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FPL Show: Alli and Son can shine without Kane

19 Jan 2019

Fantasy managers should keep in mind two Spurs midfielders who can thrive in striker's absence

In the absence of Harry Kane (£12.5m), Fantasy Premier League managers looking at alternative options among the Tottenham Hotspur striker's team-mates should be considering Dele Alli (£8.9m) for now and also Son Heung-min (£8.6m) for not long after.

That is the view of FPL expert Ben Crabtree, who says that while more managers are bringing in Christian Eriksen (£9.3m) than Alli, the latter has greater potential while Kane is away.

"I prefer Alli because he might go up front and, when he has been playing, Kane can take a lot of the shots, whereas now the onus will be on Alli to get those shots," says Crabtree of a player who has scored 10 goals in 14 matches when Kane has been away.

"If he plays up front alongside Fernando Llorente [£5.6m] will be an assister for Alli rather than having the shots himself."

Many managers have sold Son after he left for the Asian Cup, but Crabtree believes the South Korean should not stray far from their radars and they should be planning to bring him in by Gameweek 26, when Spurs are at home to Leicester City.

"Son will come back and be more nailed than he has ever been at Spurs," Crabtree says. "For that run of fixtures people will be thinking about which midfielder will I move to [bring in] Son and the Leicester game could have record-breaking levels of transfers in."

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