Son Heung-min FPL replacements: Tottenham Hotspurs have confirmed that the South Korean will be out for weeks due to an arm fracture.
Jose Mourinho was tasked with the revival of Tottenham after the dismal performance under Mauricio Pochettino this season. His task was made difficult by the injury to Harry Kane. He will now also have to make do with the absence of Son Heung-min.
The South Korean stepped his game up in the absence of Kane. His absence will mean, Jose has to either play Lucas Moura as a striker or Dele Alli as the false 9. However, the burden of replacing Son is not just Mourinho’s cross to bear.
The 27-year old’s absence is set to hurt several FPL players who loved having the Tottenham star as a back up to Kevin De Bruyne whenever City had tough matches. Son features in a shade over 11% of teams in FPL.
This means that at least one in 10 players will be affected by his absence. The injury is made even worse by the fact that we do not have any information on the duration of the recovery. Considering his price however, one can’t simply keep an injured Son on the bench.
It would in fact, be wiser to use that money to strengthen the squad. Let us now take a look at the Son Heung-min potential FPL replacements.
The Arsenal winger is yet to establish himself as a consistent attacking threat in the Premier League. However, he had a phenomenal showing last week, earning 17 points for himself. Priced at 9.1, he can be easily bought in for Son.
Arsenal have some favorable encounters lined up in the future until they face Leicester City in April 18th.
Should you want to save in order to splurge on another high-priced purchase such as De Bruyne, Salah, Mane or Aubameyang, you can make the shrewd signing of Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson for 5.5. The midfielder has already accumulated 99 points in the season so far.
He has also collected 40 points in his last 4 matches itself and like Arsenal, Liverpool have a host of easy encounters in the horizon. The runaway leaders play West Ham, Watford, Bournemouth, Everton and Crystal Palace next.