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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. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Just came on, on the right time kane c

  2. FPL_Motty
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Gutting for West brom, but you can never write off Kane.

  3. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 17 days ago

    HARRY KANE FC YESSSSSSSSSSS

  4. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Son get something too so i have excuse to keep you :p

  5. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    We want more, we want more....

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      ..this has 0-1 written all over it

      1. Meinhoff
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Loool

  6. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Reguilon up to 2 baps too. Nice

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      1 bap?

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Kane non-cappers in absolute tears. Season over... (for them)

    1. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Weren't you having a tantrum ten minutes ago

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        No idea what you're talking about mate

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Can not imagine holding Kane but not capping.

    3. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      You 15 minutes ago:

      "WBA are all over Spurs... Kane (C) disaster... season over...'

    4. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      "About now is the time where I can seriously say that Kane (C) is a massive fail. Had it with being influenced by all the self-proclaimed "pros" on here. I was going to cap Coufal but people on here told me that was stupid..."

  8. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    NEVER IN DOUBT

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      *mops sweat off brow*

    2. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      It really was

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I never doubt him young man

  9. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    3 baps too I hope?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Easily

    2. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yep

    3. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yes please!

  10. Leaf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Spawny bar stewards

  11. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Get in Captain kane

  12. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    The problem was clear, Bale (Spurs' Ozil) slowed down the game

  13. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Ffs. Guess I’ll be keeping Kane over Son then

  14. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Kane captainers unite!

    1. Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      o/

    2. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      😀 Yes!!

  15. RamaJama
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Told ya Kane would score!

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Ya didn’t

  16. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Johnstone has Kane in his team, what a shi*ty keeper...

  17. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Think I won’t be getting rid of Kane then. Beast. Back to the drawing board.

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Oh dear

    2. FC Hakkebøf
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Joke? Spurs hasn't looked to good. I am happy to sell both Kane and Son. Would have been regardless of the result tonight

  18. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    some of the comments here really don't age well...

  19. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    And now time for the bus

  20. FC Hakkebøf
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    "Kane (C) fail". Yes yes

  21. Tempestic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    As a non Kane owner that really stings

  22. PLerix
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    This site smh. Complaining about captain fails for 80 mins. Why? :p

    1. Troll hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Kane is behind Bruno

      1. PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yes? Captain fail crew started after the 6th minute today.

  23. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Kane on 3BP Doherty 2, Regulion 1

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yep great stuff

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Glorious

  24. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Can I even celebrate a Kane goal OR-wise as a non captainer?

    Sat at 1.5m OR rn

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A bit

  25. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I LOVE YOU SOO MUCHHH KANE

    DONT LEAVE MY TEAMMMM

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Ooooo.......kay

  26. davies
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Anyone else captain the wrong one?

    1. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Yup me, but by mistake.. thought I had Kane but had put on Son at the start of the week

  27. Spg76
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Bale’s fault. Spurs won loads of trophies when Bale wasn’t there.

    1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      It is

  28. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    5 minutes added time. Still time for Kane brace

    1. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Or Son

  29. JBG
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    And that he doesn't save... Ffs, you MU reject.

  30. Steinburg FC
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    lucky shirt comes in good again COYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!