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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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Balessential

  2. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    No Spurs season over!

  3. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Tonight we feast

  4. NETFLIX & CHILWELL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Kane.

    Owner. Non TC'er.

    Crap.

  5. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Harry Son get in

  6. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    KAAAANE OH YES

  7. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Kane

  8. KEVIN DE CLAUS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Wow. This game will actually kill my season. Gg lads

  9. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    This is not good

  10. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Burnley choosing today of all days to collapse. Immensely lucky Kane.

  11. PP6
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Just my captain but I’m happy

  12. Says
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Proof that form can change on a dime.

    Spurs look world beaters in this first 15 mins

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Supposed -ane TC curse over.

  14. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 20 days ago

    Calm down please Spurs!

  15. King Drogba11
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Would you believe me if I said I nearly went for Kane and Bale but didn’t lol....

    • CasaBanter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Early 1-0. Mourinho to park the bus for the remaining 89???

      1. CasaBanter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Ha! This aged well...

        Consolation is I have Kane TC.

    • jdoyle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Thank you for not being a fail, Harry.

    • Releasebreaks
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Bale how much

    • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Bale is so so good. Could become an option!

    • mrodgers91
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Well thats my week over already, thanks kane. TC salah to save me?

    • Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      I am not doing anything other than following EO again this season, or ever again.

    • HM2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Should i be happy as a Kane owner but non captainer?

      1. Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nope

      2. Pépé Pig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No

      3. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Nope

      4. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        No 😎

    • Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      What a goal

    • KGFC
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      That goal hurts with Kane's EO.

      Happy at least I got Bale

    • Says
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Spurs are parking the bus

      Except it's a bus full of goals, and they're parking it in the Burnley net.

    • Van der Faart
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Wheres the dude who put the SKB holy triumvirate in?

    • Hotdogs for Tea
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      great pass by Bale

    • GE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      No Kane 🙁

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Hats of to those who got Bale. Shrewd signing.

      1. Essan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 20 days ago

        Thought about it, but with only one midfield spot spare felt I had to go for Barnes 🙁

    • wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 20 days ago

      Harryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy