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Another league start for Bale as Everton make do without injured Rodriguez again

Double Gameweek 26 edges towards its conclusion, with two early-evening kick-offs at Craven Cottage and the Hawthorns preceding the clash between Liverpool and Chelsea.

Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion v Everton both get underway at 18:00 GMT.

There is plenty of interest in both of these fixtures from a Fantasy perspective, with three of the most-captained assets of Double Gameweek 26 in action.

The three players in question, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.8m), Son Heung-min (£9.5m) and Harry Kane (£11.1m), are also among the top four candidates for the Triple Captain chip, with the latter backed by a Gameweek-high 239,588 managers.

That trio starts this evening, as does Gareth Bale (£9.3m), who is already the highest-scoring player of the Gameweek.

The Welshman plundered 19 points in the thrashing of Burnley and has seen his FPL ownership treble since.

Jose Mourinho has made three changes to his side, handing Dele Alli (£7.4m) his first Premier League start since the opening day of 2020/21 at the expense of Lucas Moura (£6.6m).

It’s all change at full-back, too, as Matt Doherty (£5.6m) and Ben Davies (£4.6m) come in for Serge Aurier (£5.2m) and Sergio Reguilon (£5.5m).

Scott Parker has also made three alterations to his starting XI, with Antonee Robinson (£4.4m), Mario Lemina (£4.5m) and Ivan Cavaleiro (£5.3m) replacing Kenny Tete (£4.3m), Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (£4.5m) and Bobby Decordova-Reid (£5.3m).

In the other match, Carlo Ancelotti has made two changes to the team that begun Monday’s victory against Southampton.

Alex Iwobi (£5.9m) and Bernard (£5.7m) start with Allan (£5.2m) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (£6.8m) dropping to the bench.

James Rodriguez (£7.7m), Seamus Coleman (£4.8m) and Tom Davies (£5.2m) are again missing through injury.

The fit-again Robert Snodgrass (£5.6m) is back among the substitutes for the hosts, with Sam Allardyce unsurprisingly naming an unchanged XI from the side that saw off Brighton on Saturday.


Fulham XI: Areola, Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson, Reed, Lemina, Cavaleiro, Loftus-Cheek, Lookman, Maja

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Doherty, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Bale, Alli, Son, Kane.

West Bromwich Albion XI: Johnstone, Furlong, O’Shea, Bartley, Townsend, Yokuslu, Maitland-Niles, Pereira, Gallagher, Phillips, Diagne.

Everton: Pickford, Digne, Holgate, Keane, Godfrey, Doucoure, Gomes, Bernard, Iwobi, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

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1,692 Comments Post a Comment
  1. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Is this even a good team anymore? Was it ever? What is football? Is the sky really blue? Who knows anymore... (yeah, just annoyed with this blah dgw)

    Martinez, Pope
    Cancelo, Stones, Mee, Coufal, Kilman
    Bruno, Salah, Gundo, Raphinha, Barnes*
    DCL, Bamford, Kane

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      -12 at least

  2. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    84(-4) all out.

    It all started too well with Dias scoring. Oh well.

    1. My heart goes Salalalalah
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      Bad luck bud. Don't be too harsh on yourself

  3. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    If Jota is involved tonight, he could become a very interesting option.

    1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      If he gets on and looks remotely fit, barnes to jota defo

      1. My heart goes Salalalalah
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        Will they score goals then?

  4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Was at 70 after the first round of games and in the top 100k. 18 in the second round and pushed right out of it!

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      184k down to 82k here

      1. Bojam
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        How many points do you have total now?

        1. Bojam
          • 4 Years
          6 months, 22 days ago

          I've got 97 (101 -4) this week; 1682 total. At 114.5K currently with Salah left to play. How far ahead are you?

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Need a hatrick from Salah even though I didn't captain him. He's a differential in my mini league.

  6. Tomas_brolin
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    How to spend the FT?

    A. Diagne to Antonio
    B. Lowton to Cresswell
    C. Stones to Dias (C)

  7. AC/DC AFC
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Will the Salah triple captainers win the week?

  8. Drumandbaines123
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 22 days ago

    At least Kane got a goal this DGW. Calvert-Lewin got sweet FA. Never captaining him again. Barnes + DCL for a -4 turned out to be an absolute shocker.

  9. ALI_G
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    not only a shocking DGW for FPL but just really boring matches this week

    Che Man U
    Eve Sot
    Man U CP
    Eve WBA
    Tot Ful

    1. Dr Dream
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 22 days ago

      You can add the last City game to that list. They may have won 4-1 but it was really dreary and slow at times...really, really slow.

      1. ALI_G
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 22 days ago

        didn't see that one live only on MOTD but take your word for it

  10. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 22 days ago

    Is Bale & Son for Barnes & Maddison to much ?