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

    Son you troll. As always

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      This

    2. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      A childish unsubstantiated comment. If you look at scores Son has got. Plus weren't you the same poster who questioned having Kane instead of Son before the goal?

  2. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Doherty and Kane on 3 baps now. Hopefully the winning goal keeps Kane up there.

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Already added I believe

  3. Free hitting is a ladder
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Bad weekend for golfers!

    1. Nanoelektronicar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Nice touch 🙂

  4. Do I Not Like Orange
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Son out for Bruno, then. Spurs seem to have settled into the Mourinho style of grinding out low-scoring wins now.

    1. Pavsboot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Weirdly don't feel great about bringing Bruno in against this West Brom team tbh.

  5. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Bale has broken Son

  6. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Spurs should sell Bale in the winter transfer window.....

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Terminate his loan from RM

    2. Granville
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Spurs don't own him. He's on loan.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Exactly. Sell him behind their back and make some money out of him.

  7. Pedersen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    I remember that someone was tc son? Who was it ?

  8. Kellz86
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Someone please check on Brosstan

    1. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Why? I capped Kane

      1. Kellz86
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        You have a meltdown every week on here, just wanted to make sure you were okay with the good fortune

        1. Brosstan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Im a mercurial guy

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Doherty clean sheet and assist too!

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Doherty owners deserve that. It's been a long haul

  10. Sir Alex Telles.
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    always knew kane was the best captain but people on here convinced me that son was better playing away from home.

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 13 days ago

      That was such a clown stat.. I remember calling it out

    2. Lukakuna
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      lol

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Kan 2 or 3 BAPS?

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Go away

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        😆

  12. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 13 days ago

    No Son for the last two weeks worked out beautifully

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Hindsight

      1. Lukakuna
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Stating a fact isn't hindsight

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          And yet it is AFTER it’s happened, wow, brains on you

          1. Lukakuna
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Haha! If I tell you Biden won the election would you call that hindsight too?

  13. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Son to Bruno tonight or im overpriced?

  14. Waynoo
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Bale needs to stay benched

  15. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Any Son bonus?

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      is that the sound of a barrel being scraped?

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

    Ffs Kane(c) v Son(c) has fully destroyed me in cash ML a second week running

  17. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    6 points. ಠ︵ಠ

    Not gonna lie, could have done with them. (Kane owner, Son capper.)

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

      Same situation. Annoyed still

    2. Gudjohnsen
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Could be 5?

      Doherty 3 BAPS?

  18. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Kane 3 bonus?

    1. 11SPECIALONE11
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yes him and Doherty on 40. Think Kane will get all 3 as he got the winning goal

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        That's already calculated i think

        1. 11SPECIALONE11
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Yea maybe but sometimes it is only added after the game

          Oh well Kane goal very happy

    2. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Kane & Doherty on 40BPs

  19. Doctor Evil
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    The difference between C son instead of Kane when owning both is 6 points, I can live with that as a Bruno owner.

  20. the dom 1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Phew luck was on Kane (C)

  21. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Son is better away though??? Who knew a 3 game sample size meant nothing?

    1. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      God you trolls are dead. What do you actually get out of this?

      Maybe think it’s more than a 3 game sample? Football existed before this season too, clever fella!

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 12 days ago

        I'm clearly talking about those pointing at a 3 game sample size this season but keep crying pal 😆 😆

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Spurs played crap regardless, this game was an outlier.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        This too annoyingly

  22. Ohhhhh Gary Macca!
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Kane is such a pest

  23. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC not us…
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Kane captain juhuuuuu

  24. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    When you need bloody Jimenez to save your GW

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      dunno how he can do that with his single figure ceiling tbh.

    2. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Or just score more than 1 goal in a match for once

  25. JBG
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    If I already didn't have Bruno I'd do Son to Bruno in a heartbeat.... Guess a WC with Kdb for Son is not a hard decision after all.

  26. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Time to sell Son .. any takers ?

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Why?

    2. Stoic
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Yup
      Son + Jimmy + TAA to Bruno + Grealish + 4.0

      1. Stoic
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Not Jimmy, Podence

  27. Agger
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Was only 10 minutes ago when people were crying on here, game of football is 90 minutes

    1. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      This is why I come here each week, to watch the emotional roller coaster

  28. Jolly Good
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Last 3 weeks I’ve been selecting a differential captain.... have the high of points scored , only to have Kane later match the scores exactly and bring me back to average

  29. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    The 6 PTS I didn't lost bec of Lookman yesterday I lost them today bec of wrong captain but Kane's EO > Coufal's EO hehe...

  30. DeadStar
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Ivanovic and Pereira have covid.