Dream Team bosses to avoid Tottenham stars until schedule evens out – must avoid Gameweek 25 blank

TOTTENHAM’S last-gasp winner against Brighton on Saturday elevated them back into the top four of the Premier League.

Ange Postecoglou’s men are unbeaten in their last five league games at a time when Aston Villa’s results have tailed away.

Plus, only the current top three have scored more goals (51) – a byproduct of the Australian tactician’s front-foot approach.

On the surface, it appears like an opportune time for Dream Team managers to back Spurs to the hilt.


Dream TeamNot so fast…[/caption]

In reality, that’s the absolute the last thing they should do.

The North Londoners may be in decent form but gaffers should always consider the schedule when weighing up any potential strategy.

And as it stands, Spurs only have one more fixture to fulfil this month!

This is because their league meeting with Chelsea in Gameweek 25 has been postponed due to the Blues’ meeting with Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final.

Factor in a lack of European commitments plus their absence from the FA Cup fifth round and the end result is an exceedingly relaxed schedule across the next few weeks.

ReutersSon Heung-min has scored 12 goals and provided six assists in 22 games this season[/caption]

This calendar quirk may actually help Spurs in their quest for Champions League qualification this season but it’s a severe hindrance in the world of Dream Team.

Fewer fixtures equals fewer point-scoring opportunities, massively limiting the viability of James Maddison (£4.1m), Richarlison (£3.5m), Son Heung-min (£4.8m), Pedro Porro (£3.7m) and co.

Dream Team bosses could conceivably hold their Spurs assets in Gameweek 24 for a home fixture against Wolves – most clubs only have one fixture to fulfil.

However, it would be wise to consider replacements from Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal as the three title contenders all have two games in the upcoming Gameweek.

PAThis is a very busy period for Man City[/caption]

Looking further ahead, nine clubs will play three times across the next two Gameweeks in the same time Spurs play just once, while Liverpool and Man City will play FOUR times.

In fact, Pep Guardiola’s men are set to fulfil SIX fixtures in the time it takes Spurs to play twice across the next three Gameweeks.

Needless to say, that should be the deciding factor for gaffers weighing up Porro or Kyle Walker (£3.1m), Maddison or Rodri (£3.6m), Son or Julian Alvarez (£4.4m), etc.

Those keen on Spurs players should wait until the schedule evens out in Gameweek 28 – at which point they play Fulham, Luton, West Ham and Nottingham Forest in quick succession.

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