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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. TAT
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Typical. Took a hit to bring Kane in, when I could have brought Son in for free…

  2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Glad I didn’t triple c Kane in the end

    People made some strong arguments for it

    1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Yeah I’m glad I’ve got one goal at least but needs more

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Who did you go for?

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I didn’t triple c anyone

        C is on kane

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      At least he got a goal. Could have more in his next game.

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      This is half time in DGW... plenty more to come from him

    5. Sid1891
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      I think its 50/50 so far
      If he blanks in next game you absolutely right

    6. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      he has got a full 90 against Fulham to go you know...

    7. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      One goal at half time - assuming that it what it is - I'd be happy enough

      The argument is returns in all these sort of games

    8. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      More than 90min yet to go

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 19 days ago

    Chilwell haul incoming!

  4. jammie26
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Bale essential going forward?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Getting him in before FT.

      2. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Difficult to say. Good thing is we all have at least another game to assess.

      3. Dthinger
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Think they’ll still manage his minutes for a while but he could still score a basket of goals. He’ll be in my team for 29 for sure

      4. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        knowing Mourinho he'll be back on the bench next game!

    • pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Phew

      Bruno starts 🙂

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        against Chelsea - was there any doubt?

        1. Make United Great Again
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Never.

    • DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Bruno over 100% ownership again, no Salah either, nothing to cheer on later. One more goal Kane please...

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Kane injured or subbed off?

      1. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        No?

      2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Sissoko coming on for Ndombele, Kane will last 90 min

      3. Davros
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Do you mean bale?

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Please Kane, one more!

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      If Reguilon gets another assist, Kane(TC) will lose 3 points

    • Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Greenwood up front. James RW & Rashford LW.

    • It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 19 days ago

      Bruno vs that Chelsea back line... Scared as a non-capper

      1. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        1-0 Chelsea

      2. gogs67
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Be a 0-0

        • Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Man up fgs

      3. The VAR Team
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Pope in the baps yet?

        1. Big Mac 24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          After conceding 4!!

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Kane 90’

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Rested against Fulham

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 19 days ago

            Kane never rests

      5. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Vinicius midweek start?

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          He deserves a start to be fair

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          With Kane

      6. It’s gonna Ben Mee
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        We want more, Kane(TC)!

      7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Doherty for Reguilon ?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Aurier

      8. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Spurs title charge back on

      9. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        As a Son and Kane owner with TC Salah to come I’ll take this. Blow the whistle ref

      10. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Aurier CS banked

      11. Jones Kusi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Safe to bring in Auba for GW27?

      12. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Aurier off for Doh

      13. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Can Dale Stephens make a differenecw here in the last 10 minutes?

      14. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        I have Son and no Kane. Hope it doesn't hurt too much in the 2nd game.

        1. JONALDINHO
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Second game should suit Son more

      15. Herman Toothrot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Kane won't score again.

        Hopeful jinx.

      16. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        United with a classic counter attack line up , Do Chelsea attack though ?

      17. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Lamela and Son arguing

      18. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Kane G Alli A.

        Wood G.

        That’s what we need.

      19. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 19 days ago

        With United’s front 3 of Greenwood Rashford and James today you can expect plenty of wasted Bruno assists...

        2 points for Bruno today

        1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          I hope

      20. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Son been incredible today, loves Burnley at home.

      21. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 19 days ago

        Burnley look toothless going forward...

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 19 days ago

          Water is wet.