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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. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Which are the best four defenders who play 29?

    1. Pukki Blinders
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Triple Newcastle defence

      1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Not playing for the wooden spoon!

    2. hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Reguilon Dallas Cresswell + one more

  2. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    71 pts
    We move.

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

      Nice! Similar score so far here as well

    2. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      30 pts
      We move
      Down.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Lol

    3. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Damn I think you've overtaken me

      1. Christina.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        hope so
        😉
        x

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    TT nice interview!

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Very likeable manager

      1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        don't think demba thinks so

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Amazing manager!

  4. AzzaroMax99
    • 4 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    What happend with Kane and his bps? Missed a sitter at the end or what?

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      yep
      clumsy

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah, that.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Yup, decent chance, snatched

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      Beats Mane, Sane & Dunk TC train’s

    5. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      tbf was already below Reggy on baps

  5. hueycho
    • 2 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    As a non-Kane owner, i guess it could have been worse...

    1. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      definitely.

  6. Says
    • 10 Years
    5 months, 1 day ago

    Blue Klopp left out Werner today

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

    2. son of city
        5 months, 1 day ago

        lol

    3. ⚔★Vibudh★⚔
      • 4 Years
      5 months, 1 day ago

      I'm genuinely considering Fernandes to Bale...

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Nailed on penalty taking top scoring fpl player to Bale? Not for me

      2. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        The highest scoring player in the game for sick note?

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        9.3 for a player unlikely to start every game ...

      4. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        I like the cut of your jib ...

    4. DonBenzema
        5 months, 1 day ago

        What to do with Barnes?

        A) Replace with Foden
        B) Barnes & Rudiger -> Raphinha & Reguilon (-4)

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Wait till Thursday night at least.

        2. acidicleo
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          If u dont have FH 29 go B.

        3. Third Eye Vision
          • 8 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          The obvious knee jerk is Barnes to Bale.

      • wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        5 months, 1 day ago

        Best pick to replace Barnes up to 6.8?
        a)Lindgard
        b)Traore
        c)Trossard

        1. son of city
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Lindgard

            1. sandman58
              • 2 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Remember Lingard will not play GW28 v United
              His parent club

          • Pjanić! at the Džeko
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Jota?

        2. Bobby
          • 11 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Was kanes miss at end really that bad?

          1. Christina.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            very

          2. acidicleo
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Yes..
            Son lost an assist by that..

          3. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            For him, yes.

          4. Mr. O'Connell
            • 9 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            He scores it 9 times out of 10.

            Having essentially no Spurs players in that game, I had already picked up my remote to launch, but fortunately for my TV, it went wide.

          5. Corgzzzz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Shocking from 6 yards and cost Son a hatrick of assist

          6. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            He’d run the length of the pitch and Son rather overstruck the pass. It was a good chance but not a sitter.

        3. sirmorbach
          • 5 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          How should Kane triple-captainers like myself should be feeling now? Optimistic? Slightly disappointed? Happy, simply?

          1. acidicleo
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Happy..
            Have another 90 mins left..

          2. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            I am happy, just imagine TC Vardy or Barnes

          3. FFSbet.com
            • 5 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Go with your gut

          4. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            HAPPY FFS

        4. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Approaching 100th in the world! Thank you Harry Kane and Son

          One penalty Vs Fulham with max baps and it's dreamland time

          1. THFC4LIFE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Unreal! Well done!

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Insane, long way to go still but thank you

          2. Keeptrying
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            amazing

          3. Third Eye Vision
            • 8 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Well done. A top 1k finish remains my (realistic) target every season.

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              You must be very good, I aim for top 10k

          4. LSK
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Well played!

          5. Nerdlinger
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            nicely done!

          6. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Great rank - well done!

        5. mrodgers91
          • 3 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Non kane owners should feel okay with that right?

          1. g40steve
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Kane a& Son owners still rise

          2. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            Glad he missed at the end, unhappy his deflected shot went in.

            Swings & roundabouts etc etc only HT.

        6. Nerdlinger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          5 months, 1 day ago

          Werner was my differential, my light on Sunday after a dark Saturday... aaaand he's benched!

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            He was only gonna hurt you (baby)

          2. son of city
              5 months, 1 day ago

              brace yourself for another hell of a game sons.

          3. Nightcrawler
            • 2 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            No son here so been desperately trying to find places to HIDE

            HATE to see it!

            1. Inazuma X1
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              No where to hide for Bale non owners

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 2 Years
                5 months, 1 day ago

                All 99.5% of us

          4. Pep bites Kun
            • 4 Years
            5 months, 1 day ago

            If FPL did crisps they'd be packed full of saltiness & sourness 🙂

            1. Baps hunter
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Dier & Barnes 🙁

            2. AC/DC AFC
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Graham Souness?

              1. Pep bites Kun
                • 4 Years
                5 months, 1 day ago

                Good name for 'em - Graham Souness flavour - salty with more than a hint of sourness 😉

          5. son of city
              5 months, 1 day ago

              brace yourselves for another hell of a game sons.

            • KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              5 months, 1 day ago

              Come on Bruno!!

            • as33
              • 5 Years
              5 months, 22 hours ago

              Alonso not nailed again