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GW5 Lessons: Son and Kane worth the double-up

The Scout 19 Oct 2020
Son and Kane

The Scout says Spurs duo have the form and fixtures to bring in more big hauls

The early-season form of Harry Kane (£10.7m) and Son Heung-min (£9.3m) continues to richly reward managers in Fantasy Premier League.

The Tottenham Hotspur duo each produced their third double-figure haul in four Gameweeks in Sunday's 3-3 draw with West Ham United.

Kane scored twice and supplied an assist to earn 16 points for the second successive Gameweek, while Son collected 13 points thanks to a goal and an assist.

They are now the top-scoring players in the game, with Kane holding a slight advantage over his team-mate by 60 points to 58.

Kane and Son's impact v West Ham

The underlying statistics show why Kane and Son have enjoyed such a successful start to 2020/21 FPL.

Kane’s 25 shots, 13 shots on target and seven big chances created are all league-leading totals.

Meanwhile, Son’s seven big chances and 16 chances created both rank among the top two players.

Son and Kane were the most-selected captains in Gameweek 5, being handed the armband by 1.18 million and 1.14m managers respectively.

And Spurs’ short-term schedule suggests they will continue to be key picks for the captaincy in FPL.

Jose Mourinho’s side face Burnley, Brighton & Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion in the next three Gameweeks.

Top of the wish-list

That combination of form and fixtures have made the Spurs pair the top targets ahead of Friday’s 18:30 BST deadline.

They are the most-bought players in the Gameweek, with 290,000+ managers rushing to Son and 265,000+ bringing in Kane.

Having at least one of them is an obvious move. And owning both, with one of them as captain, looks a very tempting tactic.

What the experts say
Geoff Dance (@GeoffreyDance)

The two highest-scoring players are clearly strong picks. However, I only want one Spurs attacker from Gameweek 9. I'm sticking with Mohamed Salah (£12.3m), Sadio Mane (£11.9m) and Son, and hoping they can match Kane's returns.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

There's no better attacking double-up right now than Kane and Son. Kane has been directly involved in 12 Premier League goals already this season, which is a record after five Gameweeks.

Pranil Sheth (@Lateriser12)

The double-up definitely looks viable. Kane is a legitimate captain with penalties in his locker, and Son looks like he could come close to matching the Manchester City and Liverpool midfield premiums for £2m less. 

Neal Thurman (@nealjthurman)

Not only am I in on Kane and Son, but I'm considering adding Gareth Bale (£9.5m) to the mix. That said, Chelsea trio Timo Werner (£9.3m), Christian Pulisic (£8.3m) and Kai Havertz (£8.4m) could probably do a similar trick for slightly less money.

Paul Gee (@FPLPaulGee)

I'm lucky enough to have both but, with the introduction of Bale, corners and free-kicks for the two have been dealt a blow. The three big-hitters I favour at the moment are Kane, Salah and Raheem Sterling (£11.5m).

Holly Shand (@FFCommunity_)

I'm relieved to have added Son to my side, but fear it's the double-up that could almost be necessary right now. Kane has superior goal and assist threat and is a more reliable captain option over the coming weeks.

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