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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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1,407 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Come on Kane

    Is what I’ll be doing after the match

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Looking forward to it 😉 X

  2. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    This Burnley CS wipeout is good news for us serious FPL athletes

  3. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Moura ruins Son second assist

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Son big chance created but wasted.

  5. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Third of the top 10k triple captaining Kane is insane!

    1. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      FOMO

  6. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Do you think KDB starts next one?

  7. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Moura refusing to send Son owners to heaven

  8. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Anyone else did Son (TC)????

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Burnley soooo open.

    Kane, Bale & Son could all feast here.

    1. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Got them all.

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Lovely Bale points!

  10. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Spurs playing well

  11. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    I knew it Bale could do it. I was promoting the discussion as well. It was given in the stars

  12. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Wouldn't mind a few Pope saves before Kane hits his brace

  13. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    What happened to Barnes, do we need to sell him ?

    1. estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yes knee ligaments

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Too bad. For a certain period I was considering downgrading him to fodder and go big at the back instead or get Watkins. Wish I went for it

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Most likely, yes.

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Too many people have spent 4 pts on him

  14. Wild Rover
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Son looking great

  15. estheblessed
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Spurs looking good going forward. I've got Pope so hopefully some saves in there.

  16. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Kane(tc) and Son. Come on.

  17. King Drogba11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Early signs of a huge thumping here.

    So nervous as someone without Kane

  18. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Fuming that I only have Kane in this game

  19. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Already in deficit - would have captained Son if I hadn’t brought Kane in. Got some goals to score Harry!

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      14 minutes...

  20. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Think there are some goals in this for Spurs

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Not a good start as a Kane (TC) with no Son and Bale

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      You were saying 😀

  22. SB007
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Kane goal

  23. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Kane G
    Bale A

  24. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Yessszzz

  25. Meinhoff
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    YESSS HARRYYYY

  26. ZimZalabim
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    K G
    B A

    1. ZimZalabim
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Kilo Gram
      British airways

  27. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Haaaaaaarry

  28. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Gonna need some goals from Kane early.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      OMG

  29. Wild Guus Chase
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Hazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzaaaaaaaa (TC)

  30. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    KANE!!!!