Spurs 1 – 1 Saints
Spurs never got into the groove against the Saints, and it cost them a top-4 spot. Kane had a glorious chance in the last minutes, but he and the squad never looked convincing to get a victory. Wipe away the OG and maybe this could’ve been a different story, but Son was absent, Alli never looked threatening, and when Eriksen and Lloris are out ill… good luck.
Next up: United. This will be a much-needed test for both squads. Alexis will be licking his chops after his last performance against them as a Gunner. Kane will most likely be given the space he needs to dominate, but it should be a tight match.
With the Lucas Moura move seemingly about to come to fruition, Spurs need that pace to inject a new attacking option into their arsenal. His services will hopefully be available by Liverpool on Feb. 4.
Prediction: Spurs 1 – 1 United
Spurs FPL Guidance
This is tough because a lot of people are thinking about minimizing their Spurs options due to the club’s next three fixtures: United, Liverpool, Arsenal, then Juventus in UCL—aka the gauntlet of their season. It will be a testing period for them. I’ll take the glass-half-full approach with you here, though.
1. Must swap: Kane (£13.0)
- Kane shows up in the big matches. However, his record against Mourinho’s men isn’t stellar. I’d suggest (if you can afford to do so) swapping him out for Agüero for this gameweek and then bringing him back for Liverpool, who he dominated last time he played them.
2. Differential: Dier (£4.7 at 2.6%)
- Best bang for your buck for a Spurs player under 10% selection. I wouldn’t suggest bringing in a defender due to the unlikelihood of clean sheets. Dier possesses the potential for the odd goal and he’s a cheap option.
3. Avoid: Eriksen (£9.2)
- Coming back from illness against United, I really don’t see him making an impression on the match (if he plays). He was in decent form before he fell ill, so maybe hold off until this storm of fixtures subsides.
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May all your arrows be green for Gameweek 25!