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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. Scots Gooner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Treble Leicester off to a great start then.

  2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    I thought Burnley were solid defensively

  3. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 25 days ago

    never a reguilon assist besides in the stupid fpl rules

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      What?!?!

    2. cheekumz
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      FPL dont make the decision, i believe they take the OPTA data, so whatever they log is what FPL goes with.

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Cheer up Fudgy, no one owns him anyway

  4. S.Kuqi
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Disapointed as a Son owner and Kane triple captainer. Could have been more

  5. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Bale limping

  6. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Is that Reguilon assist? No right?

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      It looked more like Kane was the intended target, but the ball was still whipped into the same area.

      Will be a tight one.

    2. Podorsky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Been given, but not so sure

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Crosses ball. Moura scores. Why on Earth would it not be an assist?!!!

      1. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 25 days ago

        went off a defender and changed directions... are you even watching the game lol

        1. Hulk Smash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          6 months, 25 days ago

          Changed elevation slightly but not direction

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 25 days ago

            This. I don't own either but not really mad about it. The intended target was that area and there were two Spurs players there.

  7. Disturbed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Unleash the horses!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Klopp Klopp

  8. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    From a non-FPL perspective, given the number of matches Spurs still have left this season (Europa League, EFL Cup Final, rearranged PL games) then you would have to consider taking off Bale and Kane early in the second half.

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Kane and son will probably come off around 70

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Kane and Son play every game ; rarely pulled. Bale will be.

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 25 days ago

        Son I think less chance of getting pulled. But with Vinicius on the bench then you have to think this is an ideal game to get him on and give Kane a little more rest for the midweek fixture, plus the fixture next weekend.

    3. Says
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      I'm guessing that not owning them in FPL has led you to that non-FPL perspective?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 25 days ago

        Nope. I have Kane, Son, Lloris. But FPL isn't real life. And given this game is basically won and given Spurs' relatively poor position in the PL, then this is a good time to give the important players a rest.

  9. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    In Hindsight should have done Pope > Martinez this week instead of selling Coufal to fund Kane (TC) in....would have had 2 extra players for GW29 in place too!

    1. fusen
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      My hindsight transfer would have been

      Pope -> Martinez instead of -4 to bring in Barnes and then another -4 to bring in n Targett to try and cover the Villa cleansheet.

  10. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Bale will be subbed soon. Starting to Limp

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Game won too.

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Lol at me

    TC Kane but started Mee

    Should have just got Digne in for Mee for -4

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      same here I but Lowton for me

      could have got Konsa for a -4...

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Same, see above I have both Pope and Mee and didn't think ahead.

  12. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Was gonna do Reggy all week and finally decided on Digne. 🙁 🙁

    1. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Let's see what Digne can do first

    2. Says
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      how many points did Digne finish on?

  13. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Lucas back to norm.

  14. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Hope Son contributes more

  15. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Benching Lowton going well...

  16. Benjustjamin
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Burnley's solid defence almost impenetrable, lol

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      not today

  17. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 25 days ago

    REGUILONNNNNNNNN LET'S GOO

  18. HM2
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Barnes > Bale DONE

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Bale is limping

    2. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      I hope not - they says he's limping

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 25 days ago

        Been limping for years

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          6 months, 25 days ago

          haven't we all!?

  19. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Barnes out for at least 6 weeks.

  20. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 25 days ago

    This has been coming burnley looking awful at the back barely kept out 10 man wba

  21. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2021/02/28/ricardo-pereira-continues-in-midfield-for-leicester-as-saka-aubameyang-on-arsenal-bench/?hc_page=11&hc_sort_by=comment_date#hc_comment_23534557

    The reason I didn’t TC Kane. Definitely wasn’t expecting 3-0 after 30 mins though. Hopefully Spurs sit back now

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Nope, they can smell BLOOD

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 25 days ago

        Games over. They’ve a tough schedule and Mourinho as a manager. No need to waste energy

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 25 days ago

          The smell of blood is too much to resist

  22. Weeb Kakashi
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Kane(C) Bale And Reguilon on FH.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Well done

    2. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Well done on the Bale punt. Brave.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Jam!

    4. Hulk Smash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Fair play.

  23. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Only 1 attacking return for Son and Kane so far.

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Do you have both of them?

    2. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Bookmarked

  24. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 25 days ago

    What happened to Barnes?

    1. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Over extended knee and having surgery

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Knee busted. Surgery required.

    3. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Hammersmith bridge has been closed to traffic which has had a negative affect on house prices.

    4. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Google.com

    5. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Harvey?

    6. Pépé Pig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Knee injury

  25. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Oops forgot I had Lowton :/

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      I got Mee

      TC Kane

      Feel pretty stupid having him

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 25 days ago

        Yeah certainly wasn’t worth a hit to remove, was a nice hedge in case of a Kane fail too

    2. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 25 days ago

      He will have cs vs Leicester

  26. Albrightondknight
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Only Kane and normal C on DCL.
    Don’t feel good right now.

  27. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    I’d take another goal from kane

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Same

    2. Disturbed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Or three

    3. londontom
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      I'd take Kane breaking his both ankles

  28. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Best Barnes replacement for 8.2M?

    Pepe?

    1. londontom
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      He's one of the few who's playing on GW29 and seems to be picking up some form, so why not.

    2. Fantasydreamer
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Prefer Saka, especially after his rest

  29. londontom
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Will Villa v Everton be rescheduled to GW32?

  30. FPLShaqiri
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 25 days ago

    Surprised Reguilon gets an assist for that. Isn’t the rule to do with intended target? If the Burnley defender doesn’t touch it then it goes to Kane, so I would have thought no assist.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Agreed

      Podence didn't get an assist earlier in the season for exactly the same situation.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 25 days ago

      Intended target area...

      1. FPLShaqiri
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 25 days ago

        Hmmm ok... I’ll accept that Moura was in the ‘area’