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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, 13 days ago

    LOOOL

  2. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Woo wee, baby! Hahahahaha!

  3. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Someone here called a 3-3 just after halftime.

  4. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    OMG Lanzini!

  5. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Spurs and Chelsea hahaha

  6. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What a goal that is

  7. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    The ONE time in seasons that a player in my squad doesn't play I get 1 point of the bench FML

  8. Mambino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Bale sub worked out well then

  9. You've got red on you.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Ah, there you are Spurs.

  10. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Gareth Bale's miss was crucial

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 13 days ago

    This season is to much

  12. Hakim Ziyech
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Tactical masterclass from Mourinho

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Utter bottlejobs

    Major props to the hammers

  14. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    I expect Jose will take this in typical good humour and grace

  15. mgilbert86
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    dont spend any money on defenders, they don't exist this season

  16. Dynamic Duos
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Cup team

  17. Ragabolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What a crazy season!!

  18. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Son off all baps?

    1. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      2 baps

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Why would he be

    3. Dynamic Duos
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      No getting 2

    4. Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      why not check ?

  19. Alan The Llama
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Great game management from Mourinho

    1. slavkob
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      This

  20. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    So Basically Bale has costed them 2 points.

    1. Plant Based Footballer
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      And Hojberg... all he had to do was clear that ball out but he tried to take it for a dribble.

      Still a 1 in 1,000 strike for Lanzini. And a bad own goal by Sanchez.

  21. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Oh my word!!!

  22. Joburger
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Unreal finish to the game. The madness continues.

  23. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 13 days ago

    absolute joke from spurs

  24. Adetro
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Not going to be many better goals than that this season.

  25. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    3-0 the most dangerous lead!

    1. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 13 days ago

      Hahaha

  26. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    16’—Spurs 3-0 West Ham
    82’—Spurs 3-1 West Ham
    85’—Spurs 3-2 West Ham
    90+3'—Spurs 3-3 West Ham

    Lol

  27. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    Damn,same with Newcastle...lost 4 points at home

  28. korbendallas82
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    nice goal.

  29. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 13 days ago

    What a goal! Mou in tears!