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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 Year
    11 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Haha, pretty much the same here!

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    C'mon HarrySon, get me 30 pts.

    1. Amey
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

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

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        I have Kane ©.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          😀

  3. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Boom

  4. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Let's gooo Son!

  5. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Come on Harry, get that match ball!

  6. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

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

  7. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

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

  8. jdoyle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Lets all enjoy the football.

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      I don't want to

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Only if my players do well

    3. Leonard hatred
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 10 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 🙁

  9. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    In chance Mitchell plays next GW?

    1. Cok3y5murf
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 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
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Doubt it

    3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Of course.

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Even with PVA fit?

        1. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 12 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Is the question "Any chance"?

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Hahaha! Yes, just noticed. Typo!

    4. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      I think he does. He's been good!

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

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

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          named* Damn! Fat fingers.

  10. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 14.

    https://www.livefpl.net/LMS

    1. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Looks like it’s the end 🙁

    2. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      People will get that from Son alone

  11. Berkshire Hafaway-Line
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 10 days ago

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

    1. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Cheers Warren

  12. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 10 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. Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Exactly this!

  13. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 10 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
      11 months, 10 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
        11 months, 10 days ago

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

    2. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

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

      Season in tatters

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Sounds like hell on earth

    3. TorresMagic™ - 6dcode
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Violin stores are closed today.

  14. Do I Not Like Orange
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

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

  15. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Spurs squad is looking really strong

    1. Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      That bench is exquisite.

  16. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 10 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.

  17. Jolly Good
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 10 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
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Same

  18. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

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

  19. Carlton P
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 10 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

  20. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Son g kane a

  21. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Son+Kane!!

  22. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    KANE TO SON

    GOAL.

  23. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Already!

  24. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Son will have 350 points this season

    1. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Do you really think so?
      😉

  25. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Come onnnnn

  26. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Please let this be a cricket score

    (K)ane + Son for me

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    What a pass from kane

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Always had that in his locker

  28. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 10 days ago

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

  29. Meinhoff
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    SONINHOOO

  30. jdoyle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    GO

    ON

    MY

    SON