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

    Kane out of the baps with that then. Fail

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

    Kane throwing away bps yesss

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

      you were crying earlier SeaSoN OvEr at least you're happy now and not miserable as usual

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

        You’re the one crying now you miserable Kane capper

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Ok?

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

    could have done us a favour and shot there son...just lost me 2 points from kane no doubt.

  4. Lev Yashin
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Kane. What a klown.

  5. BDA Shadow
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Kane and Son could genuinely be on 15 points each.

    1. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Son could of had 2G’s & 3A’s

  6. 4Rsenal_1886
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Kane sitter, Vinicius starting vs Fulham

  7. J ⚒ Gimme ur Mané
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Kane out of the baps!

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

    there goes his baps as well, huge fail seeing will probably blank against Fulham

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

    How has Kane missed that... How...

  10. SB007
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Kane bug chance missed. Aurier clean sheet banked.

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

    Kane wastes Son pass

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

    Hojberg DGW done

    1. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Big loss for Spurs if he’s injured

  13. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Disaster out Kane ... that was utter woeful.

  14. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Kane 8 pointer

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

    Kane 6 points

    Massive massive fail this to start the c to be honest

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

      Very happy myself.

    2. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Always negative

    3. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      yep. He has scored but feel short changed. Totally dominant performance but only one goal and no bonus. Horrible horrible miss at the end. I have Kane (TC). I dont even want to calculate how many points that miss has cost.

  16. REDMOND IN SANDALS
    6 months, 22 days ago

    3 points down the drain with that miss

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

      More than that when you consider it would have been a certain goal on target 🙁

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

    what was that!

  18. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    eff off Kane FFS.

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

    Holbjerg done ... could be a big blow for midweek

  20. Jimmy Boy
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Alonso punt last gameweek going well

  21. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Probably a FPL season defining moment right there! So gutted

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

      Definitely was

  22. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Kane killed his BPS

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

    Kane, feck sake.

  24. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Son my only Spurs player. Decent outcome.

  25. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Having no Spurs this has been a painful watch, luckily Kane only scored once! Bale & Son been great, nervy game mid week again. Joy.

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

    Oh Harry how did you miss that

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

      Probably because he ran the length of the pitch and the pass was overhit

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

    just noticed cavani missing

  28. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Kane this miss sitter, lose 4 points and 1 point bonus

    For TC-ers, it's 15 points!

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

    Kane scores the same as my 4.5m defender

    Crap

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

    No BAPS for Kane yuhuuuuuuu