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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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1,497 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Surely everyone just has Son or Kane captain so doesn't really matter if both blank?

    1. Tinkermania
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Define everyone

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 23 days ago

      It doesn't

    3. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Not my rival... who forgot to change his team and so gets Lamptey off the bench and Salah (c)

    4. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      it matters
      my rival captained Bruno and
      dont have Kane and Son
      he has Vardy Bamford Werner

      LOL at me

    5. DA Minnion
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Not everyone.

  2. Babit1967
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Vardy Captain lets go

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      K

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Jota apparently starting against City. Goodbye Foden

  4. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    son outscoring Kane is something

  5. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Gosh, alot of tears being shed this afternoon.

    1. Lazymedia
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      One game ending peoples season, apparently. The overeaction to a blank captain is truly hillarious. Everyone has blank weeks, expecting to high valu players to score every single week is ridiculous.

  6. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    This has got 0-0 written all over it....

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I guess no Nostradamus in your family tree

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Jinx worked 😉

  7. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Just going to start capping someone random in my front 7

  8. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 days ago

    There were plenty of signs... Newcastle, Brighton, Burnley, Antwerp.... You just needed to pay attention..

  9. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Another One of those days lol , And we all fail together dum dum

  10. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    People actually want to keep Spurs after this typical abysmal display!?

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Mate we get it - you can stop now

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I was hearing "fixture proof" and "form over fixtures" before the game so let's see

    3. DantheManinaPan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Can't deny they've been abysmal.

      But it's quite obvious that it isn't typical

  11. Arctic monkeys
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Kane blocking shots

    + bonus

  12. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    3 cappo blanks straight - cheers Son, cryin.

    Well done on a hard earned CS, Baggies

  13. fish&chips
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Spurs game phone notifications when son and Kane aren't in my team

    Buzzzzz goal! Son (kane)
    Buzzzzz goal! Son (kane)
    Buzzzzz goal! Son (kane)
    Buzzzzz goal! Kane (son)
    Buzzzzz goal! Son (kane)
    Buzzzzz goal! Kane (son)
    Buzzzzz goal! Kane (son)

    Spurs game phone notifications when son and Kane are in my team

    Buzzzzz final score 0-0

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Yip

  14. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Should have known the way things are going this season. Black is white, white is black. If Kane has an 'easy' fixture, is in great form and is the obvious pick - don't pick him and go Chilwell instead.

    Might captain Podence next week against an in form Saints

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    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Erm

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Ban

  16. ZeBestee
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Mourinho deserves this for starting with a very defensive midfield.

  17. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    west brom all out attack, spurs hanging on

  18. Patio Kev
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Kane goal, Doherty assist

  19. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    HURRIKANE!

  20. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    KANEEEEEEEE GOALLLLLLLL

  21. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Kane captain fail?

    1. Daniel - WC Active
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I posted right after the goal as a joke 🙂 just for the record

  22. My heart goes Salalalalah
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Stop crying all you negative Nancies!

  23. Hattrick Harry
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Kane 150th PL goal!

  24. Labile
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    THATS MY CAPTAIN

  25. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    (C) Kane nice!

  26. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 23 days ago

    KANEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  27. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Eat that Magnus :)))

  28. D ✅
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    How is Kane looking? hopefully no late goal, im not watching as in box office

    I have Salah C and head to head rival has Kane C

    Who will get more?

  29. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Ofc i C Son ffs

  30. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Kane owners can stop complaining now