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Comparing Kane, Son and potential replacements as I plan for Spurs’ fixture swing

Fantasy Premier League managers need to start making a plan for their Tottenham Hotspur assets as their incoming fixture-swing approaches.

Leading the way with their 71 points each, Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.6m) have been the catalysts for success during the first seven Gameweeks but that may not be true for much longer. 

Many of us will be relying on Jose Mourinho’s men yet again this weekend as they travel to face an out-of-form West Bromwich Albion side – but we cannot allow ourselves to get too attached.

From Gameweek 9 it will be a case of form versus fixtures as we see Spurs run into Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in four of the five matches between Gameweeks 10 and 13.  Even though owning both Kane and Son has been almost essential in the early weeks of the season, I definitely think it is time we seriously examine the merits of keeping the pair beyond Gameweek 8.

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1,070 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Who is the best west ham mid? Taking into account benhrama will presumably jeopardise minutes for one / both of them

    A....fornals

    B...bowen

    Thanks

    1. Fernando Torres
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Bowen

    2. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      B

      1. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        B

        1. Flynny
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Thanks

  2. Fernando Torres
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Rashford + Mitchell OUT

    Ziyech + Chilwell IN for -4?

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Yep/

      1. gaurava1216
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Wouldn't drop Rashford

        Captain candidate next week
        Everton have shipped goals- they don't do Clean sheets

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          United players aren't captain-able for me in any fixture at the moment, you don't know which team will turn up but more often than not it's the crap one.

    2. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Who are your other defenders? Wouldn't sell Rashford before WBA, but I don't know if you really need to get Chilwell.

      1. Fernando Torres
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Konsa, Justin, Kilman, Lewis

        1. MESSINHO
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Then probably yes from me.

    3. juanmata8
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      United Away form is good.. keep for this game and Everton is porous

  3. gaurava1216
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Need help 🙂 pls!

    A B or C pls?

    A) Pulisic and TAA out for Coufal/Creswell and Rasford for -4

    B) TAA out for Coufal/Creswell ( If puli out Dallas comes in)

    C) Save transfer and play Dallas (if Puli is out)

    I want Rashford C next week vs WBA and will need to drop TAA over next 3 to afford City assets anyways.....

    1. Balance
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      C

  4. Long ago I drew a walrus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Quite a few on here are missing the point about selling Son and Kane. It's a clear example of 'upside chasing' which is a term frequently bandied around on here. Sure, Kane has a great record against some of his upcoming opponents and with both their form I don't think anyone expects them both to suddenly go on a barren run like Aubameyang. So they'll score, yeah, but do you expect them to score every game? Do you expect them to get double digit hauls against any of the upcoming teams? So then you have 20m budget tied up in players that you won't captain but expect to 'tick over', which isn't good enough. Leicester, City and Liverpool all face Fulham in consecutive weeks GW10-12. The switch is obvious, imo.

    1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      The exact reason I am not going Ings to Kane this GW. Have Son and will continue playing him. Taking a chance with Martial this GW. Planning to get Vardy in GW10

    2. Free hitting is a ladder
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      The duo may be season keepers (well priced), I might scrimp elsewhere to get assets with good fixtures.

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        You can't feasibly have Son + Kane alongside Salah, KDB and Vardy. Even with 2 of the 3 you'd also be missing out on Bruno, Aguero/Jesus/Sterling, Chelsea mids/Werner, and a host of premium defenders. You can try scrimping elsewhere but so much upside missed. Spurs have crap fixtures all the way up to GW16, just get them back then, that's what transfers are for. You won't even be saving on TV cos their price will certainly fall with the firesale coming up.

        1. Free hitting is a ladder
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Spuds might even win the league so I'll definitely hold Sir Harry but may hokey kokey Son for players with mint fixtures.

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Even one Spurs will never be a season keeper, let alone 2

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 16 days ago

      People go with pure form and completely disregard fixtures. It’s not very smart imo

      1. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I mean technically we're often guilty of doing it the other way round (pure fixtures and questionable form) as well but it's rare that the fixtures line up almost perfectly, it's not like Spurs face 2 of the big boys sandwiched between Everton and Newcastle or something like that, their fixtures are genuinely bottom of the barrel stuff whilst City have like 4 home bankers and other big teams take turns to bully Fulham

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I get what you mean, City’s form has been average at best but I’m tripling up on WC next week...

    4. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      This.

    5. Soonmixdin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Do you have both/either of them? Given your comment, sounds like you will be losing at least one, or both for other assets?

  5. as33
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    G2G?:
    Martinez
    Bellerin, Chilwell, KWP(Kilman)
    Zaha, Son, Salah, Rashford
    Kane(c), DCL, Watkins

    1. gaurava1216
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Solid

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Have at it

  6. Free hitting is a ladder
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Morning all, the World seems to be getting back to right with the orange blob losing. Would like to free funds for future upgrade to getting Vardy as 3rd striker. Presume Robbo to Zouma for - 4 would be silly?

    1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      For a hit wouldn't do it

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Robbo out for a hit... I couldnt/wouldnt

      1. Free hitting is a ladder
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Thanks guys, will resist.

    3. Lindelol
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      If someone wants to move out Robo i guess this is the week

  7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Play Foden or Podence this GW? Have Sterling too.

  8. Muscout
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 16 days ago

    McCarthy
    Cancelo, Chilwell, Lamptey
    Salah, Sterling, Son, Zaha, Soucek
    Kane, DCL

    Steer, Brewster, Mitchell, Branthwaite

    1.1 itb, any transfers needed this week or save?

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Save the ft and have 2 over ib

    2. The Desi Messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Save

  9. juanmata8
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 16 days ago

    Martinez
    KWP | Robertson | Taylor
    Zaha | Salah | Bruno(c) | Son
    Maupay | DCL | Jimenez

    Steer | Saiss | Alzate | Mitchell

    Any changes or hits worth taking? Thanks
    a) Jimi > Werner for a -4
    b) Maupay > Callum Wilson for a -4
    c) Jimi > Wilson for a -4

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Maybe b for a hit but I'd sit tight

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Depending on pressers

        1. MESSINHO
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Brighton presser was held on Wednesday.

          1. kennethrhcp
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            I best get reading back

    2. MESSINHO
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      None of those worth a hit. Hold, and I'd captain Son.

  10. Echoes
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Southampton fans. Can Adams step up his game in the absence of Ings? Would love to know your thoughts.

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Not a fan but from what I've seen unlikely

    • KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      What's the latest on Hamez?
      Looking to start, if not switch to KDB for a hit?

    • kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      morning lads, is the following bench too weak to bank my 1ft this week?

      Ings, Saiss, Mitchell

      Lamptey is my only flagged player in starting 11 but I think he'll play.

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Fine.
        Watch Ings price changes

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Ya I took the drop last night, he'll go over ib I'd say

          1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Save the FT

            1. kennethrhcp
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Cheers;)

    • fcsaltyballs
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      First to 5 please...

      Who to have as first sub:

      1. Saiss (lei)
      2. Brewster (che)

      Thanks.

      1. Timon
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Brewster Should Start

      2. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Brewster

      3. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Brew

    • King Kohli
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Can Bamford keep up with or outscore Werner over the next few weeks?

      Leeds create loads of chances for Bamford and play attacking football. Fixtures don't seem to matter to them as they play attacking football in each game.

      Werner has penalties in his locker now but there's a chance he's rested this weekend. Also goals are more shared out at Chelsea compared to Leeds.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Lampard hinted that he’s fit enough to play the full 90 so didn’t sub him off mid week so think he starts. I think the Bamford train will derail soon

      2. Abra Dubravka
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I do think this may be Werner's time to be rested. He looked shattered in second half midweek.

    • Captain Kakaroto (I blame R…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Will we finally get a CS from Brighton ?

      1. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Probably not. They are shite.

      2. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        No

      3. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Lamptey owner. I'd put money on Burnley scoring, probably even winning

    • Timon
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Who among the three to be IN from this GW and next?

      1. Ziyech
      2. Bowen
      3. Grealish

      1. Abra Dubravka
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Ziyech or Bowen for this week. Grealish for next week and beyond.

      2. Live Lad
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        1

    • Painter
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Can’t decide on a last forward

      A. Adams
      B. Abraham
      C. Martial

      Leaning towards Adams and banking 3.1

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Got Wilson
        Not a fan of any of those

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I'd go Wilson over those aswell if you dont have him

      2. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Wilson

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Abraham has to be a joke right?

    • LIARS POKER
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Rashford, Bruno or Ziyech for my Barkley upgrade?

      1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        With the turmoil at Utd, Ziyech

      2. Fernando Torres
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Ziyech

      3. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Ziyech, i will do Son to Ziyech next week or Kane to Vardy.

    • ratski
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Martinez.
      Chillwell, lamptey, Taylor (saiss, Mitchell)
      Salah, son, podence, grealish (Burke)
      Kane, bamford , DCL
      £5.6 in bank
      1 FT
      A. Podence to kdb
      B. Saiss to anyone £5.2 and below

      Plan was kdb but against Liverpool he can prob wait a week ?

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        B

    • Chelsea91
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Martinez,
      Robbo,PVA,Chilwell
      Salah,Zaha(vc),Son(c),Grealish
      Kane,Dcl,Wilson

      Button Romeu,Dallas,Douglas

      Any suggestion for the team? 0 itb and 0 FT

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Excellent team. Just would put vc on kane that’s all

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Thanks

        2. Miguel Sanchez
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I actually disagree and think VC should go on a player in a different game in the unlikely event of a match postponement

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Interesting view

          2. MESSINHO
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Which is more likely? Son or Kane tests postive and misses out or 14 players test positive the game postopones? I think the first one is more likely.

    • Puntillimon
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Took a -4 for Foden and Jimenez -> Bowen and Werner (c). Was it a folly move?

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Only Foden to Bowen

        1. KLOPPS AND ROBBERS... the s…
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          This

      2. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        This makes me sad. Shall hope for the best

        1. Chelsea91
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          i would go for fornals , he is more attacking.

          1. Puntillimon
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Too late but thanks, I was thinking benrahma may share mins with fornals

    • WolfTheJack
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Bale starting this week then?

      1. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        I think it’s a high chance he does

      2. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Yes i think

    • Silecro
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      morning. Save ft here? Correct order of defenders?

      Martinez
      Chilwell/Lamptey/Coufal
      Salah/Son/ziyech/Grealish
      Jimenez/Wilson/DCL

      Button/TAA/Dallas/Gordon

      0.8 itb
      1ft
      Cheers!

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        GTG

    • Dacra
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Havertz to Ziyech for - 4 forced. Stupid corona.

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Bench?

      2. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        It's a good move anyway i think.

    • mookie
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Imagine finding out after 7 GWs that deadlines are 90 minutes before first kickoff.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Haha lucky you dont leave it to the old last minute... or youd have found out sooner

      2. mookie
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Only missed one deadline and would've made another transfer last GW if I'd knew.

      3. Long ago I drew a walrus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Yes but did you know the first kickoff is at 5.30 today? I reckon that's going to screw a bunch of people over who log on to do their last minute transfers at 6.25 to find that Brighton are already at half time in their game

    • Abra Dubravka
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Martinez
      TAA - Robbo - Zouma
      Son(C) - Salah - Zaha - Podence - Pulisic*
      DCL - Jimenez
      Bench: Mitchell, C.Taylor, Brewster

      A) Brewster to Che Adams in case Pulisic doesn't play (-4)
      B) Pulisic to Ziyech (-4)
      C) Pulisic to Grealish (-4)
      D) Jimenez to Werner (-4)
      E) Pray for the best?

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        GTG

      2. Puntillimon
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Gtg

    • karsworde
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Hello Fam,

      Got 2 FT, 0.3 ITB

      Defensive concerns: Robertson, Reece, Mitchell
      Midfield concerns: Podence, Hames

      Definitely want to make use of atleast one transfer. Would you ship/stick with Robbo?

      A) Robbo -> Coufal
      B) Robbo -> Coufal, Podence -> Fornals/Bowen
      C) Reece -> Coufal
      D) Other

      Thoughts appreciated 🙂

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Mitchell to Coufal?

        1. karsworde
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          Cant do that unfortunately. I've currently got Mitchell at 4.1M and only 0.3ITB

          1. Chelsea91
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 16 days ago

            Reece?

            1. karsworde
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Yup I could make that move.

              Here's how my team would look like:

              Digne, Robertson, Justin, Coufal, Mitchell
              Salah, Son, Podence, Hames
              Kane, Werner, Watkins

              Who of these would you leave on the bench?

              A) Podence
              B) Watkins
              C) Digne
              D) Robertson
              E) Justin

    • The Desi Messi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      I have 2 FT and I am thinking of doing Dallas to Coufal.

      Who would you then bench this week?

      Martinez
      TAA Lamptey Chilwell
      Salah Son Grealish Zaha
      Kane DCL Maupay

      Steer, Dallas, Mitchell, Bissouma

      1. MESSINHO
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Same dilemma for me. I have Robbo instead of TAA, and probably will bench him. It feels wrong, but need to play the odds.

      2. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Yes

      3. karsworde
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Would you start Coufal over TAA this week?

        1. The Desi Messi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I’d be open to the idea as definitely see Man City scoring

      4. Hot Toddy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        TAA out for Creswell and roll 2and ft.

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          *2nd

        2. karsworde
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          I like this move

    • drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Mccarthy
      Bellerin Robertson Chilwell
      Son Salah Soucek Foden Grealish
      Kane(C) DCL

      Forster Watkins Ayling Douglas

      GTG ? 2.3 itb for son>kdb next week

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Play Watkins bench Foden?

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          could be an option

    • Return of the FF
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 16 days ago

      Transfer in Zouma or Chilwell peeps? Is Zouma at risk of losing his place?

      1. Chelsea91
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Chill

      2. MESSINHO
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Chilwell is probably a season keeper for me.

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Why would he lose his place?

        1. Return of the FF
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 16 days ago

          On reflection that's a good question!

      4. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Chilwell

      5. Abra Dubravka
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 16 days ago

        Zouma not at risk but Chilwell more likely to get attacking points