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Which Spurs players are worth owning in FPL this season?

Tottenham Hotspur players are causing some Fantasy Premier League managers dilemmas at the start of the season.

They have a favourable opening fixture at home to Aston Villa but with a trip to Manchester City in Gameweek 2 and relatively expensive price points, their assets could be the ones to miss out on those initial teams.

However, there are some encouraging reasons to own some of Mauricio Pochettino’s players at the start of the new campaign.

In this article we assess Spurs’ defensive and attacking potential based on last season’s underlying statistics.

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  1. Hul
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Please help.

    Ryan (Heaton)
    TAA Robbo Digne Lundstrom (Dunk)
    Salah B.Silva Fraser Perez (Hayden)
    Kane Wilson (Greenwood)

    1. FAR EAST
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not a fan of double Brighton def

  2. The real slim shady
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Heaton/Pope
    WanB-vVD-KWP-Zouma-Lund
    Barkley-Mrtial-Slah-DeB-BSilva
    Origi-Kane-fodder

    Thoughts?

    1. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Origi likely won’t play.

      1. The real slim shady
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Not even first game?

      2. Kiwivillan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I just put him in for at least first game

        1. Ole Trafford
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Good chance Manè could be ready for Norwich

  3. ceerus
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A)KWP + Haller
    B)Digne + King
    Already have Wilson

  4. Lyonnais
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Zinchenko or Trossard?

    1. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Trossard ftw (Biased)

  5. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Heaton
    VVD, Digne, Robbo
    Perez, Sterling, Salah, Moura, Trossard
    Deeney, Wilson

    0.5ITB

    a) Moura > Siggy
    b) Deeney > Kean
    c) Keep 0.5, and upgrade one of them GW2
    d) Other

    Cheers.

    1. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B or C

  6. Sheeno
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Anyone else wondering if Digne will still be worth the money with Gueye now gone? So often defences seem to become so much more leaky after their midfield wall goes.

    Also, best defender 4.5 or below that isn't Duffy?

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Gbamin is stepping into Gana's role so there is still defensive cover.

    2. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I'm happy enough with Everton's fixtures to give it a whirl.

  7. ripaser81
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Do you think Pickford is consider a set and forget?

    1. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Don't see why not. 160 points last season is really impressive for a 5.0.

      Could well be the smart thing to do. Although Digne's attacking potential is too appealing for me and don't fancy the double up.

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        5.5

        1. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Oops my bad.

    2. The Danger Zone!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Definitely.

  8. Athletic Nasherbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    All set. Thoughts?

    Ryan
    Robertson VVD Zinchenko Rico
    Salah Sterling Bilva Perez
    Wilson Wood

    Woodman Buendia Guilbert Wickham

    1. FAR EAST
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Ryan to Pope/Heaton?

      1. Athletic Nasherbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        No not feeling it. Prefer Brighton’s first 3

  9. FAR EAST
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Which one to choose? Already have Robbo and Wilson.
    a. TAA Moura Perez
    b. AWB Fraser Siggy

    1. Samvilla
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    2. sthelenslad92
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A but Moura doesn't fill me with confidence.

  10. Samvilla
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 9 days ago

    If Cancelo joins Man City will he take Walkers position?

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not if Walker plays well- competition will give him challenge to do so

  11. sthelenslad92
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A) Heaton/Fornals/Wood
    B) Button/7.5 MID/Wesley

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B with Moura or Martial

  12. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A little different but I'm liking it.

    Pope
    Digne - Robertson - KWP
    Salah - Sterling - Moura - Martial - Robinson
    Aubameyang - King

    Heaton - Dendonker - Montoya - 4m

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      *KdB not Sterling!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Get KdB AND Sterling, you won't regret it 😉

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          It's probably the right call !

    2. sthelenslad92
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      1 too many midfielders with dendoncker on the bench, only 2 strikers

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Having a mare. Dendonker is Greenwood.

      2. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        that's why it's different

    3. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      It's really good man.

      1. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Cheers! I'd prefer Lacazette over Aubameyang but not sure he's going to make the Newcastle game. Id probably then do Martial > 6.5m and KdB > Sterling, but let's see.. a few days left of tinkering.

        1. Guilty Sigurðsson ♛
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I think the massive appeal of Auba is GW2. Defo the best captaincy option in the game that week and I'm jealous.

          1. Twisted Saltergater
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I'd feel confident captaining Lacazette also. It may be tough taking the armband of Salah though, even if they're away.

  13. manutd99
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Anyone considering Tammy Abraham. Is he first choice or between him and giroud

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Very likely to be Tammy.

    2. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Remind me price

      1. manutd99
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Only 7.0. Not sure why he is being overlooked by so many. Not seen in anyone's team

        1. Kiwivillan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          He was great for us last season but scored a good few penalties from memory and I question him stepping up in PL

    3. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I did consider and saw a few others. Think it's his ability or lack of to finish off moves that had people worried. He's been playing a fair bit but not looked that prolific. I just went for Murray and spent up elsewhere in the end, think that was the best option.

  14. ZICO SENNA
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Who would you prefere out of:

    A) Fraser
    B) Lucas Moura

    Thanks guys

    1. Kiwivillan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Moura

    2. sthelenslad92
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      If you've already got Wilson or King I'd go Moura.

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Cheers lads, yeah already got Wilson, makes sense to just stick with Moura then 🙂

  15. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    First draft... any advice would be greatly appreciated...

    Ryan
    VVD Digne Zinchenko KWP
    Salah Sterling Martial
    Kane King Wesley

    Button; Lundstram Dendoncker Hayden

  16. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    A - Zinchenko
    B - AWB
    C - Maguire
    D - Coleman

    1. sthelenslad92
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      D

    2. The Mighty Whites
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A

    3. ZICO SENNA
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C (Sorry just had to)

  17. batmaniac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I have refrained from creating my team until tonight to avoid wasting my time tinkering. Caught up on a few podcasts and already 3 hours burned off. First draft is always the hardest tough :/
    Best of luck all.

    1. Chaballer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      What pods you listen to?

  18. Vamos Los Celeste
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    RMT
    Strikers on pens
    Ryan ¦ Button
    TAA ¦ Robbo ¦ Zinch ¦ Shaw
    Salah ¦ Sterling ¦ Martial ¦ Moura
    King ¦ Murray ¦ Wesley

    Dendoncker ¦ Lundstram

    What are your thoughts ?

  19. The Mighty Whites
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Is Adam Smith nailed or better off going safer with Ake?

    1. Kun still the man!
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Should be good as he can play two positions and they have few injuries at the back

    2. @fpl_phenom
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Just go Rico if you only want to cover the early fixtures... then hes just fodder when daniels comes back id say

  20. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Best £4m defender?

    A - Rico
    B - Lundstram
    C - Kelly
    D - Other

    1. The Mighty Whites
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Hanley’s been getting minutes in preseason but don’t think any are necessarily going to be regular starters

    2. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      C is no longer an option with Cahill signing

      I'm going B

    3. Athletic Nasherbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A 100% for the first 2.

  21. Kun still the man!
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    How does this team look, raring to gobble fpl points?

    Heaton/Pope
    VVD, TAA, KWP, Dunk (Lundstram)
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Moura, (Dendoncker)
    Auba, Wilson (Greenwood)

    Could save extra 0.5 from GK but don't know where 🙂

    1. Kun still the man!
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Sterling is KDB 🙁

      1. Helia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        That’s a bummer.. was going to copy that team down to figure out how you were affording that. Still looks good

        1. Kun still the man!
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          With sterling it's too good to be true. Any value in upgrading dunk to a 5.0 with 1 keeper?

      2. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Ha, made the same mistake 🙂

      3. Netley Lucas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        😆 Thought WHAT a team!

        1. Kun still the man!
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          KDB can still smash it, so probably will stick to it

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Has to be over budget, no?

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Like it- but 2.5 m over budget

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He's playing the new 'Break the bank' chip in GW1

        1. Kun still the man!
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Now that's a novel idea, "borrow" from your future gameweeks 🙂

  22. KwazyKing
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Think i have my final team with exception of keeper/Def swop
    Dea gea
    Wan-b , zinchenko , Maguire, ake
    Kev.b, sterling, pulisic
    Kane, king, firmino

    Button, hayden, dendoc and Kelly

    1. Helia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      A very different team to most I’ve seen. No Liverpool defence? Triple Man U? Pulisic?

  23. Helia
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I think I’m going to start with one of kwp or Maitland niles for the first two or three. As switch to whichever Chelsea 5.0 is starting after that seems like a decent move

    1. dmkp
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Why not just with Zouma, no need to use transfer until he is dropped

      1. Helia
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Oh so his nailed for gw1 now is he? The others have great fixtures and are nailed gw1. I like them to begin with, then I have the option to go Zouma or whoever

    2. Ole Trafford
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Was looking at doing the same thing myself or something similar at least.

  24. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Best 2 £4.5m midfielders?

    A - Choudhury
    B - Dendoncker
    C - Douglas Luiz
    D - Guendouzi
    E - Hayden
    F - Romeu
    G - Stephens
    H - Trybull
    I - Other

    1. Helia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Dendonker and Hayden although unsure on the latter, someone told me his leaving or somethjng

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      BE

    3. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B E

    4. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B

  25. CYN
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    some questions id appreciate any input on:

    how nailed is stones? more than zinchenko?

    how likely is moise kean to start gw1?

    will maupay start alongside murray or in place of him?

    1. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Stones looks set for a run, at least to the break. Zinc I dunno, maybe the same.

      Unlikely.

      Dunno, sorry.

  26. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Ozil a good option for the first two weeks?

    Got moura, don’t fancy martial vs Chelsea then wolves in comparison to Ozil v Newcastle and Burnley.

    1. CYN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      is ozil nailed? could be a good punt if he is

    2. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Could be, 248' pre-season.

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He’s tempting me....

    3. thepuntmaster
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I posted a similar thought earlier but quickly went off him. Think I saw something earlier about him moving to the MLS soon? I don't know if that will affect his playing time

      1. J ⚒ Gimme your Mané…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Thanks for the info, just looked this up and you are right there seems to be talks going on. I’m avoiding now.

  27. Ole Trafford
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    How is it looking now folks?

    Heaton
    TAA, VVD, Maguire, KWP
    Salah, Sterling, Martial, Perez
    Wilson, Wood

    Button, Wesley, Dendonker, Lundstram

    Thanks!

    1. Dutchy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Obviously fairly solid, Risk in Maguire but love to hear your thoughts on him? Other then that good, although Wesley on the bench?

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I just think he could get some assist with the way he carries the ball out from defence and the pace of Rashford/Martial running in behind for a through ball, probably a touch optimistic but he clearly carries great attacking threat from set pieces also.

        Wesley just on the bench for gw1. KWP bench for week 2 away to city.

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Nice balance. Like the Wesley pick for GW2 onwards.

      Kind of wish I could go with a similar team but I'm keen to get an Arsenal attacker which means it looks like I need to downgrade Sterling to KdB.

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        I’ve tried it myself. It’s actually annoying me that I do not have an Arsenal attacker. I’ve had Özil and Pepe in some drafts but don’t know if either are nailed for gw1.

        Thanks for your thoughts.

    3. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Very nice but would think of Moura to start season over Martial

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Transfer waiting to happen though really. City away gw2 and could be rotated gw3 onwards with Son back.

    4. BlackSwan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      My team is nearly identical, although I have Digne and Zinc to your Maguire and KWP in the first 11 (cheaper bench). Plus I went pope.

      1. Ole Trafford
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Yeah I’ve had Digne in most drafts. Then decided I wanted double pool defence and he was the fallout guy. So now I keep swapping Maguire and Coleman.

  28. boroie
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Need a midfielder for £7.5m or less. Who would be the best option?

    A - Martial
    B - Fraser
    C - Moura
    D - Zaha
    E - Pulisic
    F - Felipe Anderson
    G - Other

    1. CYN
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 9 days ago

      b
      a
      c

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Moura initially and then jump to Pulisic, Anderson or Martial depending on early season form

    3. Netley Lucas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      B, reliable, nailed and up to speed.

  29. Joyce1998
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    hows this guys?
    pope or heaton
    vvd, robbo, digne, walker
    salah, sterling, erisken, perez
    king, jota
    button, dendo, greenwood, kelly

  30. grayedog
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    OK I think I'm ready:

    Heaton (Button)
    VVD Robbo Digne KWP (Aarons)
    Sterling Siggy Martial Pulisic (Dendocker)
    Kane King (Andone)

    Saving 0.5 ITB for King -> Moise Kean