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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. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Kane (C) feels good

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Kane (c) with son and regulion currently feels amazing

  2. Dele
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Son (C) feels good

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Add Bale to the party

  4. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Thanks God I did KDB to son in the last minute instead of saving FT

  5. stat sifter 888888
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I will be rueing that Son -4 hit GW3 until the end of the season ffs. Why did Mourinho say that he was injured???!!

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Trent > Chillwell & Jimmy > Kane for free, yay or nay?

      1. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Easy y

      2. Shearer & Sutton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yay

      3. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        this week would have been better

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

        Chelsea can't defend, go cheaper.

        1. Hryszko
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Who else would you suggest, budget of 5.8?

          1. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Reguilon or Semedo

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Reguilon, Saiss or cheap Lamptey or Leeds def

          3. Isco Disco
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Sergio Reguilion!!!
            He’ll be out scoring Robertson or any left back this season

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

            Palace defender, decent run of games, Rob Holding (if yesterday was just a one off, not sure), Villa defender, Reg I suppose.

      5. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        That was last weeks moves #chasingpoints

      6. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Selling Trent before Sheffield at home and Jiminez before Newcastle at home. Not sure about that.

    • nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Let's not forget about Bale... will be a magical moment when he comes on.

      1. Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        and immediately has his leg broken by one of West Ham's ever-active hatchet men 🙁

    • Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Enjoying this Son(c) even without Kane (for now) - keep it coming though

    • Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 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

      Which option will you go for?

    • The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Imagine being ranked 4m or worse and you don't own Kane and Son.

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Lateriser!

        1. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Damn. Was looking so good with Werner(c) as well.

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        WC and get them both, quick ...

      3. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Ouch. I mean I’d still be doing better if I hadn’t got son in for a -4 as I moved on Werner. Not owning Kane I didn’t see being this much of an issue til today.

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Kane and Son telepathically in-sync, Mou is lucky 😀

    • Lukaku_time
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Son +targett+ dcl for -4 today
      Yay or nay?

      1. Tinkermania
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Should have done it last Friday.

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      LiveFPL server is down right?

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Just worked for me. Treading water at 2M despite all my attacking players returning and Captain Son lol

        1. Shark Team
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Oh just worked for me too. From 1.5m to 700k due to (C)ane and Son

      2. baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Too much traffic atm

      3. Leonard hatred
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        its struggling with load i think, it's having intermittent issues

      4. stat sifter 888888
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Working for me down from 100k to 250k because of the long-term damage done from Son out for a -4 GW3.

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

          It works, keep refreshing

      5. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Tear jerker around the country when Bale comes on

      6. Wirbelwind
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        For a -4

        Jiminez/KDB -> Kane / Grealish
        Jiminez/TAA -> Kane / Ayling

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

          A but to Kane and Son

          1. Wirbelwind
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Yeah would have if I didnt have him yet, along with Salah Rodriguez and 4.4 (Stephens)

        2. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Considering villas fixtures probably A. B you are essentially losing two players with good fixtures for Kane asAyling shouldn’t get many returns.

        3. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          sell all 3 imho

          1. Wirbelwind
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Agree, just one FT at the moment though

      7. Ibralicious
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Pokemon, Reguilón, Pantillimon, doesn't matter. Kane and Son essential.

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

        Kane pen where u at

        1. Africa United
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          This

      9. Isco Disco
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Sergio Reguilion will be the best LB in Premier league this season!
        I’ve watched him play for Madrid so many times and he’s a such a talented guy.
        Get him in your teams before his price rises and the ship sails

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I had him in my draught but changed late to Chilwell 🙁

      10. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Can only get Kane for a hit as have VVD to sort out!!!!

        1. Hotdogs for Tea
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          do it

        2. Africa United
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Listen I got Werner /Havertz/Zaha for hits ... And earlier I got Son for hit along with Kane .. so it will pay off later

      11. Slitherene
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        How many people in the top10k have Son + Kane?

        1. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          That is why they are there...

      12. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Need my Kane pen ASAP

      13. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        The crowds’ going to go crazy when Bale comes on 🙂

        1. The Mandalorian
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          The cardboard cut outs keep falling over

      14. The Mandalorian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Burnley trying to find a bricklayer for next week's visit by Spurs.

      15. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Gotta have Kane and Son on WC

      16. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Jimenez to Kane for free?

        1. liverpool01
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yes

        2. DandyDon
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Probably. I’m having to look at it for a -4 and unsure as Jimi has good fixtures. Will watch their game first

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Did that last GW! Would do it now

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

          Yezzir.

        5. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Is that even a question.

        6. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          If you want points

      17. Phlajo
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Auba+Wilson to Kane+Ziyech (or other max 7.9 mid) for a -4?

        Already own Son.

        No City or United players though.

      18. RamaJama
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Foden, Kdb, Jimenez to Bissouma, Bruno, Kane for -8?

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Just KDB and Jimmy out

          1. baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            No money

          2. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Can’t afford Bruno then, Max 9.5, maby Mahrez?

        2. baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Mahrez, Reece James, Jimenez to Grealish, Kane and 4.5 (-8 also here)

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          1 month, 10 days ago

          KDB and Foden face West Ham next week

          1. RamaJama
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            But kdb out for another week?

      19. liverpool01
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Mccarthy
        Taa, Saiss, Justin
        Salah, Zaha, Kdb, Bissouma, Mahrez
        Ings, Jimenez

        1FT

        A)Kdb>Son
        B)-4 Kdb>Son, Jimenez>Kane
        C)Wildcard

        A, B or C guys?

      20. WE ARE RANGERS
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Max Kilman?
        Will he get more games?
        4.0 Wolves defender

      21. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Time to make way for Kane!

        A) Wilson, Digne, Klich, Saiss
        B) Grealish, Digne, Saiss, X
        C) Pulisic, Digne, 4.5 DEF, X
        D) Pulisic, Saiss, 5.4 DEF, X
        E) Rodriguez, Digne, 4.9 DEF, X (-4)
        F) Rodriguez, Saiss, 5.8 DEF, X (-4)
        G) Wilson, Grealish, 4.5 DEF (-4)

        X = Rotate Brewster/Bissouma/Justin/Mitchell

        Currently thinking B or F.

        Cheers!