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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. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Start James or Mitchell next week?

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Mitchell, unless the CL game effects Chelsea

      1. FourLokoLeipzig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        You think he’ll start? I was confident he would today, but I’m not next week

  2. Free Hat
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Scary thaught that you can add Bale in that front line

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Thought*

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

    Need my Kane pen pls

    1. King Mo
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Hell no. Not worth the risk of the minus points haha

  4. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 12 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

  5. Boxwoods
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    How did Brewster look?

    1. Free Hat
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Not so good.

    2. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      awful

    3. Giggs Boson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Like a bench player.

    4. Forever In Our Shadow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Like Sheffield United. Average.

      1. Boxwoods
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Thanks all!

  6. WE ARE RANGERS
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Max Kilman?
    Will he get more games?
    4.0 Wolves defender, need a new defender

    1. Ings_is_the_king
        1 month, 12 days ago

        See after 2moro but Saiss is more nailed

      • Bank$y
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hellos Gers. Great win yesterday eh! Looking good.

        1. WE ARE RANGERS
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Thanks, Gerrard will bring us the title 🙂

      • Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Nope

      • Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Not when Marcal is fit

    2. Ings_is_the_king
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Do I bring Konsa or Dallas in?

        1. Bank$y
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Konsa

      • Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I've had enough...

        TAA + Barnes --> Lamptey + Son for free?

        1. Ings_is_the_king
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Lamptey is over rated and always gets yc

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Lamptey's stats are incredible though, not overrated

            2. JIMMY764
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              1 yellow in 5 games so far lol

              1. Ings_is_the_king
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Oops. My bad ...

          • S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Think I'll drop Trent to fund Jimmy-> Kane move

            1. Hotdogs for Tea
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              me too, Reguilón

            2. Ings_is_the_king
                1 month, 12 days ago

                I want to do the same but he’s my only Liv player, so I will drop Digne as his stats aren’t great

            3. RamaJama
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Foden/Jimmy to Bissouma/Kane worth -4?

              Other attacking players are Rodriguez, Son, Salah, KDB, DCL and Brewster

              1. Ings_is_the_king
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Yes! Do you reckon Digne and Jimmy to Kane and Dallas is good for a -4 hit?

                  1. RamaJama
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Yes

                • Bank$y
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Find a way to get rid of Brewster first.

              2. Flynny
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Jiminez to kane a no brainer, right?

                Even though jim has Newcastle home.

                Thanks

                1. Ings_is_the_king
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Yes, I am going to do it

                2. ajay_kl +42
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Sold KDB, Bruno and Ings for Son, Kane(c) and Grealish for a hit. Did Bruno to Son straight after the 6-1 loss.

                  Why oh why did I keep Mitrovic and Podence and use a FT so early in international break

                  1. Bank$y
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Why are you complaining if you brought Son and Kane in? You’re up by far.

                    1. ajay_kl +42
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      I had enough in bank to do these moves with Mitrovic out

                3. HD7
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Ings or Jimi to Kane?
                  Think if Jimi hauls tomorrow I will sell Ings. Jimi has better fixs.
                  Fair enough?

                  1. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Whats the logic behind keeping Jimi with tomorrows haul and selling him if he blanks.

                    1. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      keeping a striker with confidence after a haul ?

                    2. F_Ivanovic
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Probably because there's not much in them but you have to favour Ings if Jiminez blanks again.

                      1. HD7
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Yep, this is the logic.

                  2. Ings_is_the_king
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      I am going Jimenez, as Ings has a higher ceiling. Wolves don’t score very many goals

                      1. HD7
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Jimi brace tomorrow and you will change your thinking 😀

                  3. Hryszko
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Jimmy & Trent > Kane & Chilwell/Reguillon..

                    Or hold the FT for one more week whilst Liverpool play Burnley & Wolves play Newcastle?

                    1. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Going without Kane is going to hurt.

                  4. 7shadesofsmoke
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    73 with 13 left to play. Any good?

                    1. Free Hat
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      13 left. You have a great team then

                    2. Fred54
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Terrible.

                      I'm on 120 with 3 Super Bowls left.

                      1. 7shadesofsmoke
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        😀

                    3. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      How many teams you playing with?

                    4. Little Red Lacazette
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      I'm on 61 with 16 players left to play.

                    5. Bank$y
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      73 is great.

                  5. Slitherene
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 12 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) Justin -> Fernandes + Reguilon
                    C) Wilson -> Zaha + Aguero

                    Which option seems best?

                  6. Jinswick
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Best defender to bring in for Virgil?

                    A) Semedo
                    B) Saiss
                    C) Lamptey
                    D) Chilwell
                    E) Digne
                    F) Reguilon

                    McCarthy
                    Trent, xxx, Bellerin, Holding, Mitchell

                    1. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      D & B

                      Possibly F but has he got competition?

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Nope I’d say F is nailed.

                  7. Optimus.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Brewster > Kane will be a popular move this week

                  8. djoker_nole
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      KUN vs West Ham next week.

                    • Urchin
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Daily reminder
                      Kane is not essential.
                      Bcoz no player is essential

                      1. Dele
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Kane is absolutely essential, he’s going to score 30+ this season... with the assists.

                        1. Urchin
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Why aren't you playing today Alli?

                          1. Chirsbom
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Its his brother.

                        2. Chirsbom
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Might as likely hurt one of his ancles for a few months also. Harry being Harry.

                      2. Chirsbom
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Buzz killer

                      3. Zim0
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        He is essential for next 4 games

                    • Shultan
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      Any Vardy owners around?

                      1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Yep

                      2. Old Man
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 9 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Our ML leader - and bizarrely he has Watkins first sub!

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

                          How's the season going mate? Any recovery?

                    • El Presidente
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      José Mourinho is an all time great.

                      What a superb manager, taking the shaite he has taken from ungrateful Chelsea fans & clueless ManU fans...

                      1. Chirsbom
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        He is a special one.

                      2. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Mourinho at United without Woodward would have built a dynasty.

                      3. Underdogs11
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          You mean the first two years - and then he leaves a trainwreck behind? No development of young players. Wasn't he also the one who ditched Salah and de Bruyne?

                          1. El Presidente
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            No he was not. He was the one who hired both of them though...

                            1. Underdogs11
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Sorry, that's what I meant. Hired them and didn't play them.

                        • Tony Martial
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Aguero vs West Ham next week...

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

                            Wish City attack gelled quicker

                          2. Zim0
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Nono. Don't overthink it. Get Kane

                            1. Tony Martial
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Already have him 😉 and captained

                              1. Zim0
                                • 2 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Ok then nice yeah. Aguero could be good 🙂

                        • _Ninja_
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          Jimmy/Podence -> Kane/Grealish -4?

                          1. Ings_is_the_king
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Yes

                            • diesel001
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Damn. You must have like 4m in the bank.

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

                                Yeah 4.2m (brewster owner)

                            • g40steve
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              See how they play tomoz?
                              Podence was the must have a couple of weeks ago?

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

                                I guess. Grealish going up tonight.

                          2. BlzE_94
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Best defender to bring in for 5.2m?

                            Already have Lamptey Justin KWP Mitchell

                            1. TheDragon
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Saiss saiss baby

                            2. Little Red Lacazette
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Saiss

                          3. Pukkipartyy
                            • 1 Year
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Wich Is better?

                            A) Grealish + Pulisic + Requillon
                            B) Grealish + Bruno + Justin

                            Leaning towards A

                            1. Bushwhacker
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              A

                          4. FDMS All Starz
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Does Wilson & Davies -> Kane & Regulion worth -4?

                            Mccarthy
                            TAA - Justin - Davies - Douglas - Bernardo
                            Salah - Son - Bruno - Podence - Bissuma
                            DCL - Adams - Wilson

                            1FT/4.7itb

                            1. Hotdogs for Tea
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              yes

                          5. Sir Alex Telles.
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            son(c) and OR still plummetting at 3M

                            1. Dele
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              I’ve got up over a million places with Son and Kane’s goals so far.

                            2. Klaren
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 3 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Kane EO over 100% and Son is about 70-80% (can’t remember excatly what it was) so quite normal.

                              1. HenrikFPL
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 1 Year
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                That’s the top 10k EO. Kane top 10k EO is 118,41% and Son EO in top10k is 79.88%.

                                Kane overall EO is 45,8% and Son overall EO is 62,54%.

                            3. Bushwhacker
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              If you don’t have Kane and Son life is going to be tough for the next few weeks.

                          6. diesel001
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Mourinho trying to play Liverpool style.

                            Kane as the playmaker forward.
                            Son and Bale as the goalscoring wide men.
                            Functional midfield who win the ball back.
                            Attacking full backs who create the width.

                            1. Zim0
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              It's working so far

                              1. diesel001
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Klopp the original thinker. But fair play to Mourinho for taking an idea onboard.

                          7. Tcheco
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Mane or Sterling?

                            1. Bushwhacker
                              • 1 Year
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Toss up tbh

                            2. Ings_is_the_king
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Sterling face WHU next ...

                              • King Mo
                                • 7 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Much of a muchness imo.