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Scout Selection: Son can keep on scoring

The Scout 8 Feb 2020
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Spurs midfielder has netted in four successive matches and earns a place in a Gameweek 26 line-up captained by Mohamed Salah

In-form Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min (£10.0m) offers potential for more goals in the Fantasy Premier League Scout Selection with a visit to Aston Villa.

Son has been a major influence in the absence of injured striker Harry Kane (£10.8m), scoring in four successive matches across all competitions.

He will look to capitalise at the expense of a Villa defence who have conceded 14 goals in their last five home contests.

Son takes his place in the midfield of a Scout Selection that lines up in a 3-5-2 formation, with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (£12.7m) handed the armband and Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) of Manchester City given the vice-captaincy.

Dean Henderson (SHU) £5.1m

Sheffield United’s No 1 is FPL's top-scoring goalkeeper thanks to 21 points in the last two Gameweeks. Henderson can retain his spot at the summit at home to AFC Bournemouth this weekend. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.7m

The Liverpool right-back offers big points potential at both ends of the pitch at Norwich City. Alexander-Arnold has produced attacking or defensive returns in nine successive matches.

Serge Aurier (TOT) £5.0m

The right-back has been a major source of creativity ahead of Spurs' visit to Aston Villa. Aurier has supplied six assists in 2019/20, placing him joint-second with Liverpool's Andrew Robertson (£7.0m) among defenders in FPL. 

Lucas Digne (EVE) £5.8m

A home meeting with Crystal Palace hands the Everton left-back a chance to extend his excellent form at Goodison Park. Digne has averaged 5.4 points per match on home turf this season.

Riyad Mahrez (MCI) £8.5m

The Man City winger’s average of 5.3 points per match has been bettered by just four other regular starters among FPL midfielders. Mahrez will look for a repeat performance against West Ham United, having supplied three assists and earned 14 points versus Sunday's opponents in on the opening weekend. 

Kevin De Bruyne (MCI) £10.7m

Four of the Man City playmaker's six double-figure hauls this season have come in home matches. De Bruyne looks primed for more points as West Ham, who have conceded nine goals in their last three matches, make their way to Etihad Stadium.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.7m

FPL's top-scoring player, Salah has served up five double-digit hauls in his last 10 outings. He also produced 12 points against Norwich in Gameweek 1, thanks to a goal and an assist.

John Fleck (SHU) £5.1m

The Sheff Utd midfielder has the home form to trouble AFC Bournemouth this weekend. Fleck has weighed in with four goals, two assists and 51 points in his last seven appearances at Bramall Lane.

Son Heung-min (TOT) £10.0m

The South Korean appears to be on penalty duties in the absence of team-mate Kane, further lifting his potential as a captain pick against Aston Villa.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (EVE) £6.1m

Everton’s frontman has scored five of his 10 goals this season in the seven matches since Carlo Ancelotti took charge. Calvert-Lewin's total of 26 shots since Gameweek 19 is bettered by only two other FPL players.

Danny Ings (SOU) £7.0m

The Southampton striker registered his 17th goal in all competitions this season against Spurs in the midweek FA Cup tie. A home fixture versus Burnley hands Ings the chance to add to that tally in Gameweek 26.

What the experts say

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_): I expect De Bruyne and Mahrez to have plenty of joy against this West Ham defence, especially with Raheem Sterling (£11.7m) out. Both Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) and Gabriel Jesus (£9.5m) could score big, too.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily): A Spurs defender in the Scout Selection is something we don't see very often. But after a clean sheet against Man City and with a nice fixture this Gameweek I can see Aurier's appeal. He has potential to get assists and attacking returns. Salah is the standout pick and captain.

Chuck Booth (@ChuckBoothSport): Love the Aurier and Son picks as both were my transfers in this week. Calvert-Lewin is a tough one though based on how the Crystal Palace defence have been performing. I would tread with caution and possibly consider Chris Wood (£6.2m) for that spot instead.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg): A really good team but all I can focus on is no Aguero. He's my favourite for top points scorer this week.

Ash (@FPLHints): Lots of FPL managers jumped on the Ings bandwagon before Christmas. His form has waned since then but with some good upcoming fixtures it makes sense to buy him now if you haven't already done so.

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee): Mahrez is a great pick this week with Sterling confirmed as injured. If I had Aguero, he would be my captain.

Lee Bonfield (@FPL Family): It could be a final hurrah for Digne and Calvert-Lewin as they host Palace. I'd back a home win at Goodison but the fixtures subsequently turn for the Toffees. I also like Son, who is taking corners and scored a penalty in Kane's absence. At under 10 per cent owned he's a nice differential.

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman): I'm having trouble with the Fleck pick. It looks like Adama Traore (£5.8m) should be back in a week and I want him in my line-up, especially with Wilfred Ndidi (£5.0m) not confirmed back for Leicester City.

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