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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. REDMOND IN SANDALS
    5 months, 10 days ago

    All my potential transfers punishing me for not taking a hit.. Lingard Iheanacho brace.. TAA 11 pointer.. Lacazette gonna bag a double isn't he..

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

    Fred is a special player.

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Very.

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Special Ed?

    3. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      This guy knew

    4. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Is he? First good game in a year

    5. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Nice goal

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Kane has been awful

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Clearing the rot for his DGW masterclass next week

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah he need to be quiet for mega score as TC next week

    2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      He’s entitled to an awful 54 minutes every now & again tbf

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        On the other hand a risky TC on Son might be a cheeky punt

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Plays for Liverpool?

  4. GreennRed
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Maddison must have given up on his slim Euros chance.

    Were himself, Perez and Choudhury out partying?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Party last Weekend. Madness.

      1. GreennRed
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Eejits.

  5. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Top 4 race is amazing this year

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Amazing fails?

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

    Dier could hold his place for the dgw?

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      I wouldn't go near

      1. Albrightondknight
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Been rotting on my bench anyway. Will need a minus 4 and that’s before I consider getting rid of him.

  7. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Went without Bruno for the last 4 with the plan to get him back for Burnley but not sure anymore. Pogba and Thursday nights seem to be getting to him

  8. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Fred G

    1. Here's Tom with the We…
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      What they gonna disallow this one for??

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        No foul this time

    2. Sack The Glazers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Fred, the next Messi

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

    As I said, special player.

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Timing

    2. fusen
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Which sort of special did you mean?

      1. GOTHAM City F.C.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Do you have different meaning to that word?

        1. fusen
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 10 days ago

          the dictionary does

  10. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    1-1

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Cavani save.

      Fred.

      Justice!!

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        ? Why justice?

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

    Lovely goal

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Sweet.

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

    Fred was torrid earlier. Of course 😆

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      2 and a half years ago in the league!

  13. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Right said Fred

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Is he not a leftie?

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        String vest man

  14. JBG
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Get in! Love it!

  15. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    All setup for a winner from the big man himself X

    1. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Is Nat Phillips playing?

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Lingard got himself a brace.

  16. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    5 months, 10 days ago

    That equaliser was so, so predictable. Standard Jose.

  17. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Great player

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Son close

  19. Pad Randa (The OG)
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Somehow on a green arrow this week with 45. Makes Watkins and Dallas on my bench that much more painful...

  20. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Son denied a 2nd goal by Utd No 1 GK

  21. lilmessipran
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Who got the assist for fred's goal?

    1. hullcityfan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Cavani

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Cavani save, finish.

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Cavani

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Nobody

      1. Sack The Glazers
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        wrong, cavani

  22. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Son should score there

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Good save Hendo.

  23. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Stay on the bench Bale - I want Watkins off the bench.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      5% chance of Bale coming on

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        I think Bale will be subbed in

  24. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Son to decide it with a brace

  25. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Bruno Goal denied

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Ouch

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      Was a good chance

  26. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Lloris good save

  27. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Son goal and Bruno goal needed asap. Son more important

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

      Both chances just came and went.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        It will come

  28. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Interesting baps battle

    Shaw not quite out of it.

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 10 days ago

      What's the current score ?

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 10 days ago

        Son and Fred 26

        Then a raft of players between 13 and 16. Moura doesn't seem to like baps much - behind Lo Celso and Maguire

  29. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Sisoko in, still no Bale

  30. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 10 days ago

    Is Cavani nailed on now ?

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

      Not 100% as Greenwood can play up top. Should play a fair few mins though.