Premier League Logo
Fantasy Premier League

FPL watchlist: Son can race out of the blocks under Nuno

The Scout 13 Jul 2021
Spurs home kit Son

The Scout says South Korean could be Spurs’ key attacker in early matches under new head coach

As Fantasy Premier League managers can now select their 15-man squads, The Scout analyses standout budget and premium players in each position.

Son Heung-min (TOT) £10.0m

Tottenham Hotspur have a somewhat mixed opening run of opponents in their first season under Nuno Espirito Santo.

Create your 2021/22 FPL squad now

The north London club start their campaign at home to champions Manchester City, while they also face Chelsea and Arsenal in the first six Gameweeks.

However, the rest of their schedule over the first eight Gameweeks looks very encouraging.

Indeed, according to the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR), four of their other five matches score only two. 

Spurs’ first eight Gameweeks
GW Opponent FDR GW Opponent FDR
1 MCI (H) 4 5 CHE (H) 4
2 WOL (A) 3 6 ARS (A) 4
3 WAT (H) 2 7 AVL (H) 2
4 CRY (A) 2 8 NEW (A) 2

Son enjoyed his best ever campaign in Fantasy last season.

The South Korean combined 17 goals with 11 assists for a total of 228 points, finishing as the fourth top-scoring player in the game.

His appeal as a captain in Fantasy was highlighted by his 11 double-digit hauls, second only to the 12 of Bruno Fernandes (£12.0m).

Son's 2020/21 goals

The underlying statistics also show why Son was such a big success last season. 

His 23 big chances put him third among midfielders, bettered only by Liverpool pair Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Sadio Mane (£12.0m), with 33 and 27 respectively.

Meanwhile, the Spurs man’s 75 key passes and 14 big chances created both put him among the top six players in Fantasy.

Fresher than Kane

Despite his outstanding 2020/21 campaign, Son can be found in just 12.7 per cent of opening squads, compared with the 28.3 per cent of his team-mate Harry Kane (£12.5m).

However, Kane is now set for a minimum three-week break following England’s run to the UEFA Euro 2020 final.

When that factor is added to Son's potential for explosive hauls, the South Korean could prove to be the best early option in the Spurs attack.

See: The Scout's FPL watchlist for 2021/22

Latest News

More News: Latest News

Latest Videos

More Videos: Latest Videos

Cookies on premierleague.com

The Premier League website employs cookies to make our website work and improve your user experience. Essential cookies are required for the operation of our website. You may disable these but this may affect website functionality. Non-essential cookies help us improve the functionality of our website by collecting information and reporting on your use of the website as well as improving your user experience. You can manage your cookie settings and switch off non-essential cookies via the “Manage Settings” below.

Manage Settings
I accept cookies from this site