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Son and Bale both benched as Mourinho sticks with Kane-Vinicius partnership

Son Heung-min (£9.4m) and Gareth Bale (£9.5m) are only among the substitutes as Tottenham Hotspur head north to face struggling Newcastle United.

Kick-off at St James’ Park is at 14:05 BST.

Jose Mourinho had said in his pre-match briefing that Son would be “selected” for this afternoon’s game, although in hindsight, the omission of the word “start” from that declaration did leave a bit of wriggle room for a benching.

Bale is also omitted from the starting XI and Mourinho has indeed named the same Spurs side that recorded a 2-0 win over Aston Villa in Gameweek 29.

That means that Carlos Vinicius (£6.9m) will once again partner Harry Kane (£11.6m) in the visitors’ attack, while Sergio Reguilon (£5.5m) has recovered from injury to start.

After a dismal display at Brighton in Gameweek 29, Steve Bruce has rung the changes.

The Newcastle boss has made five alterations in all, with Matt Ritchie (£4.9m), Dwight Gayle (£5.9m), Emil Krafth (£4.2m), Jacob Murphy (£4.9m) and Sean Longstaff (£4.6m) recalled.

Javier Manquillo (£4.2m), Ciaran Clark (£4.5m), Joe Willock (£4.7m) and Ryan Fraser (£5.6m) are the men to make way, along with Isaac Hayden (£4.6m), whose season is over thanks to a knee injury picked up a fortnight ago.

Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.1m) is only among the substitutes after his return from injury, while Callum Wilson (£6.5m) is not yet fit enough to feature despite a training ground comeback.

Son and Bale were Gameweek 30’s two most-sold players, suffering a combined 760,000 sales – although the removal of the Korean’s flag in FPL did lead to a late surge in incoming transfers.

Kane is the most-captained player of this round of fixtures, meanwhile, having been handed the armband by just under two million Fantasy managers.

GAMEWEEK 30 SO FAR…

Danny Ings (£8.4m) made a blistering return from injury on Sunday, scoring once and assisting Stuart Armstrong‘s (£5.5m) effort as Southampton came from two goals down to beat Burnley 3-2.

Ings then ‘assisted the assister’ for Saints’ third goal, as Theo Walcott (£5.8m) crossed for Nathan Redmond (£6.4m) to cap a remarkable comeback.

Chris Wood (£6.2m) also bagged two attacking returns at St. Mary’s, courtesy of a penalty and a headed flick-on for a Matej Vydra (£4.8m) strike.

Erik Pieters (£4.3m) was substituted with a first-half injury, with Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) returning from his own recent lay-off in his stead.


Newcastle United XI: Dubravka, Krafth, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Longstaff, Murphy, Almiron, Joelinton, Gayle.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Tanganga, Sanchez, Rodon, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Ndombele, Lucas, Kane, Vinicius.

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737 Comments Post a Comment
  1. RECKLESS
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Which 1 from Son Kane Salah Bruno to skip on wc?
    Liverpool back in form and I already going with Jota TAa on wc. Son Kane have dgw soon so look imp till then. End of day fight seems between Bruno v Salah but lot of money tied in Bruno to get back.again...

    1. Flynny
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Vardy instead of Bruno?

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Are they more back in form than after the WH match? That came after beating Spurs comfortably too.

    3. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Come on newcassle!

    4. Thomas Magnum
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Honestly considering keeping them and having a fodder as 3rd forward and then after the spurs DGW downgrading Son and upgrading elsewhere

  2. Sack The Glazers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    so glad I took a hit to bring in Azpi and Son

    1. Balls of Steel
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Made the same two transfers, ha

    2. BremerHB
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Exactly the same here.

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Get bale and son on f*** sake, like watching paint dry

  4. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Lloris is some shot-stopper

  5. Old Bull
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Played my BB this week. Thought Gundo & Bale were at risk of not playing. Switched Gundo to Son. Really hoping he and Bale get time on the pitch but not overly hopeful I’ll see both.

  6. Balls of Steel
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    What a double save from Hugo, sensational stuff!

  7. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Bench boosted activated with Son, Mendy and Stones with 0 points. Fantastic.

  8. HD7
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Son to Bale for a hit last GW and then getting Son back this GW has been ( pick a word)

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      hokeycokey

  9. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Geezo Gundogan, Cancelo, Saka, Tierney injured, now Bale and Son, not getting a break this gw.

  10. Isca Extremadura
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    ‘Arry ammo needed

  11. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    The picture at the top of the article is Son using sign language giving his opinion when he found out he wasn't starting

  12. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    I suppose people only picked Lloris in this one for the save points anyway 🙂

  13. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Get Son on right now Jose you absolute fraud

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Vin goal Kane assist but maybe offside

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Yes offside

    2. Kun Tozser
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Metre and half off side

  15. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Two managers who live a 0-0

  16. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    So much space for son to run into 🙁

  17. Please Answer Me
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    No doubt in my mind that Kane will blank. Such a shame

  18. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    1-0

  19. sunzip14
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Get Son in

  20. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    You got to be bad to concede a goal to joelinton

  21. boc610
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Kane looks Amish with his cheard. I'd say he'd build a mean Barn.

  22. Kun Tozser
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Newcastle goal

  23. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    There’s ma boi!!

  24. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Davinson Sanchez is having a mare this 28min

  25. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Mour now convinced this rancid 4/4/2 is the way forward after a flukey pen and 2-0 win against villa

    Absolute joke, get a bit of flair on the pitch, get bale on

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      He hates bale and is too scared to attack

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 8 days ago

        Joke, never even done a thing wrong and was in form, the whole team was rotten against arsenal

    2. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Tanganga, Sanchez and Rodon was what it takes for Joe Linton to score.

  26. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Son on confirmed soon

  27. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    1-1 Kane

  28. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    OMG kane

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 8 days ago

      Thanks, good to see you act in requests 🙂

  29. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Kane goal

  30. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 8 days ago

    Davinson sanchez has been an absolute disgrace this match, looks half asleep