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Kane makes early injury return to start for Spurs as Pereira on West Brom bench

Harry Kane (£11.0m) is set to make an early return from an ankle injury for Tottenham Hotspur’s home clash with West Brom this afternoon.

Jose Mourinho had said on Wednesday that he hoped the striker would return to action for either Spurs’ FA Cup fifth-round tie against Everton next week or in Gameweek 24.

“We were scared when it (the ankle injury against Liverpool) happened but next week we play Everton and (Manchester) City at the weekend. I believe for one of these matches, (Kane) should be back.” – Mourinho

However, on Thursday night after the club’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in GW22, the Tottenham chief hinted that Kane could indeed be fit for the Baggies’ visit.

“I think, from all the guys injured, (Sergio) Reguilon, Dele Alli, (Gio) Lo Celso, Harry Kane…I think the first one to be back will be Harry.

“We have to fight with what we have, and against West Bromwich – with Harry Kane or without Harry Kane – we have to go and win that match.” – Jose Mourinho

Kane leads the line for Spurs ahead of attacking trio Heung-min Son (£9.7m), Erik Lamela (£5.7m) and Lucas Moura (£6.6m).

Ahead of kick off, Mourinho told BT Sport on his decision to select his talismanic striker:

We had immediately good news after the injury, knowing it was not as difficult as we initially feared. He’s recovered very, very well. He’s confident, he feels absolutely fine. And of course he’s a phenomenal player for us.

Tanguy Ndombele (£5.9m) partners Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£4.9m) in central midfield, while centre-back Eric Dier (£4.9m) finds himself benched for the second time in three gameweeks.

Top 10k FPL managers refuse to ditch Kane and Son double-up for Gameweek 9

West Brom’s most viable FPL asset in Matheus Pereira (£5.6m) is also a substitute in Gameweek 23.

On-loan Arsenal man Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m), listed as a defender in FPL, looks set to play in central midfield against Spurs.

Sam Allardyce has a number of formations at his disposal within his selected XI, with Karlan Grant (£5.7m) possibly being used at wide midfield rather than his natural forward role.

Former Cardiff City defender Lee Peltier (£4.0m) has been drafted in at right-back for the relegation-battling Baggies.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris; Davies, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Aurier; Ndombele, Hojbjerg; Son, Lamela, Lucas Moura; Kane.

West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone; Townsend, Bartley, Ajayi, Peltier; Grant, Maitland-Niles, Sawyers, Gallagher, Snodgrass; Diagne.

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  1. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Son cappers made the wrong choice but got very lucky that Kane was back

    1. TyroneGAA
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      How can you make a wrong choice with son captain?

    2. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Disagree.

      I think West Brom are so bad that it was the correct choice. It was better than Bruno anyway.

      1. derdourily
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        i disagree too
        We all saw how bad was spurs without kane , the were not able just to build a correct attack , and especially with WBA sitting at the back against big teams (1/1 against liver and city ) surely captaining son was a very bad choice for me !

    3. PL Ball
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wrong for Captaining Son v Wba (H) in a gameweek without an clearly obvious captain.. Okay.

    4. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Kane didn’t even assist him, you make no sense. Moronic comment

    5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      There was no bad captain choice this GW - if your options were Antonio, Bruno or Son.

      1. The Ilfordian
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I’d add Bamford to that list

        1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Agree

    6. Shultan
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I captained Son because wedt brom have conceded 50+ goals

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        They wouldn't have conceeded any if Kane wasn't back

    7. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I own Kane and Son and at various points of last week I had the armband on both of them.

      The only reason I never capped Son in the end was because I wasn't sure if Kane would start this weekend. I thought he'd be involved but maybe as a late sub.

      Bamford got my cap this week.

    8. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      You can't prove that

    9. Pep bites Kun
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Strongest player v the weakest gw side. Not lucky, but we'll take the points whichever way they come 🙂

    10. FPL.team
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Do we lose points for that?

    11. Warblers Fear Satan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Ridiculous post.

  2. Z
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Guys, what do you think

    Antonio -> DCL for a -4??

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      No

  3. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Where are Son's bps?

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      You convinced me to leave my hiding spot F u mate 🙂

      1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Hee hee hee

  4. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Son nowhere near the BPS, needs another return

  5. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    A) Play Son against City
    B) Bench Son, play Bamford against Arsenal

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      B

    2. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      B

    3. Sgt Frank Drebin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Play both

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Will have to sacrifice Burnley defense in that case.

    4. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Leeds away

      Spurs away

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Bamford better option. Based on opposition.

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Spurs will get 1 or 2 more here on the break if son and Kane stay on

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 6 days ago

      And I don’t own either 🙂

      1. All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Makes it a hard game to watch.

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Son(c) here. FPL aside, surprised Mourinho isn't protecting Son and Kane. Big game midweek in the FA Cup, a trophy Spurs realistically have a chance of winning. They are unlikely to win the PL this season. May do well in the EL, but it is tough to get to the final.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        He’ll be dragged around 75 imo

      2. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        West ham game still fresh in the memory. Kane will be off, not Son.

      3. All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Especially Kane.

  7. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    WBA goal needed for Son BAPS

  8. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Hoping for a Gundagon no show with DCL first on the bench. Unlikely isn’t it 🙁

    1. Jimmy Boy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Always a chance with Pep

    2. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Sadly for us, yes.

    3. BeWater
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I'm hoping for the same thing. More chance of Mike Dean making a sensible decision unfortunately.

      • Shatner's Bassoon
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Feels very unlikely sadly

      • PL Ball
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        vs Pool? Slim to none unless injured.

      • All Hail K
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Probably their most in form player playing against Liv... not likely.

      • greggles
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Yeah me too. One of Salah, Bamford or Gundogan no show. Very little chance.

        Plus Martinez on the bench! Aargh

    4. Lukakwho
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Balbuena + Grealish > Hamez and Holgate looking tasty?

      1. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        no

    5. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      A Bamford or Raphinha no show would be awesome

      1. TyroneGAA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        This is what I need too for dcl lol

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Never understand why people say this, when feasibly the player yet to play could still end up out scoring the guy you now want to autosub in his place.

        1. TyroneGAA
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Yeah but the points you have on the bench are actual points and I’ll take 12 points over any player yet to play

      3. Max City
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        I benched Watkins and Coufal and Martinez for a total of 24 points..

        Instead playing Antonio and DDG for a total of 3 points..

    6. ivantys
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Need Everton to beat spurs in cup. Everton vs saints and wba is lovely.

      • mr messi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Antonio to DCL for the double?

        1. Cruyff Turn
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Pondering the same move, but Antonio has SHU and can outscore any DGWer...

          1. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Unless he's out injured.

            1. Cruyff Turn
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              That too, any news on that?

          2. mr messi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Other option is Soucek to Hamez

            1. Ha.
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Much prefer this

      • iL PiStOlErO
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Romeu to Raphinha and save other ft? Or something else?

        McCarthy Pope
        Cancelo Dallas Justin Coufal Lowton
        Sterling Salah Bruno Gundo Romeu
        Antonio Bamford DCL

        2ft, 2m itb

        1. Ha.
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Donit

        2. Max City
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          yes but wait until LEE's game

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Time to rest Kane and Son

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          True that

      • ivantys
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Johnny back for Wolves is good. Need the Leicester CS wiped.

          1. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            The Justin cleanie and baps are locked in mate. forget it.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Sigh. Again.

              1. Daniel - When to BB?
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Justin can't stop scoring. Fact

        • Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Just out of curiosity what would everybody's team of the season be so far?

          I'd probably go with this:

          Martinez
          Cresswell Dias Stones Cancelo
          Gundogan Grealish B. Fernandes
          Son Kane Salah

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            In FPL? If so:

            Martinez
            Cresswell Dias Justin Robertson
            Bruno Son Salah Grealish
            Kane DCL

            1. Werner Bros
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              I meant outside of FPL. Has Justin been playing CB?

              1. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                Outside of FPL:

                Martinez
                Justin Stones Dias Cresswell
                Ndidi Soucek
                Salah Bruno Son
                Kane

                1. Werner Bros
                  • 5 Years
                  2 months, 6 days ago

                  I like it.

          2. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Martinez
            Creswell, Dias, Robertson
            Son, Salah, Bruno, Grealish, Barnes
            DCL, Kane,

            1. Werner Bros
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Wow that's attacking! I mean outside of FPL btw haha.

        • Jon Snow
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          West Brom vs Man U next week. Watch Ole finally give Bruno a rest and troll the captainers

        • Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Late to the party but Sooooon juuuuhuuuuu finally a captain delivers !!! Juhuuu

          We want more

          We want more

          1. Cruyff Turn
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Well done.

            1. Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              cheers mate

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 6 days ago

            You’re always late to the party, go home

            1. Daniel - When to BB?
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              it's kind of my lucky charm 🙂 not watching the captains play. When I don't watch them they deliver 😉

        • Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Would have captained Son with Kane fit. Doing it without him would’ve been a leap of faith

          1. Shultan
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            How is it a leap of faith when west Brom have conceded the most goals out of any prem teams at 51 before today?

            1. Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Spurs are terrible without Kane.

            2. John Nerdelbaum
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              You seen Spurs in the last few games?

              1. g40steve
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                4.5 hours without a goal until today

            3. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Spurs are a different team without Kane.

              We'll never know for sure but there's valid reasons to believe the score right now wouldn't be 2-0 if Kane wasn't playing.

          2. Nomar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Same here

          3. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I agree. At least 4 good choices this week but even without Kane, Son v WBA was a reasonable punt

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Doubt son gets 90

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Kane won't, Son will.

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Yep, just saw he dragged lamela instead, should get 90 then

        • bench boost for every gamew…
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Johnny is back!!

          1. SweepaKeepa
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            *Here’s Jonny!

          2. tiger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Number 5 is alive!

        • Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Come ooooooonnn Son !!!

          1. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            I thought another goal. Damn!

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

          One more goal Son!

          1. Daniel - When to BB?
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            He will he will.

            Come ooooon Sooon

          2. Shultan
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Spurs sitting back now! Annoying

        • All Hail K
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Why is Kane still on? 2 goals not enough?

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            West Ham say hi

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              West Brom < > West Ham

          2. DK_13
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Who will defend if he goes off?

            1. All Hail K
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Aurier is off, defence is now solid.

        • JustPark
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Looks like a bit chilly over there.

        • Neevesy
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Captaining Antonio over Son and Bruno about sums this season up for me.

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

            It was 33:33:33 call

            1. Ha.
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              That’s a long call

        • Daniel - When to BB?
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Sanchez yellow will help Son BPs

        • Breezyy
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          One more Son!

        • potatoace
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          Anyone else secretly hoping Soucek's red card stands. Would resolve a massive bench headache dgw24/25

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Haha yes this

          2. Pépé Pig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            Yep

          3. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            For both selfish reasons, and the integrity of the game, nah.

          4. All Hail K
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 6 days ago

            And let Mike Dean win???!!!

        • Bounce
            2 months, 6 days ago

            So many salty Bruno captainers on here lol.

            1. Londongeezaa
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              I’m not seen any myself.

              Why not just enjoy the points?

            2. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Why would they be salty? There's literally a point in it atm.

            3. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Literally haven’t seen one

            4. Nomar
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Eh?

              They got 7 points, why would they be salty about that?

              The mental age of some people on here....

            5. circusmonkey
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Not salty, just as long as Son doesn't get any more.

            6. Warblers Fear Satan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Grow up....

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 6 days ago

                He's on his high horse since he benched Son last week and played this week.

                All it was, was sensible. Not a genius move.

            7. Slouch87
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Its just in your imagination. Do you always post the first thing that comes into your head even though its complete nonsense ?

            8. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Not in the slightest. It’s 1 pt difference. Oh and no one saw Kane’s return.

            9. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 6 days ago

              Scoring just one goal and no bps against the worst defense in the league?....delighted and relieved more like