Scout Notes

Gabriel injury latest as Son and Kane haul in north London derby

We round up the key Fantasy Premier League (FPL) talking points from Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal in our Scout Notes summary.

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SPURS REIGNITE TOP FOUR PUSH

Two goals from Harry Kane (£12.4m) and a red card to Arsenal’s Rob Holding (£4.1m) put Tottenham in firm control of the north London derby, before Son Heung-min (£11.0m) added a third early in the second-half.

Spurs have now won five of their last six home league games, scoring at least three goals in each of those victories, with Burnley up next in Sunday’s Gameweek 37 opener.

The Clarets, meanwhile, could potentially be missing both of their first-choice centre-halves: James Tarkowski (£4.9m) exited last weekend’s game against Aston Villa in the early stages of the second half after feeling tightness in his hamstring, while Ben Mee (£4.6m) is out with a leg injury.

As for Son, the South Korean is now just one goal behind Mohamed Salah (£13.3m) in the Golden Boot race. The Liverpool man looked like he was going to run away with the award a few months back, but Son has hit 10 goals in his last eight league games to close within one of the Egyptian.

He wasn’t able to draw level with Salah on Thursday, however, with Antonio Conte withdrawing the player after 72 minutes, much to his frustration.

“Obviously I want to play always but what can I say? I have to accept it. We have a game on Sunday so that’s why. I am not angry just disappointed. I have to move on. I wanted to keep playing. We have an important game so I need to be ready, recover well and be fresh again.” – Son Heung-min on his withdrawal after 72 minutes

“I know Son Heung-min wanted to continue to play but I had to think not only about this game but to have fresh players. They spent a lot of energy. I made the decision to give them a bit of rest. He promised me on Sunday he will go to try to score.” – Antonio Conte on Son Heung-min

Son’s goal and assist means that he has now produced five double-figure hauls in his last eight matches and trails Salah by just 16 points at the top of the FPL standings.

On the injury front, Cristiano Romero (£4.8m) missed out due to a hip injury, which Conte touched on before kick-off.

“In the game against Liverpool he received a hit on his hip. After the game he had pain and is not right to recover.” – Antonio Conte on Cristian Romero

DEFENSIVE ISSUES AT ARSENAL

Despite tonight’s damaging defeat, Arsenal remain in the driving seat for a top-four spot with a one-point lead.

Despite that, there’s no room for any slip-ups against Newcastle United and Everton and they are struggling defensively: they have now gone eight league matches without a clean sheet since the 1-0 win at Aston Villa in Gameweek 30.

That’s coincided with injuries to Thomas Partey (£5.0m), Kieran Tierney (£4.9m) and more recently Ben White (£4.6m), although the latter did make the bench tonight.

However, it gets worse for Mikel Arteta, as they lost key centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes (£5.4m) to injury against Spurs, while Holding will serve his one-match ban at St James’ Park following his red card.

As for Gabriel, the 24-year-old went down feeling his hamstring and limped off shortly after, although Arteta did sound fairly upbeat in his post-match interview.

Gabi [Gabriel] is not normally a player who asks to be get off the pitch. He felt something but hopefully it’s not much. It’s a muscular problem and we’ll have to assess it” – Mikel Arteta


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Davies (Rodon 82), Royal, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon, Kulusevski (Moura 72), Son (Bergwijn 72), Kane

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Cedric, Holding, Gabriel (Tavares 76), Tomiyasu, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli (Smith Rowe 64), Nketiah (Lacazette 73)


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561 Comments Post a Comment
  1. George James
    • 7 Years
    10 days, 19 hours ago

    Best move?

    A) White >> Digne -4

    B) Sanchez >> Martinez -4

    C) neither.

    1. Holmes
      • 8 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      A

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      A

  2. Mozumbus
      10 days, 19 hours ago

      Bottomed
      How's she looking, FH:
      Martinez
      Digne Anderson Holgate
      Salah Son Maddison Zaha
      Kane Ings Richarlison(c)
      Stele Tsimikas Delph Amartey
      0.0 ITB

      1. DavvaMC
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        I like it. I hope the 3 up top is the way to go!

      2. Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Vardy instead of Kane if you are not leading in any ML… time to have some fun and see if it works out…

      3. DavvaMC
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        Happy with the defence? Worried no Liverpool defender?

        1. Mozumbus
            10 days, 18 hours ago

            Not happy, suffering from low TV. Want to go heavy in the front.

      4. Jebiga
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 19 hours ago

        1. Cancelo and Gordon

        Or

        2. Digne and Coutinho

        ?

        1. DavvaMC
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          1.

      5. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        If Ramsey still injured move for Gordon?

        Pickford
        Cancelo VVD TAA Alonso
        Salah Son Mount Saka Ramsey*
        Watkins*

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          cant afford anyone better?

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 18 hours ago

            0.3ITB

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          You could trade in Trent and upgrade Broja and Ramsey or 2 strikers? Is it Dennis that you have too.

          Everton midfield is hard to pick from, but with 2 home games Richarlison and Ings likely worth a punt.

          Even a hit unless you want to play disciplined in gw37?

          Mind, selling Trent would mean someone like Mason coming in. Depending on what you might have up your sleeve for gw38 with a final chip?

          1. Little Red Lacazette
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 18 hours ago

            cheers

      6. DavvaMC
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Matip or Zinchenko on a Free Hit?

        1. DavvaMC
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Also Digne or Mykolenko?

          Thanks

        2. Third Eye Vision
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Matip & Mickey

      7. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        On FH:

        A) Mykolenko, Madders, Kane
        B) Trent, Gordon, KDB
        C) Trent, Madders, Vardy

        1. Bruno Commando
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          I like B

        2. Third Eye Vision
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          A

        3. Bavarian
          • 4 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          B

      8. Jebiga
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        How many dgw players you will have?
        Is 7 too much?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          No such thing as to many just depends if they actually get any points

          Likes of Robbo, Trent, cancelo, salah, Kane, son, kdb could all punish free hitters loading up on double game week players

        2. Razor Ramon
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Depends on how many minutes they're likely to get

      9. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Any Crystal Palace fans, or anyone out there, with injury updates on Guaita?

        Thanks

      10. tommo-uk-
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Which FH is better?

        A)

        Pickford

        Digne Holgate Mykolenko

        Son KDB Zaha Jota

        Watkins Ings Kane

        B)

        Pickford

        Digne Robertson Mykolenko

        Son KDB Zaha Jota

        Watkins Ings Vardy

        1. Razor Ramon
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Not sure about triple Everton defense

        2. DavvaMC
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Prefer B.

        3. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Holgate and Kane

      11. Razor Ramon
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Not every -16 hits the same, depends what you do with the funds

      12. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Arsenal fans acting like nketiah is the next Henry after a couple of goals

        1. Razor Ramon
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Compare stats at age 22...

      13. Jebiga
        • 10 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Zaha or Coutinho?

        1. DavvaMC
          • 1 Year
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Zaha.

      14. Athletico Underachieving
        • 1 Year
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Two burning questions for me this week…

        1) Coutinho (and roll FT) or Zaha
        2) Salah (c) or Kane (C)

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          1 zaha tempting fut 2fts for gw38 could be priceless so roll
          2 salah

          1. Athletico Underachieving
            • 1 Year
            10 days, 16 hours ago

            Cheers, swaying towards Kane (C) but will have more of a think…

      15. KUN+10
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Pickford
        Digne TAA Robbo
        Son Buendia Coutinho Maddison KDB
        Rich Vardy

        Sanches Mateta Amartey Dias

        Who to (c)? Chasing 30 points lead and he has FH. Im f@$cked. Any recommendations?

      16. mo 10+ FFS- einzkp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        I have 2 free transfers. If I free hit this week will I still have 2 ft's?

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          nope

        2. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          nope so fh38

        3. Arn De Gothia
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Wow, 12 seasons

          1. Reinhold
            • 11 Years
            10 days, 17 hours ago

            You seem fun at parties

      17. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Play FH 37 or 38?

        Pope,
        Cancelo, Trent, Cash, Justin,
        Saka, Salah, Mount
        Kane, Richy, Eddie

        Ramsdale, KDH, Kulu, Silva,

        .8

      18. The Tinkerman
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Any moves here? I’m tempted to hold the FT to be honest, can’t afford Richarlison without a -4 and there is no hit I can see worth that:

        Guaita/Sanchez
        TAA, Cancelo, Justin, Cash
        Salah, Son, Coutinho, Maddison
        Weghorst, Mateta

        Mount, James, Broja

        Also risky benching the Chelsea lads I think…

        1. The Tinkerman
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          0 ITB *

      19. matiakez
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        What to do with Ramsdale?

        Keep and hope for save points
        Play Dubravka
        Sell for a keeper who has decent fixtures in 37 and 38

      20. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Would u stick with Salah v S'hmpton?

        Iv have no city and was considering Kdb

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          I will stick and captain sir

        2. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          I'm tempted to twist.

          Holding Salah while everyone else hauls seems an odd approach.

        3. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          captain material

      21. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 7 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        kdb or son on fh? Have Kane. cheers

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Both if you can but to answer your question KDB for me

      22. tibollom
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        trailing my ML rival by 25pts, ive still got a FH to play and he doesnt.. is it doable?

        This is his team, should I be looking to differentiate myself completely?

        Rams Foster
        Taa Laporte Alonso Myko Fofana
        Salah KDB Son Gordon Brownhill
        Richa dennis nketia

        1. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 7 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          he has a good team. get kane (no kdb or son) on fh and robertson instead of taa. watkins up front and double villa defence. gl 🙂

          1. tibollom
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 18 hours ago

            yea he does.. so you dont think it's too risky to go without KDB? other option would be no Salah and get Diaz instead?

            Could do a FH like this:

            Schemeicel
            Matip Cash Digne
            Diaz KDB BSilva? Zaha
            Kane Vardy Watkins

            Steele Andersen Gordon Tsiki

        2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          I would just pick what you think will score the best this week. 25 points is nothing. Kane, Zaha and Cash look like decent differentials to me.

          1. tibollom
            • 5 Years
            10 days, 18 hours ago

            thanks mate, yep am on those 3 for sure... question is do I remove salah to have a better squad and take Diaz instead? any chance salah is rested given the final is sunday and they play tuesday?

      23. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
        • 9 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        FH g2g. Would love to squeeze Coutinho in, but pretty happy with that midfield anyway. Feel I'm just a Robertson/Trent short of a good team.

        Pickford
        Cash, Matip, Emerson R
        Salah, Son, KDB, Zaha, Gordon
        Kane, Rich

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Very good team.

      24. Bobby_Baggio
        • 11 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Ok an adjustment to my FH. Thoughts? Would love Salah but very tricky.

        Pickford
        Cash - Mykolenko - Digne
        Jota - KDB - Zaha - Son
        Vardy - Ings - Richarlison

        (Steele) - Castagne - Anderson - KDH

        1. Ëð
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          I like it. No Salah could definitely work!

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 11 Years
            10 days, 18 hours ago

            Risky but having Salah does dent rest of team. Jota can be Diaz if needed. Cheers

        2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
          • 9 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          It's different, I'll give you that. Can't bring myself to pick Digne. Hadn't thought too much about Vardy. Reckon he'll get minutes in both games?

          1. Bobby_Baggio
            • 11 Years
            10 days, 18 hours ago

            Reckon he will yea, might not be much in second game but he did look good.

            Digne isn't my fav choice but can't think who else to get?

      25. Ëð
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        A) Pickford, Digne
        B) Martinez, Mykolenko

        Already have Matty Cash

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          B

        2. Abra Dubravka
          • 3 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          Not sure there’s anything in it. I’ve gone A

      26. Steager
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Thoughts on MEHREZ, on a FH.

        City Out of champions league and he’s been well rested. Surely has to play next game?

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          You'd say so but you never know.

          Mahrez and Jesus in the current team predictions line ups.

      27. Abra Dubravka
        • 3 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Already have Kane on a FH, but no Villa attack.

        A) Cancelo and Ings? 3-4-3
        B) Anderson and Son? 3-5-2

        1. GE
          • 5 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          B

      28. GE
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        1) Salah -> Son
        2) Salah and Laporte -> Son and Robbie (-4)
        3) Laporte -> Cash
        4) Laporte -> Digne
        5) Other?

        (1FT, 0.8 itb)

        Schmeichel
        TAA/Cancelo/Matip/Alonso
        Salah/KDB/Kulu/Mount/Gordon
        Richarlison

        Bench: Foster, Nkietah, Laporte*, Dennis*

        1. Bobby_Baggio
          • 11 Years
          10 days, 18 hours ago

          I'd go 3 bench alonso

      29. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        Still chasing points on a BB.

        I've got exact money for Jesus and Williams to Richarlison and Mykolenko.

        Shall i do the transfers today, or hold for news?

      30. PSK1982
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        10 days, 18 hours ago

        On FH

        1. Trent, Digne, Gordon
        2. Matip, Mykolenko, Coutinho

      31. Atimis
        • 5 Years
        10 days, 17 hours ago

        Which FH option would you choose?
        KDB over Kane in 2.?

        1.
        Schm
        Digne Andersen Holgate
        Salah KDB Son Gordon
        Kane Ings Richa

        2.
        Pickford
        Robo Digne Andersen
        Salah Son Maddison Zaha
        Kane Ings Richa