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Unstoppable Son provides Moscow winner

The Scout 28 Sep 2016
Heung-min Son, Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur’s in-form midfielder makes it five in five ahead of GW7's meeting with Manchester City

Son Heung-min (£7.5m) was once again the goalscoring hero as Tottenham Hotspur earned a crucial 1-0 away UEFA Champions League victory over CSKA Moscow.

The South Korea international – who netted both of his side's strikes in the weekend win at Middlesbrough – now has five goals and an assist in five appearances, cementing a place in Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team plans.

More than 82,000 Fantasy Premier League managers have acquired the winger this week, though he still sits in only 3.2% of squads.

Erik Lamela (£6.9m) returned to the starting XI and supplied the assist for Son's second-half strike. The Argentinian has been named as a substitute in each of the last three Gameweeks but benefitted from a change of tactics by Pochettino.

Erik Lamela, Tottenham Hotspur
Erik Lamela returned to Spurs' starting line-up and assisted Son's winning goal

Spurs' manager moved away from his usual 4-2-3-1 formation and utilised a 4-1-4-1 set-up.

This placed Victor Wanyama (£5.0m) in front of the back four, with Lamela, Dele Alli (£8.3m), Christian Eriksen (£8.3m) and Son stationed behind lone striker Vincent Janssen (£7.8m).

Lamela was one of two changes from Saturday's win at the Riverside, with Kieran Trippier (£4.8m) also coming in for Kyle Walker (£5.9m) at right-back.

The top-scoring defender in FPL, Walker's rest is good news for his 33.7% of FPL managers as Spurs prepare to host Manchester City this weekend

Slimani strikes

Elsewhere on Tuesday, Leicester City bounced back from their weekend loss to Manchester United with a 1-0 home victory over FC Porto.

Islam Slimani (£8.5m) struck the winner, his third goal in four appearances across all competitions since arriving late in the summer transfer window.

Despite his encouraging start, Slimani is yet to attract early interest from FPL managers; he is found in only 1.7% of squads.

Islam Slimani, Leicester City
Islam Slimani has already scored three goals for Leicester, two of them at home

All three of Slimani's goals have arrived in his two home outings for the Foxes, which bodes well ahead of visits from Southampton, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion in the next five Gameweeks.

Riyad Mahrez (£9.3m) provided the assist for his compatriot's first-half goal. Sold by more than 52,000 FPL managers this week, he has managed only one assist in his five Premier League appearances so far. 

Claudio Ranieri made only two alterations from the side that lost at Old Trafford.

The Italian welcomed back Kasper Schmeichel (£5.0m) from injury between the posts and Luis Hernandez (£4.4m) replaced Danny Simpson (£5.0m) at right-back.

In terms of transfers out in the Gameweek, Schmeichel and team-mate Wes Morgan (£5.0m) rank second and third for goalkeepers and defenders respectively.

Yet the Premier League champions have now earned a clean sheet in three of five home matches in all competitions this term ahead of their favourable run of King Power Stadium fixtures.

Remember the Gameweek 7 deadline is at 7pm BST Friday 30 September

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