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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. Openboxman
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Jimmy > aguero.

    No I dont have kane.
    Yes I do like punishment.

    1. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Considering. Could pay off

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Would rather have Kane. GW10 is when you get Aguero.

      1. Openboxman
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        West ham
        Sheffield
        Weakened liverpool
        Bottle job spurs.

        Hcan score against all of them

  2. KneejerkJoe
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Full crisis, Kane had eo 150%+ in my cash leagues today..

    Is Kane a must have now or can I ride out this storm?

    No idea how to get him...

    0,5itb - 1ft - no wc

    Martinez
    Digne Chillwell Lamptey Saiss
    Salah Son Sterling Hamez
    Jimenez DCL
    ...Steer Klich Brewster Justin

    1. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      In the same boat, own Son but want Kane badly.

    2. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      You don't own Kane but you ll be happy if you go for Sterling(C) next week remember this...

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

    Barnes to Grealish in the cards if he doesn’t look decent tonight.

  4. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Do you think Pickford will be happy with his tackle on VVD behind closed doors?

    1. MSTRKRFTSMN
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Behind closed doors I don’t think he really considers Everton challengers to Liverpool

      1. Bruce Lee
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Alright Tommy

    2. KICKandRUSH
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Surely he's happy. Just look at his (non) reaction, no apologies, didn't even bother to help him up on the pitch.
      He's just a disgrace for english football.

      1. Gentle_Turks
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Actually he DID offer his hand to VVD.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Honestly it’s horrific for any goalkeeper. VVD got up and walked off so its not like some horror injuries we’ve seen ; I’m sure he’s not proud of it.

  5. waltzingmatildas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    A) James to robbo
    B) soucek to grealish
    C) Jimmy to Kane
    D) Jimmy to kun

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A

  6. Bruce Lee
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Need to get rid of TAA... dunno who for though - any ideas?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Creswell. Ignore fixtures.

    2. Zrinkec
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Robertson or if no liverpool than maybe CHilwell.

      • Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I wouldn't recommend dropping before low scoring Sheffield United. Could be the haul we've been waiting for

        1. Bruce Lee
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Maybe... if he flops - then I think Chilwell after Utd would be dece

      • Shark Team
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Wolves Def is my first priority right now as they are the only team which has some (1-2 or even 3) secured C's while others attacking wingbacks may get assists but can't keep cs. Forgot to mention that of course Robbo is the best TAA replacement if you don't already own him

      • Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Depends on your team. Maintaining structural integrity is important.

    3. GoonerSteve
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      What's the latest on KDB? Thinking of swapping him and Wilson for Grealish and Kane.

    4. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Sousness is a plonker

      1. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        As opposed to the plonker that can't spell his name?

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

          Grammar police are also plonkers

          1. stu92
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Agreed. What about the spelling police?

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

              Worst of them all.

    5. Shark Team
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      It's important to note the difference between WC gw3-4 vs WC gw5...
      Players who performed well last gw kept it going this gw but players who had some better matches earlier in the season now it's going bad...
      Lucky to belong on those who WC this gw

    6. ZeBestee
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Is this worth a -8?

      Werner + Foden + Jimenez 》》》 Kane + Hames + Bamford

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Hell no. Werner now has a real team around him.

      2. stu92
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        I'm also not sure about Hames at this stage. I currently own him myself, but not sure he's going to be a regular hauler.

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          is anyone a regular hauler? Hames is a season keeper

        2. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          For 7.5 starting what do you expect?

    7. Feed tha Sheep
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      A. Wilson > Kane
      B. Soucek > JRod/Anyone up to 10.0

      1. ZeBestee
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        A

    8. NoThomasNoPartey18
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Only have 4.5m in the bank for a defender (don't have any yet). I'm debating getting targett. Who should I go for?

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Lewis

      • Johnjo
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        With VVD out for a long time does thus make Trent and Robbo worse prospects. Currently have Robbo but considering downgrading him now to strengthen attackers.

        1. Hot Toddy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          No, better actually.

        2. In Bale We Trust
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I'd keep for next game regardless

        3. stu92
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I currently have TAA & Robbo. Thought the same in terms of less clean sheet potential, considering getting rid of TAA but will wait a few weeks.

      • Right In The Stanchion
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Want to get Aubamayang in for his hat trick v Sheffield Utd

          Fixtures getting better too.

          1. Right In The Stanchion
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Leicester I mean

          2. Babelcopter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Two horrible decisions this week. Salah (c) Son (v) and didn’t play wc. Completely overlooked Kane. Trusted Jimenez.

            Feels like season over for me. Don’t know what to do right now. Panic WC or trust TAA and get Kane in for -4/-8. I have KDB also...

            1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Trust trent and wait for news on kdb. Dont panic, such a fine line salah/son. Hoping Salah hauls next week but everybody who has him have to captain him surely.

              1. Jason M
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Son away at Burnley for me

            2. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Well Jimi hasn’t played yet

            3. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Season is never over
              Ville Ronka was something like 700k in December last season and ended up just outside the top 10k

          3. Trophé Mourinho
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            This is how Curtis Davies on BBC sport is spelling Barkley... 'Barclay's arrival takes the onus off Grealish'

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Good job it was onus

          4. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Suddenly Grealish/Barkley/Watkins look bang average .... flukes gonna happen, don’t base your team around em.

            1. UNDERWORLD7
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              suddenly?

            2. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Tbf looked bang average vs. 10 men Sheff Utd in GW2 too

          5. Wirbelwind
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            1) Best mid under 9.3 (besides Son and JRodriguez)
            2) Best def under 5.4 (besides lamptey and saiss)