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Bale named on the bench as much-captained Kane and Son start against West Ham

The two most-captained players of Gameweek 5 feature in the third Premier League match of the day.

West Ham United are the visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with kick-off in north London at 16:30 BST.

Son Heung-min (£9.3m) and Harry Kane (£10.7m) have both been handed the armband by over one million Fantasy Premier League managers for this clash.

They were also the most-bought players in their respective FPL positions ahead of Gameweek 5, with Son attracting more transfers in – just under two million – than any other asset.

Those two in-form attackers start again this afternoon but loan signing Gareth Bale (£9.5m) is only among the substitutes, having made the Spurs matchday squad for the first time since his move from Real Madrid.

There is a change to the Spurs frontline for the visit of the Hammers, however, with Lucas Moura (£6.9m) dropping to the bench and Steven Bergwijn (£7.1m) starting in his stead.

The only other alteration to the Lilywhites’ starting XI from the side that thrashed Manchester United 6-1 two weeks ago sees Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m) replace the injured Eric Dier (£5.0m) at centre-half.

All of that means that Matt Doherty (£5.9m) and Ben Davies (£4.9m) have to be content with places on the bench again.

Dele Alli (£7.5m) isn’t involved in the 18-man squad.

The West Ham team news is straightforward, as David Moyes names an unchanged side from the one that beat Leicester City 3-0 last time out.

Arthur Masuaku (£4.5m) has recovered from injury to take his place at left wing-back.

Not one West Ham asset has a double-digit ownership in FPL, with Michail Antonio (£6.3m) the only member of their starting XI who features in more than 5% of Fantasy squads.


Spurs XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele, Bergwijn, Son, Kane.

West Ham XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Bowen, Antonio.

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2,267 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Joey Tribbiani
      1 month, 7 days ago

      gameweek starts now! 14 points (-4) and 8 players + captain left

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Haha, pretty much the same here!

    • Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      C'mon HarrySon, get me 30 pts.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        That's Son © points Only !
        I can do with Kane 0 points tbh

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          I have Kane ©.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            😀

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Boom

    • Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Let's gooo Son!

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Come on Harry, get that match ball!

    • COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Was hoping for a nostalgia trip back to 2012/13. Maybe next week

    • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Is there a chance that West Ham win this game ?
      Wouldnt be suprised...

      1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Tottenham loses every season 0-1 at home. Think it is already gone.

    • jdoyle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Lets all enjoy the football.

      1. Zim0
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I don't want to

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Only if my players do well

      3. Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        As a Newcastle fan, the prospect of enjoying football is alien to me.

        truth be told, i only play fantasy football so i've got an excuse to watch all the other teams 🙁

    • Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      In chance Mitchell plays next GW?

      1. COK3Y5MURF
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Can't say. If PVA had come off the bench today, I would've been worried. I'm going to start him and take what I get

      2. Amey
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Doubt it

      3. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Of course.

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Even with PVA fit?

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Is the question "Any chance"?

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 7 days ago

              Hahaha! Yes, just noticed. Typo!

      4. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I think he does. He's been good!

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Yes, played well again today. But what happens when PVA gets names in the 11.

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            named* Damn! Fat fingers.

    • TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      LMS safety score currently 14.

      https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

      1. Tony Martial
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Looks like it’s the end 🙁

      2. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        People will get that from Son alone

    • BerkshireHafawayline
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Expect capital flight from defensive assets in the short/medium term.

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Cheers Warren

      • Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Maupay:
        Penalty area touches = 9
        Goal attempts = 6
        Blocked shots = 3
        On target = 2 (not great I know)

        Trossard:
        Penalty area touches = 4
        Goal attempts = 1
        Blocked shots = 0
        On target = 0

        With WBA next I’m happy to hold

        Oh and (K)ane please mega haul!

        1. Tony Martial
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Exactly this!

      • Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Apparently I lost my Mitchell cleansheet last minute? Ffs might just pack this in for good now. My luck is horrific.

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Didn't you finish Top 10k last season? You can't be *that* unlucky with a finish like that.

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Had horrendous luck the whole season, just battled through it.

        2. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Try Mitchell + Guaita (who was on for bonus)...

          Season in tatters

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 7 days ago

            Sounds like hell on earth

        3. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Violin stores are closed today.

      • Do I Not Like Orange
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        A Son (c) haul here would go some way to making up for 2 penalty misses in my team this weekend.

      • Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Spurs squad is looking really strong

        1. Rolls-Royce
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          That bench is exquisite.

      • Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Every season Son a has that brain fart moment where he nearly decapitates somebody, gets a red card and is band for a few games.

        Please be this game.

      • acesingh
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Hiding behind the sofa and hoping I don’t drop 2mio places with no spurs assets

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Same

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        So what is the deal with Doherty? Being saved for cup games?

      • Carlton P
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Help needed chaps!

        1FT 2.4ITB

        Martínez l Steer
        TAA l Robbo l Saiss l Taylor l Mitchell
        Salah l Son l Podence l Jrodz l Bissouma
        Jimi l Wood l DCL

        A) Podence > Grealish
        B) jimi > kane/Kun
        C) other

      • _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Son g kane a

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Son+Kane!!

      • Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        KANE TO SON

        GOAL.

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Already!

      • Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Son will have 350 points this season

        1. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Do you really think so?
          😉

      • Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Come onnnnn

      • TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Please let this be a cricket score

        (K)ane + Son for me

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        What a pass from kane

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Always had that in his locker

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        A quote incredible start to the season by son this, he is a monster

      • Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        SONINHOOO

      • jdoyle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        GO

        ON

        MY

        SON