As FPL managers weigh their options for the 2023/24 season, Heung Min Son emerges as a calculated gamble.
His history of exceptional performances in FPL and the circumstances of the previous season’s injuries makes him an interesting player.
At a reduced price of £9.0m, he offers substantial upside potential, especially in a new attacking setup under Postecoglou.
The season’s fixtures, combined with his track record, indicate that Son could be a differential pick capable of impressive returns.
Reviewing Son’s 2022/23 Season
The 2022/23 season was a challenging one for Son.
After a dazzling 2021/22 campaign that saw him accumulate an astounding 258 FPL points with 33 goals and assists combined in just 35 starts, expectations were sky-high.
In the 2022/23 season, Son made 33 starts, scored 10 goals, provided 6 assists, and earned a total of 152 FPL points.
While these numbers might seem decent, they are nowhere near his best.
Last season he averaged 3.8 points per start, making it his lowest since 2015/16.
It was also revealed that Son played the entire season with a painful hernia injury.
As talked about in our top 10 underpriced players, Son’s shot-creating actions (122) ranked higher than notable players such as Eberechi Eze (118), Marcus Rashford (98), Miguel Almiron (87), and Leandro Trossard (51).
FPL Points 2022/23 Season – Rashford (205), Eze (159), Almiron (158), Trossard (154), Son (152)
Prior to last season, Son had consistently demonstrated his FPL prowess.
Again, prior to the last season, Son averaged 28.3 goals and assists (G/A) per season, across 3 seasons of data.
Across three seasons, Son boasted an impressive average of 218 FPL points.
These statistics underscore his ability to consistently deliver in FPL, making him a compelling option for managers seeking potential explosive returns.
Is £9.0m Too Cheap for Son?
Son’s price drop from a premium player at £12.0m to a more mid-range price point of £9.0m can’t be ignored.
This reduction reflects his returns in the previous season. However, it also presents a unique opportunity for FPL managers.
With a more attacking approach under new manager Ange Postecoglou, Son’s chances of rediscovering his best self is looking more likely.
The favorable fixtures to start the season for Spurs, sets the stage for Son’s resurgence. (Average FDR of 2.4 for first 5 GWs).
Matches against Bournemouth, Burnley, and Sheffield United offer a promising opportunity for Son to deliver points returns.
So, yes, if Son does rediscover his form from previous seasons, his £9.0m price tag is a steal.