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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. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Yes get Bale off

  2. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Just ONE more save, Pope. Lol

  3. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Arghhhh cmon Kane even one more goal would do

  4. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Kane SOT!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Get it in the net 🙁

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Big Pope paw

  6. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Luke has to come on the Blackbox after TC on Bale

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Massive punt got massively lucky. Fair play.

  7. Old Man
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    In other news, my favourite Scottish team, St. Johnstone, are 1-0 up in their League Cup Final.

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Happy for you!

  8. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Barnes > Son or Bale hmmm

  9. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Classic mistake swapping in Kane for Son

  10. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Spurs GD is only +14, still behind Chelsea and Leicester. Need to better it as it could be make all the difference at end of season.

  11. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Very frustrating for Kane tc, the goals were there, just not for n the end of enough

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Bale stole the first

  12. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Mark predicted Spurs - Burnley would be 4-0 so that's your lot folks.

  13. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    ⚽ Team News 📰
    CHELSEA : Mendy, Azpilicueta ,Rudiger, Christensen, Chilwell, Mount, Kante, Kovacic, Ziyech, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi.
    Subs: Kepa, Zouma, James, Emerson, Alonso, Havertz, Jorginho, Pulisic, Werner.

    MAN UTD : De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Fernandes, James, Greenwood, Rashford.
    Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Williams, Tuanzebe, Telles, Van de Beek, Matic, Diallo, Martial.

    1. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      wow Ziyech & Giroud!

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        Gotta get Ziyech up to speed before Atletico Round 2...

      2. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        7 months, 24 days ago

        And Chilwell...

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Nice Rashford up top

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Odd from Tuchel

  14. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Where's that Pope save?!

  15. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    CHELSEA TEAM NEWS

    Team to play Man Utd: Mendy, Azpilicueta ,Rudiger, Christensen, Chilwell, Mount, Kante, Kovacic, Ziyech, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi.

    Subs: Kepa, Zouma, James, Emerson, Alonso, Havertz, Jorginho, Pulisic, Werner.

    MAN UTD TEAM NEWS

    Team to play Chelsea: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Fernandes, James, Greenwood, Rashford.

    Subs: Henderson, Bailly, Williams, Tuanzebe, Telles, Van de Beek, Matic, Diallo, Martial.

  16. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Son close Pope save

  17. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Son Goal denied..OMG

  18. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Son so close

  19. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Pope back on form thankfully great save

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      “Back on form”?

  20. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    YESSSSSSSSS, Pope!!!

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Pope coming alive.

  22. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Pope stopped 6-0

  23. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Come on Sonny one more goal contribution please

  24. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Hoping Bruno finishes in - points today. And I own him

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Everybody owns him. A blank might be better for non-cappers

  25. Van der Faart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 24 days ago

    Pope doing well on his audition to replace Lloris in the summer

  26. gogs67
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Could be crazy scores here if not for Pope

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Another return from Kane needed. Sonny G please

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Pope has seen Martinez’s score...

    • Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      ManUtd with a counter attacking setup

    • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 24 days ago

      Son really impressive today