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FPL team guides: Tottenham Hotspur – Best players, predicted line-up + more

Gameweek 1 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is drawing ever nearer and we’re profiling all 20 Premier League teams before the season starts.

We continue our team-by-team guides with Tottenham Hotspur, seeing what their players have to offer.

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FPL points predictions for Gameweek 3 and beyond 3

LAST SEASON: ATTACK

Total since GW11Rank v other Premier League clubs
Goals scored603rd
Shots3885th
Shots in the box2675th
Shots on target1524th
Big chances903rd
Expected goals (xG)56.833rd

The attacking and defensive stats are taken from Gameweek 11 onwards, such has been the huge transformation since Antonio Conte arrived in north London.

Despite beginning the 2021/22 campaign with three 1-0 victories – including one against Manchester City – five defeats from the next seven quickly brought an end to Nuno Espirito Santo’s reign.

So in came this elite head coach, boosting Spurs from ninth to fourth thanks to a final-day hammering over Norwich City that brought Champions League football and ensured Conte’s side had the third-best record since Gameweek 11.

What defined the contrasting fortunes of both himself and Santo was the form of Harry Kane (£11.5m). The England captain only scored once in his first 12 league starts, before bagging 16 goals and ten assists in the remaining 24 outings.

Since finally getting that second goal in Gameweek 15, no other FPL player has more attacking returns. He is joint, however, with partner-in-crime Son Heung-min (£12.0m).

A phenomenal 23 goals and ten assists arrived for Son, with his 258 points only narrowly beaten by the man he shared the Golden Boot with – Mohamed Salah (£13.0m). Together, Kane and Son form a record-breaking pair, where their 41 goal combinations shatter the previous best from Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba (36).

Therefore it’s no surprise to see Spurs so heavily-reliant on them, with January signing Dejan Kulusevski (£8.0m) their only other to score more than three times.

LAST SEASON: DEFENCE

Total since GW11Rank v other Premier League clubs
Goals conceded243rd
Clean sheets133rd
Shots conceded3467th
Shots in the box conceded2127th
Shots on target conceded934th
Big chances conceded281st
Expected goals conceded (xGC)30.934th

Although Spurs under Conte only rank seventh-best for allowing goal attempts, they are number one for preventing big chances.

With a full summer to work with his squad, alongside the addition of Yves Bissouma (£5.0m) in midfield, expect this defence to become even more resolute – making their assets very attractive to FPL managers.

As well as clean sheets, nine goals and 17 assists arrived from Spurs’ backline, with a wing-back system that allowed the likes of Matt Doherty (£5.0m) and Sergio Reguilon (£4.5m) to get involved higher up the pitch.

The Spaniard is being linked with a move away now that Ivan Perisic (£5.5m) has arrived on a free transfer. Not that Conte guarantees game time to any wing-back, which could infuriate the FPL community during this season.

Between them, Doherty, Reguilon, Emerson Royal (£5.0m) and Ryan Sessegnon (£4.5m) started nine, 20, 13 and 13 league games respectively under Conte.


OPENING FIXTURES

If it wasn’t for that pesky Gameweek 2 trip to Chelsea, the Spurs start would have surely been deemed the best. Home games against Southampton, Wolves and Fulham, plus a trip to Nottingham Forest, all within their first six encounters.

One potential problem is schedule congestion. Every midweek from Gameweeks 4 to 16 has a fixture for Spurs – either in the league, Champions League or EFL Cup. There is also an international break.

PREDICTED GAMEWEEK 1 LINE-UP

 

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434 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jwilliams
      12 days, 14 hours ago

      Perisic vs James and why?

      1. krawiecus
        • 1 Year
        12 days, 14 hours ago

        James for me bc Perisic could even miss out on CS points if subbed before 60 / subbed on

      2. jwilliams
          12 days, 14 hours ago

          Off the back of that..

          a) Ramsdale + Perisic + Williams (bench)

          b) Sanchez + James + Gabriel (Bailey bench)

        • banskt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 14 hours ago

          Read the article above:

          "During their 2020/21 league campaign at Inter, with competition from Ashley Young, Perisic started 20 matches and was brought on in 12 more. He played less than 60 minutes in 15 of 32 outings. Now older, the 33-year-old is reunited with Conte in a new country, where the Italian has five substitutes and six wing-backs to play with. Plus a potential seventh in Lucas Moura (£6.0m)."

      3. MikeLowrey
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 14 hours ago

        Almost there. Leaning to taking a punt on Sterling

        A) Neco, White & Sterling (Neco would be benched)
        B) Trippier, Perisic & Mount (Bailey becomes first sub)

        1. krawiecus
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 13 hours ago

          B by a mile

      4. Roshen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        12 days, 14 hours ago

        a) Roberston + Mount
        b) Cancelo + Diaz

        1. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          12 days, 13 hours ago

          CD

        2. krawiecus
          • 1 Year
          12 days, 13 hours ago

          A

        3. jwilliams
            12 days, 13 hours ago

            A

          • ArseneAllTheWay
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 13 hours ago

            A

          • C0YS
            • 6 Years
            12 days, 13 hours ago

            A

        4. trafalgarlaw
          • 3 Years
          12 days, 14 hours ago

          Play Sanchez or Ward ?

          1. krawiecus
            • 1 Year
            12 days, 13 hours ago

            Ward

          2. jwilliams
              12 days, 13 hours ago

              Ward

            • Bad Kompany
              • 4 Years
              12 days, 13 hours ago

              Ward. They rotate really well

          3. Tartanjock
            • 6 Years
            12 days, 14 hours ago

            With or without Salah.
            Basically comes down to Halland/Mount v Trippier/Salah
            Ward Ward
            TAA Cancelo James TAA Cancelo James Trippier
            Guimarães Martinelli Díaz Mount Guimarães Martinelli Díaz Salah
            Jesus Kane Haaland Jesus Kane
            Iversen N.Williams Vestergaard Andreas Iversen N.Williams Greenwood Andreas

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              12 days, 13 hours ago

              Are you captaining every player?

            2. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              12 days, 13 hours ago

              You have 28 players

              1. Tartanjock
                • 6 Years
                12 days, 13 hours ago

                Had it all lined up with spaces when I typed it lol.
                Just ignore it

          4. Bad Kompany
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 14 hours ago

            Ward likely to start gw 1?

          5. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            12 days, 14 hours ago

            Start mendy or ward?

            1. ArseneAllTheWay
              • 9 Years
              12 days, 13 hours ago

              Mendy

            2. Bad Kompany
              • 4 Years
              12 days, 13 hours ago

              Mendy

          6. ArseneAllTheWay
            • 9 Years
            12 days, 14 hours ago

            Threemium vs template, looks like a clear winner when you put it like this…

            A) Ramsdale, Cancelo, Robertson, Mount, Kane
            B) Sanchez, James, White, Son, Haaland

            1. Disturbed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              12 days, 13 hours ago

              Yup, no brainer

          7. Ruinenlust
            • 4 Years
            12 days, 14 hours ago

            White or Saliba?

            1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              12 days, 12 hours ago

              W

          8. Disturbed
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            12 days, 14 hours ago

            Last one -

            a. mendy bailey
            n. sanchez neto

            1. Prinzhorn
              • 1 Year
              12 days, 13 hours ago

              A

            2. ArseneAllTheWay
              • 9 Years
              12 days, 13 hours ago

              A

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                12 days, 13 hours ago

                Cheers, all set now

            3. Bad Kompany
              • 4 Years
              12 days, 13 hours ago

              I think it just comes down to personal preference as there’s not really much in it. A lot of unknowns around Neto and bailey that we won’t know until we a few weeks in such as how much bailey plays and if wolves are able to get their attack back together.

              I don’t think there’ll be a big difference beteeen the goalkeepers so I’d just pick whichever midfielder you believe in more

              1. Disturbed
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                12 days, 13 hours ago

                Cheers BK

            4. C0YS
              • 6 Years
              12 days, 13 hours ago

              A all day

              1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                12 days, 12 hours ago

                A

          9. C0YS
            • 6 Years
            12 days, 14 hours ago

            Could use some help with final draft - with or without Perisic?

            Leicester bros
            TAA, Robbo, James, Cancelo, ???
            Salah, Mount, Bailey, ??? (Andreas)
            Kane, ??? (Archer)

            A) Neco (first bench), Rashford*, Wilson
            B) Perisic, Neto, Mitrovic**

            *could become Trossard/Mitrovic by GW3 if needed
            ** Neto rotates with Bailey (and more rarely Mitrovic)

            1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              12 days, 13 hours ago

              A.

              Rashford is a wait and see for me tho, and I think 3 playing bench players is essential this season, especially with the 5 subs rule

              1. C0YS
                • 6 Years
                12 days, 12 hours ago

                Thanks for the feedback. Would you choose either of Trossard/MItro over Rashy?

              2. Sharkytect
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                12 days, 11 hours ago

                I don't make that connection. The 5 subs rule means that your third FPL sub is less likely to get played, because your first team players who are benched in real life stand a better chance of getting some minutes

            2. Big Mike
                12 days, 11 hours ago

                I'd go for Rashford as he's likely to lead the attack now that Martial is injured. He's also scored in ore season too.

            3. HappyMonday
              • 8 Years
              12 days, 13 hours ago

              Mendy and White

              Or

              Ward and Perisic

              Many thanks

              1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                12 days, 12 hours ago

                1

            4. Al Pacho
                12 days, 13 hours ago

                Ramsdale
                TAA James Cancelo Robbo Trippier
                Salah martinelli Bailey
                Kane Jesus
                Bench - Ward Andreas Neto Greenwood

                Is this team nailed? G2G?
                Any opinions would be appreciated.
                Thanks

                1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  12 days, 12 hours ago

                  All nailed except Bailey and Martnelli

                  Needs an 8.0 mid too i think, 5 atb is quite heavy

                  1. Al Pacho
                      12 days, 12 hours ago

                      Alright thanks. I may take robbo off for Luiz diaz.

                2. Samantuka
                  • 5 Years
                  12 days, 12 hours ago

                  Guys pls auto join to my mini league .

                  https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/imyrz3

                3. Big Mike
                    12 days, 11 hours ago

                    Which is the best £8m midfielder?

                    A) Mount
                    B) Saka
                    C) Maddison
                    D) Diaz

                    1. Meechoo115
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      12 days, 2 hours ago

                      Probably D but Robertson > Diaz. So mount or saka

                  • Meechoo115
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    12 days, 3 hours ago

                    Happy with this except Bailey … who I can see is a problem brewing….

                    Any way to get Neto in for him?

                    Wardverson
                    Trent. Robbo. James. Cancelo. Neco
                    Bailey. Andreas. Salah. Mount. Martinelli
                    Jesus. Haaland. Archer

                    Robbo. Mount. Bailey > Walker. Diaz. Coutinho/Rashford/Grealish

                    1. Meechoo115
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      12 days, 2 hours ago

                      Sorry that’s a question at the end?!