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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. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Mourinho will get out-Mourinhoued today.

  2. IRBOX ⚽
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Son misses a huge chance. Big negative BPS

    1. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Bit of an exaggeration don't you think?
      -3 for missing a big chance.

  3. El Fenomeno R9
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Son malfunction

  4. dshv
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    WTF SON...

  5. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Son big chance missed!!

  6. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    WTF was that Son.

    That is exactly why I didn't captain you this week 😉

  7. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Son boosting his "touches in the penalty box" stat

  8. Jimmy Boy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    If you've got Kane as captain and Son in your team, do you want Son to blank here? As everyone has him anyway

    1. IRBOX ⚽
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Look at EO and figure it out bro

    2. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      If he's assisted by Kane its fine. Otherwise you want him to blank.

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Depends on rank

      1. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        No it doesnt if you want a high OR at the end of the season.

    4. Noah’s Ark
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      You want them both to do well but Kane to do better I’d have thought?

    5. thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      You probably should want him to blank, or at least score less than Kane.

      But, I just want all my players to score regardless of EO and all that 'malarkey'.

      Unless it's GW38 and my ML rival captained him. Then I want a red card and own goal

  9. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    It's gonna be one of those days today ain't it...

    1. Baps hunter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Again...

    2. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Naaah. I have faith

  10. chocolove
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    If only Son have enough time...

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      haha

  11. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    If I keep saying captain fail, week fail, season fail, will it increase the chance of a non- fail?

  12. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 19 days ago

    xG taking its revenge

  13. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    GOAL!!!! Elyounoussi for Celtic! Get in

    1. Gandalf
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Kane > Elyounoussi for -4?

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

        I'd do it

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Think he’s a mid, so Son to him (-4)

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      He was so bad for us

  14. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Don't worry, this is a 12.30 kick off.... isn't it?

  15. Gobigorgohome
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Son had like 15 seconds to shoot 😆

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      No he didnt. 4 or 5 max

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

        Which is basically an hour

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Well that’s promising either way then!

  16. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    How soon is too soon for Kane captain fail shouts?

    1. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      now is the right time

      1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Kane captain fail 🙁

        1. Gobigorgohome
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          same here 🙁

          1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  17. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Bale SoT, massive save by Johnstone...

  18. ChickenTikkaMoSalah
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Kane please stop playing at cam

    1. Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 19 days ago

      U captain hin for assists and penos

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

      Nah he wasn't at cams. He's at admin. Kane is sus

  19. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    Son, WTAF

  20. 1zverGGadeM
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 19 days ago

    At least Son find himself in position to shoot.. Kane was far far away at the moment 🙂 Son will still have many chances

  21. Dexters Laboratory
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Kane (C) / Son Fail already

    • thegaffer82
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Son can only score when he's running at 50mph with the ball and a chasing DFer breathing down his neck.

      Give him time and space in the box and he does THAT!

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        He's a very good finisher. But everyone misses sometimes...

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

        Mourinho should get him a special shirt attachment mimicking a defender breathing down his neck

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Like Rod Hull and Emu...

          1. tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            exactly

    • COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 19 days ago

      Son shooting like he's playing in the EA servers

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

        Maybe we're run by code too and now he has to blank because it'd be too crazy for him to score all the time

    • ivantys
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Surely WBA scoring today with all those corners

      • Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Is my stream behind or did Son miss another sitter?

        1. Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          He is already on a brace your stream is slow 🙂 🙂

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            we wish

        2. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          It was still the same chance.

      • Daniel - FH,BB,TC,WC left
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Well to be fair Son didnt have enough time to prepare for the shot 🙂

      • IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Son is already outta my team for Bruno.. can’t be having a player with difficult fixtures who freezes in the box and only scores on the counter

        1. COK3Y5MURF
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          So you're admitting that all your posts about Bruno were tripe?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            Funny you're the one asking that question 😉

            1. COK3Y5MURF
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Mine were obviously bait whereas he actually meant everything he said 😉

          2. IRBOX ⚽
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            No, he’s a diving cheat and worst player to watch in the league with his antics, however, points are points

              1. IRBOX ⚽
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 19 days ago

                What about it? Milivojevic was essential in 2018

                1. COK3Y5MURF
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  So he's overpriced as well as essential. Hmm, something ain't right here...

              2. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 19 days ago

                Destroyed him

                1. Flair
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 months, 19 days ago

                  Not a difficult achievement to be fair 😆 😆

            1. Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 19 days ago

              Exactly

        2. Noah’s Ark
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Wait an hour and he will be on two goals. He took too many touches.

      • IRBOX ⚽
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        WBA should be up 1-0. Grant horrendous miss

      • Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        You mean to tell me Son(c) and Kane haven’t scored already?

        OUT! THE LOT OF YOU!

      • Knallie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 19 days ago

        Should Fernandes get in this team and if so, how?

        Martinez / Peacock-Farrel
        Chillwell / Justin / Vestergaard / Lamptey / Kilman
        Salah / KDB / Son / Ziyech / Romeu
        Kane / DCL / Bamford

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Kane and Son need to go

        2. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          You haven't told us how much ITB and who you want to keep.

          Can't do all your work for you.

          1. Knallie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 19 days ago

            0.1 ITB. realistically its KDB out or Son out.. and if Son is out i need to find the cash

        3. ritzyd
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Kane and Son to Fernandes and Aguero

        4. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 19 days ago

          Same predicament - I have Fernandes but only way I can get KDB in is by losing him (don't want to get rid of Salah, Kane or Son).

          See how Kevin gets on today...