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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. Qaiss
    • 5 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    That’s why I won’t bring in Spurs players and don’t trust them. Mourinho after that will get 2-0 up and finish the game.

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

      You must be doing well this week

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

        captained Bruno and own Werner. On 54 with 5 to go. Terrible

    2. Shark Team
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Even better for Kane Son as they will never be substituted again.

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

    7 games so far, 4 draws

  3. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    My heart.......

    1. jimmyabs1987
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Same here I’m livid

  4. Shark Team
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Son substituted vs Newcastle
    Son substituted today
    The rest is history

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

    Vardy to go for me tonight....

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

      Bring in someone who isn’t aguero please

  6. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Jimenez to Kane tonight?

  7. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    OH MY DAYS LANZINI

    just seen the goal

  8. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    lol defenders are overrated

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

    Thoughts on Bale's impact on Son and Kane anyone? Positive for both, positive for one, negative for another etc..?

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

      Wait and see

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

      If he finds form then pretty great for everyone I reckon

  10. Bruce Lee
    • 3 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    FABRIZIO RAMANO HERE WE GO

    Bottle job mentality to sign for Spurs

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Dial up?

      They've had bottle job mentality for years

  11. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    12 months, 3 days ago

    At least Son kept his CS points.

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

    70 pts with 4 to play. Thank god I used the WC!

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      k bro

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

        If it makes you feel better I got 39 pts 2 weeks ago

    2. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Bravo mate, smashed it, great stuff 🙂

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

      😮

    4. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Ignore the negative comments, sour bitter players.

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

      But can you put a fruit pastille in your mouth without chewing it?

    6. Lev Yashin
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Noice

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

      Very good, on 77 (-4) with 2 to go

  13. Dynamic Duos
    • 8 Years
    12 months, 3 days ago

    Mitrovic to Watkins is the move yeah?

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

      Watch the game first

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        that would involve common sense

        1. Dynamic Duos
          • 8 Years
          12 months, 3 days ago

          I don't have that though

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        It is him or Antonio

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

      Nope. Keep until GW8 and move to Antonio.

  14. Underdogs11
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Yeah Mourinho is a really good coach. Sure.

    • g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Spurs bottled it, 3-0 after 16 mins & took foot off the gas ?

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Was 3-0 at 81 mins

      2. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Bale should've made it 4!

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

          Yup. That result was clearly his fault.

          You're not a Real Madrid by any chance are you?

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

            Real Madrid fan*

          2. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            12 months, 3 days ago

            I didnt say it was his fault. They were very unlucky not to wrap it up as they had good chances to do so!

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

        Bale is actually a West Ham fan - sabotage

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

        Was a fair result based on chances created albeit with more goals than would be predicted

        Final xG

        1.7 for Spurs, 1.83 for west Ham

    • Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Time to make way for Kane! Help greatly appreciated!

      A) Wilson, Digne, Saiss, 5.7 MID
      B) Grealish, Digne, Saiss, X
      C) Rodriguez, Digne, 4.9 DEF, X (-4)
      D) Rodriguez, Saiss, 5.8 DEF, X (-4)
      E) Wilson, Grealish, 4.5 DEF (-4)

      X = Rotate Brewster/Bissouma/Justin/Mitchell

      Currently thinking A (with Jorginho or Klich) or B.

      Cheers.

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

      Come oooon Barnes brace needed

      1. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        I have Barnes and Watkins in my draft, so hoping for some fun here.

      2. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Please no. Barnes, kdb, adams to son, kane(c), grealish could still backfire

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

          For -8 i should add

    • The Overthinker
      • 4 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Which is the better move with reason if possible would be great

      A) trossard and Watkins
      B) Barkley and 6.3 striker ( Adams/bramford/Antonio)

    • Champions League Varane
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Aguero or DCL?

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        DCL

    • Pedersen
      • 2 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Bale came on and they gave away 3 goals. Just as i remember him

    • Ibralicious
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Barnes VS Grealish and Castagne VS Mings. Good FPL battle in this fixture 😀

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

      Wow great stat!

      That was only the third time in history a team has not lost when 3-0 down 10 minutes to go.

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

        I remember arsenal bottled it against Wigan some seasons ago but that was the first time that had happened. Whats the last one?

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

          I’m not too sure I just heard them say it on the Telles

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

      Dont have money for straight Barnes to Grealish so is this hit worth it?

      Barnes and Antonio out Grealish and Watkins in ? Or maybe Brewster?

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

        No

      2. beric
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Nah just wait a week and reassess

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

      364 points with 16 to play.

      pretty disappointed with my score.

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

        Eek tough luck

        I’ve got 365 with triple captain still to play

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

        I’m up to 382 overall

    • Daysleeper_
      • 3 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Nice for Spurs. Bale gets down with 2 hands, thats why hew missed the net....clear penalty....var??!!??!!. Then 3-3 by Lanzini....poor defensive play by Spurs, no player on the 16 line!!!.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        18 yard line?

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

          16 meters line.

      2. Lev Yashin
        • 8 Years
        12 months, 3 days ago

        Hmm...isn't it... jumpers for goalposts.... marvelous.

    • Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Unbelievable game for neutrals but I feel sympathy for Kane.

      He got 2 goals, 1 assist, hit the post, set up a good chance for Bale, made two or three quality blocks in his own box and was the one who headed clear that free kick right at the end which ended up with Lanzini.

      He must be wondering how much more he has to do to win a game.

    • Bubz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Come onnn Watkins

    • Steinburg FC
      • 7 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      I feel sick...

    • UshFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      You'll think I'm mad but I think Aguero v Kane might be a tough call

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

        Yes madness. Kane is 10 times better

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

          Hardly. But aguero does have competition from Jesus. Kane is more nailed and in form but aguero can match him for points over a season no doubt

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

            Doubt it this season but fair enough. Aguero also the con of playing at most 70 mins a game.

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

              And akso Pep’s mysterious tendency to drop him. If you could only pick one it would be Kane hands down. But we can go both and I’m excited about that.

          2. UshFPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            12 months, 3 days ago

            Jesus is injured

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

              No for life mate

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

                I don't need to own Aguero for life either?

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

          Aguero's better at touching female officials though.

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

            No punishment though. She must have loved it

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

        I’ve got both. Too many midfield options to choose from for both city and spurs. Feel like Kane and aguero is the only way to go

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

          this!

    • davewg59
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      12 months, 3 days ago

      Want Kane but means getting rid of Werner. What do you think guys?

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

        I'd rather have kane