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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. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Well, this is going to be tough viewing in the second half.

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Another couple for Kane would be ideal with no Son involvement.

  2. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    I chose KDB(-4) instead of Kane. Let's see how bad can it goes.

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

    When do Sheffield pull the plug on Wilder? he's got it wrong all season. Team has no shape and today against a team like Spurs, i'd have expected Sheffield to sit in a low block to limit the space for Son and Kane.
    Really poor from Wilder.

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      And the money they paid for Brewster, that is the kind of money you spend on a proven player not an untested future prospect

      1. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        of course, he's not the man to turn it around if they wish to stay in the PL. Their other difficulty is, there are no suitable managers available to come in to rescue the season.

      2. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Not only that, he can't even get a start. Record signings ffs. Doesn't even fit their playing style

        1. Bookkeeper
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          absolutely, they should have looked at Origi instead, i'm sure Liverpool would have been tempted at 25-30m

    2. faux_C
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      They won't stay up no matter who they appoint and Wilder will be able to bring them back up. Not everything has to be kneejerk.

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        1 win in 19 matches, hardly a knee jerk

  4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Kane to Vardy movers unite! Well, is Vardy fit to play Chelsea though?

    1. tokara
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      50-50, sub put to preserve him based on news.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Hope he plays and gifts us believers something!

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Season ending move right there. Why even bother doing the logical thing...

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        And especially this season, bad move actually!

      2. Whazza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Wow you're still grumpy

    3. boc610
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I think I saw him leaving the king power using a zimmer frame

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        A case of WKD today and back in training tomorrow.

  5. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Realistically SHU are probably most likely to score during the next 10mins....

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      They actually are creating. Ollie Burke has the pace to trouble spurs. Shame he can't finish.

      1. mojoindojo
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Whoosh...

  6. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Sold son and Kane to accommodate kdb Antonio and vardy..so still hope..

  7. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Come on Sonny

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yes come on!

  8. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    What pts people are expecting from Salah in LIV-MUN game?

    1. BenDavies
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      8-10

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      2

    3. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      2

    4. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 10 days ago

      1 goal from penalty

      1. GROBARI
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 10 days ago

        So 6 pts

    5. Ode
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      7

    6. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      7

    7. yalala
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Why is everyone so pessimistic... 3

      1. Jimmy Boy
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        He has scored one goal in five appearances against United, it was in stoppage time on the break when United had thrown everyone forward for the last corner

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          So you're saying he's due

    8. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      2 X 3 for TC like me. I can't believe I TC'd him. He'll blank v the next two defences. He's in awful form and will barely get any shots off.

    9. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      25 because I dont have him

      1. MoSalad
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        We can hope

  9. BenDavies
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Now it's 2-0 I don't think Mourinho tells them to sit back. Hopefully Spurs just continue to free flow attack to get them going again after recent dry spells

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Is it Mou, the happy one, today?

  10. BeWater
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Defenders - 6 points per goal
    Midfielders - 5 points per goal
    Forwards - 4 points per goal
    Kane - 7 points per goal

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah he’s a bap thief....

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Only the first goal

      1. BeWater
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Yep 🙂

    3. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I'm for forwards getting 4 pts for an assist.

  11. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Prediction for the final score for the SHU - TOT match??

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      1-3

    2. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      0-2

    3. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      1 - 5

    4. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 10 days ago

      1-4

    5. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      0-4

    6. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      1-2

    7. RamaJama
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      0-2

      1. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Mourinho always puts on the break to secure the win

    8. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Just another Son goal and maybe McGoldrick 😛

    9. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      0-13

  12. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Any news on city line up guys? Sold son for kdb..

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Son is only on 4pts and barely in the BPs, KdB was a must this week so fear not

    2. Burger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Kdb benched.

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Confirmed? Is the source reliable??

        1. Whazza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          It's a picture of a burger. Surely trustworthy?

          1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 10 days ago

            Ha ha cheers

        2. Burger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          Made up by me, incredibly unreliable 😆

          1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 3 Years
            8 months, 10 days ago

            Tasty..:-)

        3. Pukki Party
          • 4 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          McFeast sauce

  13. Says
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Why do sky have their pundits in office chairs

    1. Begbie.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Their shift is 1pm to 10pm tonight so probably for comfort.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      They gave their sofas to Kane & Son sellers.

    3. FDMS All Starz
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Probably temporary due to covid

  14. Deulofail
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    FYI
    Combined ownership of Salah, Son and KDB:

    10.8% in the Top10k .
    Around 3.2% overall.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      How about Salah, Fernandes, KDB? That is the real threatening trio.

      1. Deulofail
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        39.7% top 10k
        7.23% overall

        1. Brimble82
          • 2 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          And all five?
          Bruno, KDB, Salah, Son & Kane?

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            8 months, 10 days ago

            0.48% top 10k
            0.12% overall

            1. Brimble82
              • 2 Years
              8 months, 10 days ago

              Nice. Thanks DF

  15. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Surprising that Wilder hasn't dropped Ramsdale. Why not give another GK a go?

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Afraid Wilder has got many things wrong this season!!

  16. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    2 points below top10k average atm with 21 to go! Cant wait for the real games!

    1. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      You have 21.67 points? 😀

  17. Camino Aleatorio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    How I classify players as I play them

    Putin Class = Average less than 1500 per season
    Buddikha Class= Average less than 1800 per season
    Casual Class = Average less than 2000 per season
    Bezerker Class = Average less than 2200 per season
    Grenadier Class = Average less than 2400 per season
    Stud Bolt Class = Average more than 2400 per season

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Not many Stud Bolt Class.....

    2. Over Midwicket
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      What are you talking about?

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        I’m guessing FPL players (points) rather than actual players

    3. L'Aeroplanino
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      wut

    4. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Grenadier Class 😎
      (If you meant 2300 rather than 2200.)

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Oh no your wording so fine, just funny worded.

    5. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I’m a high level Grenadier based on last 5 seasons

    6. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Grenadier easy... doubt theres many in the last category

  18. Firminoooo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Watching the Spurs games with no Kane or Sone are exhausting. Been doing it the whole season and don’t know if I can handle it anymore.

    1. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Im not even watching the Spurs game any more. Its just pure torture watching jammy casuals rewarded over and over and over

      1. highsguy
        8 months, 10 days ago

        So jammy to keep the highest scoring duo in the league. Think the real casuals took -12 hits just to bring in DGWers with no regard to form, fixture, rotation, etc...

    2. Gizzachance
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Took son out for kdb for -4
      T/c kdb, still worrying watching son an Kane with a sgw( pulls mask over head to hide !)

  19. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    It’s about time Kane got a hatti

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Has he ever done it under Mou? Could not remember ...

  20. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    We all know that Ramsdale is rubbish but I do think he's being made a scapegoat in this Sheffield Utd team.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Nah. He is a massive part of the decline in defensive performance.

      Wilder is to blame for the decline in offensive performance. He should be playing Burke and Brewster together. McBurnie and McGoldrick should be nowhere near the first team.

    2. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      I can think of several worse

      DeGea, Kepa, Leno, Pickford, Areola, Patricio

      English fans absolutely hate English keepers

      Time y’all take a knee against English Keeper hate

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        You must be kidding

  21. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Just a 3k rank drop after that kane goal(and current 3 bonus) phew

    1. djman102
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Where are you ranked? I went down over 60K. Granted that's a 10% drop for me.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        32 to 35k

        1. djman102
          • 12 Years
          8 months, 10 days ago

          So also about 10%. Interesting.

  22. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Martial likely to start?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      You tell us Ole.

  23. DGW Sane TC Fail....
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    i own Kane and Son and expecting nothing from them this half ..spurs with 100 completed passes between the back three

    1. noahzark22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Expecting really only a counter attack goal

      1. DGW Sane TC Fail....
        • 10 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        i would take that 🙂

  24. Forgetmeknot
    • 2 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone else with only a few players played so far? I’ve only had 3 (although does mean I have another 19 to go)

    1. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Yep, only 4 for me. Justin & Kane being two of those 🙂

  25. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    If ever there was a week not to check your scores after each match this is it

    It’s a marathon not a sprint this week

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Not if you have SGWers like Bamford and DGWers Like James who did not feature or Vardy who hobbled off!

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      100%, it’s so tempting for me to check right now with Kane and Son but knowing I only own Bruno in the United game I could drop big time!

  26. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    60k rank drop after that Kane goal!

  27. FDMS All Starz
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Is Kdb benched? Or fake news?

    1. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Fake news but i will love to see it

    2. Whazza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Dunno do you trust burgers?

      1. Camino Aleatorio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        Eats boogers probably

  28. Baron Penguin (FKA Hadebayo…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Difficult for me to judge if my bench boost is success or failure simply because I hadn’t bothered deciding who I would actually have benched.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Your three lowest scoring players.

    2. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Just had a look at your team and can confirm it's a fail.

    3. Ruth_NZ
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Decide now and be honest. Shouldn't be that hard.

      Otherwise look at the gap between your final total and other teams that didn't use it. That's a rough guide.

    4. Deulofail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Give me the players and I'll let you know

    5. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Johnstone Bamford Raphinha targett.. mine will very likely be a fail

      1. Ruth_NZ
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 10 days ago

        2 Covids & 2 blanks. Bit unlucky.

  29. yalala
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Anyone have irrational hatred for their close rivals

    1. Camino Aleatorio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Hate him and he hates me

      But we would miss each other if we did not have each other

  30. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 10 days ago

    Can't even bear to watch this without Kane and Son, might go for a nap for 45 mins

    1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 10 days ago

      Already stopped when aurier scored that too having sold son and Kane...utd pools is the one today..