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Kane and Son start but Reguilon benched for Spurs against an unchanged Leeds side

Two of Gameweek 17’s most popular captaincy options start this lunchtime affair, as Son Heung-min (£9.7m) and new father Harry Kane (£11.0m) aim to halt Spurs’ winless streak of four league matches.

Jose Mourinho’s side have had a longer rest than planned, due to the late postponement of Gameweek 16’s meeting with Fulham. It has been six days since their 1-1 draw at Wolves.

His two changes see Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m) and Steven Bergwijn (£7.0m) replace Davinson Sanchez (£5.3m) and Sergio Reguilon (£5.7m), as pictures emerge of the left-back being at a festive gathering alongside team mates Giovani Lo Celso (£6.9m) and Erik Lamela (£5.7m).

The latter two are now reported to have Covid-19 and do not make the matchday squad, although Reguilon is named as a substitute. A club statement states they are “extremely disappointed and strongly condemn” the actions of these players.

Gareth Bale (£9.3m) is still out with the calf injury sustained at Stoke, whilst Matt Doherty (£5.7m) starts at right-back.

Opponents Leeds are the talk of the town these days, with an entertaining style of football delivering 60 goals so far – 30 for, 30 against. No team has been involved in more, made even more remarkable by the lack of festive rotation.

Marcelo Bielsa’s sides are meant to tire quickly and let the season fade away, yet they visit North London on the back of a 5-0 destruction of West Brom and a solid 1-0 win over Burnley.

Therefore, Bielsa has once again named an unchanged starting 11. The same players have started the last six matches except for one difference – Pascal Struijk (£3.9m) replaced the injured Liam Cooper (£4.3m) for the most recent three.

That means another start for Patrick Bamford (£6.6m), hoping to add to the ten goals and five assists that make him the third highest-scoring FPL striker. It also see Mateusz Klich (£5.5m) recover from the midweek knock on his thigh.

Ahead of Gameweek 19, where their pair of fixtures against Brighton and Hove Albion and Southampton are amongst the most appealing, a number of managers have bought exciting winger Raphinha (£5.5m) and attacking full-back Stuart Dallas (£4.8m).

Both continue to start for Bielsa, with Luke Ayling (£4.5m) filling in at centre back until defensive injuries begin to heal. Ezgjan Alioski (£4.5m) has excelled since coming in at left back.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris; Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies; Hojbjerg, Winks, Ndombele, Bergwijn, Kane, Son

Leeds United XI: Meslier; Dallas, Ayling, Struijk, Alioski; Phillips; Raphinha, Klich, Rodrigo, Harrison; Bamford

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2,007 Comments Post a Comment
  1. C_G
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Mitchell and Holding left today, cmon lads

    1. C_G
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      my only differentials

  2. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Terrible GW as it stands. 50 pts and 5 to go.

    1. Chucky
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      If that’s terrible then I should probably quit....

      1. Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        If you re worse than me you should tbh

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Yes absolute rubbish, I'd be ashamed even posting that.

      😀

    3. Futile Tinkering
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      I feel the same owning Bruno, Kane and Son. What a mess, needed a hattie from Kane and Son.

    4. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Bore off. Why do people do this? Odd.

  3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    COYP

  4. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Who is more nailed
    M. Mitchell
    S. Struijk

  5. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 23 days ago

    Desperately need a Sheffield United goal today to wipe those jammy Mitchell cleanies

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Why jammy? Justify yourself.

    2. Kane and Ablett
        1 month, 23 days ago

        They’re not jammy, they’re just patient

    3. HollywoodXI
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Started PVA, Mitchell first on bench. Cue a PVA cameo at the end of the game blocking the clean sheet.

    4. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      63 points with 5 to play

      At least I should get to 80 points

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Strange logic there

        1. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Just need 1 return from the 5 players to get to 80

      2. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Please continue to update us at regular intervals.

        1. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Not only me

          Everyone here is doing the same

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Always expected from you when you get a decent score.

          2. I Must Break You
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Doesn't make it right. Let's keep posts useful

        2. Coys96
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          If you don't like it, exit the site or ignore it.

          1. Slouch87
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            I will do what I want sunshine.

            1. Coys96
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              How ironic!!!!

          2. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            He is always like that. Sad person

            1. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 23 days ago

              Beats the constant stream of garbage you post.

              1. G-Whizz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 23 days ago

                Have you two finished bickering yet?

    5. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Only Johnstone can save my GW

    6. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Mourinho mentioning he doesn't want a circuit break and he wants to continue if teams can field 14 players

      1. Ha.
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        14 a side seems a bit much

    7. PremKraut
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Chances LIV vs SOT will be called off?

      1. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Just take the number of games that have been called off in last month/total number of planned games.

    8. fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Useless Brewster. Hide him week after week and he gets benched when you need him.

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Even when he plays you get 1 max. Rememeber when people thought they were geniuses for having hiom him as their budget backup forward lol?

        1. fedolefan
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yep, I too was flaunting my FPL skills after getting him in. He's taught me to be humble alright.

          1. G-Whizz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            😆

        2. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Yes I remember someone posting something about Brewster being the most essential FPL asset ever after the move, Hilarious

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Try having Burke

        1. G-Whizz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          😆

    9. CroatianHammer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      60 from 6/12... Don't think that average will hold up for the remainder, but it could be epic if it does... Wilson, Lewis, Cancelo, Aguero, Salah and Johnstone to play.

      Looking like a FH for 18 now. Had previously thought about making a transfer instead, fielding a smaller team, but not sure who I could lose now, since Lewis is next out, and he already plays in 18. Wilson to Antonio is my 18-19 move.

    10. Elly88 > KTR (Kevin The …
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Who is more nailed longterm?
      A. Mitchell
      B. Struijk

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I'm not sure the terms "nailed" and "long-term" are suited to these players...

      2. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Neither really. Mitchell is in on merit rather than injuries though I think, so him I suppose.

    11. Sif
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Need hauls from Salah & KDB on the grounds that people with Kane can't afford all the midfield big hitters.

      1. yalala
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Kdb 3pts

        1. Sif
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Probably...

      2. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I've got Kane, Bruno, KDB and Salah...

        Only one I am missing is Son, which has hurt me a lot

      3. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I could do with another Salah blank tbh...

      4. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I hear ya! I have Salah cap and KDB too. No Son and Kane was always risky against Leeds!

    12. Drogo
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Renoved Kane and Son with the WC to prepare for DGW 19. One GW was postponed and this gameweek they punished me just enough. Not too much, not too little. At least I hope I am going to recover with 15 players on GW 19 with BB.

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        What if they punish you again with SGW scores against Sheff U higher than some DGW scores?

        1. Drogo
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          So be it. But I rather have 2(Salah + KDB) than Son+Kane, anyday of the week.

    13. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      Kane and Son really hurt me. 22 points against me if you look at EO. From 300k to 600k in OR.

      1. Chucky
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        same. from 600k to 1.6 m.. game gone to the dogs now... going super differential from now on to catch the casuals...

      2. Party time
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Exactly why I sold kdb this gw. Having one or both is a shield to protect the rank from major damage

      3. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        No point in lamenting now, best look at it at the end of the GW when everyone has played...

      4. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I had pretty much same fall from grace! 280K to 530K.

    14. Oggle22
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 23 days ago

      What score do we think Zaha beats Shef united?

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        I don't think you should be writing off Sheffield United's chances like that. They are a hard working team and Palace won't be finding it easy...

      2. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Yeah, I timed that comment well 😆

        Palace 1 Sheff Utd 0 (Shlupp)

        1. Oggle22
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 23 days ago

          Lol typical ah

    15. h3nh3n
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Current DGW BB team

        only one FT, but please tell me where to improve for the DGW

        Johnstone* Martinez*
        Cresswell* Taylor* Coufal* Mings* James*
        Maddison* Harrison* Son Grealish* Bruno*
        Vardy* Kane Bamford*

        13/15 doubling.

        Looking to maybe switch James for Dallas?

        Please give advice.

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 23 days ago

        Is 107 from 3 players decent this week lads?

        1. h3nh3n
            1 month, 23 days ago

            not great, but good effort

          • h3nh3n
              1 month, 23 days ago

              please explain how...

          • fedolefan
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 23 days ago

            Come on Lys Misset.