FPL experts: What to do with Son?

FPL experts: What to do with Son?

The Scout’s panel of Fantasy Premier League experts share their thoughts on what to do with Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Son Heung-min (£9.7m), who has blanked in the last three Gameweeks but had three goals disallowed for offside against Aston Villa on Sunday.

What the FPL experts say
Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

Despite a couple of blanks now for Son, Spurs continue to play the attacking brand of football that has endeared their fans to Ange Postecoglou. They’ll continue to play that way and Son will continue to get into good positions. Unless you have a real desire to bring in another midfielder with the money, I’d keep him.

Decision: Hold

Harry Daniels (@FPL_Harry)

Son is still a good asset. However, he is a worse pick than he was when Spurs had a fully fit squad with James Maddison (£7.9m). I personally think my squad may be stronger if I sell him, but his replacement will not outscore him directly.

Decision: Sell

Pranil Sheth (@Lateriser12)

Son is a definite hold, and potentially a buy even. I currently don’t own him and he looks more threatening than most of my other midfielders, is secure for minutes and has a good run of fixtures after Manchester City this weekend, who he traditionally does well against.

Decision: Hold

Spurs’ GW15-20 matches
GW Opp. FDR*
15 WHU (H) 2
16 NEW (H) 4
17 NFO (A) 2
18 EVE (H) 2
19 BHA (A) 3
20 BOU (H) 2

*Fixture Difficulty Ratings

Utkarsh Dalmia (@ZopharFPL)

Son was inches away from a haul against Aston Villa and we have seen that Spurs will continue to attack. He’s an easy hold and the fixtures get much better after Man City.

Decision: Hold

Nick Harris (@WGTA_Nick)

A hold for me as even though Son has blanked in the last few matches, the offside goals prove that a return could come and he hasn’t lost his finishing touch. He is also playing as a striker, which increases his value further. 

Decision: Hold

Gianni Buttice (@GianniButtice)

Since Son moved to play as a No 9 in Gameweek 4, I’ve seen him as a long-term hold. Nothing I have seen in recent weeks has weakened his position in my starting XI.

Decision: Hold

Pras (@Pras_FPL)

Spurs, even without Maddison, are an attacking side that will create a lot of opportunities for Son. I don’t think he is a sell at all given his good fixtures after City this weekend. We saw this type of panic to sell with Erling Haaland (£14.0m) in Gameweek 9, but staying patient with good players from good teams always pays off in the long run.

Decision: Hold

Mark McGettigan (@FPLGeneral

Owning Son has been frustrating over the past few weeks, but he’s a firm hold for me. The offside goals are painful for FPL managers but it’s very encouraging to see him in those positions finding the back of the net. 

Decision: Hold

Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamily)

The loss of Maddison did worry me as a Son owner. However, Spurs have continued to play free-flowing attacking football. It’s Man City up next, which is a tough fixture, however the Spurs captain has a great record against the reigning champions and then the fixtures start to improve. The South Korean is a hold for me.

Decision: Hold

Also in this series

Part 1: Gordon or Mbeumo: Who is the better pick in Fantasy?
Part 2: The Scout’s FPL Gameweek 14 Ones to watch
Part 3: Who should FPL managers sell to make room for new midfielders?

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