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GW34 Lessons: Is it time to sell Kane and Son?

The Scout 25 Apr 2022
Kane and Son, Spurs

Spurs pair among most-sold players for Gameweek 35 following back-to-back blanks

Owners of Harry Kane (£12.5m) and Son Heung-min (£11.0m) in Fantasy Premier League are growing concerned after both blanked for the second successive Gameweek.

Tottenham Hotspur’s goalless draw at Brentford followed a 1-0 home defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion.

As a result, Kane and Son are the most-sold forward and midfielder in Gameweek 35, moved on by 35,000 and 25,000 respectively.

Both were in prolific form prior to their blanks. Kane had five goals and eight assists in his previous seven outings, while Son had six goals and one assist in three.

Keep the faith?

While Spurs’ lack of form may now deter managers from doubling up on their attackers, they still have a very favourable schedule over the run-in.

Three of their remaining five matches, against Leicester City, Burnley and Norwich City, score only two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings (FDR).

Antonio Conte’s side also have a Double Gameweek 36 against Liverpool and Arsenal.

Spurs' run-in
GW Opponent FDR
35 LEI (H) 2
36 LIV (A), ARS (H) 5, 4
37 BUR (H) 2
38 NOR (A) 2

Spurs’ drop in output comes at a point where a number of their top-five rivals are showing strong form.

Manchester City have scored eight goals in their last two matches, while Arsenal and Liverpool managed seven and six respectively.  

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) looks the standout alternative to Son backers who don’t already own Mohamed Salah (£13.2m). 

The Belgian is the least likely Man City attacker to be rotated, having started 16 of their last 17 matches.

Liverpool duo Diogo Jota (£8.3m) and Sadio Mane (£11.7m) provide further midfield options in Fantasy as the Reds battle Pep Guardiola’s side for the title.

Bukayo Saka (£6.8m) is proving a key figure in Arsenal's push for a top-four finish and can offer huge value over the run-in if he overcomes the knock that forced him off against Manchester United.

Move for Jesus or Vardy?

The lack of in-form forwards in Fantasy means Kane owners are more likely to hold.

Nonetheless, Gabriel Jesus (£8.4m) showed his potential with a career-high 24 points against Watford last weekend, while Jamie Vardy (£10.3m) made his first appearance since Gameweek 28, returning as a substitute in the goalless draw with Aston Villa.

With two Double Gameweeks still to come for Leicester City, Vardy may yet have a part to play for Fantasy managers in the run-in.

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Part 2: FPL experts: What to do with Kane and Son?

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