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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. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Should of been a Lowton assist

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Would*

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        have* 😉

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

      Oh pi$$ off Vydra.

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

    Lowton actually has quality delivery.

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

      He does!

  3. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    FFS why did I not double up with son and kane on WC.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Captain hindsight is that you?

  4. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Kane captain fails in half

  5. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Kane playing in midfield

  6. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Kane way to deep. Regretting capping now

    Walking about whilst other runners like moura charging forwards

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Stop being daft.

  7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Reg wastes a Son assist

  8. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Reggy -1 BPS.

  9. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Kane owners lucky?
    Kane non owners lucky?

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

      Nothing about the Kane goal was unlucky.

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

        Lucky, even

      2. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        I own Kane (TC) and Son, feeling like I should have more from Kane right now

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Why?

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Spurs scoring 4 and Kane only having one return is probably unheard of

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      6 pts against Burnley. Cery acceptable.

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    What a waste!

  11. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Watch the Bale band wagon commence

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Kane out is a good way to fund ut

  12. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Someone 2k OR triple captained Bale - fair play!

    https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/8991/event/26/

    1. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Unreal. Great play

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Lol

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Total jam. Epic.

    3. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Luke from FFS TCed him as well

    4. Big_Andy_GAWA
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Nice.

    5. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Wow, this is called all in!

    6. Bench-Life
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Psychic powers...

      • kennethrhcp
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        & sold Pope at the same time as bringing Bale in TC... nice moves!

      • moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Props, though his season history reveals him to be either someone who's just getting super lucky this season, or has spent a decade pretending to be a terrible FPL player.

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Of course its lucky ; there was a decent chance Bale started on the bench.

    7. jonnybhoy
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Cmon Kane need at least another 1. 2 would be lovely

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Can’t see it

        1. kennethrhcp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          2hours of ball left for him (i hope).. doesnt need much to score/assist

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

      Bale up to 19 points now

    9. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Even 1 bap for Kane would be good for tc

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

        Crazy thing is if he gets one he’s on 3 BAPs!

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

          *more

    10. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Kane needs another return for this to be satisfiable

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        This, assist will do

    11. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Sonny out scoring the overrated lump Kane... you love to see it

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

      One more goal Kane. It's not much to ask for against this lot.

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

      3 - Bale (58)
      2 - Son (37)
      1 - Kane (35)

      Reguilón (34)
      Aurier (31)

    14. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Kane not so hungry anymore for goals

      More happy to play the qb role

    15. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Kane better not be subbed

    16. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Delle On, Moura off

    17. Milkman Bruno
        5 months, 1 day ago

        I own no spurs assets. Big red incoming

      • The Senate
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        anyone else do Grealish to Barnes for a hit AND not own Kane?

        1. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          There is much worse luck about, don't worry. Lol.

        2. Al Moon Yeah
          • 6 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Sorry. I feel you. Brought in Barnes, last-minute switch from Regulion to Pereira.

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

        Come on Hazz, you're my namesake.

      • Al Moon Yeah
        • 6 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Minileague rival brought Bale and captained. Was laughing yesterday. Not so funny now.

      • Xabi
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        anyone see how Jonty slated spurs and then got in Kane (c) and Son for a hit

        what a deceitful little manlet that dweeb is

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

          Fear?

        2. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          I never watched him, hence might be wrong: Isn't it at least the second time he did something like that? Or maybe I am mistaken.

      • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Dele A Kane G cmon get done

      • Mr. O'Connell
        • 9 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Can this just hurry up and end please

      • _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Dele on for Moura.