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Injuries

What Son’s long-term arm fracture injury means for FPL

Tottenham Hotspur have revealed that Son Heung-min (£10.0m) will miss “a number of weeks” through injury.

Despite scoring twice in the 3-2 win at Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon, the South Korean managed to sustain an arm fracture, which now requires surgery.

“Son Heung-min is to undergo surgery this week after sustaining a fracture to his right arm. The South Korea international suffered the injury during our win against Aston Villa on Sunday. Following surgery, our medical staff shall be reviewing management options for Son’s rehabilitation with the player expected to be sidelined for a number of weeks.” – Spurs press release

That news comes as a huge blow the Fantasy Premier League community as a 13-point haul on Sunday afternoon caused a rise to 11.3% ownership.

In fact, roughly 68,000 managers had already signed Son between his latest haul and Tuesday morning’s announcement.

Given his recent form, with four attacking returns in three outings, Son had been turned to as a potential replacement for Kevin De Bruyne (£10.8m) when Manchester City’s fixtures got a little tougher.

However, the South Korean has been taken off the table for a potentially long period.

As already mentioned, Spurs themselves are reporting that he faces weeks out of action while some journalists are suggesting that surgery on the injury could leave him out for months.

That would be especially devastating for Spurs with centre-forward Harry Kane (£10.8m) not due back from his hamstring injury until nearer the end of the campaign.

That leaves Lucas Moura (£7.1m) as the most likely to step into the striker role at Spurs although he has not had massive success in that position this season.

Meanwhile Steven Bergwijn (£7.5m) or Dele Alli (£8.4m) may be considered for a false-nine berth but it remains to be seen how Jose Mourinho will solve this latest problem.

Either way, Son’s injury is likely to damage Spurs’ attacking potential and could cause us to look elsewhere for replacements either for him or De Bruyne.

It is a development that could free up more funds for Fantasy managers to double-up on Liverpool attack by owning both Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) and Sadio Mané (£12.2m).

Meanwhile, Nicolas Pépé (£9.1m) has more attacking returns in his last four home matches than any other Arsenal player, and has favourable fixtures on the horizon too.

Son’s injury could allow some managers greater freedom to jump on the 2.4%-owned differential, in spite of an upcoming fixture-less round in Blank Gameweek 28.

Manchester United options may also come into the conversation after Anthony Martial (£7.9m) and Bruno Fernandes (£8.0m) both got attacking returns against Chelsea and have favourable fixtures between now and the end of the campaign, especially at home.

We will be discussing Son replacements on the Scoutcast this evening and will have more detailed content on who could come in for the Spurs midfielder later this week.

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948 Comments Post a Comment
  1. HashAttack
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Changes Bobby+KDB >> Jimi+Mane plan to Bobby+Son >> Jimi+Mane ... just means it cost 800k more

  2. Jullepuu
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who is the best Son replacement under 8.5mil? Richarlison? Fernandes?

    1. Your Man With The Hair
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Think I'd have Martial before Bruno

      1. Jullepuu
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I'm thinking about avoiding ManU

        1. The Big Fella
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Why did you mention Fernandes then?

          1. Jullepuu
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Seems to be a popular choice here and due to to lack of options I'm concidering him but at the moment Richarlison is the one I like the most. Sorry for confusion

            1. The Big Fella
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              I'd avoid United. Rich would be good. I like Barnes and Traore too and they have good fixtures.

              1. Jullepuu
                1 month, 11 days ago

                Rich might be the one I go for and then Grealish to Barnes for 28. Traore would be good but can't have them all. Cheers

    2. Ragnar Lothbrok
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Martial / Maddison

      1. The Big Fella
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Why Maddison? I am an owner and can't wait to drop him

        1. Jullepuu
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I would drop him too. Barnes, Perez and Traore all offer better value

        2. Ragnar Lothbrok
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          He hasn't been much to shout about recently but they've got some good fixtures coming up, and he's a very good player so towards the business end of the season the cream rises to the top!

          1. The Big Fella
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Understatement of the century - he has 1 attacking return in the last 11 gameweeks. Barnes is on form, has the same fixtures and is cheaper.

  3. wilson007
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Hendo
    TAA Stephens Egan
    Salah Mane KDB Grealish Traore
    Vardy Ings

    Button Greenwood Lascelles Soy

    0.7ITB 1FT

    Any ideas guys? TIA.

    1. Jullepuu
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Save

  4. Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Got a bit of a benching headache myself, is this the right set up?

    Pope (Button)
    Lascelles / TAA / Stephens (Lund / Dunk)
    Salah / Mane / KDB / Grealish (Dendon)
    Auba / DCL / Ings

    Thanks

    1. Jullepuu
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yup

  5. The 12th Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Son >> Pepe?

    1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Let's face it - it's exciting

    2. Stram Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I'm considering that move...

    3. The Sociologist
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      In our hearts, we all know how that one will turn out...

  6. AFCB2019
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Henderson (McGovern)
    TAA, Soy, JStephens (Rico, Kelly)
    KDB, Martial, Salah, Mane (Hayden)
    Vardy, Ings, DCL

    Initally the plan was to take a hit to get Traore and Jimenez in for Martial and DCL?

    I'm tempted to leave it now though? Roll the transfer for next week?

    1. kuzser
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Save

  7. Pigeon
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Am I silly for not owning any Sheffield Utd defence until after BGW31?

    1. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I've seen worse FPL crimes

      1. Pigeon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Don't have enough to upgrade Ryan and I have a defence of TAA, VvD, Pereira and Boly who I'm fairly content with atm

        1. Jarvish Scott Talent
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Looks good to me 🙂

  8. stupendous
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Webster and Son
    To
    Robbo and Moura?

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Any other player over Moura?

  9. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Boly or Traore? Also have Jimenez and Doherty

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Boly for me

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      If you watch games, Traore. Otherwise Boly.

      Points wise it will probably be same.

    3. HashAttack
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      If you are trying to cover blank game weeks then you probably want Traore ... there's not many options in midfield

  10. Henning
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    1 FT and 1.7 m in the bank.

    What to do with this team?

    My plan was to get a second playing keeper or upgrade DCL .
    But now i Guess i must replace son.

    Should i get Fernandez in for Son?

    Ryan Button

    TAA VvD Sidibe Stephens Lundstram

    Salah KDB Son Traore Perez

    Vardy Ings DCL

  11. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Son -> Martal for this GW -4pts not looking so clever as it did just Sunday...

    1. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      The other way around surely?

      1. Pompel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sorry yes ofc

        1. TONY123
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Not optimal :/

  12. TONY123
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who's the better pick out of these two Leicester midfielders: Perez or Barnes?

    1. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Barnes

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Barnes

  13. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Pepe in for Son ?
    Not sure I fancy any mids tbh

    1. Patrick.22
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      That’s my route. Alongside KDB, Salah, Barnes/Traore. Won’t move for it until 29 though

    2. Coys96
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I may.

      If not I'll go Mane and ditch Robbo or save ft.

  14. Niho992
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who to start out of these ?

    A: Fleck
    B: Bergwijn

    1)Bertrand
    2)Lascelles

  15. MartialMatas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What do you think I should do?
    Thinking Lund and Ox for Gomez and Alli

    McCarthy
    TAA Lundstram Stephens
    Salah KDB Ox Grealish
    Kun Ings DCL

    McGovern Cantwell Femenia Soyuncu

    1ft 3.4m itb

  16. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Thoughts on this wc team
    McCarthy pope
    Taa Stevens Stephens Saiss Lascelles
    Salah Mane Martial Traore Barnes
    Vardy Jimenez Ings

    0.1 itb

    1. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Benching headache but all good

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yh 10 changes to original team.Didnt have Jimmy,ings and have no wolves assets and Sheffield defender. Plus son and 3 gw28 blankers in kdb,mahrez and grealish.Looks like a decent time to wc for my team but not hit the button yet.Waiting till city match

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Pretty decent.

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cheers. Who do u think better option bw taylor and lascelles considering gw31 too

        1. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Would expect Villa to score in 31 if played. Plenty here favour Lascelles.

    3. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      still think Kevin is a good pick even with his blank, prefer DCL and KDB over Vardy and Martial i think

      1. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Cheers food for thought

      2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Actually this works out best for benching and blanks. Cheers

  17. Stoic
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Would you take a hit to field a GK in 28 ? Which one ?

    1. Stoic
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Apart from Liverpool of course

    2. Holmes
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Pope or Dubravka

  18. Miguel Sanchez
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Better upgrade here?

    A) Webster to Boly
    B) B.Williams to Saiss

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A

  19. Kung Fu Football
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    With 2FT's and not really any direct replacements i really want right now for Son, i'm looking at getting Mane back in and downgrading VVD to a cheap 4.3max defender, anyone else thinking this could be the best move? Rest of defence is TAA / Boly / Stevens / C.Taylor so pretty decent given their fixtures and prob won't even need to play the 4.3? Thoughts?

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Sounds good to me!

      1. Konstaapeli
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Lascelles might be your man.

  20. Konstaapeli
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Seems like Pepe's haul was a timely one with the Son news. Otherwise everyone would be breaking their teams to get Mane in for Son.

    1. Jullepuu
      1 month, 11 days ago

      There are other options too! Pepe blanking in 28 forces some to avoid him but the timing was spot on as you said

  21. aborg
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    For next GW would you transfer Aguero out for Jiminez or Son for Barnes, Pépé or Madisson?

  22. SADIO SANÉ
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I did Maupay, KDB & Sidibe -> Jimenez, Son & Janmaat (-4) the other day 😀 😀 could this be WC time? team below

    Foster
    TAA Digne Stacey (Holgate Janmaat)
    Salah Mane Son Traore (Cantwell)
    Vardy Jimenez Ings

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      could just play Cantwell and fix it next week

    2. Pigeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Also have Janmaat on the WL. Could be a really nice budget pick

    3. Stimps
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No way

      1. SADIO SANÉ
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        just play Cantwell?

  23. MoManeTaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Punt on Zaha as son replacement? He wud want to do well at this stage of this season with a summer move on d cards

    1. dbeck
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      doesnt have any decent stats to think this punt will pay off

    2. Jarvish Scott Talent
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      He hasn't for the last few weeks, not sure why he would suddenly start out of nowhere this week

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Zaha is a big noo

    4. Will Kane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      As someone who briefly fell into the Zaha trap earlier this season, I will just say - No, for the love of God, no.

  24. OldBenKenobi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I was all ready to do Martial > Fernandes but now I’m not so sure?

    I’m aware it’s a bit of a side ways move but I’m looking for some differentials....

    1. Pigeon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Martial is a differential tbh

    2. TONY123
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Fernandes is a decent pick, his set pieces add a new dimension to United's attack that's been missing for a long time. But will he outscore OOP-Martial? I don't think so tbh.

    3. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      martial still the striker tho bruno has setpieces.Would stick and isn't martial a differential

  25. Coys96
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    2FTs

    A) Son & Robertson >>> Mane & Tarkowski
    B) Son >>> Pepe

    1. Konstaapeli
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      B. I guess you have Salah & TAA

      1. Coys96
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes I do

    2. HIAFL (Howe to Train your D…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A safer one

    3. Fit_to_drop
      1 month, 11 days ago

      A all day long for me

  26. FirMinaMiMo
    1 month, 11 days ago

    2 fts !

    Mc carthy 4.0
    Gomez tanganga lund holgate gibson
    Salah kdb son martial traore
    Vardy ings firmino

    Any thoughts? 🙂

  27. Feanor
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Did Son hurt himself when he followed up his penalty miss?

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      1st minute or 2 of game.

    2. Ginkapo FPL
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Emotionally

  28. Pu-li-sick (sic)
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    You know what? I'm just gonna say it. I don't care that you broke your elbow!

  29. Konstaapeli
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    The Villa player that did it is the real victim here imo.

  30. FOO FIGHTER
    1 month, 11 days ago

    What are Auba owners doing, keeping or ditching?

    Only viable option for him is Vardy so in two minds about what I should do.

    1. Fit_to_drop
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Why would Auba owners be ditching him?