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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. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Kane. Utterly brutalise Fulham.

    1. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Show no mercy, Harold of Kaneshire.

      1. Forgetmeknot
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 21 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
          6 months, 21 days ago

          Oh yes of course.

    2. Crunchie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Hope you are right

    3. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Bend em Harry !

      1. Tango74
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 21 days ago

        I have Aina

        Most people have Kane so CS be good

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 21 days ago

          Eina ! Afrikaans word for ouch

          1. Ricardo88
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 21 days ago

            Fellow South African?

            1. Rupert The Horse
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 21 days ago

              Yep.

            2. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 21 days ago

              yep

              1. Ricardo88
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                6 months, 21 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.

      2. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

        Plunder their inner depths.

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 21 days ago

          bowels ?

          1. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            6 months, 21 days ago

            Deeper

            1. Debauchy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              6 months, 21 days ago

              Eina

    4. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

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

  2. Babit1967
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

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

    1. AC/DC AFC
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 21 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
        6 months, 21 days ago

        Haha. Exactly the same.

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

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

  3. Tango74
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 21 days ago

    I have Kane and Aina

    Hmm

  4. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Be cool, Kane. Please, please blank.

    1. faux_C
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      +1000

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      I want him to rip flesh from the bone.

  5. hullcityfan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    2 pointers all round incoming.

  6. denial
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 12 Years
    6 months, 21 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.

  7. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Let's go Fulham!

  8. DK_13
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 21 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?

  9. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Give them nothing!
    But take from them everything!

  10. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 21 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.

  11. Says
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    (TK) lets go!

  12. ZEZIMA
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 21 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.

  13. Sterling Malory
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Kane involvement is going to hurt rank

    1. denial
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 12 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Son too.

      1. Sterling Malory
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

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

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Hopefully your rank is crippled.

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

        never to rise again !

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 21 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
            • 6 Years
            6 months, 21 days ago

            How you getting on so far? TC Kane?

  14. Nomar
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 21 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.

  15. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Maja ha, Maja he
    Send Spurs to their knees

  16. nerd_is_the_werd
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 21 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
      6 months, 21 days ago

      West Brom and Fulham on the attack you gotta laugh

  17. Bounce
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Come on my 손흥민

  18. Says
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 21 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
      6 months, 21 days ago

      ah crap, it misformatted my comment

      1. Egg noodle
        • 11 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

        It's ok. We forgive you.

  19. Double Entry
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    This camera angle at Fulham is awful!

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      +111111

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Craven Cottage always looks like a childs pitch

    3. Says
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      too near the pitch

    4. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

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

  20. arkom
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 21 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)

  21. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 21 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
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Agree fingers crossed

  22. The VAR Team
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Why is the camera so low down on Craven Cottage?

    1. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      New stand being built

      1. The VAR Team
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

        Beefing up the Cottage for the Championship. Nice!

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 21 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
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

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

  23. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    No sofa is big enough with no Kane.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Spurs looking pretty bad imo

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      I am with you. You will not suffer alone.

    3. Wild Rover
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

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

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 21 days ago

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

        1. Wild Rover
          • 11 Years
          6 months, 21 days ago

          😉

  24. Says
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Rubin is quickly becoming my favourite Loftus-Cheek

  25. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Fulham play some good stuff

  26. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    The cameraman's infant son has taken control?

  27. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 21 days ago

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

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      Nope

    2. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      No, dead ball.

  28. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 21 days ago

    Nervy game as a Kane TC owner

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

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

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 21 days ago

      honestly would take an assist for a 33 pointer

  29. thewakka
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 21 days ago

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

  30. Netters2018
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 21 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.