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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. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Leicester looking seriously depleted

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Yes, we are!

    2. Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Watkins ti run riot

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

        and Grealish.

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Vardy injured?

  2. FALSE PROFIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    All you have to do these days is run into someone and you get a foul

  3. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Martinez CS locked in

  4. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Getting rid of Kane on WC and replacing with Vardy is not a move I'm proud of.

    1. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Why would you do that? Why?

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

        Don't kick a man when he is...

      2. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        Vardy's fixtures after City were nice and thought Son was enough coverage for Spurs.

        1. MSTRKRFTSMN
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 4 days ago

          Ouch

    2. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Lol

  5. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Soucek up front. Just like Moyes used to do with Fellaini.

  6. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bale misses sitter. Kane a

  7. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    WOW BALE

  8. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Vardy Soyuncu OUT
    Evans STARTS!

  9. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Petition for Kane to get 5 baps. He's got 2 goals, 1 assist and made at least two quality blocks in his own box.

    1. Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      He's been absolutely world class

  10. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Want to get Kane but who should I transfer out
    1. Ings
    2. Jimi

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Jimmy

    2. FPL_trail_runner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Jimi easily

  11. jimmy.floyd
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    TAA Jimmy to Digne Kane (-4). Have exact funds

  12. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Barkley train departing tonight

  13. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Will we see Big Chunguz Under for Leicester today?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Bit Chunguz 😆

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        :p

  14. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bale misses sitter

  15. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bale does everything but score -
    Lol

  16. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Should’ve been a bale fairytale story

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      A fairybale?

  17. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    how'd he miss that?

  18. TimoTime
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 4 days ago

    ffs bale

  19. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Vardy?

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Of course not of bloody course not FML

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Not playing.

  20. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Cheers Bale can’t have any more Kane points lol

  21. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Surely it is not possible to be continuously that unlucky? Since I brought Vardy in he got 2, injured, not in squad!

    1. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      You brought him in off the back of a 2 pen freak hattrick ahah st city. A game in which he got injured anyway. That’s not bad luck luck

  22. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Unlucky Bale

  23. You've got red on you.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bale sitter! Also...

    a) Kane + Grealish/Rodriguez + Trossard

    b) Sterling + Grealish + Antonio

    c) Sterling + Rodriguez + Watkins

  24. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Bale runs in slow motion now, but what feet 😀

  25. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    FLloris KnightKingBale

    1. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      New username?

    2. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Credit the original poster.

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 4 days ago

        that was me 10 yrs ago

  26. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Here we go soucek

  27. Herman Toothrot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Barnes and Castagne.

    Bring it home

    1. You've got red on you.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Villa clean sheet and some indication on whether to get Grealish or Watkins.

    2. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 4 days ago

      Let’s go Super Jack!!!

  28. Adetro
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    That would have been a class goal to announce his return.

  29. FPL_trail_runner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 4 days ago

    Triple Spurs attacking over next few fixtures looks appealing

  30. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 4 days ago

    OMG