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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. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Kane looking unplayable

  2. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Just checked that one goal from Kane hurt me by 40K in rankings 🙁

  3. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    Barnes to Lingardinho would be popular around here I reckon

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Or Lucas Moura

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Bale!

    3. Sting in the Tail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Lingard doesn’t play gw 28

      1. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        how come?

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Ah, ManUnited

  4. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 23 days ago

    What's the highest points total by a single player in a gameweek?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Kane in a double gw spring 2017 comes to mind.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Correct

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Lampard 25

    3. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 23 days ago

      Sanchez I think

    4. KAALI_DAAL
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Aguero 5 goals against Newcastle?

      • TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Salah got 4 goals and assist a few years back

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          29 points

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Sanchez

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Double

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Think that was 26

      • CROYDON DE BRUYNE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Salah got 29 points vs Watford in his breakthrough season

      • Cilly Bonnolly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Didn’t Rooney get like 32 points or something?

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Double

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Yes

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Kane double gameweek few years ago.
        4 goals at Leicester plus a goal/BAPs vs United or Arsenal I think it was

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Had him TC

      • Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        I misread this. It was Rooney with 32

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          What year was that? Kane double in 2017 must have close to that, maybe 30?

    5. KAALI_DAAL
        3 months, 23 days ago

        Best replacement for Barnes?

        Got 8.2M. Pepe?

      • Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 23 days ago

        If Kane only comes out of this match with 6 points it will feel like a fail

        1. KAALI_DAAL
            3 months, 23 days ago

            No. Cause he will have another game too.

          • Rassi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Lol

          • Big Mac 24
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Agree

        2. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Kane juhuuu

          1. Chenku╰☆╮
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Again my god!

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Late to the party

        3. Daniel Jebbison
          • 11 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Who assisted Lucas ?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Check FPL

            1. Chenku╰☆╮
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Check google

          2. The Ilfordian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Reguilon

          3. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Tark

            1. _Ninja_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              but Reggie gets it

          4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Reguilon

          5. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Regulion

          6. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Reggie

          7. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Religion

            1. Daniel Jebbison
              • 11 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Thanks lads

        4. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 23 days ago

          Among teams in the big-five European leagues, only Bayern Munich (102) have more goals in all competitions this season than Tottenham (94).

          That cannot be right

          1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Tottenham have played 42 games so far

          2. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Spurs have spanked teams in the EL and FA Cup.

          3. Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Playing Europa league is the key.

          4. GROBARI
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Fake stats 😀

            • diesel001
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Look at the goals scored per game and you'll see that Spurs are not as high up in that list.

              The numbers are high because Spurs have played loads of games (perhaps more than any other team in the big-five leagues). Spurs' season started with loads of Europa League qualifiers.

            • Shaw must go on
              • 8 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              What are the big 5 leagues??

          5. Kai
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Kane + Son + Bale too much?

            1. Gudjohnsen
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Yeah imo

              Won't play Burnley every gw.

            2. londontom
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Hahah are you joking it's spurs we're talking about here

            3. Kai
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Thank you. I am back on Earth now.

          6. londontom
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Villa v Everton will most likely be rescheduled to GW32 yeah?

            1. Hazz
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Could be 28 or 31 or 32 or something else I guess

              1. londontom
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Hmmm any of them three would do just lovely

          7. waltzingmatildas
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 23 days ago

            Went into this game with only son. Should have been braver

            1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Same here, couldn't accommodate Kane with Salah and Bruno in my team

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                TC Bruno here so have to hope he matches Kane!

            2. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Same here. No form or stats suggested this was coming.

              Risky not having Kane, but I was happy beforehand and just one of those things

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Definitely could be worse.....let's see!

              2. Sanchit
                • 5 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                I think you didn't check Kane's stats against bottom half teams.
                Mark, AZ, everybody here highlighted it

                1. Werner Brothers
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Fulham is improving, plus that's London derby.
                  Choose vardy instead, hope he haul against this Burnley team.

                  1. Old Man
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Don't get you're hopes up. Burnley will tighten up against us and Vardy is beginning to show his age. Expect 1-1 if you're lucky.

                    1. Werner Brothers
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Well that's tough. Hope that'll pereira goal assisted by vardy

                2. waltzingmatildas
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Yeah I did. Just didn't want to lose Salah, Bruno or son. Can't have everyone....at least not with my team value!

            3. Warby84
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Sold Bruno for Kane C

              1. waltzingmatildas
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Bold!

          8. KAALI_DAAL
              3 months, 23 days ago

              Picked Lewis on WC instead of Regulion. Damns.

              1. Hazz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                3 months, 23 days ago

                Bit of a price difference...

                1. KAALI_DAAL
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    True. Thought extra cash itb might come in handy. And it looks like ill need it to find Barnes replacement.

                2. Fred54
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Its never a good sign when I don't know who this Lewis even plays for...

                  1. STEP rOVERS
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Norwich

                  2. KAALI_DAAL
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Newcastle

                    • Keeptrying
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      It's actually a worse sign to know that. I am shook. Spending too much time with FPL.

                  3. Would Ed Woodward
                    • 2 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Err

                3. Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Kane doing anything?

                  1. _Ninja_
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    A goal and some baps by HT

                  2. KGFC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Hasn't he already done enough?? Greedy much...

                  3. londontom
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    mumbling

                  4. Avery
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Warming up for a second goal

                4. AlCapwnUK
                  • 7 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Barnes out for Foden or Lowton out for stones for next week?

                  Can leave Barnes on the bench and have Raphinha Vs WHU

                5. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Kane getting lazy out there.

                6. Daniel Jebbison
                  • 11 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Come oooon Son and Kane !!!

                7. Garlana
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Look at my bench boost, pope 0, bamford 2, raphinha 2, Dallas 2. Mental.

                  1. Ejaaz11
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    that's the risk of having 3 players from the same team on BB.

                    1. Garlana
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Thanks

                  2. JBG
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Areola 6, Burn 2, Lowton 0, Bamford 2...not a great BB from me either.

                  3. Plagued by indecision
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Snap! I foolishly expected a repeat of that performance against Southampton. Oh well.

                  4. Werner Brothers
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Same except barnes -4 for raph.

                    Well, hard to leave bambam after he scored hattrick in reverse fixture.
                    Can't win em all...

                8. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Kane is due a penalty, will round things off nicely for everyone

                  1. Gudjohnsen
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Agreed.

                    When did Spurs get a penalty last time,?

                    1. KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Leeds possibly

                  2. _Ninja_
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Kane is not scoring a 2nd today ffs.

                9. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  Burnley FK. Tark favourite for Goal chance

                10. Gudjohnsen
                  • 4 Years
                  3 months, 23 days ago

                  HT?

                  1. Rainer
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    HT.

                11. Party time
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Come on Son. This is now what I paid for

                    1. Debauchy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      patience ffs

                    2. Sanchit
                      • 5 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      3/4th time remaining

                  • KGFC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    HT

                  • KAPTAIN KANE
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Lowton putting some gorgeous balls in

                  • Inazuma X1
                    • 3 Years
                    3 months, 23 days ago

                    Luke triple captained Bale lol

                    1. Halftime
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Working out well for him

                    2. Daniel Jebbison
                      • 11 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Bravooooooo

                      1. Daniel Jebbison
                        • 11 Years
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        He has to come to the Blackbox

                    3. The 12th Man
                      • 7 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      It crossed my mind but was crazy.
                      Still brought him in though and TC Kane instead.

                  • KAALI_DAAL
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Whats the latest on Aina?

                      1. Hazz
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        It was a tactical substitution. There won't be more news.

                      2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        No one has Aina clue

                      3. _Ninja_
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        Tactical I think

                    • seewhyaxe
                      • 4 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      it's funny cheering for Kane to score more as a gunner.

                      1. Rainer
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        He’s one of your own after all 😉

                    • barcaa7
                      • 3 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      What happened to Aina?

                      1. _Ninja_
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        Tactical change

                      2. DRIZ ✅
                        • 9 Years
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        got a clean sheet, lucky aina backers

                        1. Ruud000
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          Off after 45 mins

                        2. _Ninja_
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          45min cleanie.

                        3. Fred54
                          • 6 Years
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          ??

                    • Mr. O'Connell
                      • 9 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Just another 135 mins of hoping for Spurs not to score then

                    • davies
                      • 6 Years
                      3 months, 23 days ago

                      Are Everton/Villa expected to have a DGW in 27?

                      1. Fred54
                        • 6 Years
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        No, otherwise it would have been annouced already. Maybe GW28...

                      2. _Ninja_
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        3 months, 23 days ago

                        doubtful

                        1. _Ninja_
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          3 months, 23 days ago

                          likely near end of sesason I think