Tottenham FPL Preview – Fantasy Football Tips

2018/19 season represented a rise into the world’s top stage for Spurs, despite being unsuccessful in winning any trophies to mark their improvement.

Pochettino’s men were able to finish in 4th position guaranteeing the club’s spot in upcoming Champions League after a long tough season in which the team couldn’t keep up with Manchester City or Liverpool and finally fell behind in the final third of the season. They actually ended up with only 71 points which is 6 points lower than 2017/18 in which they finished 3rd with 77 points, however the team managed to earn the fans respect after making history by reaching the Champions league final for the first time in the club’s history.

The upcoming season will see a challenge to maintain their place in the Top four especially with both Manchester City and Liverpool’s form from last season, whilst other big clubs are working on reversing the turmoil in their teams through signings in the transfer window.

Pre-season form

July 21: Juventus 2-3 Tottenham.
July 25: Tottenham 1-2 Manchester United.
July 30: Real Madris 0-1 Tottenham.
July 31: Bayern Munich 2-2 Tottenham (Spurs Won 5-6 on penalties).
August 4: Tottenham 1-1 Inter Milan (Inter Won 4-3 on penalties

Spurs have started their pre-season preparations in July in which their first match was against Juventus as a part of their international Champions Cup commitments, a game in which Kane was able to score a memorable stoppage-time winner from the Centre-circle giving the team a 3-2 win. Tottenham then faced the Red Devils in which United mostly looked better across the game and was ended by Angel Gomes who was able to score a late winner to end the match with a 2-1 victory. For the 3rd pre-season match the team faced Real Madrid in Audi Cup, a game in which Spurs were comfortably the better side and Kane’s only goal ensured the continuing of Los blanco’s poor pre-season form and they advanced to meet Bayern Munich in the final. They ended up winning the Audi Cup on penalties winning their first season’s trophy. Finally Spurs suffered a 4-3 penalty shoot-out defeat against inter after a miss from both Eriksen and Skipp after a 1-1 draw in London.

Star Man – Harry Kane (£11.0m)

It remains difficult to look beyond Kane who has been suffering with injuries throughout his career and tends to take his time returning back to his best form. England’s captain has suffered his fifth ankle problem in the last three years and although the stats show that Spurs won 58% of their games with Kane in the last season compared to 57% without his presence, if he successfully remains fit throughout the season the scoring machine is expected to reimburse the fans for the unsatisfactory ending for 2018/19, while undoubtedly contending for the golden Boot.

Kane has appeared on 28 occasions during last season and managed to score 17 goals and creating 6 assists to total 160 FPL points during 2,423 minutes. Kane is expected to continue his pre-season scoring form during the new season and playing an integral part in the team’s plan.

Hidden Gem – Son Heung-min (£9.5m)

Son has managed to perform for his team at vital times during 2019, and in some situations managed to mark his solo efforts such as scoring the very first European competition goal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium against Manchester city in the Champions League quarterfinals. Son has also becoming the highest scoring Asian player in the history of the Champions League with 12 goals.

Although being suspended for the first two weeks, Son remains a vital member for Spurs and all FPL managers. The South Korean winger managed to produce 12 goals and 8 assists in the last three campaigns and Averaged at 170 points over the last three seasons.

Gamble Pick – Lucas Mora (£7.5m)

Since joining Spurs back in 2018, Moura has managed to surprise football fans with unexpected performances in a variety of important occasions. He managed to score a brace against the Red Devils at old Trafford, another important goal at Camp Nou against Barcelona in a game that ended 1-1, which sent both teams through the knock-out stage. He also managed a hat-trick in the 4-0 win over Huddersfield Town, marking his first hat-trick in Europe and the first ever hat-trick scored in the new stadium. Also another hat-trick was scored in the Spurs unforgettable 3-2 win over Ajax that sent his team into the Champions League Final for the first time in their history.

Moura’s 2018/19 campaign witnessed 32 appearances in which he managed to score 10 goals and create 2 assists in 2,115 minutes, ending up with an overall score of 131 points, behind Son and Kane for points scored. However, Moura is expected to secure himself a starting position during this campaign and could end up as one of the top point scoring players.

Predicted Line-up

Walker-Pieters – Alderweireld – Vertonghen – Rose
Winks – Ndombele
Moura – Eriksen – Alli

Written by Omar EL-Sotouhy (@sotouhy9)

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