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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. Milkman Bruno
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Rank meet gutter

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I was born in the gutter, moulded by it.

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          It's why I'm long and thin.

    • Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      I think that I'd rather read the comments on here then watch this match now - it's petered out.

    • iL PiStOlErO
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

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

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

      2ft, 2m itb

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 5 days ago

      West Brom goal needed. How have Spurs looked defensively this match?

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        OK ish.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I only watched the first half, but on the (rare) occasions went on the counter, Spurs were ridiculously easy to break down.

        Could have realistically scored twice.

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Thanks Hazz. City look good for next week.

    • EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Do we know if WHM have appealed against the Soucek red card?

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        They have

        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Cheers. Will wait for more news then.

    • Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Son (c) fail then

      1. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Lol

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 5 days ago

      8 points. Not great not terrible.

      1. Mr. O'Connell
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        I'll take it as a non-owner

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yeah not a bad result all things considered.

        2. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Take those red arrows too?

          1. Kabayan
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            9K down but still green

          2. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I have Kane

      2. Forever In Our Shadow
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Par

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 5 days ago

      Good result if you held son for this game

      Not great if you got him in considering 3 tough games in the next 3

      1. JBG
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Have WC, so not worried.

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

        West Ham and Burnley tough?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          WH one of the best defences in the league atm and spurs is their cup final

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

            I figure it will be much like the reverse fixture and high scoring

      3. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Burnley and maybe Soton or Fulham In the DGW, far from tough

      4. FPL.team
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Not allowed to sell?

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Of course, sell away

          1. FPL.team
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Gone for Sterling I think, awaiting FA Cup results.

      5. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Well he’s outscored Zaha so win win, now on my bench next GW.

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

      Should’ve punished...

    • Vazza
        2 months, 5 days ago

        Would you do Areola to Pope for a 4 point hit?

        1. Mr. O'Connell
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          No

        2. Kabayan
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          No

        3. Forever In Our Shadow
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          No.

      • Dele
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 5 days ago

        2 BAPS for Son & Kane?

        1. aborg
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Yihaaa, I hope that holds

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 5 days ago

              It's gonna stay. It usually refreshes only once after the full time whistle.

          2. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Seems that way. Full pot of jam for son.

          3. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Yay!

        2. Rains of Castamere
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Son jumped to 2 bonus??

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Where did that come from?!

        3. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Fixture 1-0 Form

        4. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          5 week wait for 8 points, yikes.

          1. Rhodes your boat
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Frustrating when you finally did Kane to antonio this week though!

        5. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          So the Son to Bruno C decision at 10:59 yesterday wasn’t too bad in the end, but the decision to start Soucek over DCL at the same time was a horror show.

          Week from hell

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            And now I’ve just seen Son is on 2 bonus, for goodness sake lol

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

              Having a strong bench. I cant believe how many wrong decisions i have made this last few weeks including Capt.

              Was doing so well. was in 279 three weeks ago lol (best ever season due to a strong start with James (Everton) and Zaha)

              DCL, Gundo (C) Soucek so many times haha

          2. Shaw must go on
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            I got digne in for coufal...

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Good move for the DGW though

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

          Captain fails can be easily covered if you pick well in other areas. Captained Antonio but still a rank rise of 37K!

          1. Forever In Our Shadow
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            What was the starting point?

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

              Started the week at 173K. At 134K now.

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

            Make that 39K with those 2 Son bonus points!

        7. Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          Son 2bps... HOOOLD!

        8. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 5 days ago

          SON ON 2 BP AYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

          1. Breezyy
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            No way fr

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Glorious

        9. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 5 days ago

          20 points from Son(C) if BPS remains

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

          Son making a sudden leap to 2BPS on FPL Alerts...

          1. ivantys
              2 months, 5 days ago

              lol towers at it again, didn't even see him do anything

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

                He didn't waste time getting off the field when he was subbed... 🙂

          2. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Bps manipulation. Nice one towers.

            1. Mr. O'Connell
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Unbelievable

          3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Spurs are atrocious.2-0 win over West Brom doesn’t paper over those cracks

            1. Forever In Our Shadow
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Whipping boys beaten. Enough said.

            2. EmreCan Hustle
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Too many fouls. No flow to the game.

          4. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Son got BPS for walking off the pitch 😆

            1. EmreCan Hustle
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Took the shortest route off the pitch. Didn't waste time.

          5. Rains of Castamere
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Cheers for the extra 4pts FPL Towers

          6. Sean
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            2BPS HOLDDDDDD

          7. Shark Team
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            OMG how ??? 2 bps for Son

          8. Party time
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            What a manipulation from fpl tower

            1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 5 days ago

              Anyone who doesn’t think there isn’t any manipulation to bonus or price rises is deluded

              Been saying it for ages

          9. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Son pulled a Bruno for bonus points

          10. MoSalalalalalalalalah
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            Hey fella, this is my BB team for GW24, if Soucek's ban is overturned what would you do with the FT? Unless, you hold onto it?

            WC GW25

            1.7 ITB

            Pope
            Cancelo | Mee | Cresswell | Digne
            Sterling | Soucek* | Gundogan | Bruno
            DCL | Watkins

            GK: Martinez | Bamford | Dallas | Son

          11. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 5 days ago

            All along it was Andy with the FPL Towers insider not Mark...