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FPL experts: Is Son or Salah the bigger priority?

27 Sep 2023
Son Heung-min and Mohamed Salah

The Scout's panel of experts discuss which of the in-form midfielders to bring in if you can only get one

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With both Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and Son Heung-min (£9.2m) flying in Fantasy Premier League and having enticing fixtures ahead, the Scout's panel of experts discuss which player FPL managers should prioritise, and whether the ultimate goal should be two own both.

See: FPL long view: How Salah and Son compare ahead of kind fixtures

Pras (@Pras_FPL)

I am looking to Wildcard in Gameweek 10, but until then I am planning to stick with Son and Erling Haaland (£14.1m). From Gameweek 10 onwards, I may change Son to Salah because of his great fixtures. I won't have all three as it will affect the balance of my team too much.

Harry Daniels (@FPL_Harry)

For me, Son is better than Salah at their price points. Both would be great and that is ideal, but if I had to pick one, Son is better value.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Salah's consistency is getting hard to ignore and so are Liverpool's fixtures. The Egyptian is making his case for our FPL squads loud and clear right now. If you're keeping Haaland, it's going to be tough to have all three, but my priority would be Salah.

Mark McGettigan (@FPLGeneral)

It's very tricky to fit both Salah and Son in alongside the likes of Haaland, Bukayo Saka (£8.7m), James Maddison (£7.9m) and Kieran Trippier (£6.6m). Son is easier to get to, so he's the one I'm targeting soon. Salah will be a Wildcard pick in a few weeks' time.

Nick Harris (@WGTA_Nick)

It's a tricky call to differentiate between Salah and Son right now. I would try and get both if I can on my Wildcard but it would potentially mean sacrifices elsewhere, such as not having Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) and maybe even losing Saka too.

Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Both are an option but they are difficult to own with Haaland and Saka. Son looks great at the moment and could end up looking £2.0m underpriced if he continues upfront.

Utkarsh Dalmia (@ZopharFPL)

I was just £0.2m short of affording Son alongside Salah on my Wildcard. I plan on downgrading Saka to Maddison soon or taking Fabian Schar (£5.0m) to a £4.7m or lower defender to afford the two midfielders. It is quite doable, and something I suspect many will want to move to in Gameweek 9.

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

With Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur both having a nice run of fixtures after they play each other in Gameweek 7, both Son and Salah should both be key targets for managers. I will be looking for a way to fit both of them in.

However, if I can only afford one then I will plump for Salah. Mostly this is because I already have Maddison from Spurs and with Liverpool, the risk of rotation in the other assets is higher so I would rather invest in Salah for security as well as explosive potential.

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