Three Tottenham players that must be avoided in Fantasy Football this weekend
COMMENT By Matt Farr
Premier League high-flyers Tottenham host seventh-placed Everton at White Hart Lane on Sunday, in what promises to be an entertaining encounter.
Both sides are in excellent form heading into the tie, making it hard to pick an outright winner.
However, for the Fantasy Football managers out there, Everton’s attacking strengths – in particular, Romelu Lukaku – could spell trouble for several of Tottenham’s players.
Therefore, whether you are a Premier League fantasy football fan, or more inclined towards the Sun Dream Team game, here are three Tottenham players you should avoid this weekend.
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In the continued absence of the injured Danny Rose, Wales international full-back Ben Davies has been handed an opportunity to impress in the first-team.
However, the 23-year-old remains a weak link in the Tottenham back-line, and one that can be exploited by Everton on Sunday.
Both Ross Barkley and Kevin Mirallas could be tricky customers for Everton on the right-hand side, and Davies will need to be at the top of his game to stop the supply to target-man Lukaku in the wide areas.
Meanwhile, unlike Rose, Davies is not as adept as bursting forward in attack and is not a likely candidate to win points for your Fantasy Football side through an assist.
Given points are also distributed for clean-sheets, the form of Lukaku will be a reasonable worry for Tottenham; and the big Belgian international is backed to score.
Dier, 23, could also find himself in a similar predicament.
Tottenham’s preferred central-defensive duo Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are in a race against time to be fit for the clash, and Mauricio Pochettino could hand Dier a role in defence.
However, despite his many qualities in the defensive-third, this could play into Everton’s hands. The combination of Lukaku, Barkley and Ademola Lookman has scored eight goals in the last three outings, and they will make life hard for Tottenham’s back-line.
Dier’s tendency to get caught out of position could be a worry for the home side, and Lukaku will look to target him and the space he leaves in the defence.
As with Davies, if you are looking for your defenders to score points this weekend, don’t get caught out with Dier.
Even though Tottenham’s attack are also in fantastic touch, Son Heung-Min may be in for a quiet game out on the left-hand side.
Harry Kane is the main goalscoring threat for Tottenham, while both Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli are the chief creative outlets, leaving a much less significant role for the South Korean.
The best chance at landing points from Tottenham this weekend is through those three players, so if you have Son in your side, don’t be expecting too much in return.
If deployed on the left-hand side of the attack, he will be up against a reliable, defensive-sound opponent in Seamus Coleman.
He is also without a Premier League goal in seven appearances in all competitions.
Son could also have his work cut out tracking Coleman’s attacking runs, where he will be needed to assist in his defensive duties.
In other Tottenham news, Harry Kane has named his best ever Tottenham team-mate.