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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. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Spurs have done a SPursy!! Haha!

  2. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Lanzini omg what a goal

  3. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Wow

  4. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    3-3 WOWWWWWWWW

    1. Adetro
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Wham gone big

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Lanzini G

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Oh my word

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    OMG what a goal

  8. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Wow

  9. JONALDINHO
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    What in the world

  10. Chhana
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Wowwww.... what a game

  11. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Wow haha

  12. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Lanziiiiniiiiii!!!!

  13. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    3-3

    Lanzini!

    Spurs title challenge derailed

  14. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Scenes

  15. Andy_Social
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    WHAT A F***ING FINISH!!!

    1. Zim0
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Contender for goal of the season i reckon

  16. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    That is amazing. Spurs bottled it so big 😆

  17. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    crikey

  18. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    What on earth

  19. Orion
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Wtf

  20. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    The Bale effect

  21. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    seriously...

  22. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Lanzini 3-3, this is great

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Did moyes leave at half time!

      1. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 17 days ago

        Lol

  23. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Damn it. Was just about to stick a tenner on the draw at 9/1.

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 17 days ago

      Also, “football, f**king hell!”

  24. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Scene

  25. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Hahahahah LOL@Gareth Bale 😆

  26. Demi
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Spursy

  27. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Top binz

  28. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Boom what a shot

  29. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Gareth Bale lost them the game 😆

  30. Danstoke82
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 17 days ago

    Oh my days what a goal that was!!