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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. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Many had to lose one of Bruno or Salah to get Kane for Cpt or TC , way to go but so far so good . Who chose the right one to lose will be big , against all logic I lost Bruno sofa time soon

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I couldn’t do that if I was in that position, thankfully managed to keep all the big hitters with WC this GW

    2. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Whereas I sold Son but TC Bruno. The swings this week could be monumental.

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah , I kept Son to afford Digne really

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          And Digne is another one who will probably be feast or famine this week!

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            Sure but banking on feast and of course allowed Reggie

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      6 points doesn’t make it the way to go so far at all

      1. Hulk Smash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        He means there is a long way still to go

      2. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        oh yes it does , for me anyway

    4. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I didn’t lose any and hoping it stays 2-0 now!

    5. JBG
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Have all 3, so I'm good to go.

    6. Would Ed Woodward
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I have Kane, Son, Bruno and Salah but didn't use TC.

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        That’s fine?

    7. Yome
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      TCed Kane with all 3

  2. Don Kloppeone
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    I’m here to have other people laugh at me. I did this move for this week:

    Ings, Son > Kane (TC), Barnes (-4)

    Yes I have Kane but Son out and a now injured Barnes in .... 😆

    I honestly have no clue what went through my head! I mean it was based on form and stats but I am feeling understandably sick now!!

    1. Ha.
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Not terrible on paper in fairness

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Shame it didn’t translate!

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Barnes is pure bad luck.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        It certainly is! A really annoying use of a FT I didn’t want to waste

    3. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      There's nothing wrong with the thought process here.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        It’s just the translation to reality 😆

    4. citizenkane
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      How is that a bad move?

      I made the same exact move.

      1. Don Kloppeone
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Yeh I know. But certainly hasn’t worked out!

  3. Bonus magnet
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    How bad was the Barnes injury didn’t watch the game

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Sadly looked serious.

      1. Bonus magnet
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Oh well , Time to sell then

    2. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      He's done

    3. Pukki Blinders
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Damn bad

    4. The Tinkerman
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      See below, requires surgery

  4. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    There's the Lowton we all know and love.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Cafu*

  5. The Tinkerman
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Barnes requires surgery confirmed: https://twitter.com/jasonbourne1986/status/1366032150257090563?s=21

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Ouch. They must have assessed and seen the ligament has gone ping.

      Lingard welcome...

      1. UNDERWORLD7
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Lingard indeed!

    2. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Barnes out of Euros?

    3. UNDERWORLD7
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Absolutely typical, ah well, my only fail on a WC so far, easily replaceable

    4. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Was absolutely flying and firmly on Southgates radar, so cruel.

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Both him and Justin.

      2. The Tinkerman
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Justin probably in with a shout too, was our POTS before his ACL

    5. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Moura goal

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        rf

  6. Rashers
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Burnley giving a little hope to us Vardy and Pereira owners

  7. BENOIT
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Was all set on a Werner punt....

    Bale is the same price though. Hmmmm.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      If he was nailed he’d be the second midfielder on my teamsheet

      1. BENOIT
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Don't think he will be from here on?

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I’d want to see a string of consistent starts and playing well before punting on him

  8. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    For about the 4th week in a row my chasing rival has made the exact same moves as Let’s Talk FPL Andy!

    Can’t be enjoyable basically copying someone else!

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Is he doing as well as him though?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        No, done well recently though but still have around an 75 point lead

        1. The Point About It Is
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          Adv to you as you now know what moves he is taking.

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 17 days ago

            This is true, he’s made some slightly different moves that’s because of TV constraints.
            Basically been doing the same things since GW18 when his Wildcard was 14 players the same as Andy.

            Just find it strange, personally wouldn’t enjoy playing like that

  9. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    MOURA!!! Woohoo!

    1. PP6
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      United fan? Hahaha

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        United fans got no beef with Spurs bro 🙂

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 17 days ago

          I was 100% sure you were a Spurs fan 😆

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Nobody owns Moura

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Just want goals goals goals

  10. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    3-0

  11. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Is it still Saturday?

    Ref. The opening line in the article.

    It must be a tough gig at fpl.

    3.0

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Sorry... At ffs.

      With the back to back game schedule.

  12. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Moura/Reg

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Reg assist.

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Tark 🙂

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Woohoo! First good news today!

    3. PP6
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Tarkowksi touched that

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Intended area/target

  14. Pep Roulette
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Glad I kept Tarkowski in my BB team

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Even Tarkowski sold himself.

  15. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Is 9 nil on?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      3-0 after 30 mins

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 17 days ago

        Indeed....

  16. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Kane will need another here for the max bonus. Get stuck in, Harry.

    1. gooberman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      There is another goal for Kane in this match.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      He just needs one more goal and 3 BAPs will be virtually confirmed

  17. HonestBlatter
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Tarkowski assist?

  18. Party time
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Cone on Son. Grab your goal

  19. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Castagne over Reg. Ffs!!!!

    1. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Went for Pereira, feel your pain

  20. GE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Went Traore instead of Moura, no 🙁

  21. gooberman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Moura goal no use to anybody.

    1. GE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      I was so close to get him in

  22. Ha.
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Played Tark as a hedge and thinking he’d at least get a positive score for the week...

  23. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Reguilon ? intended area ?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 17 days ago

      Yep.

  24. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Need Sonny boy to join in the goal fest

  25. Pukki Blinders
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 17 days ago

    No Kane involvement makes me happy 🙂

  26. Flynny
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Need more here from kane tc

  27. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Go on Hazza get some more

  28. Debauchy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Mourinho unleashing lol

  29. InSaneMan-e
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Is that reguilon assist?

  30. mrodgers91
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 17 days ago

    Please park the bus now mou, i can cope with one return for son and kane each