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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
    2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

          looks great

      2. BDA Shadow
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

            And on the other hand possibly yes...

          2. BDA Shadow
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 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
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 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
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 5 days ago

                Exactly

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

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

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

        Very good. But I think you already knew that

        1. SHOWSTOPPERRR
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 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
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Good result. Way above avg so far

    3. REDMOND IN SANDALS
        2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

          Good transfers

        2. REDMOND IN SANDALS
            2 months, 5 days ago

            easiest -8 ever

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

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

          1. Londongeezaa
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Son usually rises in the morning

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

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

          1. Londongeezaa
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

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

            1. Alex_thekid
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 5 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

        5. AzzaroMax99
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

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

        6. BobB
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

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

          1. BDA Shadow
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

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

        7. Alex_thekid
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 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

        8. Pep bites Kun
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 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? 🙂

        9. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

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

        10. Van der Faart
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 4 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

        11. Bleh
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 4 days ago

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

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

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

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

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