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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. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Ohh yeahhh more more

  2. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Kane YESSSSS

  3. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Oh ffs!!!!!!!!!

    Again Son(c) over Kane. Bloody crap

    1. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      Same

  4. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Yep would be Kane wouldn’t it, nice one

  5. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    😎

  6. Gandalf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Goal Kane, Doherty assist

  7. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    And onside

  8. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    VAR rule it offside

  9. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    14pt goal, beauty.

  10. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 24 days ago

    I DOUBTED YOU LET'S GO HARRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Cometh the hour!

  12. Jam0sh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Goal

  13. Meinhoff
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    YOU'RE A WIZARD HARRYYYYY

  14. Cometh The Aouar...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    It’s only one goal man

  15. DA Minnion
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Phew

  16. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Bale was seriously tracking them back. Seriously

  17. jwong23
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Harry!!

  18. gryffsonofarthur
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Bottomed
    Better Triple Transfer?

    A) Bamford Ziyech Soucek

    B) Brewster KDB Soucek

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

    ONE MORE

  20. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Oh please get one too Son, for the love of god

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      He won’t don’t worry

  21. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Son you absolute joke

  22. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Doherty did a thing too

  23. Daniel - WC Active
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Spurs fans: "Stop The Count" 🙂

  24. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    This has 0-0 written all over it

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      You watching delayed bro?

      1. fr3d
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        Half time soon for me

    2. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      What a star, every post is a winner 😆

      1. Das Boot
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 24 days ago

        lol

  25. Kaneyonero
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    KANE!

  26. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Top of the league!?

  27. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Massive goal for spurs if they hold on here, needed someone to stand up, of course it’s Kane

  28. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Scenes

  29. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    Kane juhuuuuuuuuu!!!!

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 24 days ago

      No

  30. PogChamp
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 24 days ago

    It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.