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Bale makes first league start of season alongside well-owned Kane and Son

After scoring a late winner against Brighton last Sunday, Gareth Bale (£9.5m) is set to make his first league start for Tottenham Hotspur since returning to north London.

The man on loan from Real Madrid will star in a fearsome front three alongside Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.6m) – the season’s two highest FPL scorers – with Matt Doherty (£5.8m) and Sergio Reguilon (£5.6m) retaining their spots at full-back.

Bale replaces Erik Lamela (£5.8m) in head coach Jose Mourinho’s only change from the 2-1 win over the Seagulls, which gave Spurs their first home win of the season.

It’s a different story for them on the road though, winning all three away matches at a combined score of 12-3. The many managers who have captained either Kane or Son this weekend will be expecting to repeat this 4-1 average against a winless side currently sat in 18th place.

Kane scored his 200th Spurs goal in Thursday night’s Europa League win over Ludogorets and has a superb record against today’s opponents West Bromwich Albion, netting seven times in seven matches.

This slow start to the season has put Slaven Bilic under pressure and his reaction is to make three changes from their 2-0 defeat at previously winless Fulham.

Matheus Pereira (£5.9m) and Grady Diangana (£5.5m) starred in the Baggies’ promotion push but both make way in an apparent switch to 5-4-1.

Branislav Ivanovic (£4.5m) is the third man to miss out, as he and Pereira have returned positive coronavirus tests ahead of the international break.

In their places come Callum Robinson (£5.5m), Kyle Bartley (£4.5m) and Dara O’Shea (£4.3m), with the latter two playing their first minutes since completing all of West Brom’s first four games.

Robinson scored twice in Gameweek 3’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Chelsea and Bilic is counting on both he and Karlan Grant (£5.9m) to provide the goals that could save his job.

West Brom are undefeated in their last three home clashes with Spurs.


WEST BROMWICH ALBION XI (5-4-1): Johnstone; Furlong, Bartley, Ajayi, O’Shea, Townsend; Krovinovic, Livermore, Gallagher, Robinson; Grant.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR XI (4-3-3): Lloris; Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Sissoko; Bale, Son, Kane

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  1. Fantasy Gold
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Today is Podence and Jimenez day.

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Sky have got good games this Sunday. Should be competitive and entertaining affairs.

    2. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Anything to wipe that Justin cleanie

      1. Good Times
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Amen to that!

    3. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      please be right!

    4. thegaffer82
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      I really hope so on the Podence front.

      I've been trying to sell him for the last month.

      Another goal this week and I'll be sat on my sofa smugly watching others scrambling to get him in

  2. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    Kane(c). Who is with me?

    1. Doctor Evil
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Most people but not me. Come on Son!

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Im with you

    2. Fantasy Gold
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Pretty much everyone on here.

    3. Ben White saved my life
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Accidental Mo capper here, still want Kane and Son to crush it.

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        depends on Kane's EO

    4. korbendallas82
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      im in on Kane (C). Im happy with an assist.

  3. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    I'd be very disappointed if this match has less than two goals

    The matchup is dreamy. Very good vs very bad

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Spurs have been ruthless away from home as well.

      If I could I’d probably TC right now

  4. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 14 days ago

    How is WBA lining up?

    9-0-1?

    1. Captain Vantastic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      In doggy style

      1. Party time
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Lol

      2. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        With 9 centre backs. The Pulis wall.

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Pulis played 10-0-0

          I think this WBA team is more attacking

      3. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Giggity.

    2. Ha.
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      As a Kane owner, and captainer, I am a bit worried that he’s only going to have three goal involvements today.

      1. thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Haha... it's hubris like this that angers karma into making him blank

        1. Ha.
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          I also saved an old lady from a burning building this morning, so it should balance out

      2. Dynamic Duos
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Bookmarked

      3. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        He will have his shots saved and blank

    3. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Predicting a 2-1 win to WBA....

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Gotta be worth a tenner

        1. Slouch87
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          May as well chuck it down the nearest drain.

        2. thegaffer82
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Send your tenner to me instead

    4. chocolove
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      That west brom line up... Amazing for them if dont get relegated

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Mathematically they could be today

    5. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Help appreciated chaps - 1 FT, 2.5 ITB.

      Martinez
      Chillwell, Zouma, Justin
      Salah, Son, Fernandes, Barkley
      Kane, DCL, Bamford

      (Steer, Kilman, Bissouma, Mitchell)

      Considering:

      A) Barkley -> Grealish/Rodriguez/Ziyech/Jota
      B) Mitchell -> Vestergaard/Coufal
      C) Barkley & Fernandes -> Grealish & KDB (-4) (exact cash...)

      Cheers

      1. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        not C
        hold over IB & A

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Ta

    6. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Kane 155% and Son 107% ownership in top 10k

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        As I own neither, do I want either to score?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Get to DFS

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            Closed 🙁

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            Oops forgot lockdown, go for a nap

        2. Baps hunter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          😉

      2. thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        A six goal hammering and your're catching up for the rest of the season

    7. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      This will be one of those games where West Brom ends up winning or something

    8. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      OMG still 0-0

      1. chocolove
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Kane fail

    9. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      over IB... too kneejerking & points chasing?

      2FTs

      Ings, Son & Podence out
      (Brewster), Bruno & Ziyech/Hames in

    10. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      People always call Kane a mouth breather but Doherty is worse. Dont think Ive ever seen him with his mouth closed

      1. thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Haha, literally the first time I've heard Kane (or anyone) called a mouth breather before.

        I'll have to spend the rest of the game watching for the veracity of this statement now 🙂

    11. Nightcrawler
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      If u own salah but didnt captain u want him to blank right?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Nope.

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        No I don’t think so

      3. kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        nope. doubt his EO is over 100% so want points

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Even if its 80% with captaincy thats 160 blank is needed i think

      4. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Did you do Kane(c)? If so, I jinxed him for you.

        1. Nightcrawler
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Yup. Hopefully the streak continues

      5. KGFC
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Nope... Haul
        EO 70%

      6. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Nah would be under 100% EO across all ranks

    12. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      By what minute will people be calling a Kane captain fail? 20?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        6...

        1. Jafooli
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          😛

    13. Brosstan
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Kane captain fail...

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        This.. I am glad I went for werner

        1. Brosstan
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Kicking myself for listening to the so-called "pros" on here...

      2. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Should have TCd Eze instead ffs

    14. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Who will take Pens?
      Bale or Kane??

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Bale

        1. Chenku╰☆╮
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          The others don't know yet that it's bale. 😀

          1. Gobigorgohome
            • 10 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            😉

        2. thegaffer82
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Non-Kane owner confirmed

          1. Chenku╰☆╮
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            11 months, 14 days ago

            I own Werner and son. So what?

            1. thegaffer82
              • 10 Years
              11 months, 14 days ago

              So... erm... I was ... erm...

              right then!

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Obviously Kane

      3. Gandalf
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Surely Kane..

      4. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        K

      5. Gobigorgohome
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        ok thanks

    15. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      I should have captained Chilwell over Kane.. not sure Kane can score 8 points by the look of it 🙁

    16. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Got the kids watching a film so keep the score updates coming in!

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Great game, loads of goals so far....

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Patience 🙂

        2. Gobigorgohome
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          may be I am watching an old game then 🙁

    17. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Son extremely peripheral

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Must be on the horizon.....

      2. thegaffer82
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        It's only 10mins in... chill 🙂

      3. Nanoelektronicar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        As expected in this type of game. But a lot time left.

    18. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Kane disposessed.. goodbye BPS

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        yes captain fail 🙁

    19. built_this_city
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Kane (c) fail - not hopeful

    20. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Spurs are in energy saving mode 🙁

      1. Gobigorgohome
        • 10 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        yes legs need be freash for International games.. i can understand

        1. thegaffer82
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          haha

    21. BarryManilows
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      What’s happening with price rises tonight, will ziyech & Bruno rise?

      1. ivantys
        • 1 Year
        11 months, 14 days ago

        None of them close to a rise, can still wait

        1. BarryManilows
          • 1 Year
          11 months, 14 days ago

          Ok

    22. afsr
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      How was Bowen yesterday? Keep or sell?

    23. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Good thing this isn't a comedy club. You'd all be booted out.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Kane to save our season!

    24. Gobigorgohome
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      LOL SON WTF

    25. ivantys
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Son fail

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        World enters another ice age.....

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          11 months, 14 days ago

          No that's Sun. I reverse ur trolling with grammarnazi trap card

    26. tiger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Son had so much time...

    27. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 14 days ago

      Son why

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 14 days ago

        Sorry dad