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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. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    This season is bonkers.

  2. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Every time Kane scores it's a rank drop for me

    1. Eat my goal!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      118% EO

  3. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Have the exact cash to do Ings to Kane. Have Son already.
    But also have VVD and James as the problem in defense,

    Which one to fix first?

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Clearly the defence. Ings is doing absolutely fine.

    2. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Def.

  4. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Kane (c) and son wildcard finally paying off

  5. NULL-X-VOID
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Not captaining Kane/Son is making me feel bad, but then I imagined not owning them at all. Ultra punt captain Grealish is a last hope.

    1. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      You owned one/both of them and you chose to captain Grealish??

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        yeah, it was a crazy choice, but then I was like, hey I'm doing this for fun, why not.

        1. Chirsbom
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Are you having fun right now? Just asking.

    2. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Just to make you feel better Grealish's first and only goal in Villas PL campaign before being relegated was at the King Power Stadium 🙂 returned at home last season too

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Haha the reason I chose him because Lei's Def suffered a huge blow this weak with Soyuncu out. I think he actually holds the Lei Def, without him Grealish can go crazy.

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Villa in hot form it depends whether they find a first half goal or not. If Villa find this goal then your captain will succeed good luck

          1. NULL-X-VOID
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            Cheers, Shark. I hope he hauls, would be a huge upside given the amount of his captainship

            1. Shark Team
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 11 days ago

              You are welcome mate

    3. KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Ditto here brother.
      Hope we get vindicated 🙂

  6. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Cmon Sonnyyy

  7. Avo24
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    where is "kane is CDM" joke now?
    hahahaha

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      He still is at CDM

      1. Pedersen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Scoring cdm !

  8. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Spurs and Everton to be top 2 this season?!

  9. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Kane(C) and Son. WC successs

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Other way round here, I feel cheated!!

  10. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    This double up is magnificent

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Sure is!

  11. thepancakeman123
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Is Jimenez to Kane for a -4 worth it lol

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      It will be if you had done it this GW. Jimenez will probably blank again.

  12. acesingh
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Ffs

  13. slavkob
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Who is on corners for Spurs?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Son?

    2. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Son. Dont know why , he's awful at them

  14. Rhodes your boat
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Kane back to his best?! Shame I don’t have him

  15. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Has Moyes hair turned white since the start of this game?

  16. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Kane(c), Reguilon, Son owner 🙂
    C’mon Kane....Grab that hatty!!!

  17. Joey Tribbiani
      1 month, 11 days ago

      The Moyes effect.

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Indeed. Send him back home.

    • Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      If Kane has 118% EO this GW, what will it be next GW? 150%+?!

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Frightening

      2. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Is that for top 10k only?

        1. HenrikFPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yea, that’s the top 10k EO
          Overall Kane EO: 45,8%

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      The team I play for on a Sunday genuinely have a better defence than West ham

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        so Jamie Vardy wasn't able to score against a team of that caliber?

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Haven’t done loads wrong to be fair, allowed to much space. No glaring mistakes

    • Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Stop saying patience. If you don't have Kane AND Son, go to get them now!

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        ok boss

      2. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Simple at this point I guess. Jimenez to Kane FT

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Yeah I'm doing that too

    • Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Mou has these boys on steroids O.o

    • Make America Greta Again
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      I'd imagine teams will avoid the high line in future vs spurs, we'll just have to enjot the moment. Its been one of my best in 9 years playing fpl.

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Kane hatrick YES or NO ?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Yes

      2. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Kane hatti and 3 assists

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          If only he is involved in every goal of this game

      3. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Let's hope for 4 since 70 minutes left to play.

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Hmm I will be okay with a Hattie too!

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

        YES

    • Railwayman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Kane is my first double digits C choice since Salah back in February, insane it took so much time.

    • Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Bale looks happy seeing all the goals

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Bale thinking he is going to add the PL to his La Liga and CL success.

    • Rhodes your boat
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      For those with kane and son which other big hitter have you left out?

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Only got salah and son in mid at more than 9m

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        KDB

      3. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        KDB

      4. djoker_nole
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Kdb

        • svasei - Up (?) the Rovers
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Hamez, Zaha, Sterling, Son, Podence
          Kane, Wilson, DCL

        • Silver_and_Gold
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 11 days ago

          KDB. Sterling, Salah, Son and Kane in the squad here.

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 11 days ago

            What’s the rest of your team?!

            1. Silver_and_Gold
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 11 days ago

              Link in the profile

        • SHOOTER MCGINN
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          KDB

        • Railwayman
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          City lads

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          KDB

        • Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          I have only Salah Kane Son

        • Chirsbom
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 11 days ago

          Dropped KDB for Son. Wise pick it turned out.

      5. keefyefc
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        West Ham next 2 fixtures Man City (H) & Liverpool (a) !

      6. TimoTime
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Getting impatient already, where is Kane's hattie

      7. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        That Kane goal sent me dropping by 30k ... ouch

      8. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Ndombele actually looking half decent