Tottenham’s player market turns subdued again as gamers await clear lineup signals

– Strange change in the top Spurs personnel underscores the prevailing cautious sentiment, as FPL gamers take steps to observe the change, curb the rotation risk

Calm has returned to Premier League, as gamers refrain from aggressive bets except Leicester players transfer and closely monitor how international week updates are likely to play out amid the impact of Mourinho’s appointment.

Volatility inside the Tottenham Spurs camp has fallen to the lowest level since the start of the season. Six months ago, Spurs players price swings on the gauge were close to their highest when they played their Champion league final in Madrid.

Strange change in the top Spurs personnel underscores the prevailing cautious sentiment, as FPL gamers take steps to observe the change, curb the rotation risk. 

While Spurs slipped to the lowest place, 14th, in the table, most of their players’ contracts are nearly ended. They will be free agents next summer. Plus, their domestic results however have been extremely disappointing.

“The players aren’t too clear about the tone of the policies of contract extension,” said Mulder Lam, an editor at _connect Focus. “More of the policy intent needs to be known before further action can be taken in January.”

On Wednesday, Spurs announced their appointment of Jose Mourinho. New gaffer must get through the entire squad after a careful and complete overhaul of the first-team system which would curtail further underachievement.

FPL gamers, however, were not impressed by the FPL’s measured pace of lowering Spurs players’ costs for fantasy teams.

A 0.1 basis point cut in Alli is inadequate to buoy growth and bolster sentiment on the Spurs team, according to _connect Analytics.

Such a cut in Alli “would not be enough to significantly boost transfer in growth”, said Mulder Lam. “On the side of the player market, points growth will continue to be under pressure in the short term.”

One more explanation for the subdued movements on Spurs’ players is the Chelsea winning run this season, according to _connect’s Mulder. The Blues players value has risen around 13.3%-14.2% this season, though most of the gains were made in the first quarter. “Most gamers who used the wildcard already have had decent gains this season,” he said. “So they are unlikely to take aggressive action as the end of the year nears.” 

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