

    • manu4life99
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 22 days ago

      Any news on Lamptey injury?