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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. ‘Tis the Season
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    havent seen spurs play like this for some years. maybe since the Harry days..

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It's not that special, WHU are just woeful

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        We’ve said this about Southampton and United. Starting to believe spurs are quality

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Soton and United had their worst individual performances in months v Spurs... I'm not sold yet

    2. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      What is this post... Harry Kane been playing in the dutch league?

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Redknapp

    3. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      They were fantastic under Poch too at times

    4. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not been that exciting a game West Ham just looked asleep at the start

  2. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What formation are spurs playing?

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      433

  3. liverpool01
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 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?

    Thanks

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

  4. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    The new template got both Werner and Kane up-front then eh?

    Had both in my GW 1 team but still knee-jerked them out 😀

    1. HippY
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Took Werner out this week. It was for DCL so not a complete flop

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

        DCL ownership was essential too with the double price rises every week so that one makes sense

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not sure most could fit in both. Sacrificed Werner to get Son in

  5. james 101
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    So glad I doubled up on Kane and son. And capped Son this time. You never know when things like that will backfire, so I’m not worried if Kane scores more.

    What will Bale’s effect on them be?

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      More goals probably. Could be a high score if he comes on early

      1. james 101
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Could see that yes

  6. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    why are people taking Jimi out? He is ur weakest FWD?

    1. Honourvolley
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Probably not weakest, but he’s only 2m to Kane unlike Mitrovic etc who are 4.5m

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        This obvs

    2. Fudgy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes

    3. Jason M
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Werner, Adams and Jimi here.

      Took KDB out for Son this week so could feasibly do Jimi out for Kane.

      He's absolutely on fire

    4. KICKandRUSH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I'll get rid of him because I've got a really average defence line.
      Getting Brewster for him will give me enough funds to improve my backline + midfield.

    5. Railwayman
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Probably the obvious one...

  7. Areyouthereyet
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Wilson to Kane for free no brainer right? 4.5 mil itb

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yep

  8. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 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

  9. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    The Spurs left back looks decent

    1. Isco Disco
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      He put Marcelo on the bench for the better part of entire season so you can imagine how talented that lad must be.

  10. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    VVD out means less or none CS for Liverpool anyone considering selling Trent?

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      yes

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yeah but not for the upcoming GW.

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Good point. Rather have Chilwell atm

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Seen our defense?

          United up next. Decent for 3 GWs (although we always concede), then back to rough fixtures again.

          1. Royal5
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            True. But at least he gets forward. At takes corners from both sides.

    3. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Sold on wildcard this week

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Who did you get?

        1. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Regulion chilwell pva will be my defence most weeks

    4. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Of course - but is this the week to do it?

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Probably not. He had not looked sharp this season though.

    5. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I am but not before the next two weeks

    6. Mighty Wings
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      I might have to to fund Jimmy to Kane.

      But would be for a hit. And Trent has SHU...

    7. sully29
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yes but only when I need the funds. As is I have other fires to put out.

    8. Wiseman Resistant ⚽⚠
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Just bought Robertson. Classy midfielder

      1. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Looks a much better pick this season.

    9. Klaren
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Not yet

    10. Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Yeah taking up cash that I need for midfield, either save .5 and move to Robbo or someone around the 5.5m mark

  11. Ings_is_the_king
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Please choose one.
      A) Ings and Jiminez to Kane and Antonio
      B) Jimenez and Digne to Dallas and Kane

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        A

    • Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Kane 😆 man is everywhere

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Kane back defending:)

    • _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      How many Kanes are playing in this?

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Haha:D he is on anothert lvl atm...

    • The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      It wont happen, but Bale on at halftime would be magical

    • DAZZ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      There are serious players out there without Kane or Son... spare a thought

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Rip lateriser

        1. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          He has Werner.

    • TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Kane deserves the clean sheet points as well

    • Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Time to get Kun

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Harry Kane. What a man.

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Best striker in the world

    • bigdip
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      McCarthy
      TAA - DOHERTY- Coady (Mitchell, KWP)
      Sterling- Salah - ASM- Barnes (Bissouma)
      Kane (c) - MITROVIC, Adams

      1.2 itb, 1 FT.

      A) Doherty & Barnes -> Lamptey & Son (-4 hit)
      B) TAA & Mitro -> Kilman & Aguero (-4 hit)
      C) Doherty & Mitro -> Cooper/Balbuena & Jimeneze (-4 hit)

    • JONALDINHO
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Without a WC I’d be sitting here without any Spurs. Thank god I pulled that trigger and captained Kane with son

    • james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Going to be a high average score this week huh?

    • Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Foden + Davis > Kane + Bissouma -4?

      Looks like it could be worth it vs Burnley...

      1. Pukkipartyy
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Lol yes

    • Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      OMG I dropped 300k just owning Son, no Kane and no son cap 🙁

    • Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Kane playing CB and still getting attacking returns.

    • FALSE PROFIT
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Best football I have seen from Spurs in 2 years I have to admit

    • Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Imagine rating Poch over Mou

    • martyhan
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Forward line of DCL, ings and Werner

      A. Ings to kane
      B. Werner to kane
      C. Save.

      Also have Son.

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      We'll see in 15 mins, but Kane held his hammy area at the half time whistle.

      Please be alright!

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Though it was his side after blocking that shot on goal?.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Could have been you're right. It was behind the leg, but maybe more his side

      2. Kakashi Of The Leaf
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        It was his lower back.

      3. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Lower back

      4. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Was his back/side rather than hammy

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Chose three from this four?

      Robbo,
      Chilwell
      Saiss
      Reguilon

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Not Saiss

      2. thetommy14
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Robbo, Chilwell, Reguilon