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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. jonnybhoy
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Guesses on the final score? Going 5-0

    1. fr3d
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      3-0

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        You definitely don't own any spurs players

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          No, he just knows Mourinho.

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

      3-3. Tarks hattrick with at least one Pope assist

    3. El Presidente
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      4-0, Kane pen

      1. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        4-4. 😉

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

      5-1. 2 more goals from TC Jane and a goal/assist from Lowton would do nicely!

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yeah - I really admire your balls in Jane(TC) . She's great.

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

        Thats Jane as in Harry Jane

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

      6 - 0 with Son 2nd half hattie

      1. Party time
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yes please

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

    After cursing getting Reguilon over Stones things are looking up , a cleany here will seal it , holddd ...

    1. Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Will only play the single game.

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

        Even better for Reguilon so.

        1. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          If you need him next gameweek.

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

          Aye , and no FH so Reg in for 29 .

      2. Big_Andy_GAWA
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        You think Davies will play the Fulham game!?

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Could you not have both?

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

        Cancelo Fred lol. only 2 City could pay though may bring in KDB TC next gw

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Fair enough, I forget I only have 2 Citeh this week, Stones and Gundo.

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

      He is really am attacking FB. Good job. I couldn't afford him or Kane this GW. Went with Son as only Spurs asset

  3. Mile Plankton
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Bought Barnes and Dier as a part of an 8 point hit.
    Quadruple Kane can't make up for that.

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      No he can't, but over 1M brought Barnes so loss is greatly shared.

      1. Sanchit
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        And other millions already had him

  4. El Presidente
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Nowhere to hide for Bale non owners... 🙂

    1. Sanchit
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      He's not affecting my rank even by 1k if he hits a hat trick. I think I'm fine

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

      True, they can finally come out from their hiding spots after 20+ gameweeks

  5. Dele
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Kane must get more goals this second half, otherwise it’s a fail.

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

      No where to hide if he doesn’t

    2. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Not necessarily as oyher captains have not played yet. He screems danger all the same

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

      Really? I'd be happy with his current returns!

  6. Oggle22
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Any chance Kane is subbed off witht the game in the bag?

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

      Not this side of 70.

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

      Easily, Vinicus is our hero

    3. Mac90
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Hopefully.

      What happed to Spurs?? I remember reading comments and maaaybe articles that doubling up on Son Kane is unadvised.

      Now im hiding behind sofas and whatnot

      1. Utopsis
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Comments and articles aren't sacrosanct though

    4. _Ninja_
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      maybe last 20 mins

    5. Avery
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Not happening

    6. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mourinho takes absolutely no chances - very much doubt it

  7. GOTHAM City F.C.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Finally my TC gets more than nothing.

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      My lad (now 36) was just saying the same thing.

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I am currently on a run of for TC fail 3 seasons.
        Kane,Sane,Mane

        Haven't Played it this season yet. 😀

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

        Still a lad to Dad , oh time marches on , cheers Old Man

  8. Big_Andy_GAWA
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Would love Burnley to score in second half. Pity they're so poor going forward, though...

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

      Spurs defence hasn't exactly looked watertight this match. Bit disorganised.

      May get some chances, but yeah Burnley aren't exactly clinical.

  9. Stupendous
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Barnes out 6 weeks yikes

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Jesus - was it that bad? Need to watch the highlights later

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

        He just over extended his knee. Nothing particularly visual - just everyone knew fairly early on what it was.

        If he hasn't had a scan already, I'd assume they've gone to assess/feel his ligament and have noticed it ain't how it should be.

        1. Utopsis
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Damn - coming into the form of his life as well ahead of the Euros. Feel sorry for the lad

          1. Old Man
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Also feel sorry for Justin - an England call-up was beckoning and you never know if he'll be same player after an acl.

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

    I thought Jose said Vinicius would start? Or was that people on here talking tripe?

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

      Striker scoring in Europa, had to praise him somehow. 5/10 mins here.

    2. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Legit just never said that...

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

        Ok thanks sure I read it on here

  11. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    LMS safety score currently 28

  12. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    I suspect a lot of people TC Penandes & Salah so be some massive rank swings today either way

    1. Team Bobcat
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I think looking anywhere other than Salah for captain this week would have been a mistake. Only real threat was kane. Time will tell

  13. Team Bobcat
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Mourinho will just hope to see this game out now quickly turning his attention to Burnley.

    A dour second half may be in the offing. Seems to be his style.

    At keast that is what I am hoping for as kane captaincy will hurt otherwise

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

      Might be but Burnley are so open leaving a ridiculous amount of space.

      1. Team Bobcat
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        I think burnley will/have turned their attention to midweek also. The eary goal was a killer for their only game plan and style

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

    Just realised the two first games today were perfect for non owners!

    1. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Fulham CS not that perfect as helps BB

    2. wulfrunian
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      A lot of managers with Fulham defenders.

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

        Luckily Aina most popular!

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

      Areola becoming a small issue for non-owners.

  15. the_duke
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Having mane tc for the 1 pointer last year, anything more from kane is a bonus. Don't get greedy fellas

      1. londontom
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Love a blank triple

    • mrodgers91
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Brendan rodgers had said in an interview barnes out for 6 weeks

    • londontom
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I think my main rival blew his BB this round. He still has WC+FT to use, I have WC+BB. I'm all good going in with 11 players for GW29 (barring any injuries), he's most probably going to use his FT for that. Around 60 points behind at the moment. Think I have the edge chip-wise and with a bit of luck I can surpass him in the final rounds. Exciting times.

      Thanks for reading.

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bale, Kane and Son in my team feels good!!

      1. The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Same here.

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

        Nice call.

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

        Link?

      4. Van der Faart
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Well done. Thought it was ballsy yesterday and its paid off well so far. Have you captained any of them?

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Nah, thought triple was enough lol but I guess I should've

    • Salan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Mourinho experienced wasting the 3:0 lead to 3:3 this season. Now he must be more careful and conservative to make the substitutions later than earlier.

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

        Or just score more goals.

      2. londontom
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Be beautiful if Burnley won 3-4

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

        Playing Burnley fgs , even Mourinho will allow the horses loose

    • The Point About It Is
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Apologies if this has already been covered ...Brendan Rodgers just now on BBC says Barnes out for up to 6 weeks.

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

        Yeah a bad blow that

      2. londontom
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        One of the few I didn't have a back up plan for my upcoming wildcard. Hope he gets back even a little ahead of schedule.

    • Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Kane only 23 PL goals behind Aguero, and more years left in the tank

      1. londontom
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        If only he played for a decent side

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Bit harsh but I get what you are saying 🙂

      2. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        The first to seriously challenge Shearer's 260 if he continues like this.

        1. Keeptrying
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          very true, would be great if can get there!

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

            esp if he manages it this DGW!

            1. Make United Great Again
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 17 days ago

              LOL

      3. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Needs to stop fannying around in midfield in some game though,

    • londontom
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I am a 46-year-old US Marine. Did 10 years in Afghanistan and saw three good friends die. Please score Son.

      1. londontom
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Please excuse me. My niece's friend is on the loose.

    • Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      As a Madrid fan I don't care how Gareth Fail performs it's only a matter of time before he gets injured or decides to not play well

      1. lifes a pitch
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Dont cry

      2. londontom
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        😀

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

        Ha, worst 'fans' in the world. He delivered in some huge games when it mattered and got no respect for it. I don't blame him for acting the way he did.

      4. Scholes Out Forever
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Lol what a horrid, despicable fanbase

    • Mac90
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Did people expect Burnley to concede mch to Spurs today? Have not been reading much article, but wasnt Spurs dull in attack last GW? Am I wrong?

      1. JJO
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Expected 2 at the most

      2. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 17 days ago

        yes, it was coming, they haven't been defending that well despite results and pressure mounting at spurs for a more open style, spurs also DO have the personnel to score lots of goals, was a recipe for this kind of result

      3. lifes a pitch
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        The % of spurs players owned, tc's, c's, transfers etc in this week, answers your q

      4. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        This is more about Burnley than Spurs.Spurs were great against West Ham, just didn't fall their way.
        Burnley are no where near the defensive wall they used to be and can crumble at any time.

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

        Yes , Burnley were very lucky last game not to concede more and Spurs did pick up in the second half last game. that said need one or 2 more from Spurs here

    • Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Oh for goodness sake ... what happened to Harvey Barnes please ... does it look a serious injury?

      1. Ejaaz11
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        knee injury. out for at least 6 weeks

      2. londontom
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Someone says six weeks few posts ago

        1. londontom
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          *up to six

      3. Keeptrying
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Sadly serious. Expected to be out for a while

      4. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Unfortunately, came off on a stretcher, might be ACL, pretty much no chance of playing next match

      5. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        The double game week will always find a way to wee in your milk.

        Thanks all.

      6. Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        The hunt for a replacement begins ...

    • Party time
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Son don’t you want to score a goal. Come on!

    • lifes a pitch
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Bamford to Antonio?

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

        Barnes to Lingard 😀

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      One more goal here will do the job Harry.

      1. smix
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Hoping for that too

    • JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Kane to finish on 7 pts this game and be rested for Vinicius against Fulham. Calling it now

      1. hullcityfan
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        He won’t get any bonus if it finishes 3-0

      2. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        As a KDB captainer (but Kane owner), I endorse this message

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

        Has Mourinho ever played Vinicius more than 9 minutes other than in Europe or the cups if Kane's fit?

        1. Werner Brothers
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          With 3-0 up & vinicius scored in europe, he may get some significant minutes here.

          *Kane non owner

    • LewanGOALski
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Saka, Lingard or Raphinha in for H.Barnes..?

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

        I like Saka

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

          I'm shifting Saka out soon.

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

        Lingard.

      3. moment
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Lingard a good shout with GW29 in mind

        1. londontom
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Utd don't play GW29 though no?