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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. BlzE_94
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Thoughts on this WC please!

    McCarthy Forster
    Chilwell Justin Lamptey Konsa Mitchell
    Mane Sterling Son Zaha Bissouma
    Kane DCL Watkins

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Wouldn't get Justin Mitchell Zaha or Watkins on a WC

    2. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Good but I prefer Grealish to Zaha, depending on tomorrow you may want Bamford instead of Watkins

  2. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 7 days ago

    wheres the rest of the goals...

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Waiting for Bale

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      West Ham have been very decent second half.

  3. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Is Jamie Vardy still a thing?

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

      Is that the polite term.

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      I have him so no he won't be

    3. Chirsbom
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Been for years.

  4. Werner Bros
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Best way to use the FT here?

    McCarthy Nyland
    TAA Davies Justin Taylor Mitchell
    Salah Son Zaha Podence Bissouma
    Werner Jimi Davis

    1FT 5.0ITB

    A: Davies to someone
    B: DCL in
    C: Save

    Open to any other suggestions

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Surely Davis to DCL

      1. Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        I have thought this. But cuts off a potential route back to KDB if he returns

        1. The Senate
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 7 days ago

          Werner and/or Jimi/TAA could free up funds in the future

          1. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 7 days ago

            That is true, you have me leaning towards that move I can just bench Davies for now anyways.

  5. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Seems like Mitro to Kane for free is a no-brainer. Wish I'd done it for a hit this week 🙁

    Also a shame because I'd quite like to get Reguilon in but no chance am I taking a hit for a defender...

  6. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What minute is Bale going to be introduced?

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      78

    2. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      72

    3. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      89

    4. Paulie Walnuts
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      81

    5. james 101
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      69 dude

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

      69

    7. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 7 days ago

      71:53

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

        I was close

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    get bale on

  8. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Come on Jose get Bale on. The match is over. It's the only reason I'm watching the match!

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

    Bale if for Bergwijn soon i hope.

    Cant wait to see him in action.

  10. Tambling5
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    21 goals in 12 championship matches this weekend! Must be the absent crowds...oh wait a tick!

    1. Chirsbom
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Keep going. That ticked?

      1. Chirsbom
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        What..

  11. Paulie Walnuts
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Havertz or Pulisic?

    Cheers etc.

    1. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      neither

  12. jb1985
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Jimi & Zaha to Kane & Barkley?

  13. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    I want more Kane

    1. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Masochist!

    2. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      He'll get one more

  14. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Where's my Kane pen?

  15. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bale on

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Soon

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bale coming on

  17. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bale coming on...

  18. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Not owning Kane and Son is killing me this season, have to say didnt expect them to score as well as they did in the opening weeks of the season.

    No doubt I get Kane now and he will get his mandatory ankle injury or I get Son and he will go cold...

    Maybe Gareth is the answer ?

  19. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Save Kane and bring on bale

  20. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bale is coming

  21. FPL_trail_runner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 7 days ago

    So how are people getting Kane?

    Looks like i need to sell Sterling for -4 or TAA for -8 is the only way.

    Spurs look very good. My rank has almost double despite having Son. 300k.

    1. Chirsbom
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Selling other premiums that are not preforming.

      1. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        TAA is my only option in that category

        But its a -8. And there would still be issues i feel.

    2. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Maupay or Jiminez out with my FT.

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      300k is pretty good this early.

      1. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Maybe.

        Was 30k midway through weeks 2 and 4, but have fallen every week due to Spurs.

    4. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      It's a dilemma because optimally you wouldn't want to take hits and rather being in gradually but they will both rise in price (and probably more than once) over the next weeks

  22. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bale and Son wide forwards with Kane as a trequartista is very sexy

  23. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    BALE BALE BALE screams the cardboard crowd

  24. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Kane De Bruyne to assist Bale and Son once more

  25. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Barnes and Antonio out for Watkins and Grealish for 4pt hit? Barnes and Antonio play strong defences in Arsenal and City next. Thoughts?

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

      Not worth a hit to bring in 2 villa players. Makes sense to ditch these 2 but I’d rethink at least one of the buys. Or just do Barnes to grealish

      1. Daniel - Go Granville
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 7 days ago

        Cant do Barnes to Grealish don't have money 0.1m short unfortunately

  26. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Bale on for Bergwijn

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

    This is made for a Bale goal from hiss first touch of the ball.

  28. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    Crowd getting really excited!

  29. james 101
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 7 days ago

    What’s the bet he scores?

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

      Wouldn’t surprise me at all

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 7 days ago

      Oops, was meant for somewhere else.

      Bale's walk on music.