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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. Werner Bremen
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 1 day ago

    Best 5,5 DEF? (Have Chillwell)

    1. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      See how Semedo plays

    2. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Semedo / Bellerin

    3. Whiskerz
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

    4. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

      Just go 4.5

    5. shiraz
        3 months, 1 day ago

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

    6. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day 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
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day 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
          3 months, 1 day ago

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

        2. Studs Up
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 months, 1 day ago

          this

      2. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

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

    7. KUNingas
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 1 day ago

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

    8. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 1 day ago

      feel sorry for Kane

      1. Here Comes The Son ★
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 1 day 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
        3 months, 1 day ago

        Why?

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

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

        1. Here Comes The Son ★
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          There it is.

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

            😉

    9. bigdip
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day 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. El Fenomeno R9
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

        A for sure

    10. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 1 day 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
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

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

      2. Slouch87
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 1 day 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.

    11. El Fenomeno R9
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 1 day 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
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Kane and lamptey is fine

          1. El Fenomeno R9
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Forgot to mention,it will be for -4

      2. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. El Fenomeno R9
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Same here,hope so

        2. Jake.l_8
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

          Would be the first 0-0 of the season

      3. Joey Tribbiani
          3 months, 1 day ago

          about to do -8 for Kane, what is happening

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            He still gets his 16 points - makes no difference

            1. baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              He will get those 8 back pretty fast.

        • Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 1 day ago

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

          1. TheDragon
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            We knew about vardy pre deadline

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day 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
              3 months, 1 day ago

              How's the WC going mate?

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day 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
                  3 months, 1 day ago

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

                  1. TheDragon
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 1 day 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
                      3 months, 1 day 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
            • 2 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

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

          3. riot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            lol

          4. rupopo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day 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
            3 months, 1 day ago

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

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day 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
                3 months, 1 day ago

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

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

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

                  1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

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

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Because I'm constantly unlucky.

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

                        😆 your comment

                        “Nearly all my players scored today”

                        “You’re on here every week moaning”

                        “Because I’m constantly unlucky”

                        1. Super Saints
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

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

                      2. Slouch87
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 1 day 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
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 1 day ago

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

                          1. Slouch87
                            • 5 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

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

                            1. Super Saints
                              • 4 Years
                              3 months, 1 day ago

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

                            2. Slouch87
                              • 5 Years
                              3 months, 1 day 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
                    3 months, 1 day ago

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

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Cheers mate

              2. Slouch87
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

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

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Because it never has lol

                  1. Slouch87
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Try to grow up - it will help you greatly.

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

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

                      1. Slouch87
                        • 5 Years
                        3 months, 1 day ago

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

                        1. Super Saints
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 1 day 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
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            So stop the sympathy searching then.

                          2. Gnu
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 11 Years
                            3 months, 1 day ago

                            Or just grow a pair.
                            Just a thought.

              3. Slouch87
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

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

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Suppose I only had four last week lol

          6. Seanigula
            • 11 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            do less posting and more reading

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Please send me the link to him being ruled out?

              1. Seanigula
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                the Leicester presser

                1. Super Saints
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Wasn't ruled out in that

                  1. MSTRKRFTSMN
                    • 7 Years
                    3 months, 1 day 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
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

                      Nice, KWP for me.

                  2. Seanigula
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    you win, you are unlucky and should quit

          7. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 1 day 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
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

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

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

                Maybe you should stop your obsession, its getting pathetic

                1. Seanigula
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  It’s working

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

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

            1. Super Saints
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Yeah but awaiting scan result

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

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

        • djoker_nole
            3 months, 1 day ago

            68 with 5 to go. What a week!

            1. DA Minnion
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              73 with Dallas Martinez and Grealish to go.

              1. Who are all Lukakus
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

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

            2. Whiskerz
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

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

              1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Nice green arrow for you

            3. Jack Burton
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Well done

          • DA Minnion
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            Raging I captained Son over Kane.
            3 points lost .

            1. HuttonDressedasLahm
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Lol
              Same boat
              Super happy

          • Dele
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

            The Spurs I know are back.

            1. Dynamic Duos
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              A cup team that slips up?

          • The Overthinker
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

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

            1. jimmy.floyd
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Depends on the rest of your team

              1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                This

                1. The Overthinker
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

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

          • jimmy.floyd
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 1 day ago

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

          • Catastrophe
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 1 day 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
                3 months, 1 day ago

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

                1. Catastrophe
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Cheers!

            2. JONALDINHO
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

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

              1. TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

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

                1. Nightcrawler
                  • 1 Year
                  3 months, 1 day ago

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

                  1. HuttonDressedasLahm
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Could be

              2. mynameisq
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 1 day ago

                Complaining for some reason, prefer Burnley 0-0 Newcastle

                1. Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Has to be with change in routine and no fans

            3. dshv
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

              Watkins owner here! Need haul..

            4. F_Ivanovic
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 1 day ago

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

            5. Right In The Stanchion
                3 months, 1 day ago

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

                Newcastle and now West Ham

                1. teneighty
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Might be something with his hammy...

                  1. Nightcrawler
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Not falling for this one ever again

                  2. Jake.l_8
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Definitely not he was jogging off the pitch all smiles

              • AnfieldLad
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 1 day 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
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  That's a very good team

                  1. AnfieldLad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

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

                    1. Tcheco
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 1 day ago

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

                2. Tcheco
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Soucek to Grealish FT

                  1. AnfieldLad
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Stick with double Pool defence and ignore Kane ?

              • TheDragon
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 1 day 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
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Poor Kane owners will have to settle for 16 pts

                2. Slouch87
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  C. Super Saints

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

                    😀

                3. Firminoooo
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

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

              • Jolly Good
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 1 day 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
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Only Kane Werner owners are winners
                  Are there any though?

                2. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  What site do you use for predicted rank?

                  1. Jack Burton
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Fpllive

              • SHOOTER MCGINN
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 1 day 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
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  odds ?

                  1. SHOOTER MCGINN
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    18/1

              • Nightcrawler
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 1 day ago

                66 points with grealish martinez justin jiminez barnes still to go

                Finally a decent week

                1. stat sifter 888888
                    3 months, 1 day 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

                2. Flynny
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Come on oli watkins!!

                3. Tony Martial
                  • 2 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  Come on Grealish and Martinez!

                  1. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    THIS

                  2. Firminoooo
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Need a BIG haul.

                4. riot
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 1 day ago

                  VVD out for season is nightmare for Trent/Robbo

                  1. Firmino
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

                    Not ideal but they are still good options

                  2. Do I Not Like Orange
                    • 8 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

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

                5. stat sifter 888888
                    3 months, 1 day ago

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

                  • Daniel - NoFH, NoBB, NoTC, …
                    • 11 Years
                    3 months, 1 day ago

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