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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. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Where’s my Som hatti, and Dallas assist Bamford as well thanks

  2. OrmskirkFC
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    I don't think there are that many players I would rather have playing 180 minutes than Son or Kane playing 90 against Sheffield.

    1. Lukakwho
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Vardy for 180 or Kane for 90?

      1. Kun Tozser
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Vardy won’t get 180 though

    2. HippY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      This!

      I was keeping one of them, but there is a real arguement for keeping both despite one fixture

    3. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      They aren’t scoring more than 1 at Sheffield. Leeds are always going to concede at least 3 against the big teams

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Sheff Utd's line is actually pretty high. Rashford exploited it a few weeks ago

    4. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      But Vardy with two home games.

    5. Jamie_GAWA
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      KDB, potentially

    6. Shultan
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Vardy for 180 instead of Kane & rashford for 180 instead of son

      1. Lukakwho
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I’m keeping Son for the value I have in him

  3. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Son deserves another goal and Kane deserves a yellow

  4. More Cowbell
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Anyone know why Kane gets so many more BPS than Son for essentially the same contribution (1 goal, 1 assist?)

    1. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Better assist quality

      1. More Cowbell
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        *rolls eyes*

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Forwards are massively favored in the BPS system

    3. GreennRed
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Luck of the Irish 😉

    4. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Gets more bps for a goal because he is a forward.

    5. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      More BPS for a goal.

    6. ivantys
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It's actually just 6 more BPS for strikers as compared to midfielders.

    7. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Jose counter vs Bielsa high line offense, you love to see it

    8. Lebowski85
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      I can't drop Kane or Sone to free up funds for the big double. Instead I'm thinking this

      DCL Neto Chilwell
      To
      Martial Martinelli Cancelo for - 4

      Thought?

      Im making these subs before playing my gw18 free hit so I don't lose my free transfer and they will be in my squad for GW 19

    9. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Easy game when the 3 obvious captain picks return.

      Hauls for everyone!

      1. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Salah owners must be very nervous

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          You mean Salah(c) owners must be very nervous. He'll probably haul too so you'll need all four to keep up.

      2. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Hauls for everyone makes it hard

    10. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Harrison gets to 60 mins.

      1. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        thank god

    11. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      That high Leeds line is golden for Son

    12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Bergwijn messes up son assist

      1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        His finishing needs a lot of work.

    13. PL Ball
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Another Son assist wasted 🙁

      1. MikeS
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        🙁

    14. ivantys
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bergwijn is so garbage can't shoot

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yes 🙁

        2. Balls of Steel
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          A very poor finisher indeed

        3. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          A Premier League footballer nonetheless while we speculate about their performances... .

      • ZEZIMA
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Salah cappers VERY nervous right now!!!!!

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Son should be mega hauling here ffs

        1. Pep Roulette
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          This

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Bergwijn failed him

      • KAMARA-COPY
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        If son scores two more, I will gladly hand him my missus, and aint joking

        1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Delete your account instead.

        2. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Good father-son relationship ye have

        3. Leonard hatred
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          does your cousin know you're offering her around like this?

          1. Leif Erikson-Formerly of La…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            *mother

        4. D ✅
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          For free wow, she must be not worth it

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Where's my Dallas points?

      • Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Son should have a cricket score by noq

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Bergwijn is a terrible finisher!

      • Chucky
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Any chance Vardy is completely rested? Have got son (vc) 🙁

        1. Maddamotha
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          No

        2. KAMARA-COPY
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          No chance

      • Balls of Steel
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        The rest did Spurs the world of good having that Fulham game postponed!

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yep, it proved a blessing in disguise - both Son and Kane looked knackered going into this run

      • Gobigorgohome
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        we want more we want more

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Rodrigo been very poor so far.

      • HippY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Nearly another Son A

        I've been watching since the start of the second half and the Kane/Son combo could have had 5 returns between them....in 15 minutes!!

      • Adetro
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        The manager leading FPL doesn't have Son or Kane.

        1. Sid1891
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          May not be leading after today games
          Seen this too

        2. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          casual!

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 27 days ago

        4 more returns from Kane please, Leeds are feeling generous

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Berj really needs to practice his shooting, he needs to spend a day from 6am until 12 at night smashing shots into the net until his feet are raw. Son has that determination

        1. Lukakwho
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          I used to work with Sonny back in my Leverkusen days, he really does have that determination you are right.

      • Chucky
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Kane owners the jammiest of the lot..

        1. ZEZIMA
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Nothing jammy about owning the BEST player in the world

          1. La Roja
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            lol

        2. PremKraut
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          why?

        3. Big Mac 24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          For owning Kane or for owning common sense and owning and captaining Kane v Leeds?

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Fair play. After last GW I'm happy with Bruno cap.

        4. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Rather be jammy than unlucky

        5. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          you have just Son?

        6. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Eh, did you see that assist?

      • JJO
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        1mm far from my Dier goal

        1. King Carlos
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Yep.... dammit

        2. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          yes annoying

        3. threeputt
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          same, and a non Son owner to boot 🙁

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Someone said I'm rank 2 million. I'm rank 300k with multiple top 10k finishes in my repertoire. I love this website and the good people on here. Nice attempt, troll.

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Not all heroes wear capes.

        2. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          repertoire 😆

        3. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Ah fudgy... every 2nd time I log in you say you've had multiple top 10ks.... its 2 right? 🙂

      • Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        It’s a bit ridiculous how little criticism Bielsa and Leeds get for their naive and reckless tactics against teams who will very obviously destroy them if they play that way

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          They've had a lot of criticism. Bielsa has just said he ignores it.

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I don’t think he does. When they were 6-2 down to utd the pundits were still talking about how great Leeds are

        2. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          It's football, it's supposed to be fun

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I do like it to watch, but its suicidal tactics

        3. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Meslier being garbage isnt a tactical decision

        4. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Leeds would still be in the Championship without Bielsa.

          1. Bubz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            But now they are in the premier league and need to adapt accordingly

            1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              I know where you're coming from, but I quite admire his dogged refusal to change his philosophy. Just imagine what they'd be like with a top class squad too.

              1. GreennRed
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                They'd play the same way and lose to the same teams, maybe by a bit less.

                1. Marvin: Phantom der Nacht
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Do you think so? If he had Spurs's squad for instance?

        5. GreennRed
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Not every team can beat them like that though.

        6. Champ
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          His interpreter just doesnt tell him. Its like kin jong dong. Say nothing or you could end up in a gulag.

          1. GreennRed
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            It's not just me thinking I'm watching Narcos when he does post match interviews so.