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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. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Kane. Utterly brutalise Fulham.

    1. Nomar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Show no mercy, Harold of Kaneshire.

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Lacerate, laminate and marmalise them. In a nice and respectful way of course

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Oh yes of course.

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Hope you are right

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bend em Harry !

      1. Tango74
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I have Aina

          Most people have Kane so CS be good

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Eina ! Afrikaans word for ouch

            1. Ricardo88
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Fellow South African?

              1. Rupert The Horse
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Yep.

              2. Debauchy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                yep

                1. Ricardo88
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  2 months, 11 days ago

                  Nice, looking for other South Africans to join into leagues with, if there's a chance we could chat on another platform let me know.

        • Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Plunder their inner depths.

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            bowels ?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Deeper

              1. Debauchy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Eina

      2. Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Hoping for a game where you expect nothing, but by suprise you get everything!

    4. Babit1967
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      73 with (K)ane , Son and DCL, surely can hit a 100 for the first time this season

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        V similar. Same 3.

        76. Did you manage it without a chip too?

        I'm not sure I'll get the ton tho.

        Had 134 on my BB gw19.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Haha. Exactly the same.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        How did you not ton up in 19?
        Good luck though.

    5. Tango74
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I have Kane and Aina

        Hmm

      • MIGHTY JOE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Be cool, Kane. Please, please blank.

        1. faux_C
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          +1000

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I want him to rip flesh from the bone.

      • hullcityfan
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        2 pointers all round incoming.

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

        Please Harry, do the business.

        I am infuriated not to have doubled up on Son too on a wildcard. What a gift to miss.

      • Hybrid.power
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Let's go Fulham!

      • DK_13
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Are spurs assets really appealing? They got a front 4 of kane son bale alli now(and probably will be most matches). None are cheap and spurs don't look like a 3/4 goal every week team.
        Or is my reasoning flawed in some way?

      • Free Hat
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Give them nothing!
        But take from them everything!

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Have a feeling Harry will fire blanks tonight.

        TC Kane speaking btw

        Just a gut feeling

        Always thought the Burnley fixture was the main one in this gw.

      • Says
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        (TK) lets go!

      • ZEZIMA
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        On my first day at my new job at Sea World Turin my manager took me to the dolphin tank and to my surprise I saw Penaldo swimming there! My manager said that’s Penaldo the greatest diving dolphin to ever exist. Shame on you Penaldo.

      • Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Kane involvement is going to hurt rank

        1. denial
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Son too.

          1. Sterling Malory
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I've got Son, Bruno C fail though...

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Hopefully your rank is crippled.

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            never to rise again !

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Nothing personal, but for this one game week, I’m going to be fully self focused, selfish as hell, for pure self indulgence.

              1. Sterling Malory
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                How you getting on so far? TC Kane?

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

        Tempted to WC to this

        Martinez, Forster
        White, Dallas, Cresswell, Rudiger, Alina
        Salah, Gundogan, Fernandes, Son, Raphina
        Bamford, Kane, Antonio

        Basically just changes all of my keepers and defence except Rudiger, midfield stays the same, Antonio replaces Diagne.

      • Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Maja ha, Maja he
        Send Spurs to their knees

      • nerd_is_the_werd
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Here's hoping for another Son (TC) haul today!!!!!
        No Kane would be even better..

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          West Brom and Fulham on the attack you gotta laugh

      • Bounce
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Come on my 손흥민

        • Says
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Balls is cleared out of the opposition box to : "I think shooting is a great decision right now"

          *player leans back as they shoot, ball goes goes miles over the bar*

          1. Says
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            ah crap, it misformatted my comment

            1. Egg noodle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              It's ok. We forgive you.

        • Double Entry
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          This camera angle at Fulham is awful!

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            +111111

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Craven Cottage always looks like a childs pitch

          3. Says
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            too near the pitch

          4. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I actually like it a lot. Feel closer to the action and the game always looks more end to end

        • arkom
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Dias / Cancelo / Reguilon
          Son / Bruno / Rapinha / Gundogan
          DCL / Kane / Watkins

          Subs: 1. Dallas 2. Digne 3.Barnes

          1 FT (0,8£ ITB)

          A) Save
          B) Barnes --> Lingard
          C) Bruno --> Salah
          D) Bruno & Gundo --> KDB & Lingard (-4)

        • Free Hat
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Its just 5min I know.

          But seeing the transformation Ful went through this season I hope they stay up.

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Agree fingers crossed

        • The VAR Team
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Why is the camera so low down on Craven Cottage?

          1. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            New stand being built

            1. The VAR Team
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Beefing up the Cottage for the Championship. Nice!

          2. TomSaints
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Always is because of where the cameras are. I think once they’ve got the new stand it’ll be better

          3. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Think it's because they're rebuilding the stand the cameras sit.

        • TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No sofa is big enough with no Kane.

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Spurs looking pretty bad imo

          2. Little Red Lacazette
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I am with you. You will not suffer alone.

          3. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I’ve got him but his EO is 158% 🙁

            1. badgerboy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              That's a very subtle top 10k brag! 😉

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                😉

        • Says
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Rubin is quickly becoming my favourite Loftus-Cheek

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Fulham play some good stuff

        • Little Red Lacazette
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          The cameraman's infant son has taken control?

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Do keepers get the save if it’s then flagged off ?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Nope

          2. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            No, dead ball.

        • Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Nervy game as a Kane TC owner

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Probably a tad nervier if you don't have Kane (or C, or TC).

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

            honestly would take an assist for a 33 pointer

        • thewakka
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Bale isgoing to be sent of at 60 min with 0-0 to punish all kneejerks

          • Netters2018
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Does anyone look back and think "what the hell was i thinking" bringing eric dier in on my wc bench boost was one of those moments.