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FPL experts: What to do with Son?

16 Nov 2023
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Some of the world's top Fantasy managers reveal their plans for the Spurs star

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The Scout's panel of Fantasy Premier League experts share their thoughts on what to do with Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min (£9.7m) following his back-to-back blanks, a long-term injury to Spurs' key creator James Maddison (£7.9m) and ahead of tricky fixtures. 

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What the FPL experts say
Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Spurs struggled to play out from the back in the 2-1 defeat at Wolves, missing the injured Micky van de Ven (£4.6m) and lacking creativity from the midfield three. The likes of Bryan Gil (£4.9m) and Giovani Lo Celso (£4.8m) are going to need to step up if Son is going to be more involved in games going forward.

If you feel strongly about another FPL asset and want to move on from Son, I think it's fine to do so.

Verdict: Fine to sell

Utkarsh Dalmia (@ZopharFPL)

Son was starved of service against Wolves in the absence of the injured Maddison, but it is worth mentioning that Wolves are good at doing that - even Erling Haaland (£14.0m) didn't get a sniff against them.

The South Korean is one of the best captaincy options in Gameweek 13 against Villa, with Man City and Liverpool squaring off at the Etihad Stadium, and I would still keep the faith as Spurs are always going to attack.

Verdict: Keep

Nick Harris (@WGTA_Nick)

If you want to afford Son, Mohamed Salah (£13.0m) and Haaland in your FPL team, you have little room to manoeuvre elsewhere. For me, Son is one premium asset too many and the value could be better invested elsewhere in more affordable midfielders like Bryan Mbeumo (£6.8m), Jarrod Bowen (£7.7m) and Cole Palmer (£5.2m).

Verdict: Sell

See: Who’s the best FPL midfielder under £7.0m?
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Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)

Son is a hold for now, but start looking for alternatives. Spurs are still going to attack so he should get returns, but in a game or two it's feasible he's a sell.

Verdict: Keep for now

Pras (@Pras_FPL)

While Spurs' output does suffer with the recent injuries, Son is still very well-priced for an FPL midfielder playing as a centre-forward, now playing close to 90 minutes every week and likely on penalties. I plan to hold given he is the second-best captaincy candidate in Gameweek 13.

Verdict: Keep

Harry Daniels (@FPL_Harry)

I'm still holding Son. He will remain an out-of-position forward, and although there may be fewer players to feed him, Spurs will likely become more reliant on his goals.

Verdict: Keep

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Son has three goals and two assists in his last seven Premier League outings against Man City, and five goals and an assist in his last six league meetings with Villa, so he can still return in both fixtures.

I will be holding for Gameweek 13 to see how creative Spurs are without Maddison, but may look to move him on ahead of Gameweek 14. 

Verdict: Keep for now

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