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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. Kai
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    TC Kane get in!

  2. Tabasco
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Good weekend for Wales

  3. UNDERWORLD7
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Get in Son and Kane captain show!

  4. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    There is going to be some god like scores this week.

  5. Coys96
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Yes i wimped out of bale last minute before you all ask...

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yeah I was curious what you did.

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Was you it that said he might be a differential on here few days ago? Would've been an inspired selection!

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Nooooooo

      Why?

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        All but followed you

      2. Coys96
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Was worried about mins after today

  6. Pukki Party
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Bringing in Dier, Barnes and Diagne going great

  7. GROBARI
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Dont care about ranking and i didnt captain Kane. I WANT POINTS!

    • Ha.
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bale better not steal Kanes baps

      Son to Kane goal please

    • MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Over 20% rankdrop because of that goal. This is gonna hurt so much

      1. MoSalad
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Think mine was about 50% oh well

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Surprised at the lack of Kane celebration posts. Thought there'd be more.

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        They are still celebrating on last article

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Lol!

      2. Says
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        we're waiting for the hattrick

    • Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Game's won, take Kane off now.

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        And Son

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        After 60 more minutes may be

    • Silent Friend
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Where the f is Dier?

      1. Pukki Party
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        This

    • Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      One of the few times this season my cpt actually scores within 20min.
      Makes it a far better watching tbf 😀

    • Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Celebrated more for that Kane goal than any the Arsenal goals today!

      1. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        You sure you’re a Gooner?

        1. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Burnley are our main rivals these days 😉

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Wrong colour shirt!

      2. DRIZ ✅
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Fake fan lol

      3. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        That's FPL for you - a Gunner celebrating a Spurs goal!

    • JBG
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      A Lowton goal or assist would be immense in this match.

    • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Need a Sonny goal

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        +1

    • Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Kane, pls score 3 more.

      1. Silent Friend
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        This

      2. MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        You greedy little boy. Enough.

    • Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Don’t like coming on here during match days but just want to say congrats to those who went for it and got Bale.

      1. Rotation's Alter Ego
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Luke / Disable went TC on Bale. Love how he just has fun with it.

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Good for him , must be chuckling now

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          That’s amazing.

      2. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I got him in Draft, but that doesn't count.

        1. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Same here, and yes it does! Mines a money league lol

      3. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Yeah I take my hat off for them.
        Very well done

      4. Richarlidad
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Should've worded my previous comment like this. So many on here can't see past ownership it's pretty sad. What happened to owning a huge differential for enjoyment. Those who have him must be buzzing right now.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah. It’s a great feeling. I still remember when I captained Charlie Austin when he’s was under 1% ownership and he banged.

    • Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bale is playing like.... bale today

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Story of my season.

      Calculated risk not having Kane (after terrible stats and form for ages). Obviously going to epically backfire

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        But it’s Kane?

      2. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        It really wasn't calculated. Unnesesary risk more likely.

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          The only risk is Bruno or Salah outperforming him.

    • Pep Roulette
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Not owning Kane is looking very scary right now

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        ALl week bashing Kane

      2. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I’ve switched off haha

    • Says
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      BUR look like they only have 10 men, Spurs spraying it all over the park

      1. DandyDon
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Burnley have been GOLD for me last few weeks. Tripled up on their players for their DGW then they delivered again last week with a CS. This week WC'd them all out and brought in Son and Kane(C)!! Back to their average best for me.

    • Neevesy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Kanes passing is so so good

    • Tinmen
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Guys did Smith Rowes injury look bad?

      1. DRIZ ✅
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        2 weeks likely

    • Rolls-Royce
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Barnes-> Bale too much? Already have Son & Kane. Great fixtures plus a game in GW29

    • MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Spurs to be Spursy and sit back now for the 2-0 win, can hope!

      1. Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Highly likely imo

    • Kannbury
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Do the decent thing Harry and get sent off please!

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Imagine the scenes on here

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Pope close

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Whose assist was it?

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Rashford > son or bale

        1. DRIZ ✅
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          HMS

          1. Ha.
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            HMS Bale?

            1. ALI_G
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              HMS Belfast

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Every attack looks like a goal...