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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
    7 months, 1 day ago

    TC Kane get in!

  2. Tabasco
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Good weekend for Wales

  3. Salah’s Sonnet
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Get in Son and Kane captain show!

  4. michaelington
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

  5. Coys96
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Yeah I was curious what you did.

    2. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day 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
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Nooooooo

      Why?

      1. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        All but followed you

      2. Coys96
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Was worried about mins after today

  6. Pukki Party
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Bringing in Dier, Barnes and Diagne going great

  7. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

  8. Ha.
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Bale better not steal Kanes baps

    Son to Kane goal please

  9. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. MoSalad
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Think mine was about 50% oh well

  10. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      They are still celebrating on last article

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Lol!

    2. Says
      • 11 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      we're waiting for the hattrick

  11. Hulk Smash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Game's won, take Kane off now.

    1. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      And Son

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      After 60 more minutes may be

  12. Sleepless in Settle FPL
    • 10 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Where the f is Dier?

    1. Pukki Party
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      This

  13. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

  14. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. 4Rsenal_1886
      • 5 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      You sure you’re a Gooner?

      1. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Burnley are our main rivals these days 😉

        1. AC/DC AFC
          • 6 Years
          7 months, 1 day ago

          Wrong colour shirt!

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Fake fan lol

    3. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

  15. JBG
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

  16. 4Rsenal_1886
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Need a Sonny goal

    1. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      +1

  17. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Kane, pls score 3 more.

    1. Sleepless in Settle FPL
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      This

    2. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      You greedy little boy. Enough.

  18. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day 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
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        Good for him , must be chuckling now

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

        That’s amazing.

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

    4. Richarlidad
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day 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
        7 months, 1 day 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.

  19. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Bale is playing like.... bale today

  20. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Story of my season.

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

    1. Salah’s Sonnet
      • 10 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      But it’s Kane?

    2. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        The only risk is Bruno or Salah outperforming him.

  21. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Not owning Kane is looking very scary right now

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      ALl week bashing Kane

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      I’ve switched off haha

  22. Says
    • 11 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. DandyDon
      • 2 Years
      7 months, 1 day 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.

  23. Neevesy
    • 5 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Kanes passing is so so good

  24. Tinmen
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Guys did Smith Rowes injury look bad?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      2 weeks likely

  25. Rolls-Royce
    • 7 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

  26. MoSalad
    • 8 Years
    7 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Highly likely imo

  27. Levi's 501
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Do the decent thing Harry and get sent off please!

    1. MoSalad
      • 8 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Imagine the scenes on here

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

    Pope close

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      Whose assist was it?

  29. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    7 months, 1 day ago

    Rashford > son or bale

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      7 months, 1 day ago

      HMS

      1. Ha.
        • 6 Years
        7 months, 1 day ago

        HMS Bale?

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

          HMS Belfast

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

    Every attack looks like a goal...