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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
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Dannyb
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Ugh, that Grav though.....

    1. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      this is perfection

    2. ClassiX
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Quick - lotto numbers... 🙂

    3. Lindelol
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      lolz wow

    4. The Mandalorian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Beautiful

    5. Arteta
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Absolutely brilliant!

    6. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 7 days ago

      At least say you put some cash on it?!

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        I wish!

    7. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 7 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
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        0-0 ; Martinez saves eight Grealisj penalties

    8. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      This is hulk worthy

    9. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Lol well played

    10. Boly Would
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Superb!

  2. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Take Son off Spurs collapse

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      very happy with my CS point there captaining him

  3. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

  4. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Son with 2 baps is nice I guess.

  5. Manani
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Chirsbom
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      A cracking start as well 😉

  6. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Goal of the season
    Collapse of the season

    Bale missed sitter at 3-2

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Kane has good change for 4-0 too

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Fair but he has to score there

  7. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Wow!!

  8. No Salah
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    That’s an insane strike!

  9. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

  10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Mourinho to fake another son injury

  11. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Hahahaha

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        I’m only on 85 with 3 to play 🙁

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 7 days ago

          Sigh

  12. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

  13. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Some goal in fairness.

  14. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

    1. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Moyes: put Lanzini on.

  15. HuttonDressedasLahm
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Lesson 1.
    Never take Son off

  16. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    That result on Mourinho. So negative at 3-0

    1. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Really????

  17. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

  18. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

  19. Party time
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Grealish 2 goals 3 assists imminent

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      I’ll settle for that!

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Justin and Watkins strikes for me hopefully

  20. TimoTime
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

    Dream second debut hahahaha

  21. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

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

    Gotta love FFS

  22. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 7 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
      11 months, 7 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
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Bit harsh Camzy 😆

    3. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 7 days ago

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

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

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

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 7 days ago

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

  23. keefyefc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 7 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
      11 months, 7 days ago

      It was loads

  24. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Covid PL is just absolutely....

    Clean sheets are gone forever

  25. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 7 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
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 7 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
      11 months, 7 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
        11 months, 7 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.

  26. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Did Moyes go home on 80 minutes or something?

    1. MagicMessi
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Haha

  27. Twisted Saltergater
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    Everyone keep Son regardless of what Mourinho says!!

  28. Gobigorgohome
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 7 days ago

    SO second time they sub Son out and they draw

    1. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      You'd think Mourinho would learn 😆

  29. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 7 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
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

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

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 7 days ago

      Jorginho?!

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 7 days ago

        Not nailed