Dugout Discussion

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.

Check your latest FPL rank LIVE on LiveFPL.net every Gameweek

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships are now available for the price of £19.99. Monthly subscriptions also cost just £2.99.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

2,267 Comments Post a Comment
  1. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Anyone here without No Son+Kane in this page? I feel for you. I know the feeling and much worse, as a seller of both on WC last week, but did well to get both back (-4) again.

    1. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      *with No

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      are you praising yourself on how good of a move you made?

      1. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I mean he is right, you basically lose most ground in this game not owning them at this point 😀

      2. sunzip14
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yes. After accepting how bad a move I made last week 😀

    3. Nice to Finally Michu
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Neither here :/ just can't believe the damage

    4. Warby84
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I own sterling over and he got 11...

    5. Railwayman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I feel sorry for myself, if fix is right, I am on a red arrow even with Kane C and Son 🙁 This is a nightmare.

  2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Kane since GW1 😎

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Fair play, well done!

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Thanks. Only good thing about my 4 Spurs in GW1 lol

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

      Nice

    3. sunzip14
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      sold gw 4, back for gw 5 again

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Good move!

    4. HippY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Son from GW1, Kane from GW3. Feels good, doesn't it? 🙂

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Very 🙂

    5. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Same... but I got rid before his last haul O.o

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Ouch

    6. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kane and DCL here 🙂

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Sweeettt

        Is that you, Southgate? 😛

    7. _sidney_will
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Same, my only good call this season

      1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Same here

    8. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Told ya so 🙂

  3. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    No attacking returns for Kane (C) or Son in last 10 minutes.

    This game is all luck.

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

      Non-casuals rewarded for their patience in not getting them?

  4. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    0.1 off of James + Jimenez --> Robbo + Kane

    I want to cry

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Rule 1.1 if FPL

      Always .1 off

      1. FPL DONKEY
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        We really need a 0.1m chip

    2. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Digne instead of Robbo?

  5. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    According to the transfers page Kane is sold out.

    1. teneighty
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      How about if I throw a hit and Maupay in there?

  6. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Selling Adams for Kane feels good now!

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

      Yeah I was depressed yesterday about selling Werner for him. Feel much better now

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I wondered where you went. Yesterday your transfers looked like an utter disaster. Not so bad now.

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

          Had to take a break from here! Yeah hopefully Watkins does the business later too

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            I had a similar Werner + Zaha out in the FanTeam high roller for Son + Watkins. Looked awful. Not so bad now.

    2. Chirsbom
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I would call that a pretty big upgrade...

    3. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sold Ings for him.

  7. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Cresswell is the fastest riser according to FPL stats. Makes sense...

  8. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Which move to do next GW?

    A) Bruno > Salah (c)
    B) Jimenez > Kane (c)

    1. Lukaku_time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A

    2. No Salah
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      B

  9. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Big 6 team:

    Alisson
    TAA VVD Laporte Robertson
    KDB Kante Fernandes
    Salah Kane Son

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Why are giving answers to questions no one is asking?

    2. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      4 Liverpool defenders too many.

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I'd get a rightback that can defend better when u don't need his crosses with KDB and Fernandes in the team

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Azpi? 4 years ago Azpi would have been nailed at RB. But age caught up with him now?

        AWB, Bellerin and Walker? Nah.

  10. youneedmorecavaleiro
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    KDB owners keeping or selling?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sold for Grealish before the matches started

    2. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Laughs in South Korean.

    3. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Who is KDB

    4. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Sold on WC

    5. Chirsbom
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Got Son in for a C.

  11. Leonard hatred
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Given how many time Bergwijn has been knocked down this match, if they bring Bale on in his place i'd be concerned he'll pickup an injury.

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

    Best replacement for Doherty?

    1. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I just transferred him out for chilwell

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Reguilon!

    3. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Aurier, said Jose

  13. Chucky
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    No Kane.. Season over 🙁

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Same

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I have no Kane or Son lol

      1. Chucky
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        but you have werner....

        1. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 6 days ago

          So? Still dreadful

    3. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Even with 33 or so game weeks left?!. Do you always give up this easy?

      1. Chirsbom
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Are you new? People said the same thing 10 min into the first game of the first GW. Classic!

    4. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I just got son in but have been without him and Kane up to now and still OR 10.000. Don’t give up !!!!

  14. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Podence + VVD + James to Bruno + Lewis + KWP for -8?

    1. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Is this a joke?

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        No, why?

        1. Esalman
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Wait and see on Podence. Nothing is worth -8, you only really need to take VVD and James out and there are better replacements than Lewis and KWP. Get Rashford instead of Bruno for better balance.

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      LOOOOL

  15. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Andys last minute wc team, smashed it

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/40/event/5

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It wasn't last minute, don't be so foolish.

      1. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Stay off the drugs boy.

        1. Fred54
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          He may have played it late, but he was drafting for ages. Don't be so naive.

    2. LegendMoon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Not really smashing it, but doing ok...

    3. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lateriser picked it for him. Check the breakfast show.
      He deserves credit

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        It’s fine, not great
        I have 1 point less and pretty disappointed

  16. bigdip
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Who are the best 4.8 (or less) defenders?

    1. Esalman
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lamptey

      1. LegendMoon
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        This

      2. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Numpty, gave away the penalty today.

    2. Knowsnothingaboutnothing
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Lamptey yellow card magnet..

  17. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    How do I get Kane into this?

    Martinez (Steer)
    Trent - Saiss - Taylor (Lamptey & Dallas)
    Son - Salah - KDB - Podence (Burke)
    DCL - Maupay - Jimmy

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Jimmy KDB out

    2. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Only option really is downgrade KDB and upgrade Maupay or Jimmy, or downgrade TAA and upgrade Jimmy

      1. AD2110
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        You got enough to do Trent and Jimi out for Chilwell and Kane?

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

    Arghhhh Son close

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Was getting ready to celebrate

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

        Same

  19. pkrjoe
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Have both Son and Kane. Mahrez captain. Dont feel that clever anymore. Oh well.

  20. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Wilson to Kane after this game or wait for Europa game?

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      He'll prob be 0.2 more by then.

      1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        True.. which would price me out.. I might just make the move tbh haha

  21. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Top 10k aside, is Kane < 100%. Can't figure out if want Kane to keep scoring as non captain.. regretting Salah captain now.

  22. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    My season so far has been so crap, that todays kane and son show is resulting in a 1.6 million rank jump lol.

    Almost inside 2 mill now 🙁

  23. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    On 66 pts with Martinez, Grealish, Semedo and Dallas to play. WC Success!

  24. Warby84
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Kane only on 14 points what’s the big deal? I had sterling over him??

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      It’s not even half time and he will get 3 bonus

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Not if Son scores again with no Harry assist.

      2. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Well nearly, mids don't get as much bonus as forwards for goal - which I still find strange.

  25. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Captain scores this season

    40
    10
    10
    26
    24 and counting

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Bloody hell how lucky are you!!!!

    2. JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      40,10,4,18,24 and counting. Decent I suppose

    3. jason_ni
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      14 ( could have been 40)
      10 ( chb 24)
      4 (chb 12)
      4 (chb 26)
      24(finally some luck)

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

    FWIW: Kane’s 118% EO is Top 10k, not overall.

    https://www.livefpl.net/rank_tiers Less damaging for non-owners and non-captainers than thought

  27. grumpyman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Looks like this was the time to play the wildcard. Those that did will outscore my WC GW3 27 pointer with just Kane and Son alone.

  28. MOZIL
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Werner + Grealish
    or
    Watkins + Pulisic

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      W + G
      No reason to get Pulisic yet (I have him)

  29. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    I’m guessing not many have Kane AND Werner??

    1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Almost did that with my WC.

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kane & DCL is the better combo

    3. Ain't No Holebas Girl
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Had to choose between Werner or Jimi out for Kane, knew Timo would end up scoring but needed that little extra cash and wanted Jimi for his next 3. Will see if it was the right call after that!

    4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      I had that in the 1st GW - Kane, Werner, Ings up top. Wildcarded it in GW 3!

  30. Noah’s Ark
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 6 days ago

    Kdb and Ings to Son and Kane(c) -4. Finally I made transfers that have paid off. Aurier and Reguillon look great. Pity Aurier has Doherty to compete with.