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Hope that Kane could return in Gameweek 34 as Bale thrives under new manager

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Southampton

  • Goals: Gareth Bale (£9.2m), Son Heung-min (£9.5m) | Danny Ings (£8.4m)
  • Assists: Lucas Moura (£6.7m), Sergio Reguilon (£5.6m)| James Ward-Prowse (£5.9m)
  • Bonus: Son x3, Bale x2, Ings x1

KANE ABLE (TO PLAY)?

A Double Gameweek 32 score that had the potential to be season-shaping ended up being merely satisfactory for owners, captainers and Triple Captainers of Harry Kane (£11.6m).

The Spurs striker had already bagged 12 points in the Lilywhites’ 2-2 draw at Everton last Friday but was denied the chance to face one of the division’s most out-of-form defences thanks to an ankle injury he picked up on Merseyside.

Spurs blank in Gameweek 33 thanks to the clash with the EFL Cup final but then enjoy another hugely appealing fixture, against relegated Sheffield United, in Gameweek 34.

Mason’s comments before kick-off sounded optimistic, with a return in the EFL Cup final still a possibility:

It’s difficult, we are still not sure. We are treating it day by day. The hope is he will be on the pitch at the end of the week.

Mason went onto make very similar comments after full-time.

We’ve just launched a snap poll for Kane owners on our website ahead of Gameweek 33, which you can find in the sidebar and below.

As things stand, over half of you are planning to keep the premium forward for Gameweek 34:

YOU CAN TAKE THE MOURINHO OUT OF SPURS…

The fabled new manager bounce/honeymoon period wasn’t immediately in evidence in north London, with the Ryan Mason era starting in an underwhelming fashion.

It was initially a ‘more of the same’ attacking display from the hosts and a suspect performance defensively.

Southampton should have been a goal to the good long before Danny Ings (£8.4m) nodded in James Ward-Prowse‘s (£5.9m) corner on the half-hour, with Hugo Lloris (£5.6m) earning an FPL save point after just 12 minutes.

There was at least a reaction in the second half, with a superb Gareth Bale (£9.2m) strike restoring parity. Son Heung-min (£9.5m) won all three points with a penalty after a foul on Sergio Reguilon (£5.6m) – the VAR awarding that spot-kick having earlier denied the same two players attacking returns by disallowing the Korean’s strike.

Bale’s thinly-veiled dig at Mourinho after full-time hinted at a more attacking mindset in the weeks to come:

We’re a big team, we have great players, we need to attack more. We need to try and stay higher up the pitch and I think we did that today.

LINE-UP LESSONS

Whenever there is a change of manager at a football club, there is hope of a second chance for previously out-of-favour players.

There are plenty of those at Spurs, such was Mourinho’s scorched earth policy during his tenure.

Bale was chief among them and he was thrown straight back into the side on Wednesday, repaying his new (interim) manager’s faith in spades.

Having lost over a million FPL owners in the last three Gameweeks, there may be renewed interest in a Bale free of Mourinho’s shackles when Sheffield United visit Spurs at the beginning of May.

HAMSTR-INGS

Hope that Kane could return in Gameweek 34 as Bale thrives under new manager 3

Southampton, like Spurs, blank in Gameweek 33.

Ings may be out for even longer than that, with the striker limping out of Wednesday’s game with a muscle problem.

Ralph Hasenhuttl couldn’t tell us much about his injury-prone striker:

Hopefully he is not too injured. I don’t know. I don’t know his situation.

From a Fantasy perspective, the main headline was the benching of Fraser Forster (£4.0m).

That left more than one in four of the top 10k without a playing goalkeeper in Double Gameweek 32.

That’s because Forster is paired with either Bernd Leno (£5.0m) or Edouard Mendy (£5.2m) in over 26% of these squads.

Forster was one of five changes that Hasenhuttl made for this match, with local journalist Jacob Tanswell sounding words of caution:


Spurs XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Ndombele (Winks 73), Bale (Bergwijn 83), Lo Celso (Lamela 79), Son, Lucas.

Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Salisu, Walcott (Djenepo 67), Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Tella (Redmond 84), Adams, Ings (Diallo 58). 

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763 Comments Post a Comment
  1. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Greenwood or Rashy?

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

      Greenwood.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      G

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

      Rest of team,

      Mendy,
      Rüdiger, Shaw, Pereira, Trent
      Lingz, Jota, Bruno, Rashy/Greenwood
      Nacho, Watkins

      Martinez, Phillips, Kane, Son,

  2. Bobby Digital
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Hamster-Ings

  3. Corona is not good 4 U
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 5 days ago

    Make Gündogan -> Greenwood for free sense?

    Thank you!

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

      Yes! Wish I could do that.

    2. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      I think so.

    3. Il Capitano
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Ye

      • Corona is not good 4 U
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Thank you all!

    4. how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 5 days ago

      2 days of wildcard left and I'm still pretty clueless

      1. asquishypotato
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Same, any positive ideas let me know.

        Goalkeeper is up in the air.

        Defence is a bit of a mess outside of Trent.

        Midfield seems like I could be set on Salah Jota lingard Greenwood and one other of Son, a Chelsea player or Fernandes.

        Forward line is a no go zone bar Kane and Nacho.

    5. Il Capitano
        3 months, 5 days ago

        Stones to TAA for free, shift Cress for a hit?

        1FT 3.3m ITB

        Martinez
        Digne Targett Cresswell* Azpi
        ESR Bruno Jota Lingard
        Nacho Bamf

        Fabri - Kane* Son Stones*

        1. how now brown cow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Just taa I think

          1. Il Capitano
              3 months, 5 days ago

              On reconsideration you're right, moving Stones I can just bench Cress and still get 11 players out this week. He might end up being ready for the Burnley game.

        2. Corona is not good 4 U
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Was it stupid to do Pope -> Lloris for - 4 or just bad luck?

          Thank you!

          1. Corona is not good 4 U
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Sorry ... and bench Sanchez ...

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Yes. Needed a cs to break even and spurs dont do those.

              1. Corona is not good 4 U
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 5 days ago

                I thought that Lloris will get 9 points (2 against Everton and 7 against Southampton - Southampton is also not good) and Sanchez only 2 points.

                1. how now brown cow
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  Spurs can concede against anyone. Could have been 4 down at ht.

          2. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            I think ahead of a blank it was a bit daft unless you have another keeper

        3. NUFCAndrew
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Most likely team to win in GW33 (excluding Liverpool)?

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Leicester

          2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Brighton and Leicester

        4. Feed tha Sheep
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          1FT 3.2ITB

          Martinez
          Shaw Cresswell Rudiger Burn
          Salah Jota Lingard
          Bamford Inheancho

          (Son Gund Kane Stones)

          Best move?
          A. Gund > Greenwood
          B. Stones > TAA
          C. Son & Stones > Greenwood & TAA (-4)

        5. HellasLEAF
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          Kane and Sonny owners, keeping both and benching or swapping one out this GW..

          1. how now brown cow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Selling son I think. Spurs were awful for 60 mins.

            1. HellasLEAF
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Am also leaning towards Sonny out, but next GW is Sheff at home could be goals.

              1. how now brown cow
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Depends on your bench I guess. I seem to be needing 2 subs every week (never the 3rd who actually has the points of course)

          2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Initial plan is to do Son to Maddison and Cresswell to TAA and bench Kane for this week for me!! Bruno to Son the week after if need be!!

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

              Similar to me below mate. Decent idea.

          3. CrouchDown
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            One will go.

            If Kane is fit then it will be Son

          4. CrouchDown
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            (A) Kane + Davis to DCL + Watkins

            (B) Son + Davis > Greenwood + Watkins

            1. HellasLEAF
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              B

          5. El Presidente
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 days ago

            I'm shipping Son...

          6. DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Keeping both for Sheffield obviously.

          7. FPL_Motty
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Keeping both, easy decision. See a major turnaround from spurs, they already looked 10x better 2nd half. Add kane back in the mix and easy fixtures and its quids in.

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

              Major turnaround? You watched them just almost lose to Southampton, right?

              1. FPL_Motty
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                3 months, 5 days ago

                You think they almost lost? 2nd half Southampton did sweet f a. Not even close

        6. CoracAld2831
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 5 days ago

          My team for GW33:

          Johnstone
          Mings-TAA-Dallas-Dunk
          Lingard-Salah(c)-Fernandes
          Bamford-Iheanacho(v)-Watkins

          Areola-Raphinha-Digne-Gundo

          I did Kane and Cresswell to Bamford and TAA for a hit.

          GTG?

          1. HellasLEAF
            • 12 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            How long they saying Cresswell out for. Would he play next GW?

        7. Rains of Castamere
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 5 days ago

          49(-4), catastrophic.

          Gone from 3k to 10k in a couple of weeks, season and mini leagues derailing. Everything going wrong at the minute.

          Time to switch off from FPL.

          1. Il Capitano
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Last two GWs have been an ordeal

            • diabydoesgallas
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Very similar story here. Hurtling out of the top 10k after having been top 2k a couple of weeks ago myself - rubbish innit.

          2. Corona is not good 4 U
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Will the double game week take place in game week 35?

            Thank you!

            1. Alcapaul
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Yes very likely.

          3. DannyDrinkVodka
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Stones>Dallas transfer completed........Stones has cost me 16 points in the last 2 weeks (played him over Holding last week and over Rudiger this week). Oh what could have been......

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

              Held Cresswell last week over getting Nacho in. Held Stones this week over getting Greenwood in.

              That’s a loss for you.

              Currently pondering whether to move for Maddison or play Shaw 🙂

          4. CrouchDown
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Any news on Kane?

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Mood music seems to be optimistic for sunday. I'd imagine fit for 34 unless he gets further injured.

            2. HellasLEAF
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              His health is holding up my moves right now. Hopefully plays the following GW then it solves itself.

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

              Mou would have played him

          5. Nedvěd11
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Leno
            Azpi TAA Coady Holding Rudiger
            Salah Jota Lingard Bruno
            Nacho

            Forster Kane Son Davis

            A) Wood for Davis
            B) Greenwood for Son
            C) Save

          6. Kuzser
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            For the first time ever I have 2 no playing defs (Azpi and Cancelo) who will be autosubbed to Stones(-2) and Dawson (-3).

            Speechless

            1. how now brown cow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Sometimes you just have to laugh.

              Last week Burn's 2 minute cameo blocked Dallas's 17 points for me. This week put Dallas ahead of Burn on bench, and Burn not only starts but gets a cs away at chelsea.

              What can you do.

            2. Pointless
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              That’s rough!

            3. Emre Can Pie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              That is perhaps the roughest of the rough I have ever seen.

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

              Ouch

          7. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Fortunately Stones was leaving anyway...

            A) Stones/Bamford > TAA/Vydra
            B) Stones/Son > TAA/Greenwood
            C) Stones/Son > TAA/Maddison
            D) Stones/Jota > TAA/Trossard

            - Vydra (WOL, WHU) is decent.
            - Greenwood (LEE, LIV) is okay.
            - Trossard (SHU, LEE) is good, but Brighton.
            - Maddison (CRY, SOU) is good, but fitness?

            Latter three mean no Son for SHU in GW34, unless selling Bruno (LIV) for him in GW34.

            1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Just seen above mate were thinking similar!!! I fancy Maddison because of the fixtures and double in 35 possibly, going to wait and see what part he play tomorrow first, Greenwood and option too, but I think I’m Leaning towards Maddison!!

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

            Jota, Maddison or Greenwood as a one week punt for Son. Which one please?

            1. HellasLEAF
              • 12 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              I am torn on this one as well. For me initial thought was Jota. But then Greenwood became an intriguing option. Leaning Jota.

          9. Klip Klopp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Mendy to who?

          10. CrouchDown
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Bamford or Watkins?

          11. Kane Lane
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            currently on 80pts with two left not bad even tho bench boost only got me 13pts no foster

            1. The Knights Template
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Where's the humble bit?

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

              Poor BB

          12. Gandalf
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Thinking of doing Vydra + Dias > Watkins + 4.3m, probably from Brighton

            Which is more likely to play? Or any better options?
            A. Webster
            B. Burn

            1. Hits Magnet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              have you already got Iheanacho? Much better option than Watkins (who I currently have in my team and have owned for a long time now )

            2. Major League Shocker
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 5 days ago

              A

              Could still see Burn being rotated with Moder.

            3. Vjm6891
              • 1 Year
              3 months, 5 days ago

              I'm not trying to put you off it as a lot of people seem to say the same, but i'm not sure I understand the putting Watkins in?

              West brom haven't let in too many goals recently and Villa are hardly very goalscoring? Also fixtures after this week aren't exactly great.

              The only plus is he could have a DGW soon?

          13. Flynny
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Hi....no chips....who is the best defender to bring in out of:

            A....digne

            B...pereira

            Both double in 35. But only digne plays 36. Pereira has better fixtures though

            Thanks

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

              B

              1. Flynny
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Thanks

            2. Hits Magnet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              I transferred Digne to Pereira this week .... I just don't see him scoring points at the moment. Not even on set pieces with Rodriguez about

              1. Flynny
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Cheers.....been stung by pereira before .....may jump on him though!

                1. Hits Magnet
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 9 Years
                  3 months, 5 days ago

                  I was just looking for someone nobody in my ML had ....not sure it will even pay off

          14. TFP
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            best cheap (6.1 or less) midfielder to hold till the end of the season??

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

              Pereira

              1. TFP
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                not a terrible shout, I suppose. awful fixtures though.

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

                  They need wins to cling yo faint hopes. Attack has improved after IB.

            2. Mr. O'Connell
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Lundstram. Logical decisions not paying off atm so need to look elsewhere.

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

              Foden

          15. Kane Lane
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Why is Laca only yellow?

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

              Has a hamstring strain, not a tear. Could be back this GW though unlikely.

              1. Kane Lane
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 5 days ago

                cheers

          16. RedJive79
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Stones and Bruno to TAA and Greenwood for -4??

            1. JabbaWookiee
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Yes. Thinking of Philips and Bruno to TAA and Greenwood myself

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

            Any reason not to go Son -> Salah?

            1. Surfeit of Lampteys
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              Perhaps you can't afford it?

              1. El Presidente
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 5 days ago

                Ah ah ah

          18. DycheDycheBaby
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Which one?
            a) KDB to Greenwood
            b) Son to Greenwood
            c) KDB to Salah

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

              Gotta be c

            2. GreennRed
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 5 days ago

              A

          19. Trondero
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Why didn't Mendy play yesterday? Need to transfer out?

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

              Rehabilitating Kepa transfer value

          20. Surfeit of Lampteys
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 5 days ago

            Second week running I will have nine players tops. Iheanacho and Maddison could reduce further tomorrow. Madness. Scores have been alright though