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GW2 Lessons: Son shows value of patience

The Scout 21 Sep 2020
Son Heung-min, Spurs

Spurs midfielder was second most-sold player in Gameweek 2 but went on to score four goals against Southampton

If Fantasy Premier League managers needed a reminder to be patient with their early-season plans, Tottenham Hotspur’s win at Southampton was the perfect example.

Over 485,000 sold Son Heung-min (£9.0m) for Gameweek 2 after he blanked at home to Everton in Spurs’ opening fixture.

They were made to pay for that decision as the South Korean scored four goals in the 5-2 victory over Saints, rewarding his remaining owners with a bumper 24-point haul.

Son was not the only player to punish his sellers in Gameweek 2. 

His team-mate Harry Kane (£10.5m) was moved out of 180,000+ squads for the encounter at St Mary’s Stadium.

Kane assisted all four of Son’s goals and also scored Spurs’ fifth, earning 21 points.

Most-sold players for GW2
Player GW2 sales GW2 pts Player GW2 sales GW2 pmts
Werner 551,472 2 Mitrovic 261,712 12
Son 485,100 24 Havertz 232,078 1
Alexander-Arnold 371,498 7 Aubameyang 223,561 5
Pulisic 351,566 0 Doherty 219,873 0
Ings 337,321 11 Antonio 190,237 6
Mane 269,099 16 Kane 180,310 21

Indeed, eight of the 12 most-sold players for Gameweek 2 delivered either defensive or attacking returns.

Five of them brought in double-figure hauls, with Danny Ings (£8.4m), Sadio Mane (£11.9m) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (£6.0m) joining Son and Kane in delivering 10+ points.

After being the second most-sold player for Gameweek 2, Son is now the third most-bought for Gameweek 3, earning over 339,000 new owners.

That total is bettered only by the 400,000 and 341,000 of Everton duo Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.2m) and James Rodriguez (£7.5m) respectively on the back of their double-figure hauls against West Bromwich Albion.

Give Werner another week?

The Baggies have now lost each of their opening two fixtures, conceding eight goals ahead of a home meeting with Chelsea.

Yet that hasn’t stopped managers from partying company with the Blues' frontman Timo Werner (£9.5m).

He is the third most-sold player for Gameweek 3, with over 160,000 transfers out.

Those former owners will be hoping that Werner doesn’t follow Son’s lead and punish their lack of patience.

Also in this series

Part 1: Managers moving on Aubameyang
Part 2: Keep or sell Aubameyang? The experts' views

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