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Kane injured, Bale recalled and Forster benched for Spurs v Southampton

The injured Harry Kane (£11.8m) is missing from the Tottenham Hotspur squad this evening as Ryan Mason takes temporary charge of the Lilywhites for the first time.

Tonight’s match against Southampton is the second instalment of Spurs’ Gameweek 32 double-header, following the 2-2 draw with Everton last Friday.

Kane scored twice at Goodison Park en route to a 12-point haul.

The England international was widely captained in Double Gameweek 32, with over 95% of the top 10k handing him the armband and around 22% of this leading group using the Triple Captain chip on him.

They’ll have to be content with his double-digit return on Merseyside, however, as the ankle injury he picked up late on in that clash with the Toffees has left him unable to play this evening.

Speaking ahead of the match, Mason said optimistically of his star forward’s fitness:

It’s difficult, we are still not sure yet. We are just treating it day by day. The hope is he might be on the pitch at the end of the week but like I say, at the moment, it’s a day-by-day thing.

Jose Mourinho was dismissed by the north London club on Monday, with Mason handed the reins until the end of the campaign.

He has made three changes to the side that his predecessor named in his final game in charge, with Joe Rodon (£5.0m) and Moussa Sissoko (£4.7m) dropped and Kane sidelined.

Giovani Lo Celso (£6.9m), Gareth Bale (£9.2m) and Lucas Moura (£6.7m) are recalled to a more attack-minded side.

As for Southampton, there are five alterations from the starting XI that were sent out to face Leicester City in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final.

One of the changes sees Alex McCarthy (£4.4m) replace Fraser Forster (£4.0m) between the posts.

As a result of Forster’s demotion, more than one in four of the top 10k will be 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.

Those more expensive custodians were rested by Arsenal and Chelsea respectively over the last few days.

Ryan Bertrand (£5.0m) is injured, while Nathan Redmond (£6.4m), Moussa Djenepo (£5.4m) and Ibrahima Diallo (£4.5m) drop to the bench.

Mohammed Salisu (£4.3m), Nathan Tella (£4.3m), Theo Walcott (£5.8m) and Che Adams (£5.8m) are all handed recalls.

The reverse fixture of tonight’s game finished 5-2 to Spurs, with Son Heung-min (£9.5m) racking up a 24-point haul in the process.

The South Korea international will be part of a three-man forward line with Bale and Lucas Moura this evening.


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Lo Celso Ndombele, Bale, Son, Moura

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Salisu, Tella, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Walcott, Ings, Adams

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773 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    This City - Villa game would be perfect time for a 1-1 both OGs.

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Can't see villa scoring.

      1. Collie01
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Yeah unlikely. I make it 60-65% chance of a City CS.

      2. All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Didn't see Leeds scoring...

        1. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          This is a better City side though.

      3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        With Zinchenko starting?

        He will give Villa opportunities & Dias will be stretched alongside him

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          You say that like Zinchenko has actually been bad lately (which he hasn't).

          Cancelo & Mendy have arguably been poorer.

          1. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Yeah I think Zinchenko has probably been the most solid LB for City this season.

        2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Not convinced at all personally - City have conceded 7 goals in his last 4 league starts, and also didn’t think he was great vs Dortmund - didn’t look good defensible or going forwards

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            *defensively

        3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          BOOM

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Chance wasn't even conceded on Zinchenko's side

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 24 days ago

              He let mcGinn run past him

              Did same with Traore on several occasions

              As I said - City unlikely to keep a clean sheet with him playing... 8 conceded in his last 5 league starts now!

  2. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Digne and Gundogan out for Son and reguilon (-8) mught just pay off lol

    Was looking like a disaster until 90th min

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Could still be a disaster.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Gundogan 9 points just to break even

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Gundogan hattrick hopefully 😉

  3. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Time for the usual please Martinez X

    1. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I had forgotten all about Emi. With no KDB come on that man!!

  4. Marmalade Forest
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    When and who are in the upcoming DGW/BGW for the remainder of the season?

    With a WC, TC and BB and a MASSIVE OR, trying to work out what seems like the best 15 to get for the BB and make something notable of my season.

    Cheers.

    1. Cheeto__Bandito
        1 month, 25 days ago

        have a look at Ben Crellin on twitter

        1. Marmalade Forest
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yeah I was hoping for a bit more than that. Is all we have a “this maybe might move”...

          When would we know by?

    2. Cheeto__Bandito
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Half of the top 10k still have city defence tonight

        1. Collie01
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Yes, surprisingly high actually.

        2. Echoes
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Stones still worth keeping if you have a decent bench imo

        3. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          7-0 city win coming up

        4. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Any other managers who’ve won a trophy during their first week in charge ?

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Pretty evident today that Mason can't win a trophy, Pep can lose one.

            Mourinho could've won it.

          2. Collie01
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Ryan Mason's name will be popping up in plenty of pub quizzes in years to come if Spurs manage to win it.

        5. Eat my goal!
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Would love a stones goal tonight

          1. Echoes
              1 month, 25 days ago

              With how the spurs game went, might need more than just one to try get even just a small green arrow.

          2. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Mcginn g Watkins a

          3. Shaw must go on
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Liverpool??

          4. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Zinchenko covering McGinn superbly there

            Super left back

          5. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            LOL at City defense

            1. Sack The Glazers
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              and pools is better?

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                No ours is a makeshift one ; get the chip off your shoulder the officials might yet buy United the league!

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Besides Woodward is going, you actually stand a chance of winning something again.

                  1. Sack The Glazers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    unlike pool, which takes them 30 years

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      I said something . . . life will be back to normal next year.

                2. Sack The Glazers
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  no chip, just getting closer and closer to the title

                  1. Bushwhacker
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    That'll be well and truly money well spent.

          6. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            United closing in on title, what an event that would be!

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Frantic Glazer checks being written to Stockley Park as we type!

          7. PP6
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Can’t fcking believe that as a double defense owner lmao so done w this tbh

          8. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Got to be the jammiest gameweek ever for me in the ML's ; not because of my picks but my rivals having 3 Chelsea (only 1 played, and I had him too) and now City defense fail with my Stones on the bench . . . .bonkers.

          9. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Cheers Stonesy

          10. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Even the ESL lasted longer.

          11. Echoes
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Burn rotting on the bench and Stones concedes inside 4 minutes? bs

            • Shaw must go on
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Evening all. How was the mighty Spurs match?? That was the time needed to put my son to sleep.

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Pretty average.

                1. Shaw must go on
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Thanks

            • Rassi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Watkins getinnnnnnnn

            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Traore going past Zinchenko like he isn’t there

              Dean Smith targeting City’s weak link

            • Echoes
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Really need Stones to do a Dallas here.

              • Yank Revolution
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Later City CS...love it.

              • Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Should've gone over with the first challenge Bernardo

              • Yank Revolution
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Now, we need no-name G to break up the Villa CS.

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Foden no name? Likely.

              • AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Equaliser

                1.1

                1. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Silva to Foden.

                  Mahrez set up.

              • KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Nooooooooo Martinez clean sheet gone 🙁 🙁 🙁

                Week from HELL

                1. Bushwhacker
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Nearly everyone has him or worse . . . save pts incoming