Fantasy Premier League: Should FPL Managers Sell Son And Maddison ?

Due to a shift in fixtures for several clubs, many Fantasy Premier League managers might consider the sale of the Tottenham Hotspur duo Son Heung-min, priced at 9.5m, and James Maddison, valued at 8.1m.

File photo - Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min; Credit: Twitter/@SpursOfficial
By ayush | Oct 27, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

A shift in the fixture schedule for several clubs is prompting many Fantasy Premier League managers to consider selling the Tottenham Hotspur pair, Son Heung-min, valued at 9.5 million, and James Maddison, priced at 8.1 million. These Spurs players have gained massive popularity in FPL due to their strong performances under new head coach Ange Postecoglou. Son currently ranks third in the overall player standings with 68 points and is owned by 35 percent of managers. Maddison, on the other hand, is the second most-selected midfielder, rewarding his 39 percent managers with 56 points.

However, their upcoming schedule takes a turn and clubs like Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion, and West Ham United are entering favorable runs of fixtures. Players like Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard (both priced at 8.5 million), Kaoru Mitoma (6.5 million), and Jarrod Bowen (7.4 million) could become crucial figures in the coming weeks. With Mohamed Salah (12.8 million) being considered a must-have, the competition for midfield spots in Fantasy is fierce.

Initially, Son failed to produce in the first three matches, earning just eight points. In contrast, Maddison collected 22 points in those games. Postecoglou’s decision to move Son up front against Burnley in Gameweek 4 proven to be a brilliant move for both Spurs and Fantasy managers. Son has scored seven goals in the last six Gameweeks and shares the top spot in the player standings with Salah, earning 60 points in that period. Maddison has also impressed with two goals and three assists, averaging 5.7 points per match during that time.

However, his 34 points are still almost half of Son’s 60. Son has shown a greater goal threat from close range recently. While both players are similar in terms of shots and shots on target, Son’s 15 shots in the box are more than double Maddison’s seven. Maddison’s numbers highlight his well-rounded style of play. His 20 key passes, 18 shots, and 11 shots on target all rank among the top five players in the last six Gameweeks.

So, what should managers do? Ultimately, Son’s move to a forward position makes him the Spurs attacker to hold for the upcoming period. He is averaging 10 points per match in his new role, and the underlying statistics demonstrate his superior goal threat compared to Maddison. While Maddison is likely to continue delivering consistent points, his output, relative to Son’s, makes him a more straightforward choice to sell.

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