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FPL managers scramble for Spurs attackers

The Scout 10 Apr 2017
Tottenham Hotspur v Watford

Son Heung-min the big draw as managers move out Kyle Walker to make way for attacking team-mates

The Bonus Points

A clinical two-goal display from Son Heung-min (£7.1m) earned the midfielder the maximum Fantasy Premier League bonus points in Tottenham Hotspur's 4-0 victory over Watford.

The South Korean provided an assist along with his brace of goals to score 51 in the Bonus Points System (BPS), second only to Everton striker Romelu Lukaku (£10.4m and 55) for Gameweek 32 so far.

Spurs' Kieran Trippier (£4.7m) received two bonus points, having recorded 42 in the BPS.

Starting ahead of the benched Kyle Walker (£6.5m), the right-back laid on Son's second goal as one of two open-play crosses and five key passes.

Kieran Trippier and Son Heung-min, Tottenham Hotspur
Kieran Trippier (left) and Son Heung-min, Tottenham Hotspur

Eric Dier's (£5.0m) strike for Spurs' second goal helped him claim the remaining bonus point.

Anchoring the midfield, Dier also made seven recoveries and won two tackles on his way to a BPS score of 37.

Dele Alli (£9.1m) missed out on the bonus points having been tackled on seven occasions, resulting in a BPS tally of 35.

The ICT Index

Son's impressive performance was evident in the ICT Index scores: his overall Index total of 16.4 is the highest on show in Gameweek 32 so far.

Dele Alli, Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspurs' Dele Alli has now provided 13 goals in his last 15 Gameweeks

Recording the best Threat tally on show (64), Son fired six shots, four from inside the box.

Trippier's assist and four chances created were matched by Christian Eriksen (£8.8m) as the pair top-scored with 51 and 50 for Creativity respectively.

The Scout Notes

With four goals in his last three Gameweeks, Son's 19-point haul has triggered huge interest from FPL managers.

The top transfer target, more than 51,000 have moved for the midfielder since Saturday's deadline.

And yet, despite his form, Son's starting role seems only assured while Mauricio Pochettino retains a back four.

Should the Spurs manager revert to a three-man defence with wing-backs, Son may find it difficult to displace Alli and Eriksen in the attacking roles.

Alli and Eriksen also remain key targets, with the former scoring for the fourth successive home match. The player who turns 21 tomorrow has hit 13 goals in his last 15 Gameweeks.

Meanwhile, Eriksen's assist was his 15th of the season; no FPL asset has provided more.

Harry Kane and Vincent Jansen, Tottenham Hotspur
Striker Harry Kane (left) returned from an ankle injury for Gameweek 32 and has already claimed 36,000+ new owners

Harry Kane's (£11.3m) return and appearance from the bench has persuaded more than 35,000 to acquire him. Only Son has earned more new owners ahead of a Gameweek 33 home match with AFC Bournemouth.

That underlines the current scramble for assets in Pochettino's squad, with FPL managers opting to fill all three available Spurs slots.

But it is the attacking options that are the priority, with FPL managers calling time on Walker in defence.

The top-owned FPL defender (35.3%) is the most-sold asset since Saturday (37,000+ sales), having been benched for the second time in three Gameweeks.

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