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FPL new signings: Why Richarlison could affect Son and Kane’s minutes

Last Friday brought the news that Richarlison had made the switch from Everton to Tottenham Hotspur in a deal believed to be worth around £60m.

The 25-year-old is the Lilywhites’ fourth signing after Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic (£5.5m) and Yves Bissouma all arrived during a busy start to the summer.

In this Moving Target report, we assess the transfer from a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) perspective – and in particular, look at how Son Heung-min (£12.0m) and Harry Kane (£11.5m) could be affected.


Richarlison has been fairly consistent for FPL points over the last five seasons – one of which was spent at Watford. He has always brought in at least 13 attacking returns and 123 points.

SeasonTeamStarts (sub)Mins playedGoalsAssistsFPL Points
2021/22Everton28 (2)2522106125
2020/21Everton33 (1)286276123
2019/20Everton36 (0)3070135165
2018/19Everton32 (3)2662133153
2017/18Watford32 (6)281758125

He began his professional career back home with both America Mineiro and Fluminense before moving to the Hornets in 2017.

His full debut saw a goal against Bournemouth, with five arriving in his first 11 starts. Despite not netting throughout the remaining 26 matches, Richarlison brought Watford a huge profit when following head coach Marco Silva to Everton.

Three of his four campaigns at Goodison Park have ended with at least ten goals but just 11 double-digit points hauls have taken place in that time; Son managed as many in 2021/22 alone.

He is, simply, just not as good a finisher as Son or Kane (data below taken from our Premium Members Area):


The Brazilian’s most recent campaign started slowly. As the Toffees slipped closer and closer to their first relegation since 1951, Richarlison totalled four goals and four assists in his first 21 outings; he had almost twice as many yellow cards as goals.

ShotsShots in boxOn targetExpected Goals
Rank (GWs 1-30)60th65th103rd72nd
Rank (GWs 31-37)1st1st1st1st

Using data from the Members Area

Then, he suddenly found a way to drag Everton to safety. From Gameweek 31, Richarlison ranked top throughout the league for both shots (31) and touches (72) inside the penalty area, plus expected goals (6.50). Remove the final day – when he was rested versus Arsenal – and he also came top for attempts (37) and shots on target (15) between Gameweeks 31 and 37.

Ownership escalated ahead of Everton’s consecutive Double Gameweeks 36 and 37. Although 847,000 managers were disappointed with just an assist in the former, 19 points arrived in the latter for over 1.4 million.


FPLMarc Newcastle fan that spends far too much time thinking about FPL.

918 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Freshy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 13 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    My Autopick team has Ederson and Alisson - Talk about a benching problem

  2. Ahtikullervo
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Anybody else has problems with signing in? It take to verify Your e-mail, but does not send a mail to verify. Checked in junk too. How long does it take? What must I do?

  3. LangerznMash
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Gave the wife a pool of players to pick from for her team and she ended up with this (with a bit of fiddling from me to make it fit the budget)...
    TAA, Cancelo, Robertson
    Sterling*, Diaz, Grealish, Rashford, Neto
    Kane, Jesus
    (4.0, 4,0, Castagne, Greenwood)

    *if centre forward for Chelsea.

  4. Dale Sartip-Zadeh
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Richarlison is unreal

  5. Damien Sartip-Zadeh
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Tottenham will do well

  6. ChelseaGuy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 4 months ago

    Good read