Who are the best Son Heung-min (£10.7m) replacements in FPL?
How Long is Son out for? – Best Son FPL Replacements
He felt a bit of pain in his muscle, in his leg, and he had a scan. Now we’re able to make the right evaluation from the doctor.
This is the latest that Spurs boss Antonio Conte had to say on Son’s injury.
FPL managers await the results of medical examinations to find out the exact extent of Son’s injury, but according to an initial reports, Son is likely to be out till at least the end of this month.
We are now heading into the biggest Double Gameweek of the season so far, so it makes little sense to bench a premium asset as it would hamper our ability to make the optimal use of our resources. With that in mind, Son is an easy sell for me.
James Maddison (£6.9m) – Best Son FPL Replacements
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Maddison is the one who stands out as the Son replacement. His numbers have been seriously impressive in recent times particularly considering that Leicester have played Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea in this spell so it’s not as if he has been stat-padding against easier opposition.
He’s the Leicester midfielder of choice for me – his xGi per 90 of 0.9 is far superior to that of Youri Tielemans’ (0.6), Harvey Barnes’ (0.5) and Ademola Lookman’s (0.4) in this spell. Leicester have reasonable fixtures either side of the double too so I have no problem playing Maddison even at home against Brighton or West Ham in the coming weeks.
Lucas Moura (£6.5m) – Best Son Replacements
As shown above, Moura has been putting up some encouraging numbers as well and is now likely to play more centrally in a 3-5-2 in Son’s absence. His starting position is secure and you’d expect him to play the significant majority of minutes as an “out of position” midfielder in the double.
The caveat obviously being Spurs’ risk of a xPostponement. Arsenal have been hit hard by injuries and suspension after the Carabao fixture and according to reports, Arsenal apparently have 12 senior players available for Sunday’s fixture against Spurs which could put that fixture at risk.
There is not a lot of travel involved for the fans either so as a FPL manager, the last thing you want to hear is the news of a late postponement after the deadline has passed. For this reason alone, I wouldn’t be in a rush to buy Moura this week unless we hear concrete news that the game is definitely going ahead.
Mason Mount/Leandro Trossard – Best Son Replacements
I think both Mount and Trossard are good options but they are the ones I’d consider only if I was Free Hitting this week. This is because Chelsea have two successive bBank Gameweeks coming up as a result of the Club World Cup commitments in Gameweek 24 and 25.
Brighton also have a blank coming up in Gameweek 24 which makes it tricky for FPL managers to invest in their assets at this point in time.
Both Mount and Trossard are on set pieces for their clubs so have various routes to points. Their fixtures in this double aren’t the easiest but I’d still back them if I was Free Hitting as they are likely to play both fixtures and are integral to both of their respective clubs.
Phillipe Coutinho – Best Son Replacements
This is a bit of a left field pick. The play here is to target Villa’s potential upcoming double in Gameweek 23.
Aston Villa have a great chance of doubling in Gameweek 23 where they are likely to play Everton along with one of Leeds or Burnley. Not only that, there’s also the fact that Villa’s fixtures after Gameweek 23 look decent on paper as well, so Coutinho could be a more of a long term buy.
He’s proven himself in the past so we know what he’s capable of. He’s not that pricey at £7m either, so it’s a low risk transfer in my opinion. There’s every chance he can score against an out of sorts Man United defence this week as well but the key thing with buying him now is that it is likely to put you ahead of the curve when it comes to future transfers.
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