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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. Sterling Archer
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    would of had a good 11, if white hadnt seen yellow then red

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Now you have good 10, not bad at all

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      What about red then yellow?

  2. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Chelsea fans........With CL on Tuesday, do you think Alonso will play this GW ??

    1. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Im selling. So in effective against Brighton that he was subbed off and Reece James had to be moved across to cover him and play out of position.

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        He needs to go, but I have also Stones and no free transfers. Yet I need 11 starters. I cannot see him starting as long as they have something to play for.

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Alonso is a dead man walking

      1. gooberman
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Exactly!!

  3. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    What to do with this lot ?

    FH left
    1FT
    1.6 in the bank

    Mendy
    Shaw, Holding, Rudiger, Phillips,
    Salah, Jota, Fernandes, Lingard,
    Iheancho, Fabio Silva

    Sub: Forster, Kane, Son, Dias

    ?

  4. Andrew
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    When does the DGW look like happening?

    1. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      GW35

  5. teneighty
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    How long do we reckon Ings is out for?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Intermittently, he’s out for the rest of his career. Made of glass, get rid

      1. teneighty
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Was hoping to keep for the upcoming double as my bench looked okey prior to all these flags. Can't see any obvious replacement for this GW so might as well wait a week to transfer him out.

        1. JBG
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          Cavani?

  6. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    GTG here ? Really wanna save a transfer but obviously very fragile with the bench I have plus possibly mendy and rudiger not playing

    A. Gundogan > Mcginn/Saka/ASR/milivojevic
    B. Kane>watkins
    C. Kane and gundogan > Dwelbz and Bruno-4
    D. Save ft

    Mendy
    Rudiger Shaw TAA Konsa Holding
    Salah(C) Jota Lingard
    Vardy Nacho

    forster kane son gundogan

    1. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Much money in the bank? I wouldn't lose Kane personally, maybe gundo to Greenwood or Maddison if you can afford.

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        yeah if I had the dough I would go that route but only afford a 5.8 mid for gundo

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          McGinn/milivojevic got a possible dgw 35 plus a fixture in gw 36

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            If we are bringing in mcginn and mili then something is terribly wrong...

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              yeah very punty to say the least, should probably scratch that thought

        2. Bartowski
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          I'd rather Pereira to any of the mids you've listed there.

          1. drughi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 27 days ago

            pereira could be an option no dgw though

            1. hustler7
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              5 months, 27 days ago

              I thought Leicester do have a double in GW35 of Newcastle & Man Utd but blank in 36?

    2. Lemongrab
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Don't sell Kane.

      D

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        cheers, just worried kane is not fit enough to be back for sheffield plus watkins have WB then a DGW

  7. las90855
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    A Laca > Watkins or Cavani?
    B Son > Greenwood
    C Do both for -4?
    just need one transfer so that I hv enough players for gw33.

    1. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Laca to Vydra and upgrade elsewhere possibly.

  8. Tmel
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Martinez
    White* TAA Shaw Rudiger
    Bruno Lingard Jota Raphina
    Nacho Bamford
    (Areola Kane* Son* Dias*)

    White getting sent off was a real pain as I only had 11 players as it was.

    a) White > Pereira
    b) White > Dallas
    c) White > Saiss
    d) White & Bruno > Dallas & Salah (c) (-4)
    e) White & Bruno > Saiss & Salah (c) (-4)

    1. Bartowski
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      A

  9. Lemongrab
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone else tempted by the Son -> Bruno -> Son hokey cokey? No other pressing issues and getting Bruno this week feels like a sensible move.

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      feels like a bit of waste of free transfers considering we have dgw 35 and blank gw 36 to think about. Who will you bench if you get bruno ?

      1. Lemongrab
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Digne would get benched. Although I also have Raphinha who is still a doubt so he might miss out meaning Digne would play.

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 27 days ago

          depends on what you expect from bruno, leeds been solid at home lately plus united have EL in mind

    2. Henryyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I'm doing that with Greenwood over Bruno

      2FTs and a strong team

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I am considering Son to Greenwood this week then Bruno to Son next week

  10. Henryyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Do you think Son will drop in price before GW34 deadline?

    1. Lemongrab
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Unlikely IMO

      1. Henryyy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Cheers

  11. afsr
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    No chips left, need help deciding what to do with Spurs assets

    Martinez
    Targett - Shaw - TAA - Rudiger
    Bruno - Jota - Mount - Lingard
    Iheanacho - Bamford

    Lloris - Kane - Son - Digne
    1FT, 1.8 ITB

    A - Son, Lloris -> Salah, Forster/Ryan (-4)
    B - Son, Bruno -> Salah, Greenwood (-4)
    C - Bruno -> Salah
    D - Mount -> Greenwood
    E - Lloris, Digne, Mount -> 3.9 keeper, Holding, Salah (-8)
    F - save

  12. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 27 days ago

    Why people getting rid of Azpi? Will he not play next GW?

    1. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Think he will play most games from now on, well deserved rest

      1. denial
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        5 months, 27 days ago

        Ta. I doubt he's been dropped.

  13. Parsnips
      5 months, 27 days ago

      KDB > Salah?

      team will look like this...

      martinez
      saiss rudiger holding coufal
      Salah bruno lingered Jota
      Iheanacho Calvert Lewin

      fabri philips son kane

      should I also do dcl > Watkins or Bamford as well for a hit?

    • Who are all Lukakus
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      What to do with 2FT, 0.1m itb?
      A. Mendy, Dawson to Martinez, Veltman
      B. Son to Greenwood/Maddiso
      C. B plus Mendy to Martinez

    • willos_wanderers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      I have 2FT and 0.2 ITB

      Mendy
      Rudiger - Shaw - TAA - Amartey
      Salah - Bruno - Jota - [Neto]
      Iheanacho - Vydra

      Forster - Kane - Son - Dias

      I'm stuggling to know what to do, particularly given the Mendy situation. Do I:

      1. Neto, Son -> Greenwood, Lingard
      2. Neto, Son, Forster -> Greenwood, Lingard, Martinez (-4)
      3. Neto, Kane -> Vardy, Greenwood
      4. Neto, Kane -> Vardy, Lingwood

    • PatrickDawson1976
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 27 days ago

      It now states on the 'info' section for LACAZETTE that he is potentially back for the 2nd May. What do you guys think about that !?

    • the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 27 days ago

      Play which GK?

      a. Sanchez
      b. Martinez

      Cheers 😉