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Spurs switch to back five for Sheffield United game

Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers will be hoping Jose Mourinho’s switch to a back five will provide a boost to Tottenham Hotspur’s well-owned attacking assets.

Deadly duo Harry Kane (£11.1m) and Son Heungmin (£9.7m) line up with a returning Steve Bergwijn (£7.0m) in attack for their game against Sheffield United in Double Gameweek 19.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.8m) and Tanguy Ndombele (£5.9m) are selected in centre midfield.

Providing width to their side will be wing-backs Sergio Reguilon (£5.7m) and Serge Aurier (£5.2m).

Joe Rodon (£5.0m) is back in the heart of their defence with Ben Davies (£4.6m), along with stalwart Eric Dier (£5.1m).

French international Hugo Lloris (£5.6m) continues in goal, having started every game of the Premier League season so far.

Chris Wilder will be hoping his Blades side can build on their first win of the season against Newcastle with another impressive performance.

Out-of-position forward Oliver Burke (£4.4m) starts up- front with top-six slayer David McGoldrick (£5.2m).

There are no changes in midfield, with John Fleck (£5.6m), John Lundstram (£4.9m) and Oliver Norwood (£4.6m) occupying the three spots.

The impressive Jayden Bogle (£4.3m) continues at right wing-back, with Enda Stevens (£5.0m) returning on the left,

Chelsea loanee Ethan Ampadu (£4.3m) who picked up maximum Bonus Points in their last game, is alongside Chris Basham (£4.6m) and John Egan (£4.7m) at centre-half.

Aaron Ramsdale (£4.6m) keeps his place in goal.

Sheff Utd XI: Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Ampadu, Bogle, Stevens; Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck; McGoldrick, Burke

Spurs XI: Lloris; Aurier, Rodon, Dier, Davies, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Bergwijn, Son; Kane

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1,342 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Traction Engine Foot
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bruno and Salah EO is so annoying as a non-captainer. I have to hope Robertson does something.

  2. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Oh well, at least Antonio matched Kane...

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He only needs to start next one to beat Kane.

      1. Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Which is apparently in doubt.

        1. Threat Level Midnight
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Where have you seen this?

          1. Over Midwicket
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Did he limp off?

  3. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Mané will haul tonight

  4. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    KDB benching only scare-mongering?

    1. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Course it is. Those who don't own him would say so, but then there are those who do own him and perhaps have genuine fear of it happening.

      1. Cometh The Aouar...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I don't own KDB and I ain't said anything. Whatever will be will be.

    2. jason_ni
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Doesn't really matter what rumours are now does it?
      Not much can be done.

  5. Sif
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Unless you captain him every week, Kane is poor value.

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      false

    2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Excuse me?

    3. Pegboy
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He's the joint top scorer in FPL with Son. Explain why he's poor value.

      1. Sif
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Not about total points, about how much you pay for them.
        11 points per million. I doubt many will captain him.
        You will need to make compromised across your entire team to accommodate.
        Son 14 points per million (rounding his price up).
        Cresswell 15 points per million, so people are probably not getting in a Cresswell and going cheaper so fit Kane in.
        Dallas 15 points per mil

        Yes i understand that also makes Bruno & Salah poor value.

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          points get you ranks, not value

        2. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Not doing yourself any favours here. Are you suggesting we would win FPL if we filled our teams with Dallases, Cresswells, Souceks and Bamfords?

    4. CABAYE4
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He’s got the most points in the game. If he’s poor value then so is everyone more expensive!

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        That logic is relatively sound but does not counter SIF's statement; rather, it complements/counters the line of reasoning that 'Kane is poor value', without factoring in the captaincy..

        1. CABAYE4
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          If you pick the 15 best value players you’d have 10m or so spare so at some point you need to look at pure points over value.

          Kane would actually be in that 15 btw.

          1. Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Okay, I don't know if that reply was meant for me or Sif. You're still countering the argument that 'Kane is poor value'. That said, Sif now seems to be arguing only that 'Kane is poor value' based on simple calculations.

    5. SH1M1
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Most ridiculous comment I’ve heard on this site so far

      1. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        I've seen far worse tbh . This one had the makings of an Einstein compared to some.

        1. SH1M1
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Lmao tbh I’m not so active to compare to other comments

    6. ivantys
        3 months, 4 days ago

        If you calculate points per million, he is behind Son, Grealish, Zaha, Neto, Soucek, Bamford but ahead of KDB, Salah, Bruno.

        1. Sif
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          In value he's behind a ton of other players people probably don't have in order to accommodate Kane in their team.

          1. ivantys
              3 months, 4 days ago

              Yup but he's much more consistent than all of those, it's just not getting him allows you to have so many premium mids.

        2. noahzark22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          fill your team with the best points/million players and see how well you do.

          1. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Yep, this. Its easy to just get fixated on something like value and PPM, but this game is about the balace. If you built a team of all the best PPM players this season you'd be way behind. The premiums are needed for their huge hauls of points, the value players need to be acquired in addition. Kane is a premium player with a points total reflecting his price

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

          Kane had 3 blanks in a row...

        4. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Non owner?

        5. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          That's really a mistake. He needs to be captained sometimes, not every week. Premiums don't work on points/£m, the only things that matter with them are points and predictability.

          If you want to argue that having too many premiums is counter-productive, I'd tend to agree with that. But this season there are a lot of very high-value cheap players that are worth their salt, so having an extra premium attacker could be a valid approach.

          1. Sif
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            I was typing something like this, a couple poor value premium players you can reply on to captain and boost their value.
            This week Kane's value will be even poorer, he will be outscored by so many players costing half his price.

            I didn't say owning Kane is not a valid strategy. My statement was simple, If people can't use a calculator that's their fault.

            1. Deulofail
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              You're using a executive calculator instead of using your executive function to figure out why Kane can't be poor value if the the highest scoring team might own him. You're calculating value your own basic way with your calculator (or FPL's 'form'), but it's not really helping is it?

              1. Deulofail
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 4 days ago

                Let's simplify game. You are given 10m to spend on one player for the season. Kane costs 10m. Bamford costs 9m. Who is the better value player? I would argue that Kane is the best pick, obviously, but also that he is the best value. The most points you can get for 10m is Kane, rather than Bamford +1m. So far, you seem to have implied that Kane is necessarily poor value, fogetting that we have a budget that we must spend to GET the best value. Investing 10m of your budget in the bank won't work as we don't get interest! 😀

        6. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Everyone knows that ppm does not favour premiums, however if you have three premiums and cap all fairly equally, you don't need to catch many hauls for that equation to totally change

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Will this be Salahs 4th blank in a row? And then Burnley will be his 5th?

        1. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yep

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Lovely turn of form since I decided to perma captain him after the Palace cameo just before Christmas.

      • TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        That’s a fail for Son and Kane owners right?

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Son owners definite fail. I'd be content if I was a Kane owner though.

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Not for Kane owners unless Vardy smashes it.

        3. BenDavies
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Son owners, yes. Kane owners, no.

        4. swobe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Pretty happy with Kane 9pts on BB.

        5. Maddamotha
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          No

        6. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Son keepers fail. Kane keepers success especially as Vardy failed massively.

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Cool kids transferred Antonio in, not Vydra 😉

          2. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            WRONG. It depends on who you got him in for. I got KDB (TC) as a result of the money from selling Kane, so jury still out. Had Vardy already.

        7. DGW Sane TC Fail....
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          People expect too much. Any return for a player is good.

          1. Maddamotha
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Finally someone who gets it.

        8. Pegboy
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Based on the performance it was the right decision to keep, but the outcome was a fail.

        9. CABAYE4
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Solid return. Disappointing as both should have scored from each other’s assist but still decent points.

        10. _Ninja_
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          This gw is think kdb/Vardy outscore Son and Kane but its about the Value lost on them if you sold and how they do going forward.

        11. noahzark22
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          returns from both players? That's success.

        12. Ruth_NZ
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          That assumes that only this week counts. 🙄

          I want Kane long-term, he'll likely be my (vc) in GW21 and my (c) in GW23. So why would I remove him when he also had a good fixture this week and it would cost me money and a transfer to get him back?

          9 points is fine by me. 🙂

      • Rolls-Royce
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Folks complaining about Kane's BPS

        Harry Kane's game by numbers vs. Sheffield United:

        ◉ Most shots (6)
        ◉ Most chances created (4)
        ◉ =Most take-ons (3)
        ◉ =Most tackles (3)
        ◉ Most shots on target (2)

        1. swobe
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          There is a certain bitterness about the complaints. Strikers have always attracted bps.

          1. Earwicker
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            That's why Jimenez used to keep giving 9 pts a game off his only goal.

        2. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Makes me chuckle a bit when folks complain about him 'dropping deep'. The things he does in that area of the pitch always helps with his bonus, coupled with him not doing many things to pick up -baps.

        3. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          You only have to see Harry's stats to see why he frequently gets 3 baps. Hes not just a goal scorer/penalty taker. He creates , defends and takes defenders on. He deserves his baps. He gives his best every week. If you dont want to own him, dont, but leave him to those of us who do. I will just keep taking his points, with the odd goalfest. 12 goals and 11 assists speaks for itself.

        4. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Strikers get more BPS for goals in compensation for the fact they only get 4 points a goal, it’s not complicated.

      • NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Kane since GW1 😎

        1. PP6
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          GW3 for me

          1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Still very good 🙂

        2. FPL_Motty
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 4 days ago

          There was a period recently where Vardy out-pointed Kane. Best is owning Kane, moving to Vardy around the Sheff Utd game for ~6weeks, then jumping back to Kane in time for the Leeds game ;). Admittedly I just shipped Kane this gw though for Antonio, but thats so far equal

      • diesel001
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Kane bps are pretty easy to explain.

        1) He scored
        2) He created a big chance for Son
        3) He scored the winning goal
        3) He made a lot of passes (unusual for a forward)
        5) He played over 60 mins
        6) He did shoot wide / over a bit, but (2) and (3) more than negate that

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Also he does a lot of defensive actions. Like those clearances from corners.

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Nonsense, it's a FPL conspiracy built to favor a few strikers over another for absolutely no discernible reason at all.

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            It does favour certain strikers. Ones who are involved in a lot of play (i.e. passes, tackles) and score a lot of goals.

            1. diesel001
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              It similarly favours midfielders who are involved in a lot of play (i.e. passes, tackles) and score a lot of goals and get assists.

            2. DGW Sane TC Fail....
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 4 days ago

              I would love to agree with you ..But those Andy Carrol 3 bonus points a couple of weeks ago are an absolute joke.

        3. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Also he is English

        4. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Kane is one of the few strikers who generally deserves his baps as he scores and does other stuff as well like create chances, loads of build up passes, often makes a fair amount of defensive work (tackles, defensive headers/clearances).

          Its a much bigger joke that Antonio got max baps yesterday, but you dont see people complaining because most owned him for that.

          1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            You talk sense

          2. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            The least deserving of baps are the defenders who just pass the ball to each other for minutes on end and come up with 95-100% completed passes.

          3. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            What have you done with Brosstan?

      • PP6
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Bailly not starting I can’t fcking believe this b*lox if your dropping someone drop that useless Fridge!

        Henderson at CB gives me confidence tho he can’t even play good in midfield let alone CB. Come on Yanited

      • pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Liverpool to be outside the top 4 tonight?

        1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Nope 1st place

        2. Patio Kev
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yeah it will still all be Jordan Pickford’s fault apparently.

      • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        That last chance for kane and son. Lucky non owners.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Yes 🙂

      • Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Usually against hits but considering this as would be priced out by end of the gameweek at least.

        Vardy -> Kane
        Alioski -> Mitchell
        Zouma -> Stones

        Should make up the -8 in no time? Stones in for strong City fixtures, Vardy injury/fitness doubt, Leeds looking off etc.

        Cheers

        1. JIMMY764
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Wouldn’t make any moves this long before the next deadline, no matter how good they look on paper.

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Cheers. I wouldn't do it yet- it leaves 0.2 ITB so hopefully good for a few days at least

      • Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Joe Rodon looks solid every time he plays.

        1. Pegboy
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          He's been very good. Useful on the right of a back three as he can bring the ball out too.

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Sheffield Utd (1.08) 1-3 (1.22) Spurs

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Spurs over performing once again

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Clinical finishers often can do it

      • BenDavies
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Kaptain Kane I think you will be hiding behind a sofa for the entirety of this game without Salah

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Judging by his season, he should make it through this GW unscathed.

      • Jdpz
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Martial start

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Spurs fail

      • Fred54
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Leeds lost

      • NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Bye bye Dier. Time to sell you again

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Should have sold him and kept Podence 🙁 At least he is on my bench that isn't boosted.

          1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 4 days ago

            Should've started Holding instead of him. Oh well

      • Bielsa's Blue Bucket
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        14 for the two boys. Both owners and non owners alike will take that

        1. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          agreed - espcially given that a lot of transfers out incurred hits and lost value

      • JJO
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Happy new year guys

      • Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Next time someone says Good Luck at the start of a GW, I'll tell them to stick it where the sun don't shine. Why? Look at all those who want KDB benched! Hypocrites. 😀

        1. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          And KDB RC

          We are all rivals in the end

        2. jason_ni
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          They can want all they want, its not gonna happen

        3. Party time
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Lmao.

          Kdb will mega haul

      • Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Need Cavani to come on and haul!

      • Patio Kev
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        That Liverpool defence looks awful, if United counter well on the break they can win this.

        Even once fit Matip can’t be relied upon, am amazed Klopp hasn’t gone out to sign a decent CB in this transfer window so far.

        1. popey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          They dont even need a decent CB, just a competent one. A signing like Spurs signing of Rodon would make the world of difference right now. Playing Fab in defence also weakens their midfield

      • jason_ni
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Ddg, awb, bruno and no pool.
        1 nil bruno winner please.

        1. JBG
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          I'll take that, if it's a Martial assist.

      • OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Best goal keeper combo for the next 10 games ?

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        4-4 Salah scoring 4, Rashford 3 and Bruno 1!!!

        1. Forgetmeknot
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Seconded and motion passed

        2. NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Own goals?

      • NABIL - I had 4 Spurs GW1
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Imagine captaining Kane in a TGW