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FPL Show: What Kane's injury means for Son

30 Jan 2021

Lee Bonfield and Gianni Buttice look at the Fantasy implications of Spurs striker coming off against Liverpool

Almost half of all Fantasy Premier League managers were dealt a huge blow after a double-ankle injury for Harry Kane (£11.3m) against Liverpool on Thursday, and it could also have an impact on the most-owned player in the game, Son Heung-min (£9.8m).

After coming off at half-time in the 3-1 home defeat, Fantasy expert Lee Bonfield says it's time to swap the Tottenham Hotspur striker for a budget forward such as Michail Antonio (£6.4m) or Ollie Watkins (£6.2m).

"You've got to ship him out," he says on the latest FPL Show. "We know what Kane's like with his ankles, it's an historic legacy injury he's got, so I don't anticipate him coming back for a little while, as the reports suggest.

"If you look at some of the more expensive forwards, they're injured or out of form too, so I think you go budget."

Son can step up

Fellow FPL expert Gianni Buttice says that Son's 59.1 per cent ownership should keep the faith in the South Korean, who stepped up when Kane was injured last season.

"It definitely affects Spurs winning games and scoring goals," Buttice added ahead of Spurs' Gameweek 21 trip to Brighton & Hove Albion.

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"However, at the end of last season when Kane was out, Son became the talisman, stepped in and continued to score his goals.

"I'd be a little bit worried that Son won't produce those sky-high returns, but he should still produce returns.

"I wouldn't be too worried as a Son owner, but perhaps I'd be reluctant to give him the armband at times."

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