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Wilson and Son start as Newcastle host Spurs in Gameweek 8

All eyes will be on St James’ Park this afternoon as Newcastle United take on Tottenham Hotspur in the first game since the Saudi-led takeover.

Kick-off is at 16:30 BST.

The Magpies’ are given a boost by the return of talisman Callum Wilson (£7.3m), who has been out since Gameweek 3 with a thigh injury.

Jamaal Lascelles (£4.4m) also comes back into the starting XI, with Federico Fernandez (£4.4m) dropping to the bench.

As for Tottenham, they are unchanged from the side that beat Aston Villa in Gameweek 7.

That means another start for Son Heung-min (£10.1m), despite suggestions that he wouldn’t be involved due to a positive Covid-19 test.


GAMEWEEK 8 LINE-UPS

Newcastle XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Willock, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin, Wilson

Subs: Gillespie, Schar, Shelvey, Lewis, Hendrick, Fernandez, Fraser, Murphy, Gayle

Spurs XI: Lloris, Royal, Romero, Dier, Reguillon, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Moura, Son, Kane

Subs: Gollini, Sanchez, Tanganga, Davies, Winks, Alli, Lo Celso, Bergwijn, Gil

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  1. Redhawk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Son....

    Rage transfers incoming. Took him out after the rumours.

    Bye Lukaku

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Lukaku has Norwich

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        So

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yeah I just don't get this argument at all

        2. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          It’s Norwich……..

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            It's Lukaku

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              It’s also Norwich

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Lukaku is garbage

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Bookmarked

      3. Amartey Partey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Norwich with 2 clean sheets in a row.

        1. Salah’s Sonnet
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Against?…….

          1. Amartey Partey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Brighton and Burnley.

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Newcastle going down would be funny.

    1. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Would love it!!!

    2. Optimus.
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Oil love it if that happens

      1. Tomerick
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Very crude.

  3. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Definitely picked the wrong Spurs player in Scarlett.

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      That's far too wrong 😛

    2. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Johansson?

      1. BeWater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 17 days ago

        She is actually on the same number of FPL points as Dane.

  4. Bavarian
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Kane essential

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      What year?

  5. tibollom
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    how to improve this team guys? Got 2FT 0.1 ITB and WC left...

    Sanchez Foster
    TAA Shaw Marcal Rudiger Livra
    Salah Raph Benharama saka brownhill
    antonio ronaldo ings

    1. dwain100
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Get rid of Shaw and Ronaldo for Dias and Vardy

  6. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    1-7 I reckon at this rate

  7. BeWater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Spurs have a good run coming from GW12 but Son will be 10.5 by then.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Team value seems to be irrelevant atm

  8. maglia rosa
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    It could easily be me but the comparison tool seems to be stuck on Season 2018....any one else having this problem? Something for the Mods?

    1. NATSTER
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      2021 for me

      1. maglia rosa
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Defo me 😛 had it on World Cup qualifying for some odd reason 😆

  9. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Lukaku to Kane?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      GW12!

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Hold the knee

  10. Low Life
    • 12 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Told my friend not to do Jota > Son as Son had Covid

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Ooops

    2. dshv
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      I removed Son on my WC because of that info

    3. BeWater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Those of us who weren't on WC got lucky with the timing of that positive test news. I would have had Son in my team and taken him out when that news broke.

      1. Low Life
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Think some people not on a wildcard did that anyway!

    4. Astronaut
        1 month, 17 days ago

        loosing a friend incoming...

      • MADCHESTER UTD
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Yeah same here. I’m really not happy with that false late info Saturday morning. Telegraph and standard said Son was out. Took him out last minute of FPL and more importantly my flying high FanTeams. Not happy

    5. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Funny how its always players of the team winning that start going down like flies all over the pitch or its keepers taking a catch with nobody near them and hitting the deck for as long as they can. Im all for sporting behaviour but very weary of this being taken advantage of.

    6. lilmessipran
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Getting rid of Son for a hit feels way worse than not getting him on a WC

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Ooh yes!

    7. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Watford and Newcastle the whipping boys to target? Has Norwich actuay improved? And did I forget something? MU?

      1. FOO FIGHTER
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Add Leeds to that pile.

        1. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Yep, sorry for being careless 🙂

      2. F4L
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        it changes, Norwich were, then switch to 5 back. Watford are missing a lot of first choice defenders right now. Newcastle could get a new manager in and improve.

      3. Cruicky
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        depends on what you're targeting.

        attackers - Watford & Newcastle have 0 clean sheets. Those 2 + Norwich & Leeds have conceded on average 2 goals a game.

        defenders - Norwich have scored 2 goals in 8 games, so opposition are usually good value for a clean sheet more often than not.

    8. Don Van Vliet
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      This rumour milling has to stop. Tore up a perfectly good wildcard and seriously down on points as a result.

      1. Debauchy
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        I did too but it was not rumour milling

      2. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Always do your own research and believe nothing

        1. MADCHESTER UTD
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          But team info from the likes of telegraph, standard should be gospel.

      3. Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Just think how you'll feel when Son bags his 4th goal in about 40 mins time

        1. Pep bites Kun
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Gutted?

      4. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        You chose to listen

        1. Don Van Vliet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          With good reason...

      5. Steerpike
        • 12 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Someone's had too much to think.

    9. Street Friend
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      A) ronaldo to Lukaku (C)
      B) ronaldo & Benrahma to Toney & KDB -4

      Meslier
      TAA Laporte Cancelo Christensen
      Salah Raphina saka
      Ronaldo antonio Wood
      (Foster Benrahma livra brownhill)

    10. Astronaut
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Kane trying to trick us

      • Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        7/8 captain successes so far

        subscribe to my patreon to know who I captain next

        xoxo

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          All dead teams captained Salah for 7/8

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Dead teams don't give out advice on patreon though 😉

          2. Optimus.
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Nice 😀

        2. MagicMessi
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Or make a youtube channel and dont tell anyone about your team unless they pay you 😀

      • grooveymatt65
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        ronaldo and benrahma to son and Wilson for free looks super tempting right now

        1. F4L
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Newcastle's fixtures are sadly dire for the rest of the calendar year, as good as Wilson can be he'll be living off scraps.

      • Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Recency bias. Vardy and Son essential now?!?

        1. Thomas Magnum
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Is it still considered a threemium if it’s Salah/Son/Vardy ?

      • Firminoooo
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Son rumours now cost my WC team 27 points.

        1. Debauchy
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Im not going to bother counting , but costly for sure with switch to Mahrez and Cpt over Salah with Son out

        2. MADCHESTER UTD
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          I’m fuming about it. Cost me big points in FanTeam as well as FPL. Could’ve been ok had mahrez matched him but he obviously didn’t

        3. dshv
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Same

      • afsr
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        How was Lukaku ag Brentford? Worried he may not start vs Norwich, and planned to buy him now for Ronaldo

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          Did he play?

      • El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        But the rumour was right, he did test positive for covid19

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 17 days ago

          false positive

        2. Astronaut
            1 month, 17 days ago

            then how do you explain this?

          • Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            They should use better covid tests and not save pennies.

            1. JBG
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              This

          • MagicMessi
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            So what you can still play if you dont have symptoms or mild flu you know:D

        3. BeWater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 17 days ago

          If there was a nuclear apocalypse which wiped out every living thing on the planet, including cockroaches, Son would still find a way to haul the following gameweek.

          1. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Son supernova explosion.

          2. Astronaut
              1 month, 17 days ago

              yeah

          3. SKENG
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Anyone else consider a switch from Lukaku to Mane after next week?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Who would your new striker be?

              1. SKENG
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                343 to 352 with 2 FTs

            2. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Not with the fixtures

            3. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Vardy and Son are cheaper. I fear that only Salah is nailed to start in that team. Mixed fixtures also. And had Jota started instead of Firmino... I'd like to play this fantasy in parallel universe, this season has been combination of bad luck and poor decision making for me.

          4. Inazuma X1
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            How essential is Vardy now?

            1. Salah’s Sonnet
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Nobody is

          5. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            New owners probably spent half time reading small print of contract looking for the get out clause

          6. Inazuma X1
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            is Greenwood actually United's best player or will he be dropped soon?

            1. tommo1989
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Can’t see him being dropped. He’s ahead of Sancho for sure

          7. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Currently down 17 pts after getting Mahrez and Dias for Son and Chilwell after the COVID news. Sometimes too much info is a bad thing

            1. MADCHESTER UTD
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I still think we did the right thing. Get any last minute news unlike more casual players. Normally it pays off. It’s not our fault the news was false

          8. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            Wonder if anyone on WC got in Kane for this week with a plan to switch in Lukaku in GW9 for the Norwich game
            Probably would have been a few if not for the Lukaku fit message in the press conference

            1. Thomas Magnum
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              I did this exact thing on WC. wondering whether I even bother with Lukaku, will monitor price changes though because if Kane rises and I sell I likely would be priced out of him

              1. Sun Jihai
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 17 days ago

                Ah nice - well played!

          9. diesel001
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 17 days ago

            MBS and Staveley won't be enjoying this. Size of the task ahead dawning on them.

            1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 17 days ago

              Honestly I could see the whole project being a complete train wreck

              It's Newcastle like