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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. Mince n Tatties
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Fair play to Luke Williams aka d1sable
    Not having the greatest of seasons but he only went and brought in Bale this DGW and Triple Captained him...
    Take a bow my Son!

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Lucky punt ; paid off

  2. 272MK
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Honestly as non-Kane owner it'll be very lucky if he doesnt score in this game.

    Especially considering Spurs win 4-0. Could have been so bad

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      He already scored.

      1. 272MK
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        *score anymore

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Yep, very lucky escape for non owners

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Far from lucky

    3. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      yeah it would be considering he already scored!

    4. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      I could have had Son (but no Kane) for free, but instead brought in Kane (and no Son) for a hit..

      Not a good move

    5. gogs67
      6 months, 22 days ago

      I'm a Kane owner and got a red arrow when scored lol

  3. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Son wastes Kane a

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Son into orbit

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Son didn’t TC Kane...

  6. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Son should have scored there, denied Kane TCers 6 points

  7. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Damn

  8. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    WTF Son!?!

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Pitch denies Son G Kane A

  10. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Kane not on BAPS. Come on!

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      He will be now after creating that chance

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        You wish

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          He’s on 1 now

  11. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Big miss for Kane tc

  12. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Kane to son to the moon.

  13. GE
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Should have captained Son, but hopefully Bruno delivers more 🙂

    1. lespaul
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      there's still another match this week

  14. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    damn son and kane could have had huge hauls today.

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Kane big chance created BPS

  16. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Kane 7 feels underwhelming for TC

    1. Guru Mediation
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Not bad for first game though. I don't have him and praying it stays as is

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      90 minutes to go bro

    3. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Really is especially with Son outscoring him. God I hate Son so much.

      1. Top Lad Dakes.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Yeah I own Son and was gonna captain him had I not bought Kane...

    4. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Half time

  17. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Son pissing away bps

  18. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Could really use another Kane goal.

  19. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Kane Cpt but Reguilon cleany more desirable here

  20. ZEZIMA
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Massive Kane Captain and TC fails tbh. One goal today and a rest Vs Fulham. Glad I didn't fall into that trap!

    1. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Poor quality bait.

    2. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      don't think spurs can afford to rest him currently with their low league position...

    3. jimmyharte
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Rested against Fulham lol captain clueless you

  21. Kai
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Fulham next!

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      That’s a difficult one

      This was the easy one

  22. Aster
    6 months, 22 days ago

    What about all those who laughed at me for buying Bale?

  23. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    setting up that good chance should confirm a bps for kane surely...if nothing else happens

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

    Has any player every had back to back hatricks in the prem?

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      *ever

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Kane?

    3. Top Lad Dakes.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Didn’t Tammy?

    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Kane

    5. seewhyaxe
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Only five players – Les Ferdinand, Ian Wright, Didier Drogba, Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane – have scored hat-tricks in two consecutive league games.

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Nice. We'll be adding DCL on Thursday night.

    6. robredo10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Kane, Drogba and Rooney from memory

    7. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Kane did.

    8. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Didn’t he have 3 in 4 weeks at the end of season before last, he’s always firing towards the end of the season

    9. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Looks like Kane and Rooney have.

    10. dark91
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Kane about 3 seasons ago if I remember well. In the last 2 or 3 GWs

    11. The Train Driver
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      DCL this gw

      1. Limbo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        All aboard this train!

    12. Zalk
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      I think Henry ended a season with 3 and 4 goals back to back.

      1. Zalk
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Scratch that, false memory

      2. Big Mac 24
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        He did, 4 v Leicester and 3 v Hull, BOYH AWAY!

        Same season he scored hattricks back to back v Fulham amd Stoke, but Fulham was FA cup.

        1. Big Mac 24
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          Those were 2016/7, in 2017/18 he did it again v Burnley and Southampton either side of Xmas

  25. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Hold those baps Son!

  26. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Very underwhelming if it stays for Kane

    1. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Like this**

  27. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    No Werner? Surprised.

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Just when you think there’s a bit of stability at Chelsea.

  28. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Jrod Bar

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Was wondering why Everton playing - remembered there are two!

  29. noone
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    One more return for Kane in this game and everyone walks out happy. Common man!

  30. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Kane, take my energy.