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

    Who’s captaining Kane again vs Burnley!?

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

      Me

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

      Salah/Mane/Sterling

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

      yea, they way they defend. Kane better option than Son

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

    If things remain like this, will Son take the 3 bonus points for the winning goal?

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

      No

    2. Pratik
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      kane is way ahead...

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

      The winning goal is only 3 more baps.

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

        Mmm will need another Son goal then. My rival has Kane captain while I’ve got Son captain. Every point matters between us 🙂

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

    Jimenez or Kane for the next 2 games?

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

      Kane. Back to being near fixture proof and permacap

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

      Kane good stats good points, early days but love points so him

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

    Worth a WC to get Kane in?

    Have deadwood like Mitrovic, Shaw. Podence rotation risk, have double pool defence.

    Could just do Werner -> Kane. Or Mitrovic TAA -> Someone + Kane (-4)

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

      Take the -4/8 option, I spunked my WC & regret it

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

      probably best to post your team ?

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

        Good point

        McCarthy
        TAA Robbo Semedo
        Salah Son Podence Soucek
        Werner DCL Mitrovic
        (4.0, Shaw Bissouma Ferguson)
        3.3 ITB 1FT

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

          yes WC

    3. Shaw Manc Redemption
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      See what Villa do but may be WC time

    4. Chirsbom
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Option B for a hit.

  5. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    If you could only transfer in one next week, DCL or Kane?

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

      Kane

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

      Kane

    3. Shaw Manc Redemption
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Has to be Harry - now a must have

      1. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        He’s been a must have for about 5 years

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

          Not continuously in those 5 years...

          1. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Pretty much, barring injuries. And even then he tends to miss chunks of games rather than miss the odd surprise fixture. FPL manager’s dream. Captain contender every week. I’ve had him captain every week apart from against United this season.

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

      Kane

    5. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Maybe if I had asked this after the Everton game, people would've said DCL 🙂

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

        Yeah, people are pretty biased right now lol

        Though I'd still say Kane if Burnley don't look great

    6. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Get both

  6. Bury94
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Down to 3.1mil OR, loving this

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

      Up to 3.1M from yesterday 3.5M 😀

      1. Flynny
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I'm about to crack the top 4m!!

        Son captain but no kane

  7. Jack Burton
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Hope you all having a good game week one question is Jorginio for Chelsea a safe pick is his place at risk thanks in advance

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

      Risk. Kanye may take his place when Ziyech is back

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

        Kante

        1. Jack Burton
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Ok cheers look at someone else then thanks

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

    Højbjerg seems to be best signing this year for spurs. They are so much more lively when having a hard working center mid they trust

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

      Superb signing - at a reasonable price too.

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

        Definitely

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

      Agreed

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Reguilon also looks important because with genuine attacking threat from LB it allows Son to play more centrally where he gets goals and assists for fun. Spurs have scored 9 times in the 1.5 games Reguilon has played so far, with Son involved in 5 of them.

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Mourinho loves a quality Defensive midfielder. He is the perfect fit to make his Attacking tactics work. Not quite as good as Makelele but has similar attributes.

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

    Perfect fixture for City to get back to their best

  10. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Is another Kane goal too much to hope for?

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

      No.

  11. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Kane's 12 goal involvements in first 5 games is a new Premier League record apparently.

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

    Kane(C) and Son both justifying my WC.

  13. Dele
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    How do I free up cash from this team?

    Martinez
    Robbo, Ayling, Lamptey
    Son, Salah, Hames, Sterling, Soucek
    Kane, DCL

    Peacock, Brewster, Mitchell, Dunne

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

      For what?

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

      For what?

      1. Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I’m guessing KDB

    3. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Take everyone out

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

      Is the cash in your FPL bank earning interest?

  14. WE ARE RANGERS
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

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

  15. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Kane looked out of breath at the half time whistle.

    Should we be worried? 🙂

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      That happens when u run

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Because he had literally just run back to make a block in his own box, the mad git

  16. Bank$y
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Remind me. If I free hit next week, do I save my FT and then have two FT next GW or just one FT?

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

      1

    2. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      1

    3. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No

      1. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        I mean 1

    4. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      K thanks. Wishful thinking.

  17. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Jimenez or Werner out for Kane?

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Jimmy

    2. amit1964
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      j

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

      Jimmy based on so far WOL performance but they will still play tomorrow

  18. FPL ElasticO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Is it worth doing this transfer for -4??

    Jimenez & Justin >> Kane & Regullion

    1. Hattrick Harry
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 13 days ago

      J&J will be better for your jealth

  19. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I'm getting smashed by the casuals in my league!

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

      I've got news for you...

    2. Meinhoff
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      You'll be fine when they stop playing in a couple of weeks

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

      it’s the Son & Kane non owners that are the casuals 😉

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

      They just play the game you invest too much time overthinking every move 😉

  20. BlzE_94
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Who scores more points longterm?

    A) Keane
    B) Saiss

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      B

  21. NoThomasNoPartey18
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Who should I transfer in for 4.5m in def (don't have any).

      Selling trent, de Bruyne, and Jiménez for salah, kane, and 4.5.

      1. Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Konsa, Lascelles, KWP, etc

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

        KWP/Dallas

      3. NoThomasNoPartey18
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Or drop salah for sterling (--> kdb later) and have 5.3m to spend.

      4. George James
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        124

      5. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        How did Brighton - particularly Maupay - look today?

        1. Africa United
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 13 days ago

          Look like hell score next week

          1. FC Hakkebøf
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 13 days ago

            Thanks! That is what I wanted to hear.

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

        Kane playing like prime Rooney at the moment. All over the pitch.

      7. what\'s my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        delap + foden to kane + bissouma for a hit Y or N?

      8. Catastrophe
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Time to make way for Kane! Help greatly appreciated!

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

        X = Rotate Brewster/Bissouma/Justin/Mitchell

        Currently thinking B or D.

        Cheers!

      9. Tambling5
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        How does Dier, Havertz and Wilson to Konsa, Lookman and Kane for -8 leaving
        McCarthy 4.0
        Robbo, Konsa James KWP Taylor
        Salah Son Zaha Lookman Soucek
        Kane Werner DCL
        Would still have wildcard for when Spurs fixtures turn.
        Fulham Spurs Villa goodish fixtures.

      10. FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Obvious change here is Wilson to Kane? Or does Davies need changing, no CS so not so sure

        McCarthy
        TAA - Davies - Justin
        Salah - Son - Bruno - Podence
        Wilson - DCL - Adams

        Bench: fodders

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

          depends on your bench

      11. Chhana
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        On 70 points without Son and Kane.... thought this is going to be my week

      12. Shultan
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 13 days ago

        Radio 5 live saying vardy out with calf problem
        Triple rise for Kane confirmed

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

          Vardy to Kane this week was one of my better decisions!

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

          Really? Jorginho points incoming and Cardy to aguero confirmed then