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FPL team guide 2021/22 – Tottenham Hotspur: Best players, stats and more

Our team-by-team guide to the new Fantasy Premier League (FPL) season continues with this preview of Tottenham Hotspur.

From early-season title contenders to a mid-season managerial change, Spurs’ 2020/21 campaign was an eventful one.

They finished seventh in the Premier League and also reached the final of the Carabao Cup, but defeats to Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb in March were real low points and ultimately led to the sacking of José Mourinho.

Ryan Mason took temporary charge for the run-in, with Nuno Espírito Santo now installed as head coach ahead of the new season.

You can read more on the incoming Lilywhites boss here.

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THE DEFENCE

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Despite the lack of a settled centre-back partnership, Spurs’ totals of 12 clean sheets and 45 goals conceded ranked a respectable joint-fifth and sixth respectively last season.

TotalRank v other Premier League sides
Goals conceded456th
Clean sheets125th=
Shots conceded48612th
Shots in the box conceded32413th
Shots on target conceded15510th
Big chances conceded  554th
Expected goals conceded (xGC)50.0310th
Non-penalty expected goals conceded (non-pen xGC)42.157th

However, it was all a bit underwhelming in FPL, with all of their defenders failing to reach 90-points.

As a result, a Spurs defender won’t cost you more than £5.0m in 2021/22, which does suggest that they could offer value once we have established who the regular starters are.

Nuno mainly opted for a 3-4-3/3-5-2 shape at Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the majority of his team’s attacks coming from wide areas.

If a similar system is used at Spurs, that would boost the appeal of their wing-backs.

Sergio Reguilón (£5.0m) ended his debut season in England with a respectable six assists and is at his best when bombing forward, while former Wolves man Matt Doherty (£5.0m) is also one to watch, having contributed eight goals and 15 assists across Nuno’s first two campaigns in the Premier League.

At this stage, it remains to be seen if one of the £4.5m options will emerge as a starter, but if they do, FPL managers will be handed a budget route into their backline.

THE ATTACK

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Spurs ranked joint-third for goals scored (68) last season, but their inability to control games meant that they often had to rely on moments of individual brilliance to get them out of trouble:

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  1. sirmorbach
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    How does it look, lads?

    Meslier / 4.0
    TAA / Digne / Coufal / Fofana / Lamptey
    Salah / Bruno / Raphinha / Buendía / Brownhill
    Bamford  / Watkins / Toney

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      same old same old?
      Dont let anyone influence you now.

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Lamptey injured

  2. Vertigo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Surprised a power back 4/5 hasn't reared it's head more often in RMTs this pre-season.

    I'm usually critical of that type of banter, but I can't think of a better year to indulge in wingbacks.

    Wouldn't risk further than a 4-3-3 with £4.5m on the bench, personally, but we're kind of spoilt with defenders the more I look at it.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Mine power enough?

      TAA Shaw AWB Digne

      1. Vertigo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        I love that, personally.

        I've got Robbo in for AWB.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Cheers. might change to that with news of Virg's fitness coming through. I've got a power-4 in midfield too, in a 4-4-2

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Simply waiting for form to emerge there myself

  3. King Kohli
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on this draft?

    Bachmann
    TAA Shaw Dunk
    Salah Bruno Son Buendia ESR
    Watkins Toney
    Foster Ayling Omo Obafemi.

    Plan to rotate ESR and Ayling each week

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Seems like a weak front line ; but I worry about Toney being a lonely up front with no service.

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Happy to punt on Toney for the first 3.
        Reckon the game vs Arsenal has goals in it. He's also in pens which should help.

  4. fuzzymike
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Holding at the Arse?? Good 4.5 option, but not seen much interest in him, not 1st choice??

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      White and Gabriel will be first choice

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        White move imminent?

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Done deal - will be official soon

          1. fuzzymike
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Good to know. Apart from clean sheets, White likely to get any other points??

  5. FPL_Pugster
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on this draft?

    Sanchez
    TAA - Shaw - White
    Salah - Sancho- Raphina- Sarr
    Watkins - Antonio - Kane

    Subs : Steele(GK) Bissouma (or Gilmour) - Ayling - Manquilo

    1. Club-De-Belon
      1 month, 29 days ago

      not an Antonio or Shaw fan, but this is pretty solid!

      1. FPL_Pugster
        1 month, 29 days ago

        How can you not be a Shaw fan?? Was attractive option even before Varane but now he is an insane option,

        Just realised its not even Antonio, its Toney in my team doh!!

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Looks good. Brownhill as fodder

  6. Lebowski85
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Which combo do you think offers the most reliable source of points over the season?

    Dunk & Cresswell
    or
    Coufal and Digne

    Im currently on A

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      B

      1. Lebowski85
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Bobby Bobby Bobby! Digi Digi Digi! Cheers for the response

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      That's a very tough one! I like both combos
      Digne and Dunk?

      1. Lebowski85
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        curve ball, and valid

    3. gaulee
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Dunk, Coufal

  7. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Which one to fill the gap?

    A) Sancho
    B) Mahrez + 0.5m

    Bachmann Foster
    Trent Digne Shaw Ayling Omobanidele
    Salah Son xxx Buendia Brownhill
    Nacho Watkins Toney

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Cheers

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I'd prefer both to Son until we know what's going on at Spurs.

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Really?!
        I think Son will be great regardless.
        Kane stays - Son keeps scoring and assisting
        Kane leaves - Son get pens and is their main man

        1. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Thats SPurs side is very weak without Kane.

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Son has done well before with Kane out

              1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Cheers Andy! Looks promising that.

              2. Captain Cheetos
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 29 days ago

                Dammit, Andy. Now I've to adjust Son in my team.

                Bruno out to Son. Seems risky going without Bruno though.

        2. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Depends on how Nuno sets up, if they spend Kane money on someone. Too many imponderables right now.

          1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Fair enough!

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Very possibly looking at twin sides here give or take a couple when I put together a real draft.

      Closer to Mahrez myself I suspect

      1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Mahrez feels like a more safe choice
        Or not... X)
        More exciting though!

  8. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Looks silly to me to not get a City mid from the start. People going to run around like chicks without heads around wk 2.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I've got Mahrez, but I can fully understand the uncertainty over Peptation. Who can we be sure will play in both GW1 and 2?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Gundog and Mahrez I reckon

    2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      B for you to my question above, then?

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        oh yes

        1. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Cheers

  9. Random Name
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Next season will be a huge reality check for Man Utd and their fans. Will mark almost 10 years since they last won the league. Many are gonna have to stop riding the coattails of Sir Alex and start accepting that football has changed.

    United will never again dominate the league like they did under SAF. They're not even the top attraction in Manchester anymore

    1. Are you Shaw?
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Pretty wild statement saying 'never again' judging that it takes a couple of signings to turn things around.

    2. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      Are you okay? x

      1. Random Name
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        i'm good. You still rep that criminal? 😉

  10. interpolnyc
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 29 days ago

    This is a tough one this season with so many unknowns, but here is a possible good start team with a decent bench for cover.

    Sanchez
    Shaw Robbo Dias
    Tielemans Buendia Salah Havertz
    Cavani Watkins Antonio

    Bachmann Mbeumo Coady

    Is Cavani nailed down to start? only really unsure about him

    1. interpolnyc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      forgot White

  11. Karan14
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    3rd striker dilemma:
    (Have Watkins & Antonio)

    Wilson or Nacho?
    Or get Toney and use the 1m elsewhere?
    Or downgrade Buendia to Sarr and get DCL?

  12. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Cons of WC GW2?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I did it 2 yrs ago.

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        How did it go?

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          Christina blasted it - as did I on WC week 2 up to top 10k here.

          It was the Pukki season and Cantwell and McGinn were brilliant makeweights in a triple premium unbalanced side early on.

        2. Christina.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 29 days ago

          was 78th OR after 6-8 weeks

          1. Inazuma X1
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 29 days ago

            Wow nice, why not this year as well?

            1. Christina.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 29 days ago

              To many uncertainties for my liking. Euros rest, Kane moving(?), new signing etc. Besides, its a Saturday drunken last minute call or first thing Monday morning for me. Not something I plan before the season starts.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      TDD after GW3

      1. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        That's manageable

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I did it last season as I got like 37 points in the first week and was ranked 4.3m or so.

      Brought in Grealish/Martinez/DCL/Fernandes and just left them in my team for ages, all went on to have very good seasons. I ended up finishing 19k and could’ve finished higher had I not gone maverick to get into the top10k.

  13. Captain Warlock
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Same’ish price who would you pick
    A) Fernandez & DCL
    B) Sancho & Son

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 29 days ago

      A with Antonio, Wilson, Nacho or Toney

      1. Captain Warlock
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Currently got Watkins Antonio DCL with Bruno i

  14. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Thoughts on this team?

    Fabianski
    Shaw Stones Konate
    Bruno Son Sancho Foden Raphinha
    DCL Watkins

    4.0 | Ayling Omo Davis

    1. Lemonade
      1 month, 29 days ago

      could downgrade bruno to havertz and upgrade konate to TAA

  15. mcginnntonic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 29 days ago

    Who’s best and why? Genuine opinions please, or ranked. Currently on Bamford Watkins Nacho.

    Bamford DCL Ings Watkins Jimi Antonio Nacho Wilson Toney

    1. interpolnyc
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 29 days ago

      I don't know how much game time Nacho will get. Personally I have Watkins in for three games and then will switch to Jimi as fixtures line up well, Antonio is WHU only real forward. Bamford has tough fixtures to start, Toney could be this years Bamford easily - stats in the Championship are incredible for goals and assists, Ings and DCL are a bit expensive to risk straight away I think. Wilson is solid.

      1. interpolnyc
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 29 days ago

        Also Toney and Pukki line up well for fixtures - both are main output of goals for their teams.