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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. teddypicker
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 37 mins ago

    33% in the top 10K have Kane TC. Did not expect it to be so high

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 13 mins ago

      I am surprised too.

  2. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 37 mins ago

    Son: 11pts
    Kane(c): 12pts

    Got away with one there 🙂

  3. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    5 months, 37 mins ago

    Kane captainers worried about a rest midweek? Played the 90 and was left out of Europa League games because he worried about further injuries

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 36 mins ago

      No lol

    2. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 36 mins ago

      He’s never rested so doubt it

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 36 mins ago

      Burnley was the easier of the DGW matches. They'll need him against Fulham.

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 35 mins ago

      Nope, are you worried that he starts?

    5. The Mighty One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      5 months, 33 mins ago

      Nice troll attempt. Kudos.

    6. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 32 mins ago

      Nope
      Worried he won't score though

    7. ZAMUNDA
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 31 mins ago

      Kane is never rested in the league when he's fit

  4. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 37 mins ago

    Imagine if that last minute sitter had gone in from Kane.

    He would have got 4 points and 2 bps. So would have been worth 18 points for triple cappers. Brutal miss.

    1. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 36 mins ago

      Yep, second goal for strikers is often worth 7 points.

  5. wulfrunian
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 37 mins ago

    Bad gw so far.41(-12) with Kane(TC).

    1. Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 35 mins ago

      29 from 5 here. Still waiting for my week to get going.

      1. wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 33 mins ago

        I hope so.Sterling on the bench,Barnes 1 point and Pope over Johnstone for me.

  6. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 37 mins ago

    Happy with my WC punts of Bale + Aurier!

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 months, 31 mins ago

      Nice

    2. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 31 mins ago

      N1

  7. Arteta
    • 5 Years
    5 months, 37 mins ago

    So mad at myself for not using free hit. It was an ideal chance. What a moron.

    1. Rashers
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 34 mins ago

      I used it but let's just say its not been great so far! Went Pereira and Vardy for a bit of a differential amongst other punts. Bale never crossed my mind in fairness

  8. SH1M1
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 36 mins ago

    Bale & Son the new Bale & VDV

  9. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 36 mins ago

    Was not feeling good after 20 minutes as a Salah TCer, but can get excited about tonight now...

    Bale with 19 points should be the stuff of DGW legend but he's so far from being in most people's thoughts it's just weird.

  10. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 36 mins ago

    I put way too much faith in Leeds. I was going to bring in Reguilon for a bit but it would have meant benching Raph or Bam. Terrible decision.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 34 mins ago

      Leeds you either get double figures or a 2pointer. Just unlucky, don’t think it was the wrong decision

      1. Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 32 mins ago

        Yeah tbh I like going into a gameweek with no hits, the uncertainty of Reguilon starts put me off too. Ah well!

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 5 mins ago

      Same here but still kind of happy with decision if not thinking about the outcome. Pope to Martinez is something I should have done already since Pope is anyway wo gw29.

  11. Rashers
    • 7 Years
    5 months, 36 mins ago

    Going Vardy over Son so far looking a bit silly

  12. COK3Y5MURF
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 36 mins ago

    Kane (c) fail and everyone owns Son. Bale and Reguilon owners the only winners

    1. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      5 months, 36 mins ago

      Son only 60% EO. People were selling him!

    2. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 35 mins ago

      True. Son haul just means points for everyone

    3. Qaiss
      • 5 Years
      5 months, 34 mins ago

      Captained Son here and own Aurier

      1. Party time
          5 months, 32 mins ago

          We feast!

          1. Qaiss
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 30 mins ago

            Hope he gets a goal against Fulham

            1. Party time
                5 months, 29 mins ago

                Yeah

        • ZAMUNDA
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 28 mins ago

          Not a fail, another game and with that Spurs performance Kane can easily haul

      2. Make United Great Again
        • 8 Years
        5 months, 36 mins ago

        Bruno (tc) hive. Where are you?

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 33 mins ago

          Yeh boiiiiii

      3. jammie26
          5 months, 36 mins ago

          As a non kane owner, feel like a dodged a bullet there.

          1. PascalCygan
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 35 mins ago

            Yep, could have been a lot more

        • PascalCygan
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 36 mins ago

          Would have taken one goal from Kane beforehand, thinking he would’ve been in the BPS too. Oh well! TC still off to an ok start.

          And Reguilon paid off the hit straight away!

        • Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 36 mins ago

          Score check.

          51 with 14 to go

          1. Vamos Los Celeste
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 35 mins ago

            78 21 to go

          2. Coys96
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 35 mins ago

            67 with 14 to go

            Chuffed 😀

          3. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 35 mins ago

            That all considering you have each of Bane, Son & Kane?

          4. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 34 mins ago

            30 (-4). 8 to go. I'm not very good at double gameweeks.

          5. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 34 mins ago

            51 with 16 to go

          6. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 33 mins ago

            70 so far

          7. Hybrid.power
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 33 mins ago

            29 with 14 left to still play. Salah TC to make or break me.

            1. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 29 mins ago

              Pretty much same here. I'd really, really love a Salah haul...

          8. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 32 mins ago

            58 with 17 to go inc (C)

          9. bitm2007
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 32 mins ago

            50 with 18 including DCL TC. No Kane

          10. Indpush
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 26 mins ago

            51 with 11 played and 19 to go

        • Vamos Los Celeste
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 36 mins ago

          Nil nil chelsea, come on

        • Saka_me_sideways
            5 months, 36 mins ago

            6 points from Kane as an owner but non-capper is perfect.
            DCL to beat that fingers crossed.

          • Arteta
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 36 mins ago

            At least we managed to beat Leicester at their ground after 6 years hehe

            1. Qaiss
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 33 mins ago

              Sanchez hat-trick that day. Should have won the league that season

          • Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 35 mins ago

            Kane scored equal third lowest points in the Spurs team today, ahead of Ndombele and Hojberg.

            What a stat.

          • Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 35 mins ago

            Question for Kane TCers, would you swap to Bruno or Salah now? Guessing most would say no.

          • Muscout
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 35 mins ago

            I don’t understand EO too much.. I have Kane (C), is my rank going to decrease based on the more points he gets because of the people that TC’d him this week?

            Also, presume even if I have Bruno I’d want him to have a shocker due to 100%> EO?

            1. Vamos Los Celeste
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 34 mins ago

              U need Kane points, Bruno should blank.

            2. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              5 months, 33 mins ago

              Anything below 200% you gain if you captain.

              Yes.

              1. Muscout
                • 1 Year
                5 months, 30 mins ago

                Cheers so for (C) anything below 200%, points are a gain

                And for normal players anything below 100%, points are a gain?

                Cheers

                1. Ragabolly
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  5 months, 29 mins ago

                  Correct

                  1. Muscout
                    • 1 Year
                    5 months, 27 mins ago

                    Thanks

                    Can watch Kane next game a bit more freely now, although my rival who is slightly behind me does have him TC... lol

          • KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 34 mins ago

            Why is everyone saying Kane fail when he scored?
            Confused much

            1. Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 34 mins ago

              6 points in a 4-0 win is below par.

            2. Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 33 mins ago

              Not fail but he could have scored 2 at least..

            3. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 33 mins ago

              I've TC'd Sterling in a DGW before. This is a win.

            4. hullcityfan
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 33 mins ago

              People expect too much from captains and particularly triple captains.

              1. YoungPretender
                • 6 Years
                5 months, 31 mins ago

                I think it's more in the context of the game. He could have had far more.

            5. COK3Y5MURF
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 33 mins ago

              Name checks out

            6. Pat Bonner
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 33 mins ago

              Folk love to moan on here

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 32 mins ago

                Especially with second game to go, tired Fulham players could be great for him

            7. Werner Brothers
              • 6 Years
              5 months, 32 mins ago

              Will you play vs Fulham?

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 25 mins ago

                100%

            8. acidicleo
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 32 mins ago

              Maybe as he nearly scored more...Unlucky..

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 26 mins ago

                Could say that even if he got a hat trick I guess

          • Hulk Smash
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 34 mins ago

            Broadcasters saying:
            Rashford
            James Bruno Greenwood

            Surely it's:
            Greenwood
            Rashford Bruno James

            1. Baines on Toast...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              5 months, 34 mins ago

              Broadcasters might be right, focus on the counter-attack

          • acidicleo
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 33 mins ago

            Bale and Son double up over Kane is the way forward..

          • Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 33 mins ago

            I need a Bruno RC.

            From a Kane captain owner

            1. Von Lipwig
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 32 mins ago

              yes please

          • Plagued by indecision
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 32 mins ago

            Seriously concerned by my rival’s DCL(TC) and Digne now.

            1. drughi
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              5 months, 29 mins ago

              Yeah I think DCL was the way to go, kane will blank against fulham

          • Von Lipwig
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 32 mins ago

            AWB + Harvey > Coufal + Son to bring in two GW29 players

            Good idea?

          • The Mighty One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 12 Years
            5 months, 32 mins ago

            Who is the best midfielder in the world: Kane or KDB?

            1. bitm2007
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 29 mins ago

              Neither. Bruno for me.

            2. The Mighty One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 12 Years
              4 months, 29 days ago

              Good response.

          • Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            5 months, 32 mins ago

            Kane non owners talking about dodging a bullet when he will still get a brace against Fulham

            1. Parsnips
                5 months, 18 mins ago

                This