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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. Leonard hatred
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    It's spurs, lads

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

    Business idea.

    Step1. Back both teams to score in every premier league game
    Step 2. Wait for both teams to score
    Step 3. Profit

  3. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    RAGE transferring Vardy out immediately!!!!

    1. Jake.l_8
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      He was ruled out for this game 3 days ago

      1. Seanigula
        • 12 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        yeah, old news

        1. Super Saints
          • 5 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          Where was Vardy ruled out?

          1. Seanigula
            • 12 Years
            12 months, 3 days ago

            It was known that he had an injury

            1. Super Saints
              • 5 Years
              12 months, 3 days ago

              Was not ruled out at any point, just like Lamptey Zaha etc who all played

      2. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        No he wasn't, where? He was waiting on scan result

  4. Tigers Time
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    FPL Family should be interesting tonight!

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

      So will planetFPL

  5. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    2 wins in 5 for tottenham

    Title contendors LOL

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

      It's Aston Villas to lose right now 😆

  6. Cok3y5murf
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    People actually blaming Bale lmao

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I mean, it was a pretty shocking miss

      1. Cok3y5murf
        • 5 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        I mean, it was his first game back. Sterling and Salah have missed tons of chances like that

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          12 months, 3 days ago

          And the misses are equally as shocking when Salah or Sterling do it

      2. Giggs Boson
        • 10 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Bad miss, but he dribbled past two defenders to get that chance. And he didn't concede the three goals, the team did.

        Ludicrous to blame Bale.

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          12 months, 3 days ago

          Never said I was blaming Bale for the result, but it was a pretty poor miss for a player of his calibre.

      3. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        He created the chance from nothing you casual

    2. Sloane426
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Bales fault 100%

    3. LegendMoon
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Hopefully everyone who has home sells , he Plummer’s in price and the intelligent ones among us buy and profit immensely in the weeks to come when fully fir

  7. FPL_trail_runner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    May not take that big hit to get Kane and stay hitless with Son

    Final xG

    Spurs 1.72 - West Ham 1.84

    Final score 3:3

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

      equaliser may drop their confidence somewhat. I'll see how Jimi does tomorrow night main thing for me

  8. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Next season all defenders and GKs will be priced 4.0 and 4.5, no CS

    1. Tambling5
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Clean sheets +8 points!

  9. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Take a bow lanzini.. absolute clinker that.

  10. Seanigula
    • 12 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    No Vardy fur Lei

    1. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      for

    2. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Old news

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

    Bale is jinxed.
    Went winless for 24 PL games after joining Spurs last time round.
    Hopefully happens again 2nd time round!

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

      As long as Kane & Son still return points !

  12. NULL-X-VOID
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    that goal was perfection honestly

  13. Brosstan
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Guys I think Son might not have reached the bench yet when west Ham scored first goal, he might still lose CS 🙁

    1. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      stop embarrassing yourself

      1. Brosstan
        • 7 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        No

  14. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    There are the bottlers I know!

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

      Nice prediction

    2. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Someone already beat you to it, but would you like a blue peter badge?

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

      Fair play

    4. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Thanks

  15. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Apologies lads but no more points for Kane, I'm bringing him in for Vardy

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

      This is what I’ve been worrying about. The Kane bandwagon... this forum is useless at bandwagons

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah because every players performance is solely based on your FPL picks 😉

  16. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Son gets subbed and Spurs fall apart

    1. aborg
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      My thoughts exactly. Spur's defensive strength is in their midfield, especially with Son in it.

      1. have you seen cyan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Son does nothing defensively at all, you think Bale is why we lost lol?

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        He doesn't do much to help defensively. It was just that stupid OG from Sanchez that let them back in it imo.

        1. aborg
          • 4 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          I said that in the sense that Son helps keep more possesion in attack and helps rank up the goals...so in that sense it is their only kind of defense, if you know what I mean.

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

      Outlet ball releases the pressure
      Runs into channels

  17. Railwayman
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Bale OUT

  18. aborg
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Serves Mourinho right for subbing off Son when he was playing so well in midfield

  19. las90855
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    have son and kane already, should i transfer in bale? i can see three of them free scoring against weaker sides

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

      to much. maybe a good option for next two and then WC?

      1. las90855
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        got no WC anymore

    2. All Hail K
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Bale has to get some minutes in first.

      1. las90855
        • 4 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        the class is still there despite the sitter

  20. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Jose Moaninhio coming up

  21. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Surely those baps need to change?

  22. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    This is why Zidane didn't play Bale. He is the reason they bottled this game. All 2as great until he came in

  23. FPL_trail_runner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Spurs are still overperforming

    final xG was 1.7 for Spurs, 1.84 for west ham

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

      So no Kane?

      1. FPL_trail_runner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Can argue it both ways

        If you had a easy way to get him id get him

        For me its -8 and lose TAA or -4 and lose Sterling

        He has nice fixtures, and I have Son already.

        But they are overperforming in attack.

    2. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Son just so clinical. Any chance he gets he’ll take

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

    Looks like Kane 3, Son 2, Cresswell 1

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

    0-0 in the Leicester game would be sweet.

  26. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Son got a clean sheet point lol

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

      He was one of the reasons they had a cs up to that point.

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

      2 points 😉

  27. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Love those live goals where you just scream in pure surprise and joy

    Even better in the stands...

  28. subhojit123
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Repost...
    Given spurs current form...and already owning Son, shud I go for a double up with Kane? Based on upcoming fixtures which combo do u guys suggest -
    1. Ings, Jiminez -> Kane, Bayshuayi
    2. Stick with Ings, Jiminez

  29. Ibralicious
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Just to put this season into perspective, Balbuena is a 4.4 that has now outscored VVD and TAA... nuts

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

      Even Cresswell S an option 😆