Just one point separates the top half of the table from the bottom half. Tottenham, now 10th in the EPL standings, faces Everton, positioned 11th. Here is a look at some picks to consider for DraftKings’ soccer Showdown contest on Monday.
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Harry Kane ($15,300 CP)
Harry Kane has been dominant on the counter-attack this season. He is lethal in 1v1 situations, so Tottenham uses that style of soccer and Kane has scored 13 goals this season. He should have added to that tally, but a goal was ruled out by VAR for handball in the build up to the goal. That ruling sent Tottenham spiraling to defeat. He should find some fluency at home.
Others to consider: Son Heung-Min ($16,500)
High-priced flex options
Son Heung-Min ($11,000)
Son Heung-Min has been a real delight for Jose Mourinho. He can transition between defense and offense quite easily, similar to Liverpool’s Sadio Mane. He has speed and accuracy, vital offensive characteristics. He has scored nine goals along with nine assists this season.
Richarlison recently returned to training after a knock and he is listed as questionable for this game. However, should he get the start, he can be a strong addition from Everton. He has scored 11 goals this season, providing Everton with a capable outlet on the left side of the pitch. He has even chipped in with three assists.
Steven Bergwijn ($8,600)
Dele Alli ($8,400) started on the bench against Sheffield United and Bergwijn played instead. With Alli questionable with a hamstring concern, Bergwijn should get another start. In his short time in the Premier League, he has already allowed Tottenham another dimension in front of goal with his pace. He has averaged 8.6 DKFP per game.
Others to consider: Lucas Digne ($8,000)
Value flex options
Dominic Calvert-Lewin ($7,800)
Here’s an interesting stat. Calvert-Lewin has scored the same number of goals in this EPL season as Raheem Sterling, Tammy Abraham and Harry Kane. Yet, he is so undervalued. He has scored 13 goals for Everton, leading his team to the brink of the top half of the standings. He has also been a strong presence in the six-yard box with his strength and aerial prowess.
Serge Aurier ($7,200)
Tottenham would undeniably want to tighten up its defense after a shocking performance in its previous outing. Tottenham has conceded 44 goals this season, while Everton has scored 40. Tottenham would fancy a clean sheet here. Also, Aurier likes to dash down the right flank and contribute offensively.
Others to consider: Hugo Lloris ($7,000)
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.