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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. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Any idea if Ryan is finished now?
    Need a hit to replace him and of course .1 short for Martinez.
    So angry with this game right now I might just WC into a ghost team as leave it til Christmas

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Why would you want Martinez, he just conceded 7 in two games

    2. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      It doesn't matter, he matched Martinez this week.

    3. fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      just rested... be patient, stay with us

      its been a casuals game so far, but our time will come (surely)

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Casuals nonsense thrown about yet again when people aren't doing so well.

        1. fcsaltyballs
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Ok, well I bet you’re just lucky then 🙂

    4. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I would get Mendy now, considering it for -4. But hate transfers aren't usually the best idea.

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks will look at a few options. Knowing my luck right now if I get rid of Ryan he plays in an easy fixture next week and gets a CS.

    5. Albrightondknight
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Saying I will give up is stupid cause I know I won’t. Just invest less time I think - not worth the time spent on it to be 2.5 million OR

  2. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 18 days ago

    A) Bruno + 4.7def
    B) Rashford + 5.6def

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Neither

  3. fcsaltyballs
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 18 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.

  4. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Help a brother out!
    Team in shambles and no wc to fix it.

    Martinez Steer
    Robbo* Konsa* Kilman Mitchell Johnson
    Salah Sterling* Son JRod* Anguissa
    Ings* DCL Maupay*

    1 FT 0 ITB

    How would you sort this mess?

    1. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      wait on Ings Maupay info

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Yes going to wait till Friday before making transfers.
        Looks like Ings will be out for a while.
        Hopefully we hear something about Maupay as well but not sure if Potter will tell us anything.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Can you afford Ings/Maupay to Werner/Bamford?

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        No mate, 0.2 short

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Frustrating

  5. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Lamptey robbed off 3 bonus points because Bale has mistakenly been awarded striker BPS for that goal lol

    1. Sco
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Bonus system is a joke. I remember a game in the LVG era, Man U away to Chelsea, they were getting beat comfortably and Rooney was on for 3 bonus because he had about 100 sideways passes playing at CM.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Really? That’s amazing haha. I remember Groß getting 3 bonus in a 0-0 at OT couple of years back

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      If you are correct then it will be fixed.
      It looks to me like Bale/Kane’s are the wrong way round....midfielders don’t get as much for a goal as a striker

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I’m sure it’s 25 alone for a striker goal, which implies Kane got -7 for everything else (appearance etc), something don’t seem right

        1. Warby84
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          24 and 16 for mdf he should be on 18 no 26

        2. Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          It’s 24 plus 6 just for playing 60 mins, so that’s 30... think you’re right, they’re the wrong way around with Bale

  6. Sco
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Sterling owners, are you keeping or selling?

    I really want to sell.

    1. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 18 days ago

      2 weeks away from the best run of fixtures for any team this season

      Have to hold, and I will probably.

      He should on another week had double figures again.

      Patience

    2. King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Really want to get rid but way too many other fires to put out first.
      BTW, thanks for helping me cross 40 this week 🙂

    3. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      But you don't want Salah, Mane, Kane, Rashford, Bruno or Son. So JWP is your choice?!?

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        I already own Salah, Kane and Son. Why would I not want Mane lol? Definitely don't want MU assets as of right now.

    4. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Selling for sure.

    5. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Holding.

      He has a great run of fixtures coming up that everyone will want City assets for. I have better things to do with fts than trade them in and out now.

    6. Pompel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Keeping me thinks. Placeholder for KDB , if not doubling up. But thinking KDB + Dias + Cancelo

  7. Bagheri Arce
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    My GW1 team is beating my actual team by 81 pts (on game-change.co.uk) 🙁

    Heartbreaking stuff. Anyone worse than that?

    1. $hahriyar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I’m sure there’re a lot of ppl like that. Don’t worry. There’s 31 gameweeks left

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      So your transfer activity and captaincy choices have been worth a total of -19 points!

      Not as bad, but still pretty shocking that I could have literally forgotten about my FPL team and done a better job!

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        "Your current team value is 103.7. If you'd made no transfers, your team value would be 98.1.
        Your current actual points are 319 , and you've made 9 transfers. So your transfer activity and captaincy choices have been worth a total of -32 points"

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          And my C was Auba...

    3. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Wow 81 is A LOT

      Thought I was bad on -60 before this week

    4. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      44 worse off

    5. Mile Plankton
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Just by the look of it, my GW1 team is not better (Armand Traore, Lundstram, Mitrovic, TTA, Noble, Vinagre, KWP)

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Wow, my current team is only 24 points better than my GW1 team.

    6. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      gw1 team beat 69 points here
      heart breaking

    7. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      10 pts worst off but TV 3.5M better off

    8. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Which shows we should all be more patient, admittedly very difficult given some of the scores early on the first few gameweeks

      1. Bagheri Arce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Yeah, I'm £3m better off too which may payoff down the line....

      2. Bagheri Arce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        This is the main message I'm taking away. So tough to be patient as inactivity feels wrong, even though it is just as valid a management move as making a transfer.

        There was a really good article a year or so ago where a team formed and governed by committee got a team into top 1k. The crazy thing was that they went 10 weeks or something with deliberately making no transfers after much debate.....food for thought

    9. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      10 worse off

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        And +3.6m higher TV

    10. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      -43pts, and that would be with (c) on Auba!

    11. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Around 92 points before this gw so cheer up buddy!

      1. Bagheri Arce
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Thanks mate

    12. baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      This doesn't mean anything else than the fact is that this year is more lottery than any other.

    13. MikeBravo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      42 worse off, but that's only if I'd captained Auba every week. It said I'd be better off captaining Son, which I have done since week 2, so it doesn't quite make sense to me...

    14. mille
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 18 days ago

      -97 Auba (C)

  8. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Hi guys, Ziyech or Rashford as a Pulisic replacement?

  9. MattysFantasyFooty
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Thoughts

    TAA, Saiss, Jiminez to Chilwell, Coufal, Werner -4pt hit

  10. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    So if you were bringing in a cheap striker other than DCL, who would it be? Wilson seems to have the fixtures....

    1. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Wilson or Bamford

    2. sentz05
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Wilson

    3. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Thinking Wilson

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I have Wilson and will keep this year, fixtures decent up to boxing day

  11. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    What to do here? 2FT and 0.1 ITB

    Martinez (4.0)
    Robertson*, Semedo*, KWP, Lamptey, Mitchell
    Salah, Son, Grealish, Pulsiic*, Bissouma
    Kane, DCL, Maupay*

    I guess I just need to wait and see on Maupay situation and Pulisic fitness?.
    If Pulisic is out then Pulisic & Semedo -> Chilwell & Ziyech?

    Basically 2 of Semedo, Robertson, Pulisic & Maupay out to who? Got my eye on Chilwell, Cancelo, Ziyech, Bamford, Wilson

    1. sentz05
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Bamford has poor fixtures

    2. HaffNanner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      What's wrong with Semedo? Pulisic and Maupay have to go.

  12. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Hi....did lamptey come off injured?

    Thanks

    1. sentz05
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      No

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Thats good!

        1. Cookie Kid
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          He did have a knock - precautionary I think

    2. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Precaution, but seems quite injury prone,

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Well he went down feeling his hamstring and was replaced shortly after

  13. andres
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    How do i use my 2 FTs wisely?
    Change the defence? Add Che players?

    Nyland McCarthy
    TAA konsa lamptey justin mitchell
    Stephens Salah Son Podence Hamez
    DCL Kane Jimi
    0.1, 2 FT

  14. HaffNanner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Pulisic replacement? 2FTs

    A. Ziyech
    B. KDB (downgrade Robertson)
    C. Fernandes (downgrade Robertson)

    Martinez
    Robertson Chilwell Dallas (Saiss Mitchell)
    Salah Son Pulisic Grealish
    Kane DCL Bamford

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Wait till presser, but A has the fixtures

    2. Chilli Heatwave
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      A

  15. CrouchDown
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    How does this look for -4?

    Sterling, Foden, Saiss > Rashford, Zaha, Chilwell

  16. ZAWAd25
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    TAA + Saiss >> Zouma + Coufal for free before any price changes?

  17. Chilli Heatwave
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    What does everyone plan to do with Saiss?

    1. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Chilwell

      1. Chilli Heatwave
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Do you have any other Chelsea?

    2. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I took James out after one benching and he followed up with 14 points across the next 2 weeks, not convinced Saiss is perma benched

  18. Khalico
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 18 days ago

    Will Mitchell still have a starting berth at Palace, I have 4.2m to spend on a defender.... also looking at Kilman as a bench fodder.

  19. Right In The Stanchion
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Not owning Kane is going ok so far. Werner Hatty next GW. I think I’m capping him

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Lamptey autosub sends me from 475k to 330k !

      1. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Looks like we swapped places , albeit im over 500k but still 2 more to play

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Some damage will happen tomorrow for me cause I'm done for this gw but I started it on 850k and now I'm on 330k it was a great one...

    • FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 18 days ago

      So anyone brave enough to go for Cancelo

      Or taking Diaz instead for Citys run?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Already did this week for Castagne

    • No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Martinez
      Robertson Saiss* Lamptey*
      Salah Son Grealish Foden*
      Kane Jimenez DCL

      Steer* Mitchell* Taylor Alzate*
      0.9itb 2ft

      Stars are doubts (or certainties) to miss next game). The problem is I need to take out starters to get the players I want.

      Robertson, Alzate and Jimenez

      To

      Chilwell, ziyech and Bamford (-4)?

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Or just focus on the doubts?

      2. Black Knights
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        You can get reasonable replacements for Saiss and Foden so maybe start there. Leeds Def/holding & soucek/Bowen/fornals maybe?

        Or

    • dopellganger
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Coufal or Cresswell ?

      1. Mile Plankton
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Coufal

    • BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      -Points my rivals got on added time this gw from 2 players: 16.
      -Points ny rivals got from one and only bench player: 7

      Very nice, yes, it's a nice game yes.

      1. FPLMACKEM
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 18 days ago

        It doesn't half kick you in the Michael Ballacks when things are going against you.

        This week I had

        Maupay not even on the bench

        Lewis clean sheet wiped in added time by a highly owned player. He nearly got an assist had Wilson not taped in Frasers looped effort.

        Double Liverpool clean sheet wiped out from a poor clearance

        Barkley not involved in any of villas goals and watching grealish take all the points.

        Rant over!

    • Rinseboy
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Is Semedo to Chilwell
      or Saiss to Zouma/Cresswell worth a -4 this week?

      Starting defence is
      Robbo Lamptey Semedo (Saiss Mitchell)

    • Will J 256
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Thoughts on this -4?
      Robertson, Saiss, Pulisic to Chilwell, Cresswell and Rashford?

      1. Sco
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        All decent moves. I'd personally fancy Ziyech or Havertz over Rashford and maybe one of the WHU full backs over Cresswell.

      2. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        United looked horrific, I’d hold off on them

    • Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Martinez Steer
      Chilwell Zouma Saiss Lamptey Mitchell
      Salah Son Sterling Foden Podence
      Kane DCL Brewster
      1ft. 0.2 itb
      Save or get some West Ham before Fulham?

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Wait for pressers, you might start with only defenders

        1. Buck The Trent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          *2 defenders

    • Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      From 3m to 1.7m OR. (72points)

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Noice

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Decent

    • Flynny
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      I'm enduring my worst ever season. Rank is 3.5m. Just had a reasonable week bur team riddled with problems

      2fts....1mitb...Any advice on best moves please?

      Thoughts on:

      Taa saiss and pulisic to chilwell coufal and Bruno - 4?

      Very much open to suggestions...

      Martinez
      Taa james saiss lamptey Mitchell
      Salah son pulisic foden burke
      Kane dcl watkin

      Thanks

      1. Buck The Trent
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        Sounds good

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 18 days ago

      Is anyone able to fully confirm the Spurs match BPS are correct?
      They look way off, for Kane and Bale in particular

      1. No Professionals
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 18 days ago

        They’ll be locked in by now. The fact bale gets 3 shows what a poor game it was.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 18 days ago

          Even if there was a scoring error?