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FDR Analysis: Spurs can thrive over short term

The Scout 15 Aug 2021
Son and Reguilon, Spurs

The Scout on why managers should consider the likes of Son and Reguilon during next three Gameweeks

A favourable short-term run of opponents can lift the output of Tottenham Hotspur’s key players at both ends of the pitch in Fantasy Premier League.

Spurs started the season with a tough home encounter against champions Manchester City on Sunday.

But they paved the way for an encouraging run over the next three Gameweeks with an impressive 1-0 victory, secured by a superb strike from midfielder Son Heung-min (£10.0m).

Spurs' next three Gameweeks
GW Opponent FDR
2 WOL (A) 3
3 WAT (H) 2
4 CRY (A) 2

But from next weekend, their subsequent three matches total just seven in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR).

They visit Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace either side of a Gameweek 3 home meeting with promoted Watford.

Time to target Son?

Son was Spurs’ standout player over pre-season and he backed that up with the winner against Man City on Sunday.

Playing up front in the absence of Harry Kane (£12.5m), who missed the opening match, the South Korean has scored three goals and supplied four assists in his five appearances.

Son's pre-season winner v Arsenal

Son produced a team-leading 11 double-figure hauls last term, showing his potential as a big captaincy contender, and he has claimed another big tally with 10 points in Gameweek 1.

Kane, meanwhile, averaged 6.9 points per match (ppm) in 2020/21, more than any other player in Fantasy. He will also be a major factor if he stays at Spurs.

Lucas Moura (£6.5m) also proved a big influence in their unbeaten pre-season under new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

The Brazilian has three goals and two assists in that period and could prove a big value pick if he retains his starting role he played on Sunday.

Attacking returns for Reguilon?

In defence, Sergio Reguilon (£5.0m) offers the most attacking potential from left-back.

The Spaniard supplied six assists in his debut campaign in 2020/21.

Reguilon’s 20 shots and 17 chances created both placed among the top five players for Spurs last term. 

Remember, the Gameweek 2 deadline is at 11:00 BST on Saturday 21 August.

Also in this series

Part 2: GW1 FPL stats: Top captain Salah rivals Fernandes haul
Part 3: GW1 Bonus points: Antonio and Benrahma lead the way
Part 4: FPL Saturday review: Richarlison and Pogba in demand
Part 5: GW1 Lessons: Fernandes and Salah to continue as top captains
Part 6: GW1 Lessons: Tsimikas among bargains in defence
Part 7: FPL experts: Are Son, Salah and Fernandes must-haves?

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