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Another round of applause for the forgotten men Lingard and Iheanacho who continue their renaissance of good form; Mason Greenwood also shone last week.
Had this been a normal week, the fixtures for a number of teams would have allowed for a lot of entertaining and varied picks. However this is a double gameweek for Spurs and as such, most of us will be drawn into the double fixture appeal, of course.
My © will be Kane
Vice – Havertz
It’s always difficult to cast your eyes out with the doubles, more so with such good fixtures for top sides against bottom-half teams. The Spurs double looks hard to pass on despite better attacking form/consistency from some others.
Lingard -TSB ~ 25% – Newcastle
It’s safe to say he has been a man on a mission since appearing at West Ham with 5 double-digit hauls in the last nine gameweeks. That’s at least one return in eight of the nine outings with eight goals and four assists. There is no player quite as on form as West Ham push for those Champions League spots.
Newcastle had been lurking close to the relegation zone for a large part of the season and whilst last week’s win has eased some of that pressure they are largely expected to be outclassed here.
Iheanacho -TSB ~ 12.5% – West Brom
A second double-digit haul in three weeks for the almost forgotten man Kelchi. He has somewhat stolen the points show for the forwards in recent weeks and at £6.0 is a very tempting price for those with a DCL sized problem in their lineup. An enticing fixture up next against WBA who will be keen to try and survive relegation themselves but with Leicester pushing to cement a CL spot as soon as possible this should be a must-win game should they look to stave off West Ham / Chelsea / Liverpool who are now all within three/four points after back-to-back losses.
His form seems to be down to a tweak in formation that’s making sure he is in the right spot at the right time so it seems likely that this can continue.
Havertz – TSB ~ 3% – Brighton
Last week’s showing at Palace was exactly what Havertz needed after a pretty stop/start first season in blue. Both he and Pulisic stole the show in a pretty emphatic win. Had Pulisic not been fouled so much midweek it was likely he would make an appearance here too. Should Havertz continue to be utilized in a similar fashion, there is the platform to return consistently at a good price/ownership.
Brighton tend to concede two or more when losing so I’m expecting him to be towards the top end of the Chelsea charts once again.
Kane – TSB ~ 50% – EVE/SOU
Not the greatest showing in his last outing against United but with two fixtures there is a huge double temptation to return for Kane. The fixtures are all too promising with earlier results this season against both EVE and SOU being positive. Kane will be looking to take this opportunity to move away from Salah whom he is tied for top spot in the golden boot race.
Southampton will be looking to sharpen up defensively as recent weeks have not made enjoyable watching for the Saints fans. Undoubtedly the top captain this week.
Son – TSB ~ 44% – EVE/SOU
Son/Moura – Both are worthy additions if you somehow don’t own Kane: Moura has really provided a spark where Bale has faded away and Son ticks over in the goals now that he is no longer injured.
Son has been a lesser name in recent weeks due to coming back from injury but performed very favourably the last time Spurs played Southampton and provides a solid alternative to the English frontman with his form this year showing more double-figure hauls.
Moura could be considered a good squad addition but is unlikely to outscore either, but given that I own him I don’t mind if he does!