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Who are the best Spurs picks for their TWO Double Gameweeks?

23 Apr 2024
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The Scout assesses Spurs' top performers as they prepare for a DGW35 and DGW37 in the final four rounds of matches

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The Scout is highlighting the best players to consider from Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea, who have a Double Gameweek 35 (DGW35) AND a Double Gameweek 37 (DGW37) in Fantasy Premier League.


There’s little surprise to learn that Son Heung-min (£9.8m) has been Spurs’ top performer in Fantasy of late, with two goals, three assists and 37 points in their last six league matches.

Son has played as a forward in that spell, moving from his usual position on the left flank due to an injury to Richarlison (£6.8m).

Combined with Ange Postecoglou’s decision to put Dejan Kulusevski (£6.7m) on the bench, this has forced a reassessment of the Spurs attack, with Brennan Johnson (£5.8m) and Timo Werner (£6.3m) the main beneficiaries.

Johnson has started five of those six matches, scoring twice and supplying a pair of assists to collect 30 points.

Listed as a forward in Fantasy, Werner has started each of Spurs’ last four matches as a left-winger. He has mirrored the one goal of playmaker James Maddison (£7.8m), while also producing two assists to pick up 21 points.

Pedro Porro (£5.8m) just edges out Werner for third place in the analysis over the last six matches thanks to his potential for returns at both ends of the pitch. The full-back has combined a goal and a clean sheet with four bonus points to total 23 points.

Managers should be aware though that Porro is currently flagged in FPL after picking up a knock in Spurs' last match against Newcastle United.

Spurs' top-scoring players, GW28-33
Player Pts G A CS* Bonus
Son 37 2 3 1 6
Johnson 30 2 2 1 4
Porro 23 1 0 1 4
Werner 21 1 2 N/A 2
Maddison 18 1 0 1 1

*Clean sheets. Defenders earn four points for a clean sheet, while midfielders earn one point
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Who's most likely to score?

Spurs’ front four have dominated the underlying goal threat statistics over the last six matches, each producing at least twice the number of shots of any other team-mate.

Son is again the frontrunner with 14 shots and six shots on target, while his 12 shots in the box are joint-top with Werner.

What’s surprising, though, is that the South Korean has had just two big chances, half the total of Werner’s four.

Werner's average of 29.5 minutes per shot is the quickest of the quartet, but a lowly 7.7 per cent goal conversion rate highlights his unreliable finishing skills.

Johnson, on the other hand, places top for Postecoglou’s key attackers for this statistic, converting 18.2 per cent of his shots over the last six matches thanks to his high-quality scoring opportunities. 

His total of seven big chances from Gameweek 28 onwards is more than any team-mate and currently places him fourth among all players in Fantasy.  

Spurs' top goal threats, GW28-33
Player Shots Shots in box Big chances Shots on target Goal conversion Mins/ shot
Son 14 12 2 6 14.3% 35.4
Werner 13 12 4 3 7.7% 29.5
Johnson 11 9 7 4 18.2% 43.0
Maddison 10 7 1 2 10.0% 43.9

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Who's most likely to get an assist?

Son’s huge all-round potential is further highlighted by the creative statistics.

He ranks joint-top with Maddison on 11 key passes over the last six matches, while his three big chances created are joint-top with Kulusevski.

Although Maddison’s average of 40 minutes per key pass is the quickest on show, he has created just one big chance in this spell. Added to his goal threat numbers, this means he has been involved in a mere two big chances compared with the nine of Johnson.

The numbers also indicate that Porro’s delivery from dead-ball situations is proving detrimental to Maddison’s chances of assists. The Spaniard has taken 19 of Spurs’ last 32 corners, while Maddison has only taken seven.

Elsewhere, there is almost nothing to separate wide men Johnson and Werner for creativity, with the duo averaging a key pass every 53 and 55 minutes respectively. 

Spurs' top creators, GW28-33
Player Key passes Big chances created Corners
Son 11 3 1
Maddison 11 1 7
Johnson 9 2 0
Kulusevski 7 3 1
Werner 7 2 0
Porro 6 0 19
What about the defenders?

It’s fair to say that a clean sheet looks highly unlikely in either of Spurs’ DGW35 matches against Arsenal or Chelsea.

Postecoglou’s side may have six clean sheets to their name this season but only two of those have come from Gameweek 10 onwards.

That run puts them on a par with promoted sides Burnley and Luton Town, who have also kept two clean sheets over the same period, while Sheffield United have a league-low one.

The underlying statistics also back up their frailties. Spurs have conceded 65 big chances in those 23 matches, almost three per game.

If you’re going to invest in a Spurs defender, then, it’s best to weigh them up on attacking potential alone.

Porro is by far the top pick in that respect, with one goal and eight assists so far this season. His 40 shots are more than any other defender in Fantasy this season, while his 45 key passes and 10 big chances created place fifth and third respectively.

While Porro’s big share of corners adds to his prospects of assists, Cristian Romero (£5.1m) is the main goal threat at set-pieces with 10 headed shots.

So, who are the best Spurs picks?

Son’s all-round appeal is backed up by the underlying numbers as the go-to Spurs pick for DGW35 and beyond.

Whether managers will be brave enough to captain the South Korean over Cole Palmer (£6.2m) for DGW35 is another matter entirely. Palmer has outscored Son by 84 points to 37 over their last six matches, bettering him by 10 goals to two and mirroring his three assists.

Johnson’s big-chance involvement and overall style of play marks him out as the second-best option among the Spurs attackers. He appears to have secured a regular role and, at a cost of £5.8m, he could offer big value over the final four Gameweeks.

At the back, Porro is among the standout defenders for attacking potential, with his share of corners adding to his appeal.

Although owners of the injured Destiny Udogie (£5.0m) may be tempted by a move to Porro to cover the Spurs backline for their six matches, Spurs’ unreliable defensive form indicates the Spaniard, at a cost of £5.8m, is far from essential.

Newcastle's Fabian Schar (£5.6m) or Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot (£5.2m) both tick a number of boxes as alternatives. They each play at home to a promoted side in DGW35, against Sheffield United and Burnley respectively, while also having a DGW37.

They have been more reliable for defensive returns than Porro this season, while also boasting a strong attacking threat. Schar has combined nine clean sheets with four goals and three assists, while Dalot has seven clean sheets, one goal and three assists.


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