TOTTENHAM ended their run of five games without win in emphatic style on Sunday.
Ange Postecoglou’s side thoroughly outplayed Newcastle in North London to register a 4-1 win.
At the time of writing, Son Heung-min (£4.4m) and Richarlison (£2.4m) are Dream Team’s two best performers of Gameweek 15 having plundered 17 and 15 points respectively.
However, for the purposes of this article the focus is on Pedro Porro (£3.3m).
Selected by 5.9% of Dream Team bossesCredit: Dream Team
The 24-year-old provided the assist for Spurs’ third goal with a glorious lofted pass to find Richarlison in the box and it was his throughball that set Son away for the penalty incident late on.
When all was said and done, Porro banked eight points, which boosted him up to seventh in the defensive rankings for the season.
His overall tally of 94 is particularly impressive given a) his lack of European commitments, and b) Spurs’ inability to keep clean sheets.
Joelinton’s (£3.4m) consolation goal in stoppage time meant Postecoglou’s men have conceded at least one goal in each of their last seven games.
Their last clean sheet came against Fulham on October 23rd.
This is to be expected to some extent as the Australian tactician wants his side to overwhelm the opposition in attack and, consequently, is willing to accept a certain degree of vulnerability at the back to guarantee his preferred swashbuckling style.
Most defenders rely on a steady stream of clean sheets if they’re to climb the Dream Team rankings and so Porro’s recent success is notable.
Porro caused Newcastle all kinds of problemsCredit: Reuters
The Spanish right-back passes the eye test with flying colours as he’s clearly a key component in Spurs’ attacking game as well as a first-choice defender.
Porro has provided six assists, a tally only bettered by Kieran Trippier (£5.3m) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.7m) among defenders and it’s the same two names above him for big chances created.
Defensively, only Vitaliy Mykolenko (£3.2m) and Emerson (£2.4m) have made more tackles (46) than Porro among assets in his position.
He also ranks highly for successful dribbles and accurate crosses, which have contributed to his respectable tally of 13 bonus points.
In fact, eight of his 13 bonus points have come in his last six games, highlighting the impressive nature of his current form.
Postecoglou encourages his full-backs to get forwardCredit: Getty
Essentially, the stats reinforce what many Dream Team bosses have observed – Porro is influential figure at both ends of the pitch for one of the Premier League’s most attacking teams.
A lack of European fixtures has hindered the viability of Spurs assets this season but that won’t be a factor from Gameweek 16 until the knockouts get underway in February.
Simply put, now is as good a time as any to recruit Porro.
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