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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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  1. Werner Bremen
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Best 5,5 DEF? (Have Chillwell)

    1. KUNingas
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      See how Semedo plays

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Semedo / Bellerin

    3. Whiskerz
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      An attacking 4.5. There is no such thing as a clean sheet anymore. Spend it up top.

    4. Super Saints
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Just go 4.5

    5. shiraz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Would take lamptey, and save the remainder. Quite an attacking threat going forward

  2. Noah’s Ark
    • 8 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Jose went for the kill up 3-0. I think bringing on Bale made sense to give him minutes. Moura then also though? I don’t know, could have tried to wrap it up with a defensive transfer.

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      You can't blame the manager when the team is 3-0 up with 10 minutes to go. The players have to take responsibility for game management regardless of who is on the pitch.

      1. Noah’s Ark
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Not blaming him entirely but he could have been smarter with the subs.

      2. Studs Up
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 10 days ago

        this

    2. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Yeah I agree, there was no need for those subs imo. Could of waited for Bales debut on Thursday.

  3. KUNingas
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Pulisic + Maupay -> Trossard + Kane (-4)?

  4. have you seen cyan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    feel sorry for Kane

    1. Richarlidad
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Get ready for somebody to strawman you and talk about how much Kane earns per week.

    2. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Why?

    3. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Kane earns millions for kicking a ball about a pitch and making E tier pre match speeches, hell be fine

      1. Richarlidad
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        There it is.

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

          😉

  5. bigdip
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Advice pls:

    McCarthy
    TAA - DOHERTY- Coady (Mitchell, KWP)
    Sterling- Salah - ASM- Barnes (Bissouma)
    Kane (c) - MITROVIC, Adams

    1.2 itb, 1 FT.

    A) Doherty & Barnes -> Lamptey & Son (-4 hit)
    B) TAA & Mitro -> Kilman & Aguero (-4 hit)
    C) Doherty & Mitro -> Cooper/Balbuena & Jimeneze (-4 hit)

    1. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      A for sure

  6. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    That is why we love football. Beautiful sport. Wish the fans were in there for that finish.

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Best thing would have been half the Hammers would've been down in the tube station.

    2. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Wouldn't go so far as to call it beautiful ( some aspects such as the diving and cheating are pretty ugly) but it sure is entertaining.

  7. FFSbet.com
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Think of going cheap in defense,any suggestions

    Bamford + TAA > Kane + Lamptey or other 4.8m?

    Martinez
    Chilwell - Justin - ___ (Ayling - Mitchell)
    Salah - Son - Bruno - Hamez - Grealish
    DCL - ___ (Brewster)

    1. shiraz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Kane and lamptey is fine

      1. FFSbet.com
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Forgot to mention,it will be for -4

  8. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    So all draws today. Too much to ask for the next game to be 0-0? Martinz and Justin owner here

    1. FFSbet.com
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Same here,hope so

    2. Jake.l_8
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Would be the first 0-0 of the season

  9. Joey Tribbiani
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 10 days ago

    about to do -8 for Kane, what is happening

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      He still gets his 16 points - makes no difference

      1. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        He will get those 8 back pretty fast.

  10. Super Saints
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    I'm done, Vardy not playing is the last straw, completely unenjoyable when you're this unlucky

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      We knew about vardy pre deadline

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        No we didn't, was not ruled out at any point, was only a slight doubt like Lamptey Zaha etc

      2. Would Ed Woodward
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        How's the WC going mate?

        1. TheDragon
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          That game helped!

          72 with Martinez, Semedo, Grealish to go.

          How’s yours looking?

          But frustrated by Maupay who should’ve had a haul

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 2 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Maupay frustrating? Doesn't sound like him. 72 with Martinez, Dallas and Watkins to go, Kane cap?

            1. TheDragon
              • 3 Years
              11 months, 10 days ago

              Snap! Nice to have a decent week for once!

              Ye Kane captain - I do genuinely feel like we were a bit unlucky not to get more from him!

              I’d absolutely love a Villa clean sheet and Leicester to concede - is it too much to ask for?!

              1. Would Ed Woodward
                • 2 Years
                11 months, 10 days ago

                Leicester depleted, I'm hoping as well and lol I know, feels a bit greedy to want more but the post and assist for Bale chance, he's so involved though.

    2. Londongeezaa
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Keep in there buddy. Luck will come and it’s all for fun anyhow

    3. riot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      lol

    4. rupopo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      It's entirely plausible you could be lucky for the majority of the remainder of the season. Lots of people feeling unlucky. Hang in there 🙂

    5. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      That's not unlucky at all. Yet again you're feeling sorry for yourself like a stuck record.

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        How is it not unlucky? It's entirely luck whether a player gets injured, I've also got VVD, very very unlucky

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

          I’ll give you the VVD, but generally you just seem to make poor decisions.

          1. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            What other poor decisions have I made? Nearly all my players have scored today.

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

              You’re on here every week morning about it. Have a read through your history

              1. Super Saints
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 10 days ago

                Because I'm constantly unlucky.

                1. Noah’s Ark
                  • 8 Years
                  11 months, 10 days ago

                  😆 your comment

                  “Nearly all my players scored today”

                  “You’re on here every week moaning”

                  “Because I’m constantly unlucky”

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 5 Years
                    11 months, 10 days ago

                    It was DCL Zaha Salah and Son, so not much gained but I am happy they scored still

                2. Slouch87
                  • 5 Years
                  11 months, 10 days ago

                  It's a bloody virtual online game anyway. Context required. In one breath you're claiming bad luck and in another you're bigging up your picks. Which one is it ? Bad luck because of injuries , good luck because "nearly all your players scored". You can't have it both ways. Follow the advice given earlier.

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 5 Years
                    11 months, 10 days ago

                    Just be nice to people you'll be a lot happier bro

                    1. Slouch87
                      • 5 Years
                      11 months, 10 days ago

                      I'm very happy thanks. I just don't claim bad luck when I make bad decisions.

                      1. Super Saints
                        • 5 Years
                        11 months, 10 days ago

                        I'm glad. try and give helpful advice without throwing insults then.

                      2. Slouch87
                        • 5 Years
                        11 months, 10 days ago

                        I haven't thrown insults . I've made observations based on obvious facts. Just read what you've posted and draw your own conclusions.

            2. riot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 10 days ago

              maybe if you cry more, all 11 will score next week!

              1. Super Saints
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 10 days ago

                Cheers mate

        2. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          You've frequently claimed to be unlucky in the past . Strange how you never mention when fortune favours you.

          1. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Because it never has lol

            1. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              11 months, 10 days ago

              Try to grow up - it will help you greatly.

              1. Super Saints
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 10 days ago

                Please don't throw insults we're not here for that

                1. Slouch87
                  • 5 Years
                  11 months, 10 days ago

                  That's not an insult just a bit of advice which will assist you greatly moving forwards.

                  1. Super Saints
                    • 5 Years
                    11 months, 10 days ago

                    Unsure how maturity is relevant here, best to just talk about FPL on an FPL site and not try to give life advice

                    1. Slouch87
                      • 5 Years
                      11 months, 10 days ago

                      So stop the sympathy searching then.

                    2. Gnu
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 12 Years
                      11 months, 10 days ago

                      Or just grow a pair.
                      Just a thought.

        3. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Everyone playing FPL gets their share of injuries. You are no different.

          1. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Suppose I only had four last week lol

    6. Seanigula
      • 12 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      do less posting and more reading

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Please send me the link to him being ruled out?

        1. Seanigula
          • 12 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          the Leicester presser

          1. Super Saints
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            Wasn't ruled out in that

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

              I’ve got vardy in my starting line up this week. It happens. Luckily I’ve got Jorg points off the bench.

              1. Super Saints
                • 5 Years
                11 months, 10 days ago

                Nice, KWP for me.

            2. Seanigula
              • 12 Years
              11 months, 10 days ago

              you win, you are unlucky and should quit

    7. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      When you have bad luck you're better off not posting about it all the time. Just take time off this place and cool down.. you will mostly get people winding you up further here

      1. Seanigula
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        drive down to Southampton (or New Orleans?) and hold him like he’s never been held before

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

          Maybe you should stop your obsession, its getting pathetic

          1. Seanigula
            • 12 Years
            11 months, 10 days ago

            It’s working

    8. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Did Rodgers not say on Thursday that Vardy had a calf problem?

      1. Super Saints
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Yeah but awaiting scan result

        1. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Ah that’s tough one alright. You probably would have held Vardy anyway if it was just for one week.

  11. djoker_nole
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 10 days ago

    68 with 5 to go. What a week!

    1. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      73 with Dallas Martinez and Grealish to go.

      1. Who are all Lukakus
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Is it:
        Martinez
        Robbo Chilwell Dallas
        Salah Son Hamez Grealish
        (K)ane DCL Maupay

    2. Whiskerz
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Nice score. I was on 26 until spurs played. Now I'm at 64 thanks to kane captain.

      1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Nice green arrow for you

    3. Jack Burton
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Well done

  12. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Raging I captained Son over Kane.
    3 points lost .

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Lol
      Same boat
      Super happy

  13. Dele
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    The Spurs I know are back.

    1. Dynamic Duos
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      A cup team that slips up?

  14. The Overthinker
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Have 19.3 , need to bring in 2 midfielders and 1 strikers
    .shoot your suggestions

    1. jimmy.floyd
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Depends on the rest of your team

      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        This

        1. The Overthinker
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          4.5 4
          4.6 Robbo digne coady Taylor
          Salah JRod 4.5 xx xx
          Kane aguero xx

  15. jimmy.floyd
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    TAA Jimmy to Digne Kane (-4)? Have exact funds

  16. Catastrophe
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Best...

    A) 5.7 MID (Jorginho, Klich?)
    B) 5.8 DEF (excl. Chilwell/Saiss)
    C) 4.9 DEF (Lamptey?)
    D) 4.5 DEF (Cresswell, Dallas?)

    Cheers

    1. Dexters Laboratory
      11 months, 10 days ago

      A) Stretch to Barkley/Trossard?
      B) Bellerin/Semendo
      C) Lamptey/Dallas
      D) Dallas

      1. Catastrophe
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Cheers!

  17. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    26 goals in 7 games so far this week. Nearly 4 goals a game. Fans surely behind this?

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      What’s weird is that the xG isn’t that outlandish - it’s very odd

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Less pressure in front of goal with no fans. More composed finishing

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          Could be

    2. mynameisq
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Complaining for some reason, prefer Burnley 0-0 Newcastle

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Has to be with change in routine and no fans

  18. dshv
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Watkins owner here! Need haul..

  19. F_Ivanovic
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Today couldn't have gone any worse as a Spurs fan but not a Kane owner or a Son captainer.

  20. Right In The Stanchion
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Don’t think Son will be coming off early anymore.

    Newcastle and now West Ham

    1. teneighty
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Might be something with his hammy...

      1. Nightcrawler
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Not falling for this one ever again

      2. Jake.l_8
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Definitely not he was jogging off the pitch all smiles

  21. AnfieldLad
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA Robbo Semedo
    Salah Son Podence Soucek
    Werner DCL Mitrovic
    (4.0, Shaw Bissouma Ferguson)
    3.3 ITB 1FT

    Wildcard now or wait until tomorrow?

    1. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      That's a very good team

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

        TAA + Mitrovic -> 5.5 + Kane (-4) then ?

        1. Tcheco
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 10 days ago

          I'd keep the Liverpool triple up for the next 2

    2. Tcheco
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Soucek to Grealish FT

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

        Stick with double Pool defence and ignore Kane ?

  22. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Who are the most unluckiest managers this week?

    A) those who sold Werner
    B) those who captained Kane (as he should have had at least 2 to 3 more attacking returns)

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Poor Kane owners will have to settle for 16 pts

    2. Slouch87
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      C. Super Saints

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

        😀

    3. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      I sold Werner for Brewster, don’t own Kane. My heart are bleeding for the poor Kane owners. Better luck next season.

  23. Jolly Good
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Yesterday 2.5mio -> 870k thanks to Werner(c) and Bruno

    Today 870k to 1.8mio in 18 mins on Kane and son show

    1. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Only Kane Werner owners are winners
      Are there any though?

    2. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      What site do you use for predicted rank?

      1. Jack Burton
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        Fpllive

  24. SHOOTER MCGINN
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Had a bet on Kane, Son and Bale to score and both teams to score. Fell off my chair when Bale missed that sitter. Looked rusty but obviously potential later in the season.

    1. threeputt
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      odds ?

      1. SHOOTER MCGINN
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 10 days ago

        18/1

  25. Nightcrawler
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    66 points with grealish martinez justin jiminez barnes still to go

    Finally a decent week

    1. stat sifter 888888
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Very nice, I would be in top 10k if I had kept Son after GW3 but am currently at 290k with Justin, Barnes, Jimi still to go lol

  26. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Come on oli watkins!!

  27. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Come on Grealish and Martinez!

    1. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      THIS

    2. Firminoooo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Need a BIG haul.

  28. riot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    VVD out for season is nightmare for Trent/Robbo

    1. Firmino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Not ideal but they are still good options

    2. Do I Not Like Orange
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 10 days ago

      Yep. Have both & will keep for next 2, but ditch Trent at least after that.

  29. stat sifter 888888
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 10 days ago

    Please bring your finishing boots for a couple more weeks Barnes.

  30. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    11 months, 10 days ago

    That point hit for bringing Son and Kane (c) worked well