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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. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 14 days ago

    Absolute carnage not owning Kane, WC getting triggered

    1. Right In The Stanchion
        1 month, 14 days ago

        I have Werner instead. Son (c) it’s fine

    2. andres
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      best budget defenders?

    3. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 14 days ago

      If u have son but not captain do u want him to score more?

      1. Traction Engine Foot
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Yes

      2. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        of course

      3. TB303
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Errrrrr yes

    4. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      "Kane and Son won't play United's high line every week"

      - Every genius on here (2020)

      1. andres
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        playing against moyes though.. kind of linked?

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 14 days ago

        'Kane and son won't play saints every week'

        - The week before

      3. Railwayman
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        "They can't keep scoring goals like that"

      4. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        WHU playing as high a line as Soton and United, only reason why they're scoring

    5. Jammy Dodger
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Is it madness to do DCL > Kane, leaving a team of;

      Martinez

      Chilwell - Saiss - Lamptey

      Fernandes - Son - Salah - Pulisic - James

      KANE - Bamford

      Or, keep DCL and try another way? Thanks!

      1. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Chasing previous weeks points!

        1. Jammy Dodger
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I don't think so, Kane looks class and is banging form, so madness not to want him!

      2. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        You must have a lot in the bank. Why not downgrade Pulisic and do Bamford to Kane?

        1. Jammy Dodger
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          I can downgrade Pulisic to a 4.5 and upgrade my 3rd forward to Kane. Probably what I'll do. Thanks!

          1. Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            No worries. Great team, especially if you make those moves.

    6. mgilbert86
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A) KDB + Richarlison + R James -> Son + Kane + Ayling (-8)

      or

      B) KDB + Richarlison -> Pulisic + Kane

      1. Shearer & Sutton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A

      2. Sloane426
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        The points are gone mate

      3. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A

    7. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      Imagine being a United fan and watching Mourinho and Spurs, whilst being stuck with Ole.

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Mourinho was crap for Man Utd. He annoyed all the players.

        1. sunzip14
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          2nd with that team and won trophies

      2. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 14 days ago

        when you see your ex gf and she got much hotter

    8. NULL-X-VOID
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 14 days ago

      A)

      1. NULL-X-VOID
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Reply fail to Mgilbert above

    9. Joey Tribbiani
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Masuaku looks like the protagonist from Tenet

      • Chung8
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        A Kane + 4.9m defender
        OR
        B INGS And Robbo?

        1. TB303
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          A

        2. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Going A too

          I am all for team balance and everything but cant ignore Kane anymore.
          Will destroy defense to get him,Chilwell most expensive

      • The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Kanes next 3 fixtures unbelievable, if he keeps this up it's game over for non owners.

        1. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          It’s a worry but my structure doesn’t allow it, only just got Son back in for a -4

        2. PlumaPiedra
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Depends on rest of team.

      • Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Imagine playing this game and not owning Diry Harry and Sonny Boyyy 😀

      • DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        KDB + Callum Wilson > Grealish + Kane (c) -4 worked brilliantly. A couple suggested against these moves to me aswell. Go
        With your gut

      • Mweene
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Looks like Kane is essential then.

        Brewster and KDB to Kane and Jorginho/Saka/ASM -4?

      • DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 14 days ago

        Bringing in Son and sacrificing Werner not as bad as I thought it could be. Just one more Sonny! Now how to get Kane in!?

      • Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Kane will hopefully be off on the 60m mark.

          He needs to be wrapped in cotton wool

        • slavkob
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          3 shots 3 goals loll

          1. F_Ivanovic
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            clinical

        • Tabbara
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Should i WC ?
          Current team :

          McCarthy Steer
          Chilwell Mitchel Taylor Saiss Justin
          Havertz Pulisic Son Salah Rodriguez
          Davis DCL Jiminez

          0 FT
          Thx

          1. DAZZ
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Nah. Seems good but you just want to WC for Kane i think.

            1. Tabbara
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Kane, remove one of chelsea assets and try to get robertson.

        • George James
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Best move?

          A) Werner >> Kun

          B) Foden >> Grealish

          C) James >> 6.1Def?

          D) Save

          Martinez
          Lamptey • Saiss • Robertson
          Salah • Foden • Son • Podence
          Werner • Kane • DCL

          Steer / Bissouma / Mitchel / James

          1. Ain't No Holebas Girl
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Probably B then C the week after but Foden does play West Ham next so could save and see if Kun looks up to speed.

        • Slitherene
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          KdB out, willing to take a hit.

          McCarthy ¦
          TAA - Coady - Ward
          KdB* - Salah - Jorginho* - Son
          Kane - Maupay - Wilson*
          ¦ Bissouma* - Justin* - Taylor

          A) Bissouma -> Grealish + JRod
          B) Jorginho -> Zaha + Rashford
          C) Justin -> Fernandes + Reguilon
          D) Wilson -> Grealish + Aguero

          Will take a late call...
          Still which option will you go for?

        • KICKandRUSH
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Kane for Vardy
          Son for DeBruyne (right before international break)

          might be the best -4 I've ever done.

        • The Mighty One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Another assist for Kaniesta.

        • Steinburg FC
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          RIP Dele Alli, so much better without a 10.
          Ndombele could be a real baller...

        • JoJoRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          How certain is Reguilon to start? Under rotation threat from Davies? Need replacement for VVD?

        • The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Moyes has Kane in his wildcard team.

        • Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          *checks transfer page to see how I can get Kane 🙂

        • NULL-X-VOID
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 14 days ago

          Honestly the amount of quality service from Spurs is really great to see.

        • Zrinkec
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Have Kane (C) Son but kinda mad i didnt get Regulion on WC.

            1. NULL-X-VOID
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              same, was think him but got PVA lol. Hopefully he starts from next week, great fixture run regardless.

          • Ibralicious
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            Can't believe people actually pick Jiminez, Vardy, and Ings over Kane. 10.5 is too cheap for this guy with the service he has at Spurs now O.o

            1. Zim0
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              He is the service

            2. PlumaPiedra
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              Well that's obvious now, hasn't been the case the previous 2 seasons.

          • Werner Bremen
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 14 days ago

            TAA and Brewster to
            Kane and Reguilon for a hit?

            1. Long ago I drew a walrus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 14 days ago

              I can do the exact same move. Not doing it yet though. Hopefully TAA rides out a price fall until tomorrow