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Bale back in Spurs starting XI as Kane is handed triple captaincy by third of top 10k

The second of five Premier League matches to be held on Saturday will have a huge say in many Fantasy managers’ fortunes in Double Gameweek 26.

Burnley are the visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where kick-off is at 14:00 GMT.

Just over one million Fantasy Premier League bosses handed the armband to Harry Kane (£11.1m), with the Spurs striker second only to Bruno Fernandes in the captaincy stakes in the current Gameweek.

Kane is by far the most popular option among the top 10,000 FPL managers, however, with just under 58% of this elite group making the England international their skipper.

Indeed, a third of the leading 10k have used their Triple Captain chip on Kane.

A total of 615,011 Fantasy managers transferred in the premium forward this week.

Jose Mourinho makes 10 changes from the Spurs side that began the Europa League tie against Wolfsberger on Wednesday.

Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m) is the only one who survives the cut, with Gareth Bale (£9.3m) starting a Premier League game for just the third time this season.

The Burnley team news is straightforward, with Sean Dyche naming an unchanged side.

Striker Chris Wood (£6.2m) is on the bench after a month out with a hamstring injury.

DOUBLE GAMEWEEK 26 SO FAR…

Bale back in Spurs starting XI as Kane is handed triple captaincy by third of top 10k 1

FPL managers who own Leicester City assets were left largely empty-handed by part one of their Gameweek 26 double-header.

The jaded-looking Foxes succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal, with goalscorer Youri Tielemans (£6.4m) the only Leicester player who emerged from the encounter with anything other than appearance points.

The Belgian had waltzed through a non-existent Arsenal defence to open the scoring early on but from then on it looked more like Brendan Rodgers’ side, and not their visitors, who were suffering from their involvement in Europe on Thursday night.

An anonymous Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) registered preciously zero shots or key passes but the Leicester striker may at least get a second bite of the cherry against Burnley in midweek, something that Harvey Barnes (£6.9m) almost certainly won’t have.

The most-bought FPL asset of Double Gameweek 26 succumbed to a knee injury after 51 minutes, with reports after the game suggesting he will be out for up to six weeks.

A Leicester side already missing James Maddison (£7.3m), among others, then lost Jonny Evans (£5.5m) to a knock late on.

As for Arsenal, they were much changed after Thursday’s win over Benfica, with Bukayo Saka (£5.2m) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.3m) among the substitutes.

Willian (£7.5m) claimed a brace of assists for David Luiz (£5.4m) and Nicolas Pepe‘s (£7.4m) goals, with Alexandre Lacazette (£8.1m) despatching a first-half penalty after a Pepe shot had been handled.

Budget FPL midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (£4.3m) was yet another injury victim at the King Power Stadium.


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Reguilon, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Aurier, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Moura, Bale, Son, Kane.

Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, McNeil, Rodriguez, Vydra.

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  1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Which are the best four defenders who play 29?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Triple Newcastle defence

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Not playing for the wooden spoon!

    2. hullcityfan
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Reguilon Dallas Cresswell + one more

  2. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    71 pts
    We move.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Nice! Similar score so far here as well

    2. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      30 pts
      We move
      Down.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Lol

    3. beric
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Damn I think you've overtaken me

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        hope so
        😉
        x

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    TT nice interview!

    1. Crybaby Bruno
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Very likeable manager

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        don't think demba thinks so

    2. D.r.a.c.o
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Amazing manager!

  4. AzzaroMax99
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    What happend with Kane and his bps? Missed a sitter at the end or what?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      yep
      clumsy

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yeah, that.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yup, decent chance, snatched

    4. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Beats Mane, Sane & Dunk TC train’s

    5. ALI_G
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      tbf was already below Reggy on baps

  5. hueycho
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    As a non-Kane owner, i guess it could have been worse...

    1. 272MK
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      definitely.

  6. Says
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Blue Klopp left out Werner today

    1. Crybaby Bruno
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

    2. OLD Rafiki
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      lol

  7. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    I'm genuinely considering Fernandes to Bale...

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Nailed on penalty taking top scoring fpl player to Bale? Not for me

    2. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      The highest scoring player in the game for sick note?

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      9.3 for a player unlikely to start every game ...

    4. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I like the cut of your jib ...

  8. DonBenzema
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    What to do with Barnes?

    A) Replace with Foden
    B) Barnes & Rudiger -> Raphinha & Reguilon (-4)

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Wait till Thursday night at least.

    2. acidicleo
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      If u dont have FH 29 go B.

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      The obvious knee jerk is Barnes to Bale.

  9. wulfrunian
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Best pick to replace Barnes up to 6.8?
    a)Lindgard
    b)Traore
    c)Trossard

    1. OLD Rafiki
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Lindgard

      1. sandman58
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Remember Lingard will not play GW28 v United
        His parent club

    2. Blues for Salah
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Jota?

  10. Bobby
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Was kanes miss at end really that bad?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      very

    2. acidicleo
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Yes..
      Son lost an assist by that..

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      For him, yes.

    4. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      He scores it 9 times out of 10.

      Having essentially no Spurs players in that game, I had already picked up my remote to launch, but fortunately for my TV, it went wide.

    5. Corgz Dark side of the Loon
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Shocking from 6 yards and cost Son a hatrick of assist

    6. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      He’d run the length of the pitch and Son rather overstruck the pass. It was a good chance but not a sitter.

  11. sirmorbach
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    How should Kane triple-captainers like myself should be feeling now? Optimistic? Slightly disappointed? Happy, simply?

    1. acidicleo
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Happy..
      Have another 90 mins left..

    2. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      I am happy, just imagine TC Vardy or Barnes

    3. FFSbet.com
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Go with your gut

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      HAPPY FFS

  12. Crybaby Bruno
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Approaching 100th in the world! Thank you Harry Kane and Son

    One penalty Vs Fulham with max baps and it's dreamland time

    1. THFC4LIFE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Unreal! Well done!

      1. Crybaby Bruno
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Insane, long way to go still but thank you

    2. Iwantmorepointsthanks
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      amazing

    3. Third Eye Vision
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Well done. A top 1k finish remains my (realistic) target every season.

      1. Crybaby Bruno
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        You must be very good, I aim for top 10k

    4. LSK
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Well played!

    5. Nerdlinger
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      nicely done!

    6. Pep bites Kun
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Great rank - well done!

  13. mrodgers91
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Non kane owners should feel okay with that right?

    1. g40steve
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Kane a& Son owners still rise

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Glad he missed at the end, unhappy his deflected shot went in.

      Swings & roundabouts etc etc only HT.

  14. Nerdlinger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Werner was my differential, my light on Sunday after a dark Saturday... aaaand he's benched!

    1. Crybaby Bruno
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      He was only gonna hurt you (baby)

    2. OLD Rafiki
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 5 months ago

      brace yourself for another hell of a game sons.

  15. Nightcrawler
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    No son here so been desperately trying to find places to HIDE

    HATE to see it!

    1. D.r.a.c.o
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      No where to hide for Bale non owners

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        All 99.5% of us

  16. Pep bites Kun
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    If FPL did crisps they'd be packed full of saltiness & sourness 🙂

    1. Baps hunter
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Dier & Barnes 🙁

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 5 months ago

      Graham Souness?

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 5 months ago

        Good name for 'em - Graham Souness flavour - salty with more than a hint of sourness 😉

  17. OLD Rafiki
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 5 months ago

    brace yourselves for another hell of a game sons.

  18. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Come on Bruno!!

  19. as33
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 5 months ago

    Alonso not nailed again