SOU Vs TOT Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Two laggard setups take on each in dire need of an opening win.
Despite reigning in a couple of solid names, Tottenham’s display against Everton in their new season opener was reminiscent of their time in the foregone edition of the Premier League. The side put in a horrendous display, one completely devoid of any kind of semblance in either attack of defence.
The languid showing saw them being schooled by Everton with the side slipping to a goal’s defeat. And things failed to improve in their ensuing Europa League qualifier with the side needing the culminating stages of their encounter to just about squirm their way to a narrow and hard fought win.
Down by a goal in that encounter, it wasn’t until the opposition was accorded two red cards and Kane was handed over a penalty that Tottenham were able to claw their way in the encounter. The foregone couple of displays are indicative of how the gameplan being deployed at the club has been pushing the club back across the entire year.
On the other hand, Southampton haven’t covered themselves in glory either. After being defeated by a makeshift Crystal Palace side in gameweek one, the team went onto be shunted out of the Carabao Cup despite fielding a proper playing 11 against a way inferior unit.
With two dwindling clubs going at loggerheads in this one, the ramifications emerging from the affair are colossal. The barest of margins will come into play today with us envisaging Tottenham just about scramming their way to a one goal win.
Probable Playing 11
- Japhet is going to sit out today’s encounter for Tottenham courtesy of his ongoing injury.
McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Smallbone, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo, Ings, Long
Lloris, Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Moura, Lamela, Son, Kane
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Southampton Vs Tottenham
Date And Time: 20th September, Sunday- 4:30pm IST
Venue: St. Mary, Southampton
Television: Star Sports Select 1/HD
Top Goal Scorer
- Ings: Twenty Two Goals, Two Assists
- Kane: 18 Goals
Crystal Palace Vs Southampton: 1-0
Tottenham Vs Everton: 0-1
SOU Vs TOT Fantasy Picks
Alex McCarthy from Southampton will hold fort in our Fantasy setup as the goal-keeper for the affair. The side has scored to score in two straight matches now, a predicament which will see the club turn its focus to defence for this one.
And the shot stopper is someone more than capable of accumulating the saves as well to see him line up for us today.
Tottenham ended up conceding the one goal to Everton the last time around but this could easily unfold into the season’s first cleansheet for them. They are coming across a side bereft of a goal in its opening couple of matches this season.
And with Tottenham typically concentrating massively on the defensive side of its game, we envision a cleansheet being serenaded by the visiting side. It sees us opt for a triad of picks, one constituted of both their fullbacks.
Despite being shifted to the more conventional fullback role by Tottenham, new signing Matt Doherty was hardly held back by that. He was Tottenham’s best player on the pitch against Everton, someone whose ever willingness to involve himself in the side’s attacking plays saw him keep marauding down the park.
Ben Davies is someone with an akin skillset to see him be indulged in as well by us along with Eric Dier.
With Bale’s signing an imminent one for Tottenham, Lucas Moura’s spot in the playing 11 looks to be short lived. However, he’s set to get one last chance to prove his worth and given his potential and flair, this can easily be an affair where he comes alive.
Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg had a horrid debut for Tottenham but up against his old club today, we envision him to unlock his true potential. Given the feued between him and Southampton last season, Pierre will be eager to impress to see him be inducted in our playing 11.
Southampton on the other hand will see their two man midfield represent us for the forthcoming scrimmage. In the indomitable Oriel Romeu and James Ward-Prowse, the club has a partnership which has taken centrestage in the middle of the side’s formation.
Harry Kane ended up scoring Tottenham’s penalty in the Europa League to see the striker be an instant pick for us today. We are going to be pairing him alongside Heung-Min Son who accrued 11 goals last season with the two set to make the most of Southampton’s waning defence.
Elsewhere, with a staggering twenty two goals last term, striker Danny Ings will once again be our pick from Southampton.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Tottenham’s top scorer last term, Kane will captain our side while Son is the vice-captain.
Johnstone, Caglar, Justin, Castagne, Gray, Diangana, Barnes, Youri, Pereira, Hal, Vardy
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.