Projecting Tottenham Forwards
The most straightforward players to name on the teamsheet – barring any last-minute injury or illness – is the Tottenham front three. Although Richarlison was a big-name and big-money signing, the Brazilian is suspended for the first week of the season for an incident with a smoke bomb while still with Everton last year.
Left-forward – Heung-min Son
After a Golden-Boot-winning campaign but not a great preseason, Sonny will be looking to hit the ground running against Southampton. We should remember it was against the Saints when Son scored four two seasons ago. Of course, no one should expect Son to score four goals on Saturday, but the South Korean will get a chance or three to score on Saturday.
Right-forward – Dejan Kulusevski
One of the reasons Son is likely to get some opportunities is the winger on the other side. Dekki was a playmaker and game changer for Tottenham last season, and his ability to stretch defences horizontally and vertically added a new dimension to Spurs’ attack. Kulusevski’s ability on the ball makes him as likely to score as to set up a teammate, making him a perfect complement up front.
Centre-forward – Harry Kane
If any Tottenham player looked ready to hit the ground running in the regular season, it was our talisman, Kane. Although his goal against Roma did not count, Kane has his sights set on scoring at a 20-goal+ pace. Likely to see more opportunities inside and outside the box with the additions and growth around him, Kane looks set for a monster year.