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Kane is latest unexpected World Cup star to feature in Gameweek 1

Harry Kane (£12.5m) is the latest returning World Cup star to be thrust straight into Fantasy Premier League action for Gameweek 1.

The England striker, owned by 31.6 percent of managers, was considered a doubt for Spurs’ trip to Newcastle but his determination to start has won out.

It is another example in less than 24 hours of players who went the distance in Russia coming back to competitive action for their clubs much earlier than expected, much to the disappointment of Fantasy managers who steered clear of them.

Jan Vertonghen (£6.0m), Eric Dier (£5.0m) and Dele Alli (£9.0m) also made it into the starting line-up for Spurs.

However, one player who did not make the cut was Kieran Trippier (£6.0m). He was picked in 26.7 percent of Fantasy squads for Gameweek 1, but was not even named on the bench.

There is considerably less interest in Newcastle’s options for this match. Jamaal Lascelles (£5.0m) is the most fashionable Magpie with 9.2 percent ownership, with those managers buying in for his goal threat rather than hopes for a clean sheet.

NEWCASTLE UNITED XI (4-4-2): Dubravka; Dummett, Clark, Lascelles, Yedlin; Kenedy, Shelvey, Diamé, Ritchie; Joselu, Pérez.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Davies, Vertonghen, Sánchez, Aurier; Sissoko, Dier; Lucas, Eriksen, Alli; Kane.

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1,725 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Grievez
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Any change to how baps are awarded this season?

    1. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      no. WIsh they had changed the penalty save bps for keepers.

    2. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Not baps but I hope they changed the fact that penalty taker gets an assist if his penalty is saved but it's scored in the follow up

    3. DT42
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I feels like it, given that all Baps have gone to goal scorers so far this season.

  2. Woy_is_back
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Huddersfield to beat Chelsea. Sarri Chelsea fans

    1. In Like Flynn.
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I have it down for a 3-0 Chelsea win.

  3. Lukakwho
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    If Eriksen is the only player to play for me and he has blanked can is my gameweek a bad one?

    1. Brosstan
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Yes, might as well quit.

    2. Dadio Mane
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Undoubtedly

    3. Woy_is_back
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I´m giving Eriksen the Fulham game. If he blanks, he´s out.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        It’s 9.5m of the budget

  4. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Well...it was either Eriksen or Sanchez for me...so a slight win by getting Sanchez but not convinced by either so far.

  5. irfanm66
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Finally, I'm a paid member....huhuu...

    1. Eʟ Tᴏᴘᴏ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      You can get paid for posting here??!!

      1. irfanm66
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        lol...

    2. G-Whizz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Congrats!

      1. Patch
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        The day I become a paid member is if I won the top prize premium bonds

    3. Mr Frost
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      It's worth it for the big numbers articles alone man.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        The comparison tool for me...

      2. irfanm66
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        yup..the promised land...

    4. MICHAEL ACE-ING
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Congrats. Hopefully should make the same difference for u as it has for me.

  6. SuperMane Returns
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Jules is looking delightful today, as always.

    1. jay01
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      What’s the prize for winning her ML? 😛

    2. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Which game are you on?

    3. StrykesToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 13 days ago

      How are you seeing her? :s

    4. Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Thirsty

  7. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    People who had courtois in make me laugh!! 8.5k have transferred him out

    1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      To be fair 8.5k out of 4.5 million didn't look at their team for the last week or so...that's not many.

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        That’s the thing I looked at mine every 2 hours haha

  8. Ain't Nobody Like Tom …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    90,000 captained Hazard, yikes!

    1. StrykesToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Right!?

  9. FlockofSeagulls
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 13 days ago

    First punt Moura didn't pay off but with a Zaha and King to come I'm feeling optimistic.

    Moura gets a few more gws unless that ice bag on his hammy is an issue.

    1. Eʟ Tᴏᴘᴏ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Welcome back

      1. FlockofSeagulls
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Thanks my friend! Good to see you. 😉

    2. Mr Frost
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      He looked lively today. He's also rapid. if Fulham press with a high line expect Lucas to prosper.

  10. jia you jia you
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    WB starts, sweet! Hopefully the Stekmeister starts in goal later and I'll have high hopes for my BB!!

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      lol playing the bench boost first gw 😀

      1. jia you jia you
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        lol@me

  11. StrykesToWatchOutFor
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Proud owner of all three 4.0 starters so far :). That's my kind of good week.

    1. Donnie Brasco´s
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Peltier, wan Bisaka and?????

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Hamer

      2. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Hammer I guess

        1. Donnie Brasco´s
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          and Hamer will be regular startet for Huders?
          Didnt know that....

      3. StrykesToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Hamer 🙂

      4. Skloppy Kops
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Hamer

    2. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Same 3 here and Billing

      1. StrykesToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Nice

    3. StrykesToWatchOutFor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Don't worry, I burned all my spare cash on van aanholt.

    4. Mr Frost
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Have all three, need to make it 4 tomorrow with bednarek!!

      1. StrykesToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Nice

    5. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Same. Almost makes the obsessive pre-season planning worth it. Almost.

      1. StrykesToWatchOutFor
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Haha, yeah. Not sure my hourly wage even in fantasy money would be that high 😉 only 1.5m saved :p

      2. Donnie Brasco´s
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yup, 1.5 spare cash worth huge in this Fantasy world...

  12. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Only two starters in all these games - Tomkins & Fraser.

    Two later on - Tosun & Boly

    Big guns tomorrow - seven, plus capper

  13. Flapjack ✅
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Mistakes:

    Switching from Hamer to Button as my 4.0.

    Hudson-Odoi

    1. Woy_is_back
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I have Hamer but unfortunately made the same CHO mistake

  14. Gazpilicueta
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Which 3pm game are you all watching?

    I cant decide between chelsea, wolves and bournemouth

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Wolves is 5:30

      1. Flapjack ✅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I’ll watch Bournemouth as I have only King.

        Shaw yesterday.

        Richarlison, Jota and Patricio later

      2. Nomar
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Which made that decision real easy for him.

    2. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Bournemouth - Fraser (scouting King)

      Would’ve been Chelsea had I stuck with Willian

    3. FISSH
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      id imagine you want to watch Chelsea if you're handle is Azpi

    4. jia you jia you
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      BOU game due to King(C), Wolves game later is my main interest though, as have four playing!

    5. Fire Chief Moe
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Fulham v Palace for me

  15. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Do we get a Dugout at 3pm?

    1. Flapjack ✅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      We didn’t even get a preamble. FFS is changing heavily

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Yup, and not necessarily for the better...

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  17. BON
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    I've got my lube ready for the 3:00pm kick-off

  18. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Which 3pm ko is likely to be the most entertaining?

  19. The 12th Man
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Just been offered a trade in draft.

    Me- Sanchez + Lacazette or Tosun

    He’s offered

    Erikson + Jesus

  20. Best_07
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Now it really starts !

    HYPE

  21. Offside Trapattoni
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Morata doesn't even finish his offside chances. Despite his poor finishing I still think he bangs in 20 under Sarrismo.

  22. ToyBlader
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Hamer fail

  23. Ain't Nobody Like Tom …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    PvA down with what looks like a dislocated shoulder.

  24. Monkey Hanger
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Owners pleased that Hamer starts?

  25. banskt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Kevin Friend gave another penalty. It was expected.

    But, it was highly unexpected to see Wilson on the pens. I thought it was King. Surprise!

    1. Chandler Bing
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Ah. Thought they got another pen.

      BTW, Wilson won it so that might be the reason he wanted to take it.

  26. Monkey Hanger
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Wan assist.

  27. Monkey Hanger
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Richarlison will have to score again before I can convince myself that Silva has finally shown him where the goal is.