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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. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I just can’t get rid of Jimmy with these fixtures...

    1. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      If he doesn’t score tomorrow Hes toast and I’ll finally bring in DCL

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Tommy?

        1. Daniel - Go Granville
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I sold for Kane (c)

      2. Wirbelwind
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        agreed, then it's kane time

      3. bOttOmEdpOstrEpliEr.
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        That is totally a wrong theory man.

    2. The Overthinker
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Ikr... Tomorrow will be crucial. The deciding factor.

      Kane-kun frontline waiting to happen

    3. Tonyawesome69
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I would for Kane! Points ceiling is way higher than Jimenez

  2. stu92
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 10 days ago

    McCarthy
    TAA - Robbo - Saiss
    Son - Bruno - Jhames - Pereira - Soucek
    Jimenez - DCL
    (4.0 - Holding - Johnson - Davis)

    A) Jimi & Pereira > Kane & Grealish (-4)
    B) Davis > Ings
    C) Jimi & Soucek > Werner & Pulisic (-4)

    1. BooYaKasha
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Not C

    2. Openboxman
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      A

  3. Catastrophe
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 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. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Any 4.5m or less. Use money somewhere where you get hattricks from

  4. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    She's clubing every week, that's something I would never breed

    1. Bruce Lee
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      How vulgar of you

      1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Are you ok Bruce?

        1. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Death's finally hitting him

        2. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I think I am, are you?

          Do you really care?

          1. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            don’t care

  5. Tony Martial
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Aguero or DCL??

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Dom still

    2. djoker_nole
        1 month, 10 days ago

        KUN

      • threeputt
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        tricky one, DCL for value but Kun could haul any time

      • Tonyawesome69
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        DCL

      • Firminoooo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Aguero and LSD.

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Well, KDB + Bruno + Jiminez TO Son (c) + Kane + Rodriguez didn’t wirk out did it?

      Or an i just bad at math haha. Can someone clever tell me if that works out even or less?

      1. JONALDINHO
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Your just bad at math

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Haha!! So i’m taking that as good

    4. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Took Bruno and Werner out on WC but (C) Sterling and brought in Son. Don’t know how to feel lol

    5. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      She loves me. She loves me not.

    6. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Probably bad idea to do Taa&Jimenez -> Regulion&Kane for a hit

      1. Pedersen
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Not sold on regulion, might just get a rotating 4.5 def

      2. BooYaKasha
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thinking exactly that but with Digne

    7. Pedersen
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Balbuena option this year ?

    8. The Overthinker
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

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

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

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Grealish+ Souzek/Trossard Bamford/Watkins. Top fwd line! Can advice me below?

      2. BooYaKasha
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        With those 2 up top, better go 3 5 2

      3. MSTRKRFTSMN
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I’d throw pulisic in there somewhere. DCL can’t be ignored.

    9. RECKLESS
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Which is best transfer?
      Defence of Robbo Saiss Rjames Justin Mitchell in shambles but Kane/Kun temptation is lot
      1) RJames to Digne
      2) Cwilson to Kane
      3) Cwilson to Kun
      Will have to.play Mitchell vs Fulham in 2/3

      1. The Overthinker
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        2

      2. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        2

      3. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Thanks guys. Will wait for midweek matches before pulling trigger and swallow the 0.2 kane rise

    10. The Legend Squad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      One of the rare occasions that a -8 has worked:

      Auba, Fernandes, KDB (total 13 points) OUT

      Salah, Son, Sterling (total 31 points)

      Net gain = 10 points!

      .

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Who was your KDB first sub?

        1. The Legend Squad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          It’s not pretty - would have been KWP.
          Net gain 9 points, you caught me 😉

      2. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Well played

      3. Who are all Lukakus
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Bruno to Sterling for -4 was a bad move

    11. Jordan.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      it occured to me when spurs were 3 up in the first half it looked to me like whu were 3 up ,they had so much possesion and were winning lots of 50/50 and tbh owning son i was frustrated that he never really looked like scoring again,yet when you read through the 20 odd pages on here it makes it sound like spurs should have been 9 up by half time,not in the least surprised spurs blew it ,i sometimes wonder wtf with this forum are people even watching the same game...

      1. Holmes
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Yeah, 2nd half really felt one side affair

    12. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Best move here? 3.3itb.

      A. Ings >> Kane
      B. Bissouma >> Grealish
      C. Davis >> Maupay/Antonio
      D. Davies >> Robbo/Chilwell

      McCarthy
      TAA, Mitchell, Saiss
      Pulisic, Salah, Rodríguez, Son, Biss
      DCL, Ings
      (Nyland, Davies, Mitchell, Davis)

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        B or C. Depends if you prefer 352 or 343

    13. Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      WC needed?

      McCarthy
      TAA Chilwell Saiss
      Salah Son Podence KDB
      maupay DCL Jimmy
      (Steer, Justin Bissouma Ferguson)

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        No

    14. wulfranian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Fixed game?

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

        Can’t fix a strike like that

      2. Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 10 days ago

          No just shite

      3. jimmy.floyd
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

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

        1. Tonyawesome69
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I would

        2. BooYaKasha
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          So tempted..can do Jimi > Warner for free
          Decisions decisions

        3. sandman58
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Chilwell instead of Digne

      4. DAZZ
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Who to get in for Doherty? Chilwell no brainer? Or hold Doherty for Burnley?

      5. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Kaaaaaaaaaaaaaane!!!

        Sorry just checking in!

        1. Right In The Stanchion
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Matched Werner

          • Daniel - Go Granville
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Never too late for party. I'll join juhuuuu

            1. Stupendous
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Captain!!

        2. THFC4LIFE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Fuming with the Spurs result but at least my transfers paid off this week, done KDB and Wood to Son and Kane(c) for a hit

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              1 month, 10 days ago

              How has a spurs fan not got either earlier?

              Nothing to brag about.

              1. THFC4LIFE
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Jog on

          2. TAT
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I’m down to 4.-something million after this GW, and have little to lose at this point – so going heavy on in-form players looks a good strategy. So, which of these moves looks best?

            1. KDB + Jiménez > Bruno + Kane (-4) tonight, as I can’t afford a price rise/drop.
            2. KDB + Jiménez > Grealish > Kane (-4). Getting Grealish will allow me to wait until later in the week to do transfers.
            3. KDB/Jiménez/James > Grealish/Kane/Chillwell (-8)

            Martínez
            TAA - James - Saïss
            Son - Podence - KDB* - Salah
            DCL - Watkins - Jiménez*
            (Button - Lamptey - Mitchell - Anguissa)

          3. NATSTER
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Who should be the best 4.4m Defender now?

            Cooper
            Lewis
            Lascelles
            Fredericks
            Balbuena

            Is Fredericks a nailed starter? Seen him back from injury but on the bench today.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Lewis probably.

              1. NATSTER
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Thanks Camzy.

          4. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Who to sacrifice for Kane?

            Jimi or Foden -4

            1. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Jimi

            2. The Overthinker
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Jimi

            3. Right In The Stanchion
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Who do you sell Foden for Kane?

                1. Right In The Stanchion
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    How

                  • Camzy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    I have money. So just moving the funds around.

                    Foden + Davis > Kane + Stephens -4.

                    If I get rid of Jimi, I'd still have money to do James > Robertson.

                2. NATSTER
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  In my case, Jimi made the way as it's doable in 1 transfer.

                  I actually would like to keep him for next two GWs (NEW, CRY), but it's difficult to upgrade Brewster to Kane.

              • ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Wilson to Kane now or wait till Europa game is done?

                1. The Overthinker
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I am doing it on wc. He is gonna rise tonight

                2. sandman58
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Now
                  He'll probably get a rest and will only soar in price

              • CroatianHammer
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                62 with Martinez to play. Taylor and Mitchell tomorrow. Lamptey and Justin the subs in that order. That's a fine and utterly mental week all told.

              • BeaversWithAttitude
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Just seeing that Virgil will need ACL surgery, brutal...

                1. Right In The Stanchion
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Pickford needs to apologise

                2. Babelcopter
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  Yeah WC it is. Kane - Werner - DCL too juicy.

                3. Ings_is_the_king
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Do you reckon Kane will rise in price again tonight?

                    1. _Ninja_
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      1 month, 10 days ago

                      Nah

                      1. Ings_is_the_king
                          1 month, 10 days ago

                          Cheers, didn't think so - is there anywhere I can check prices reliably? Fingers crossed for a Digne price rise tonight

                    2. Ings_is_the_king
                        1 month, 10 days ago

                        Jiminez and Digne to Kane and Konsa for a -4 yay or nay?