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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. Lukaku_time
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Van Dijk+ foden + jimi> Targett+son+DCL -4

    Have to do it today have exact funds
    Yay or nay?

  2. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    OR has shot up by about 1.3mil in about 10 minutes.

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

      Mine shot up....10k

  3. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Wait until Bale joint the party 🙂

  4. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Son and Kane please just eff off!!!

  5. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Imagine when Bale’s in this team too. Frightening

    1. Trophé Mourinho
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Said it a when he signed, its the ebst attack in the league for sure

  6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Taking a hit to bring in Son and Kane is paying off after all

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Are captain Son points even useful if you don’t own Kane?

    1. UshFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes...

    2. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Surely? No idea but they must be. Depends on OR I guess

  8. slavkob
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    The decision was Sterling or Kane. Finally I got it right. Come on Harry a couple more goals would be nice

  9. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Imagine not owning both Son & Kane right now 😮

  10. Make America Greta Again
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    At this rate LR will get a red arrow with his Werner captain!

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

    A very happy owner of Hames/Son/Kane(C)/Zaha/Salah/DCL just checking in.... *Insert smugness*

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

      Nice

  12. Mambino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    34 points to 60 in 8 mins. Sweet

  13. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    :O those goals have pushed me up 1.1M in OR so far 😀 (yes I was that low)

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Well those goals have pushed me down 1.1M

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        Sorry mate

  14. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Son can only score against a high line

  15. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Jimenez > Kane worth going Salahless?

  16. fantasywizard
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Jimenez + Sterling to Kane + Mahrez worth it?

  17. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Is this a wet dream?

  18. Manani
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    ditch Jimenez for Kane?

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yes

    2. Mambino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      No brainer

  19. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    TAA, Pondence + Jiminez to Konsa, Zaha and Kane for -4pts?

  20. Chirsbom
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Son (C) just dobled my points so far. Lovely!

  21. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Every time I have a good week the obvious happens and everyone outscores me. Went Salah captain over Son, red arrow

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      make sure to keep your c on salah for next week

  22. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    And the probably have the best 3 fixtures next...

  23. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Lads I've told you many times
    Son and Kane come like package
    You have both or non

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Son(c) doing me fine for now

      1. Africa United
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 11 days ago

        I know buddy but I mean no one will get unless the other is involved

  24. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Maybe Spurs actually have a chance at winning the league.... surely not right...?

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Think Mourinho needs to go easy on his first teamers. If he doesn't flog them in the Europa League then they have a chance.

    2. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Yep without doubt!

    3. Africa United
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Why not? With Bale back too

  25. Neevesy
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Captain Kane and Son, stuff dreams are made out of

    1. villa_til_i_die
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Like salt and pepper now!

  26. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    LiveFPL broken

  27. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    My frontline of Ings, DCL and Jimmy seems silly...
    Seems one goal per game is not enough these days.

  28. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Need another Kane goal to feel better about selling Werner =D

  29. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    I will take a hit to get Kane and Bruno in for Vardy and KDB. It’s the super obvious move a week too late.

  30. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 11 days ago

    Everyone on here advised me not to take a -4 for Vardy > Kane..... Vardy better notch

    1. Seanigula
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 11 days ago

      Only if he gets a penalty