Dugout Discussion

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.

Check your latest FPL rank LIVE on LiveFPL.net every Gameweek

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships, monthly subscriptions and a FREE trial are all now available.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,407 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Mighty Hippo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    I can't believe I'm seriously considering getting JLingz in.

    1. londontom
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      love a dab

  2. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Bale g son a

  3. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Bale G

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Son A

  4. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Bale G
    Son A

    WOW

  5. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Where’s this Bale been all season

    1. JBG
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Not really golf season this time of the year, can finally concentrate on football.

  6. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Bale is amazing today

  7. 3 A
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Son and Bale better than Kane

  8. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Bale special, absolute wand of a left foot

  9. CROYDON DE BRUYNE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Bale 19 pointer on the cards ...

  10. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    WHAT A PUNT... BALE!!!!

  11. Inazuma X1
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Lets goooo Bale!!!

  12. g40steve
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Pope standstill

  13. londontom
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    HEUNG MING SONG IS HAVING A PART DU DU DU DU DU DU

  14. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Another Son assist!!

  15. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Bale looks a good option for DGW26

    1. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Indeed hahaha

  16. Limbo
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    Need this match to stop. Now.

  17. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 26 days ago

    If only I had Bale(TC)

  18. Party time
      3 months, 26 days ago

      SOOOOOOOOON

      CAPTAIN

      Juhuuuuuu

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Looking like I should have just captained Son over Kane... dammit

    • Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Luke buzzing

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Well, well, well done Bale punters.

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Kane tc like myself in the mud and feeling dissatisfaction!

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      What a punt by Luke!!!

      TCed Bale

    • PL Ball
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Great finish.

      Rubbish celebration though lol

    • EmreCan Hustle
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Its sad that Spurs can't get up the pitch without Kane. He is almost never in the box.

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Just grab a goal now son

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Son on more points than Kane so far. Interesting

    • OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Anyone tempted to bring in bale ?

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 26 days ago

        Won’t play Burnley every week

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      If anyone punted on Bale, major major kudos

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 26 days ago

      Kane rolling around in 2nd gear. SMH