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Son back in Mourinho’s starting XI but Bale only a substitute for Spurs v United

Son Heung-min (£9.4m) returns to the Tottenham Hotspur starting XI this afternoon but Gareth Bale (£9.2m) once again has to content himself with a place among the substitutes.

Manchester United are the visitors to north London, where the action gets under way at 16:30 BST.

Son is one of three players recalled to Jose Mourinho’s side, with the other two changes occuring in defence.

Eric Dier (£4.6m) and Serge Aurier (£5.2m) are brought into the back four as Davinson Sanchez (£5.2m), Japhet Tanganga (£4.9m) and Carlos Vinicius make way.

Manchester United make three changes from the side that beat Granada 2-0 on Thursday night but compared to Gameweek 31, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI shows just one tweak.

Scott McTominay (£4.9m) is recalled, with Mason Greenwood (£7.0m) dropping to the bench.

That means that David de Gea (£5.3m) is once again only among the substitutes, with Dean Henderson (£5.2m) lining up between the posts.


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Reguilon, Aurier, Rodon, Dier, Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Ndombele, Moura, Son, Kane

Manchester United XI: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Pogba, Fred, McTominay, Fernandes, Rashford, Cavani


GAMEWEEK 31 SO FAR…

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The phenomenal form of Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.9m) and Jesse Lingard (£6.4m) continued at the London Stadium, with both players bagging braces in West Ham United’s 3-2 win over Leicester City.

The pair are joint-top of the Premier League’s goalscoring table from Gameweek 22 onwards, which marked the start of both of their extended runs in their respective sides.

The in-demand pair were among the top three most-bought players of Gameweek 31 and rewarded their new and existing owners with double-digit hauls; this was Lingard’s fifth such return in nine West Ham appearances.

Also among the points was the injured Michail Antonio‘s (£6.6m) replacement, Jarrod Bowen (£5.9m), who teed up Lingard’s second goal and then scored what turned out to be the match-winner when converting Tomas Soucek‘s (£5.3m) pass.

It was a poor afternoon for owners of the defenders on show, with West Ham almost letting a three-goal lead slip yet again.

It’s one clean sheet in seven for the Hammers, one in eight for Leicester.

Vladimir Coufal (£4.6m) and Ricardo Pereira (£5.9m) at least partly compensated with assists but Aaron Cresswell (£5.9m) limped off with a hamstring injury, with his substitution marking the first time he has missed Premier League minutes this season.

James Maddison (£7.2m) and Ayoze Perez (£6.0m) were missing altogether from the visitors’ squad but their absences are thought to be for disciplinary reasons rather than injury-related.

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1,340 Comments Post a Comment
  1. David Brains - OH NO!
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Is a wildcard worth -8 points at this stage? ...or hold for future gameweek?

    1. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Current team (with -8)
      Martinez
      TAA Dias Coady
      Bruno Son Jota Lingard Salah
      Kane Iheanacho
      Subs: Foster Bamford Coufal Lascelles

      1. REDMOND IN SANDALS
        5 months, 16 days ago

        looks great

    2. BDA Shadow
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      You're basically saying the WC is worth 8 points then which is hugely underwhelming.

      1. David Brains - OH NO!
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Yeah - that's the thing. But is it worth more than that down the line? Possibly not

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 16 days ago

          And on the other hand possibly yes...

        2. BDA Shadow
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 16 days ago

          I would say probably yes as well. There's a few teams with fixture swings and a few games to be scheduled still I believe. Can avoid Champion's League rotation etc.

          1. Pep bites Kun
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 16 days ago

            I'd say probably yes. It very much depends on your strategy. Is it OR or ML - what's the strategy for? One is a lot more focused than the other.

            1. BDA Shadow
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 16 days ago

              Exactly

  2. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    64 all out wildcard. Good score or avg? My original team would have scored way less.

    1. RogDog_jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Pretty good I reckon. Almost a top 100,000 gw rank.

    2. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Very good. But I think you already knew that

      1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        No, because I haven't got son and started shaw ahead of coady and I am sure that there are those who started coady and have son on their wc so just checked.

    3. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Good result. Way above avg so far

  3. REDMOND IN SANDALS
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Gundo+DCL+Mee >> Jlingz+Iheanacho+TAA for -8 done.

    1. David Brains - OH NO!
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Good transfers

    2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
      5 months, 16 days ago

      easiest -8 ever

  4. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Guys any chance of son rise tonight? Will be priced out of gundo to son move.

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Son usually rises in the morning

  5. Alex_thekid
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Switching Coufal to Cresswell and Martinez to Mendy probably my worst 2 transfers this season a few gws ago

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      I brought in Azpi for WBH and Palace. Nice 0 and 2.

      1. Alex_thekid
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 16 days ago

        Mendy 0 & 2 Cresswell 1 & 0
        Martinez 4 & 4 Coufal 4 & 4
        And Cresswell is injured as well dooooh + 1 of the transfer was for a -4

  6. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Digne&White left to go. I still hope that one of them would be rested, Dallas lurking from the bench xD

  7. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Interesting to see if Auba's "flu" is better by Thursday

    1. BDA Shadow
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 16 days ago

      Feel like his "flu" might not be better before the end of the season.

  8. Alex_thekid
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Lingardino and Natcho have carried my team this gw and saved me from a 40k red arrow was on like 9 -4 before today's games and now have a 10k green arrow with Veltman left to play should have went with one of them vc like instead of Cancelo my own stupid vault forgot to switch it had Kdb c

  9. Pep bites Kun
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Ahh these ads!!! I've blocked the content, but the box with the annoying x is still there. FFS put the box in the top right rather than block the comments section - jeez! Why can't you advertise a few go-go bars rather than betting sites eh? 🙂

  10. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Wow what a day. The best Sunday of the season.
    Lingard 14
    Iheanacho 13
    Holding 8
    Son 7

  11. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    53 all out on WC. Pretty even overall v old tesm. Selling Lingard was stupid though. Could have been a better week if I hadn't

  12. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Who to make way for TAA? Want to get rid of all them tbh.

    A. Digne
    B. Cresswell
    C. Targett
    D. Dias

  13. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 16 days ago

    Which 1 to start next gw?
    TAA/Shaw starting. Have Mendy in goals.

    A Rudiger (BHA)
    B Holding (FUL)
    C Coady (SHU)