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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. I SPEAK ENGELS AND DRINK GI…
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Thanks you Kane woopwoop

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

    if you own both it's 21 vs 15. Hardly anything to cry about if you capped son over kane.

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

      This

    2. SHOOTER MCGINN
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Needed that

    3. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Yep all psychological

    4. THE KING CANTONA
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      It matters for people ranked in millions tho!! 😉

  3. Steinburg FC
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    WE ARE TOP OF THE LEAGUE!!!! I SAID WE ARE TOTL!!!!!!!

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

      Stop the count 🙂

  4. Will J 256
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Sorry guys, just a quick question. If Kane gets 3 baps will it be 6 points for cappers?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Yeah. His total will be 9 x 2 for people that captained him = 18

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Yes, just double his entire score

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

      No 5

  5. Nightcrawler
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Kane to lose 3rd bap?

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I never know these days but it appears that he will keep it. Him and Doherty both with 3.

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

    Right, Podence haul Vardy blank and Saiss cameo

  7. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Kane and Doherty share the 3 bonus I think

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

    Sterling is a genuine differential today but won't do a thing.

  9. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Anyone else been put off by the Son to Bruno(C) move for GW9

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      That’s my planned move after the break

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

    kane cappers are an annoying bunch.

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      There are good people on both sides. 😀

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Son cappers are a soooky bunch

  11. Tcheco
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Maddison starting means Vardy party

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Kilman

  12. The Mandalorian
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    GW8

    Son (c) 6 = Red arrow

    Kane (c) 18 = Green arrow

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      And the other 9/10/11 players don't count 😉

  13. Hryszko
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    So, what do i do with this lot? got 1ft and 0.4m itb!

    Martinez (Steer)
    Trent - Coufal - Lamptey (Dallas & Taylor)
    Salah - Son - Zaha - Podence (Burke)
    DCL - Werner - Kane

    Ideally looking to get a city asset in?

    1. Leonard hatred
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      I'm going trent+son to somebody+KDB i think.

      going to wait till pool have played before doign anything though, am tracking the city LB

  14. Leonard hatred
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Phew!

    Needed that goal. my ML rivals and i all have Son+Kane, they captained Son and i went Kane (c) at the last minute. was dreading a 6pt captain being what beat me this week!

  15. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    All these salty Son cappers.

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

      So many tears lmao

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

      Mark, Az, Magnus included?

      1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Never understood why they changed captaincy on deadline day

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

      Along with Reguillon I’m not too bad. Thanks 😉

  16. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Hat-trick for Jimenez today.

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      He will score his usual goal and get 2 or 3 baps.

    2. Kellz86
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Has Jimi ever scored more than once in a match?!

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

    Have 1.0 ITB to do Son to Bruno before price change. Would you?

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

    Son(C) and no Kane. Jimenez to save my GW.

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Jimenez ouch

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

      Same

  19. Brosstan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Kane home Son away was always codswallop...

    Kane against deep teams and Son against high lines is the logical tie breaker if you own both.

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

      The real answer is you cant make statistically significant conclusions with a small sample size

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 23 days ago

        its not a small sample, its common sense Son is more suited to high lines

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

      I'll just sell the both of them

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Agree mate

  20. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Kane will lose the 3rd bp for dispossession

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Doherty dispossessed too

  21. davies
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Son > Bruno it is.

    Anyone else?

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

      See above

  22. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Guys Kane winning goal bps added? Will he get 3?

    1. Leonard hatred
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      currently yes, but could go either way when its finally calculated.

  23. BeWater
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Just popped in to say I finally got rid of Doherty this week for Zouma. See you later guys.

    • Tempestic
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      B4 this game I'd had 5/5 returns from my team and gone up 300k places to 800k.. Kane scores in the 89th minute and straight back down to where I started D:
      I knew the risks of going without him but having it come so late in the game really stings. Especially as a Son(C)

    • Spg76
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      José won’t be able to play the big three all together. Bale on the bench me thinks

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Kane (C) and Son in that game yet my rank has gone down slightly, wow

      1. Tempestic
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Really? Thats crazy

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Yup

      2. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Wow congrats on the rank mate- phenomenal!

        And there was I celebrating finally breaking into the top 1M 😆 What a season so far!

        1. Tempestic
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          I was as well until the Kane goal!

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Cheers mate

    • Babelcopter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Bale and Pogba two the most overrated players in Prem

    • Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Now just need a 1-1 LEI-WOL with Fuchs and Neto scoring, no assists and the fun will continue 😉

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

      Justin playing advance role. Come ooooon Justin

    • Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Doherty starting and assisting since I sold him.

      Keep holding onto TAA hoping he'll come good in the end instead of him exploding after I sell him.

      1. BeWater
          3 months, 23 days ago

          I only sold him for Zouma this week as well as Podence out for Jota while keeping Mitrovic. Got to stop myself interfering in my own team.