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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
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Kane looking unplayable

  2. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

  3. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Barnes to Lingardinho would be popular around here I reckon

    1. Jurgen Flopp
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Or Lucas Moura

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Bale!

    3. Sting in the Tail
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Lingard doesn’t play gw 28

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

        how come?

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

          Ah, ManUnited

  4. Bartowski
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      Kane in a double gw spring 2017 comes to mind.

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Correct

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Lampard 25

    3. mojoindojo
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Sanchez I think

    4. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Aguero 5 goals against Newcastle?

    5. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Salah got 4 goals and assist a few years back

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

        29 points

    6. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Sanchez

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

        Double

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

        Think that was 26

    7. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Salah got 29 points vs Watford in his breakthrough season

    8. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Didn’t Rooney get like 32 points or something?

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

        Double

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

        Yes

    9. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day 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
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Had him TC

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

      I misread this. It was Rooney with 32

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

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

  5. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Best replacement for Barnes?

    Got 8.2M. Pepe?

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

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

    1. KAALI_DAAL
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      No. Cause he will have another game too.

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

      Lol

    3. Big Mac 24
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Agree

  7. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Kane juhuuu

    1. Chenku╰☆╮
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Again my god!

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Late to the party

  8. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Who assisted Lucas ?

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

      Check FPL

      1. Chenku╰☆╮
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Check google

    2. The Ilfordian
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Reguilon

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Tark

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        but Reggie gets it

    4. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Reguilon

    5. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Regulion

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

      Reggie

    7. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Religion

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks lads

  9. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Tottenham have played 42 games so far

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Spurs have spanked teams in the EL and FA Cup.

    3. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Playing Europa league is the key.

    4. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Fake stats 😀

    5. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day 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.

    6. Shaw must go on
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      What are the big 5 leagues??

  10. Kai
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Kane + Son + Bale too much?

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

      Yeah imo

      Won't play Burnley every gw.

    2. londontom
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. Kai
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Thank you. I am back on Earth now.

  11. londontom
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

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

      1. londontom
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Hmmm any of them three would do just lovely

  12. waltzingmatildas
    • 11 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        TC Bruno here so have to hope he matches Kane!

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

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

      2. Sanchit
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

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

        1. Werner Brothers
          • 7 Years
          8 months, 1 day 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
            • 10 Years
            8 months, 1 day 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
              • 7 Years
              8 months, 1 day ago

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

        2. waltzingmatildas
          • 11 Years
          8 months, 1 day 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
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Sold Bruno for Kane C

      1. waltzingmatildas
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Bold!

  13. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Picked Lewis on WC instead of Regulion. Damns.

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

      Bit of a price difference...

      1. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. STEP rOVERS
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Norwich

      2. KAALI_DAAL
        • 1 Year
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Newcastle

      3. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        8 months, 1 day 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
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Err

  14. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Kane doing anything?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      A goal and some baps by HT

    2. KGFC
      • 5 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. londontom
      • 4 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      mumbling

    4. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Warming up for a second goal

  15. AlCapwnUK
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    Can leave Barnes on the bench and have Raphinha Vs WHU

  16. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Kane getting lazy out there.

  17. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Come oooon Son and Kane !!!

  18. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Ejaaz11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

      1. Garlana
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Thanks

    2. JBG
      • 3 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

    3. Plagued by indecision
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

    4. Werner Brothers
      • 7 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Same except barnes -4 for raph.

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

  19. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      Agreed.

      When did Spurs get a penalty last time,?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Leeds possibly

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Kane is not scoring a 2nd today ffs.

  20. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Burnley FK. Tark favourite for Goal chance

  21. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    HT?

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

      HT.

  22. Party time
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Come on Son. This is now what I paid for

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

      patience ffs

    2. Sanchit
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      3/4th time remaining

  23. KGFC
    • 5 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    HT

  24. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Lowton putting some gorgeous balls in

  25. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Luke triple captained Bale lol

    1. Halftime
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Working out well for him

    2. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Bravooooooo

      1. Daniel Jebbison
        • 12 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        He has to come to the Blackbox

    3. The 12th Man
      • 8 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

  26. KAALI_DAAL
    • 1 Year
    8 months, 1 day ago

    Whats the latest on Aina?

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

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

    2. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      No one has Aina clue

    3. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Tactical I think

  27. seewhyaxe
    • 4 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

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

      He’s one of your own after all 😉

  28. barcaa7
    • 3 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

    What happened to Aina?

    1. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      Tactical change

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

      got a clean sheet, lucky aina backers

      1. Ruud000
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        Off after 45 mins

      2. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        45min cleanie.

      3. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        ??

  29. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

  30. davies
    • 7 Years
    8 months, 1 day ago

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

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

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

    2. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      8 months, 1 day ago

      doubtful

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        8 months, 1 day ago

        likely near end of sesason I think