Arguably the most exciting team to watch over the past two seasons has been the 2016/17 Premier League runners up Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs will be aiming to go one better this season and come away as Premier League champions. They scored the most Premier League goals of any team (86), one more than Man City, despite the England striker missing 8 games due to injury.
There is no doubt that Tottenham's star man is likely to be Harry Kane having won the Premier League golden boot last season scoring 29 goals in 30 appearances - just 1 goal shy of a goal a game. This goal scoring record will not come cheap with a price-tag of £12.5m, but Kane is a proven FPL points-scorer having scored 20+ goals in each of the previous 3 seasons. He can also lay on the odd goal for his team-mates having provided 17 assists in the past 3 years (7, 3 & 7). Kane is likely to be the first choice captain for many fantasy managers.
It is hard to select a differential from the Spurs squad because so many of their players are popular, but, at a push, I would suggest Son Heung Min. He is currently selected by only 1.5% of fantasy managers (mainly due to his arm injury), but even when fully fit last season was rarely a popular choice. The South Korean scored an impressive 14 goals last season and topped that up with 9 assists, but don't think this was a one-off; he also scored in double-figures in 2014/15 when he found the net 11 times.
The budget option from Tottenham is an open secret; Kieron Trippier has been selected by 17.6% of fantasy managers at the time of writing. At just £5.5m he is a cheap route into the Spurs defence and with Danny Rose still struggling with injury and Kyle Walker departed to Man City his place in the early-season starting line-up appears to be assured.
The FPL Assist Team Projections rate Tottenham as the best defence in FPL with an average probability of keeping a clean sheet of 54% (rising to 62% for home games). They had by far the best home defence last season conceding a measly 9 goals at White Hart Lane, but don't forget they will be playing their home games at Wembley this season so that statistic could easily change. They also conceded the fewest goals away from home suggesting that at least one Tottenham goalkeeper/defender is an absolute must for all FPL managers.
Tottenham's eventually unsuccessful assault on the Premier League title was fuelled by (one of) the season's most exciting attacks and that setup has remained intact for this season. With the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Son Heung Min, not to mention Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela and the full-backs bombing down both wings, Spurs' exciting brand of attacking football is likely to attract many FPL suitors. These players will come at a high price, but are still likely to be good value for money.
After two consecutive seasons pushing for the title Tottenham are likely to do so once again. It will be a brave fantasy manager who does not have at least two, if not three, Spurs representatives amongst the FPL squad.