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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. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Nearly another Lowton assist! Cafu indeed!

  2. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Son (TC) looking good so far, right?

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      So Far Son good

    2. Make United Great Again
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      Absolutely

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      awful

    4. gogs67
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      Better with Bale.

  3. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Salah to punish Kane TC’ers this evening!

    1. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      This

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      Maybe, depends which Liverpool turn up

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 6 hours ago

        Doesn’t matter. Liverpool lost 4 of their last 5 games but Salah still has 4 goals in that period

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          7 months, 6 hours ago

          I mean in terms of a haul

  4. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Any chance Liverpool will get another double?

  5. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Reguilion we need something special to kick Kane out of the bps... come onnn

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      YC would be good

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

    Lamela was through on goal, heavy touch denies Son Assist

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

    Annoying having TC Kane when I have Son too

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      Good owning both no?

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 6 hours ago

        Yup

    2. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      You were never going to cap Son so why so bitter?

  8. 272MK
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    come on Tarkowski get a goal

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      Don’t worry he won’t

  9. Says
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Lamela generously giving a demonstration of how good Salah's touch was from that Shaqiri cross the other week

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

    Tarkowski almost got the header

  11. Pukki Blinders
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Son 8 chances created today, deserves 8 assists

    1. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      Having not taken the hits to get him in, I feel like 11 points is an escape given how well he’s played. Getting Reg instead is softening the blow too

  12. Captain Vantastic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Kane TC fail 🙁

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      Game over?

    2. RAFA THE GAFFA
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      Devastated

  13. Dybala10
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Kane playing as DMC isn’t filling me with confidence.

    Would have taken a goal before the game but what could have been considering.

  14. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Kane what a chance

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Kane with an awful miss there

  16. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Kane miss

  17. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Kane with a sitter ...Son assist denied

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      I love peoples ideas of sitters on here

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        7 months, 6 hours ago

        Yeah - didn't see it but most are on the edge of the box from an acute angle.

  18. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Kane what a miss

  19. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Noooo kane

  20. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    BIG miss by Kane --- phew!!!!

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Oh myyyyy

  22. gogs67
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Miss by Harry!!

  23. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    omg kane missess a sitter that would have been glorious

    F off

  24. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    WOW! Absolute Heartbreak

  25. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Kane last minute sitter..missed!

  26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Kane misses a sitter

    Huge for tc that

  27. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Kane out of BAPS now surely

    1. MoSalad
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      Yep

  28. Londongeezaa
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    4-0 Spurs and only 1 Kane goal with no assists.

    Huge disappointment for cappers.

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 6 hours ago

      Nope. Very happy.

  29. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    Kane missing a Son assist.

  30. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 6 hours ago

    BAP gone too