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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. Right In The Stanchion
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Jose knows more then anyone about resting Kane.

      20 mins left behind the sofa

    • Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Kane is killing me.

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

        Anyone who doesn’t already have Kane is blind, knows nothing about football and deserves everything they get. To be blunt about it.

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          It certainly rhymes with blunt.

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

          what if i captain Werner?

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

            -drops mic-

          2. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            No excuse for not owning Kane.

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

          Wow u sound like my ex

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

            She sounds like a good FPL manager

        4. Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Ouch.

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

        Lies. He's playing Live against West Ham. How dare u try to frame an innocent man!

    • Slitherene
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 6 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 -> Mahrez + JRod
      B) Justin -> Fernandes + Reguilon
      C) Wilson -> Grealish + Aguero

      Which option seems best?

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

        KDB confirmed out? Faces West Ham next.

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

          Pep said 2 weeks?

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

            No he said 'next few games' which could imply europe

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

            He said maybe 2 games. That includes the mid-week game.

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

          Do you like the look of City at the moment? Since season start really?

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

          Don't want him anymore.

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

      Kane penalty please!

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

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

      1. Neves say Neves
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        nope

      2. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Bottom of the pecking order I think

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

      I have a Kane route...

      Foden + Davis > Kane + Stephens -4

      Is this the way?

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Yep

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

        Sounds too good to be true

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      So, Jimmy > Kane & Trent > Chilwell good moves?

      Or at least wait until next GW as Liverpool & Wolves both have good fixtures.

      1. King Mo
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        I'd wait until after next week. TAA should get a clean sheet at least and I doubt Chilwell will.

    • antoinehude
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      A) DCL / Kane / Bamford
      B) DCL / Kane / Maupay

    • Pad Randa
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      VvD + KdB + Richarlison >>> Reguillon + Son + Kane for a -4 is a no-brainer, right?

      1. what\'s my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        absolutely

        1. Pad Randa
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Yeah, I'm going to wait for none of them to hopefully get injured in the next 45 minutes and do it then.

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

        Not a fan of hits but absolutely yes

        1. Pad Randa
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Rather that than wait for them to drop in value.

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

        If that is truly your team, you have been really unlucky and yes that is a no brainer

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

      VVD to Reguilon no brainer

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

        Chilly

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

          Nah Chelsea can't keep cleans. Mou loves a stable defense

      2. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Do it.

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

      Kane is morphing into Francesco Totti.

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

        Hahahhaaaa nice one 😀

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

        A tipical old trequartista role for Francesco Kane.

    • Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 6 days ago

      Which players are at most risk of being sold to bring in Kane and/or Son?

      1. what\'s my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        city probz

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

        Jimenez. KDB. VVD (with 2 transfers). TAA (with 2 transfers). Werner. Havertz. Aubameyang.

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

        Jimenez

      4. ivantys
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Probably vardy and jimmy.

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

          KDB or TAA I'd say. Can't have Salah, son, Kane and 1 of them realistically

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

          Vardy!

      5. what\'s my name
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        foden + delap to biss + kane for a hit Y/N?

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

          Really????

          1. what\'s my name
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            yeah why u asking?

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

              Must have serious $ITB

              1. what\'s my name
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                yeah and save itb after the move )) what ya think about the move ?

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

        Tbh a West Ham goal would be nice to swipe the cs points from Spurs.

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

          Soucek off the bench for me.. a goal from him would be nice!

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

          Yeah from all Doherty, Davies and Dier owners

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

            Well, some have Regulion and Aurier...

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

              True but not too many. Most have one of those 3.

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

                Yet my main ml rival somehow has Aurier 😀

      7. FDMS All Starz
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Would you keep Adams or Wilson? One has to go for Kane

        1. what\'s my name
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Adams

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

          I did Wilson last night

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

            Brought in WIlson or removed?

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

              Removed

      8. Rolls-Royce
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Harry Kane basically playing the Firmino role but bringing out more goals & assist.

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

          so not the Firminho role...

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

            It's the same role except Kanes actually good at it

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

          Yep, and that makes Son and Bale the Mane and Salah in terms of their roles...

      9. Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Wouldn't be surprised at a West Ham 3-3 comeback.

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

        F**king hell the amount of knee jerking in chat. Just get one of them in, or don't. Its your team.

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

          You okay?

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

            I am. Got my Spurs coverage. Not everybody else it seems.

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

          Best post all nught

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

            Night

      11. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        So defense is in shambles with Rjames Justin Mitchell all potential to lose place but I have the funds for CWilson to Kun/Kane for free.
        Worth a punt?

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

          Yeah, forget about defence for a week. Everyone is conceding anyway.

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

          If that are your options...

          How many CS do you see? That is all those guys are good for. Playing that defence might mean you at worst don't have any of them playing, although unlikely all at the same time. Missing out on 6 point maximum.

          Now, how many points do you think either Kun or Kane might bring in?

          Not an ideal situation, but this madness season I would prefer to have as few defenders as possible on the pitch.

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

        KDB to
        A) Grealish
        B) Zaha
        C) Fernandes

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

          a but keep for 10gws unless injury

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

          Kane it doesn't matter that he's a forward, the answer is always Kane right now.

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

            Already have him and Son otherwise I would bring him in for sure

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

        Soucek is so ridiculously attacking. Hard to fit him into a starting 11 though

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

          If you go with Kane and Werner, he can be the cheap 5th mid

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

          Rotate him and Brewster could be an option?

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

            Brewster looked lost, physique of a high schooler. Id play Soucek every game over him

      14. Seanigula
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 6 days ago

        Soucek should lose a point for that fail

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

        For christ sake Soucek just score a bloody goal

      16. Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 6 days ago

          Kane owners fapping off big time today.

          Watch when Bamford matches him tomorrow

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

          Fornals misses a sitter!

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

          Gutted! Only Son & Reguilon

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

            Lol

        • Ings_is_the_king
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Do we reckon Digne will rise in price tonight or should I bring in kane tonight?

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

            Cmon Son grab another goal lad

          • martyhan
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 6 days ago

            Ings to kane for free worth doing?

            Have Son

            1. Ings_is_the_king
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Yes

              • Seanigula
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Hard to say no...the question is, what does the extra 2 million do for you elsewhere?

            2. Apwilkin
                1 month, 6 days ago

                Any news on KDB return? Can’t justify him on the bench for more than a week or 2.