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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
    3 months, 9 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
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      You must be doing well this week

      1. Qaiss
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

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

    2. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

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

  2. Joey Tribbiani
      3 months, 9 days ago

      7 games so far, 4 draws

    • J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      My heart.......

      1. jimmyabs1987
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Same here I’m livid

    • Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Son substituted vs Newcastle
      Son substituted today
      The rest is history

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Vardy to go for me tonight....

      1. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Bring in someone who isn’t aguero please

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      Jimenez to Kane tonight?

    • Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      OH MY DAYS LANZINI

      just seen the goal

    • seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      lol defenders are overrated

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

        Wait and see

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        If he finds form then pretty great for everyone I reckon

    • Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 9 days ago

      FABRIZIO RAMANO HERE WE GO

      Bottle job mentality to sign for Spurs

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Dial up?

        They've had bottle job mentality for years

    • nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 9 days ago

      At least Son kept his CS points.

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

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

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        k bro

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

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

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Bravo mate, smashed it, great stuff 🙂

      3. Joey Tribbiani
          3 months, 9 days ago

          😮

        • Dynamic Duos
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Ignore the negative comments, sour bitter players.

        • Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

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

        • Lev Yashin
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Noice

        • KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

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

      4. Dynamic Duos
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 9 days ago

        Mitrovic to Watkins is the move yeah?

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Watch the game first

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            that would involve common sense

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              I don't have that though

          2. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            It is him or Antonio

        2. Sloane426
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Nope. Keep until GW8 and move to Antonio.

      5. Underdogs11
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Yeah Mourinho is a really good coach. Sure.

        • g40steve
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

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

          1. Bruce Lee
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Was 3-0 at 81 mins

          2. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Bale should've made it 4!

            1. ReindeerHotdog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 9 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
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Real Madrid fan*

              2. Catastrophe
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 9 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
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Bale is actually a West Ham fan - sabotage

          4. FPL_trail_runner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 months, 9 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
          3 months, 9 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 - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Come oooon Barnes brace needed

          1. Dynamic Duos
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

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

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

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

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

              For -8 i should add

        • The Overthinker
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 9 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)

        • Tony Martial
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Aguero or DCL?

          1. Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            DCL

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

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

        • Ibralicious
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

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

        • Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 9 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 9 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
              3 months, 9 days ago

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

        • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 9 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
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            No

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

            Nah just wait a week and reassess

        • Leonard hatred
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          364 points with 16 to play.

          pretty disappointed with my score.

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Eek tough luck

            I’ve got 365 with triple captain still to play

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            I’m up to 382 overall

        • Daysleeper_
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 9 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. jamiejoe
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            18 yard line?

            1. Daysleeper_
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 9 days ago

              16 meters line.

          2. Lev Yashin
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

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

        • Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 9 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
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          Come onnn Watkins

        • Steinburg FC
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 9 days ago

          I feel sick...

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

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

          1. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

            Yes madness. Kane is 10 times better

            1. MSTRKRFTSMN
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 9 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
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 9 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
                  3 months, 9 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
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                Jesus is injured

                1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 9 days ago

                  No for life mate

                  1. UshFPL
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 9 days ago

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

            2. ReindeerHotdog
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 months, 9 days ago

              Aguero's better at touching female officials though.

              1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 9 days ago

                No punishment though. She must have loved it

          2. MSTRKRFTSMN
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 9 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
                3 months, 9 days ago

                this!

          3. davewg59
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 9 days ago

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

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

              I'd rather have kane