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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. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 3 days ago

    Cracking week for United! Son(c) and Kane owner too wooo

    1. Dannyb
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Ugh, that Grav though.....

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

      this is perfection

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Quick - lotto numbers... 🙂

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

      lolz wow

    4. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Beautiful

    5. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Absolutely brilliant!

    6. Utopsis
        3 months, 3 days ago

        At least say you put some cash on it?!

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I wish!

      • THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Can you tell me the score for Leicester v Villa next please and goal scorers I fancy earning a few quid

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          0-0 ; Martinez saves eight Grealisj penalties

      • JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        This is hulk worthy

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

        Lol well played

      • Boly Would
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Superb!

    7. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Take Son off Spurs collapse

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        very happy with my CS point there captaining him

    8. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Wow. Will Spur not win their first 20 games with Bale like his first time around. Should have left Son on

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

      Son with 2 baps is nice I guess.

    10. Manani
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      just tuned in in time for the last 3 goals. what a game

      1. Chirsbom
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        A cracking start as well 😉

    11. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Goal of the season
      Collapse of the season

      Bale missed sitter at 3-2

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Kane has good change for 4-0 too

      2. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        hardly sitter as he created it all himself. Spurs far to complacent second half

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Fair but he has to score there

    12. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Wow!!

    13. No Salah
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      That’s an insane strike!

    14. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Mou gonna be like, "Son had a hamstring issue."

    15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Mourinho to fake another son injury

    16. TheDragon
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      As a Kane captainer I actually feel hard done by with that outcome

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

        Hahahaha

        1. TheDragon
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          I’m only on 85 with 3 to play 🙁

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Sigh

    17. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      No matter how good Kane and Son are... Spurs are still Spurs 😀

    18. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Some goal in fairness.

    19. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      3-0 and then they bring on Bale...

      1. All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Moyes: put Lanzini on.

    20. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Lesson 1.
      Never take Son off

    21. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      That result on Mourinho. So negative at 3-0

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Really????

    22. Railwayman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Wow, just wow. Glad to see this after such a bad second half from Spurs.

    23. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Moyes>>>>Mourinho by far hahaha what a comeback

    24. Party time
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Grealish 2 goals 3 assists imminent

      1. villa_til_i_die
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I’ll settle for that!

      2. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        Justin and Watkins strikes for me hopefully

    25. TimoTime
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 3 days ago

      Bale comes on at 3-0, misses a sitter, game ends 3-3

      Dream second debut hahahaha

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

      20 minutes: Spurs could win the league
      90 minutes: Spurs typical bottle jobs

      Gotta love FFS

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

      Lloris weak fingers. He had a chance to save the game and he blew it.

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 3 days ago

        I mean that was a rocket through crowd of players and couldn’t have been more top corner

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

        Bit harsh Camzy 😆

      3. Utopsis
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Come off it - he had no right even being anywhere near that ball

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

            But he did get near it. He just couldn't save it.

            1. Utopsis
                3 months, 3 days ago

                Being near it was an accomplishment in itself - saving it would've been miraculous

        • keefyefc
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Is this the Bale curse coming back to haunt Spurs ?
          If I remember right he played a large number of games before he ended up on the winning side .

          1. DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            It was loads

        • El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Covid PL is just absolutely....

          Clean sheets are gone forever

        • Isco Disco
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          This is exactly the reason why Zidane didn't play Bale. He's egoistic and his game has been shiiite last few years. Should've scored that goal...Such an easy chance. He's not the same Gareth anymore. Glad he's not playing for RM.

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

            It’s hardly his fault Spurs conceding 3. But he does look like he’s running in treacle these days.

          2. DandyDon
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Very Harsh. Hardly his fault for the three goals and he created chance out of nothing you bell-end!

            1. Isco Disco
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Should've made it 4-3. He just dribbled past 1 defender if you call that creating a chance out of nothing. A player of that calibre should score that goal.

        • tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          Did Moyes go home on 80 minutes or something?

          1. Africa United
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Haha

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

          Everyone keep Son regardless of what Mourinho says!!

        • Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          SO second time they sub Son out and they draw

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            You'd think Mourinho would learn 😆

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 3 days ago

          3 goals and nothing for Soucek, starting to think I should lose him but no idea who for at a similar price?

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

            Got him as well. Not thinking about losing yet....goals imminent!!!

          2. Sun Jihai
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 3 days ago

            Jorginho?!

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 3 days ago

              Not nailed