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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. Fudgy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Was so close to Bale im gutted

    1. Cometh The Aouar...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Were you really?

      1. Fudgy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Yes for Alzate but did Raphinha to Son instead

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Season over, I got him in

    3. Homer21
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Season over?

    4. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Come on man. Everyone's close to everyone, every week. Stick by your decision.

    5. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      I was close to Reguilon son bale Pepe Willian Johnston and everyone that scored well so far.

      There saved you some future comments

  2. MoSalad
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Kane be out the BAPs I’d expect at this rate when we get to 60+ If Spurs hold the cleanie

    1. hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Bale 3 Son 2 Reg 1

  3. Sack The Glazers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Salah better haul because I was going to do Salah>Son but didn't at the last minute

  4. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Kane c'mon 🙁

  5. Party time
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Kevin de Son

    • moment
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      So Bale TC was the solution, then

    • hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      We want a goal now Son

      1. GE
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        This, should have captained him

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Burnley left side of defense nowhere to be seen, must be hiding

    • mixology
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Pope has triple spurs attack

    • Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 months, 19 days ago

      SONNYYYY

    • Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Come on Kane, get another return please

    • Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Son, Bale or Kane to be subbed first ?

    • AC Yew
      • 2 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Son is shining todayyyyyyyyyy 2 assists i'll take thanks

      1. Werner Brothers
        • 6 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Was soooo close to transferred him out to barnes -4.
        Went with raph instead

        1. AC Yew
          • 2 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          I considered it for split second but I've kept him for so long i was sure it would backfire! Got lucky

    • The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Son and Bale. Get in there.

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Need another goal here Kane

    • Inazuma X1
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Mark mentioned Bale will start both games on Blackbox.

      Only reason I transferred him in 😀

    • Party time
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Son cappers unite!!!

        1. mixology
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Nicely done. Many seemed to be so focused on only Kane

          1. Party time
              3 months, 19 days ago

              Yeah. You’re right

        2. Herman Toothrot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Can Bale go off now so Son can exclusively supply Kane again

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Mark Spurs ITK?

        3. gooberman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Kane get involved FFS.

        4. S.Kuqi
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Didn't even consider Bale

          1. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            He's got less than 1% ownership

          2. BobbyDoesNotLook
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Same here. Thought that those who did it were out of their minds.

        5. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Get Son and Bale off Mou. They're ruining this triple captain thing.

        6. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Ok no Son turning out to be not as good in hindsight lol

        7. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Come on, Pope, start getting some saves, ffs

        8. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Wow fair play Spurs, was sure this was going to be a tight 1-0 or 1-1. Only having Kane and not captained is hurting

        9. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Was going to get Reggy

          1. Big_Andy_GAWA
            • 9 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Me too!!! Late decision to get Digne instead ffs

        10. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Would’ve captained Son if I hadn’t bought Kane... not sure how to feel

        11. ALI_G
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          A return to the days of the magic 5?

          Son, Kane, KdB, Salah, Bruno

          1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 19 days ago

            Have 4 out of those 5. Just Raph to Son needed now.

        12. Big_Andy_GAWA
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Ben Crellin took a -8 to lose Son and bring in Kane... 😮

        13. bigwig
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          3 months, 19 days ago

          Wow hats off to Bale owners. Real maverick but the signs were there