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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. dunas_dog
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Does Lingard have to sit out game v Man United? Wax thinking as Barnes replacement

    1. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      * was

    2. waltzingmatildas
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yep apparently so

  2. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 18 days ago

    People seriously considering Bale need to revaluate themselves

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Anyone who went Bale this week the vast majority will have had nothing to play for so YOLO’d

      He is going to be popular going forwards though

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Can’t see him starting on a regular basis considering how fragile he is

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          You’re allowed to transfer him out if he gets injured

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            That’s not what I mean. I see Jose rotating him to prevent injury

    2. acidicleo
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Cant understand why they should?
      It was very tempting to buy him after the last couple of games..
      I would have pribably got him if I was on a WC..

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Lol

  3. SB007
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Kane TC happy with that?

    1. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Not really. Not sure he'll score vs Fulham

    2. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Of course not

    3. lugs
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      its not a fail so yes

    4. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      It’s ok, a goal v Fulham and I’ll be really happy with it, just imagine, you could have tc’d Barnes

    5. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Slightly dissapointed escpecially after that miss

    6. LC1
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No chance. Cannot believe he missed that chance at the end of the game! Would've gone from a 18 pointer to a 39 pointer.

    7. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Yup. Repeat vs Fulham

  4. camarozz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    BBing 2 x Leeds and Pope going well.

    Also a hit for Barnes 🙂

    The season that keeps on taking the piss

    1. Better off with a pin and a…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      2 Leeds, Sanchez and Tarkowski here. At least Tarko didn't manage a negative score.

      1. Better off with a pin and a…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        And yes, a -4 involving Barnes. Grealish out so he'll probably play the next game and get a brace..

      2. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Same here mate Dallas and raph + tarks and Pope on BB but still time to turn it around. 40 points so far with Salah (c) and 12 others to go. Not panicking yet but I did expect it to go a lot better. Slight red arrow at the moment but a Mo haul would change all that. Good luck to all.

  5. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Pretty good 18 holes for Bale today

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Actually just saw he didn't finish last two holes and only played 16.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      19 on the board. He'll be disappointed they weren't all hole-in-one's.

  6. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    It's not even half time yet

  7. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    People with 0itb and Barnes, who are you getting in (assuming you already have Gundo)?

    Raphina
    Lingard
    Tielemans?
    Any others?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Probably Raphina, need someone who plays in 29. But tempted to take a -4 and upgrade to Bale.

    2. sandman58
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Siggy??

  8. Rashers
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Hope Burnley are as poor v Leicester during the week but I fear not 🙁

  9. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Hope 0:0 with Bruno RC.

    1. TheDragon
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      0-3

      AWB hattrick to save the season

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      With Rudiger, Shaw and Bruno (but not captained), I'd take that

  10. TheDragon
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Why did I break my golden rule of never ever get Barnes.

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Good point, told myself this aswell

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        It was just the perfect storm of the Grealish injury

        Obviously incredibly unlucky Barnes got injured but it’s a rule that has served me well for a long time - only myself to blame

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Should have foreseen that freak injury. Very poor.

    3. Runaway
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Last year I had him for his 19 pointer and was hoping for the same while bringing him in for -4 this week. It was not a bad decision but there is nothing we can do about that, part of the game..

  11. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 18 days ago

    Ml rival brought Kane in and captained him he lost Salah I kept gutted now when Salah bags his hatty after 8 triple captained kane

    1. Saka_me_sideways
        1 month, 18 days ago

        This hurt my brain

    2. drughi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      This was the game for kane, fulham will be very difficault

      1. hullcityfan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Spurs probably won’t score 4 but Kane could score both in a 2-0

        1. drughi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          max 2 goals just pray kane is involved

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Fulham more open than Burnley

    3. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Could be worse imagine if you tc’d Barnes

    4. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Is 89 with 38 left to play good

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Eek bad sorry

        I’ve got 97 with 52 left

      2. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Average

      3. Brimble82
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Average

      4. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Below average among professionals.

      5. hullcityfan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Season over for you

      6. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        below average. depends on who you have among your 38. they could still outscore some.

      7. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Casual try harder, helps if you even bother to link team?

    5. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 18 days ago

      People suddenly think Fulham are prime ac Milan

      1. drughi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        they have been solid lately, bale back in form is good news though

      2. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        They are defensively rock solid. Just accept the fact Kane isn’t scoring v Fulham

        1. Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Lol, I don’t accept anything you say after ‘gundo is a trap’

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            He is now though. Back to his old self with KDB back

      3. Weasel Boy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Spurs probably get a goal at best.
        Don't see them getting much if any vs Fulham.

        Kane owner btw.

      4. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        They just played CP who without Zaha are rubbish, Kane will fill his boots.

    6. Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Maguire haul incoming

      1. Bob Vrabkab
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Hauling someone down last man

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        RC and OG?

    7. Vamos Los Celeste
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      1.0 Chelsea Jorginho Pen goal after Shaw subbed of after 60 mins.

      1. Vamos Los Celeste
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Off*

      2. Inazuma X1
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Jorginho isnt playing

        1. Vamos Los Celeste
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Will come from the bench to score the pen.

    8. lindeg
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      No baps for kane thank god

    9. Weasel Boy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Don't hold much hope of Kane scoring vs Fulham.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Because they kept out palace, they have to win games to get out of trouble, Kane will get chances

      2. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Why?

    10. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Kane fail. Will get nothing against Fulham - best defence in the league apart from Man City currently

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Good that you’re back! Positive as always I see

        1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Is today Opposite Day?

      2. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Wow that’s quite a statement

        1. IRBOX ⚽
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Stats back it up.. have a look

      3. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yeah but when it's a team like Fulham it's much more likely that the currently best flips to currently worst, as opposed to a man city

      4. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Covid 19 needs to end. Your ranks are falling off a cliff.

      5. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Kane success. Same against Fulham, very happy

      6. The Train Driver
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Nice BB

    11. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Big opportunity for Greenwood. Playing up front and a good performance could mean demoting Martial and Cavani to the bench.

      1. Pukki Blinders
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Think it could be Rash up top but who know

    12. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      Didn’t realise Harvey Barnes got injured! Got him last week and benched him for his 13 pts and then played him on my BB this week lol

      1. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Got him on my WC for the next few.

        Looks like will have to immediately ship him out before he drops in price today.

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Don’t worry about price changes, still lots of games to go and things can change quickly

          1. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Fair point Pat.

            Think will accept a -0.1 to make the right decision.

    13. Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 18 days ago

      I kind of wish I never knew about EO. Owning players over 100% takes away from some of that old-fashioned joy at points in my team.

      Which is a shame, because points in my team are a rarity nowadays. 😀

      1. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Yep it’s not much fun watching a player you own and not wanting him to do well!

    14. Drumandbaines123
        1 month, 18 days ago

        13 points from 6 any good? Also took a -4. Feels like season-ending stuff right now. Anyone else having a shocker and we can wallow together?

        1. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Season over mate

        2. Ajax Hamsterdam
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Those who fail never talk

      • Runaway
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 18 days ago

        Any better option than Lingard as a Barnes replacement who plays GW29? No game in GW28 is not an issue btw, I would bench him anyway.

        1. Honker Muddlefoot
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Raphinha, Saka, Grealish if he’s heathy. Don’t know your budget constraints/current team, but those are the first names that pop into my head.

        2. Toked
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Raphina, Harrison, Saka are on my list too. Will be watching next Fulham game to see if there's any midfield standouts there aswell.

      • Parsnips
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Lol I’m a tc on Kane and there are so many salty people around. Chill, he scored a goal! And he’s got Fulham next...

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            This

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 18 days ago

            This

        • camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Jeez I have no luck

          Brought in Barnes and Aina for a hit this wk.

          Only just saw Aina replaced at half time. Ffs this is shocking

          1. Pat Bonner
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Was he! That’s so unlucky. I’ve been out all day and never realised, almost went aina over regullion

          2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Annoying when you see a CS and assume your player picked up a 6 pointer, only to log on to FPL and see a 1 next to their name.

            1. camarozz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Yeah especially with no Spurs gamble.

              Awful wk and I planned for it so well to make up ground.

          3. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            Do you know why Aina was replaced? Injury?

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 18 days ago

              Seems tactical

        • Ha.
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          Does that count as a fail?

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 18 days ago

            This post? Yes.

            1. KGFC
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 18 days ago

              😆

        • Livinginapool - Top 100 Any…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          On another note, it's nice to see Bale starting to play well. He gets a lot of flack, but he has been such a quality player over the years, even with the niggling injuries and the golf.

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 18 days ago

          When will Spurs get a penalty.