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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. faux_C
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    So far not disappointed that I swerved Kane, especially since getting Reguilon seems to have paid off.

  2. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Kane will get a goal and 3 bonus v Fulham.

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Doubt it

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Lmao, always so negative

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Fulham deserved to beat Spurs in the reverse fixture, expect much of the same

    2. mdm
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Hope so. Afraid of Vinicius start though...

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Kane fail at HT!

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Returned. What more do you want? Bizarre comments on here.

  4. DandyDon
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Kane apparently had a worse game than Aurier acording to the bp system. lol

  5. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Red arrow with Kane TC before Bruno, Salah and co. add to it.

  6. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Overall disappointing with Kane(tc). At least we get another bite at the apple.

    And at least I do still own Son

  7. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    FT?

  8. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Unlucky Kane captainers. Could've had much more

  9. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Tuchel is new Pep.

  10. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Kane (TC).
    Disappointing so far.

    1 extra goal would've made it.

  11. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Between 18 and 21 points losses with that miss !

  12. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Salah brace incoming this evening

  13. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Defence doing well for me so far:

    Martinez 10
    Areola 6
    Targett 5
    Dias 10
    Stones 10
    Regullion 10
    Shaw ?

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      You should be happy even with a Shaw 0 or 1. 🙂

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Definitely - they all still play again (prob be some rotation) but getting over 50 already is great

    2. pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Regullion 7 right?

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Got an assist and 1 bonus

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Got an assist

      3. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        He assisted

  14. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Well, I messed up with my BB. Seems OR 1 did too.

  15. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Bruno TC let's go! I'd take any return in this game.

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      I just want him to get through unscathed, no red, no injury, no missed pen. All on the Palace game.

      1. Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Smart man.

  16. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    As a non-onwer of Kane, I'd take 6 points for him and run!

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Running with you!

  17. Mr. O'Connell
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    That was absolute torture. Look forward to doing it again in a couple of days time.

  18. pundit of punts
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Kane(c) + Son + Lloris for me 😀

    BB working a treat as well so far - Lloris - Raphinha - Holgate - El Mohamady

    Happy days! 😀

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Great 🙂

      Happy myself, with the same but Reguilon over Lloris

      1. pundit of punts
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Nicely done

      2. ZAMUNDA
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Thanks to you, I've got Reguilon in my team!

  19. drughi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    So frustrating

  20. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Bale owners are the real winners 8)

    1. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Not too frustrated. Only lost 8 points & son better long term still

  21. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 16 days ago

    Absolutely nowhere to hide for Kane cappers.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Scored.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Scored less than Moura, Bale and Son. Unacceptable

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Very happy. Half way ; another midweek please.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        You seem the only one happy, lots of greedy people wanting more

    3. Parsnips
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Lol he scored

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Halfway to my TC target 🙂

    4. greggles
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 16 days ago

      Messed up the bench boost but at least Pope hasn’t got negative points!

    5. Athletico Underachieving
        1 month, 16 days ago

        Two assists and a goal between Kane (TC) and Son but hard not be disappointed. Still, better than Mane last year...

      • Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 16 days ago

        If a player returns in both games on a DGW when you have TC its a win. Stop with this “fail” nonsense.

      • rackus
          1 month, 16 days ago

          son is absolutely the backbone of Tottenham's impressive performance today.

        • MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          120% rank drop this GW currently, you love to see it. AWB, Bruno & TC Salah better deliver.

          1. Mr. O'Connell
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Bruno will make it worse if he's not your captain most likely

        • Bobby Digital
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Rashford hattrick coming!

        • bitm2007
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Bullets to dodge this GW

          Leeds (Had 3 on bench and didn't bench boost )
          Barnes (non owner)
          Kane (non owner)

          2.5 out of 3 so far, with just Kane a danger now. 50 with 18 to play including DCL TC, this DGW is going well for a change.

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Kane scored.

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              Only a 6 pointer I'd happily have taken that at the start of play.

          2. Coys96
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Kane returned and still has a game left

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              That's why only 2.5 out of 3.

        • Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Captain Salah best not disappoint.

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            This

          2. ZAMUNDA
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Please

          3. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Why on earth would you captain Salah?
            1) Liverpool out of form
            2) Half their team injured
            3) Better alternatives available

            Good luck to you if it works out - you're a better FPL manager than I am.

        • Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 16 days ago

          Damn another TC failure, Kane this time! Luckily I have Son too

          1. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 16 days ago

            TC failure is when they don't even score.

            1. Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 16 days ago

              TC failure is when you put it on a Brighton defender...

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 16 days ago

            Kane scored. If he does that again midweek its a total win.

          3. Parsnips
              1 month, 16 days ago

              lol how is that a failure he has 1 game left and he scored. Get a grip