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

    Nice!

  2. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Maja better option than Kane

  3. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Well worked, well-deserved.

  4. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Fulham are no pushovers

  5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    that can't be handball surely

  6. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Kane won’t blank now thankfully phew

    1. Maddamotha
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      ?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        Disallowed

  7. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    rich g siggy a

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

      Jeez..

    2. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      No way. F DCL

    3. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Nooooo

    4. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Carrier pigeon for the first game?

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

    Yeah screw you Spurs. Better score now Kane

  9. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    VAR check .... disallowed goal for Fulham.

    1. Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      NOOOOO

  10. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    This is fantastic for Kane owners. Our CDM bloke can finally get going on the attack

  11. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    OH MAJA GOD!!

  12. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    goal disallowed

    he literally kicked the ball at his arm

  13. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Handball, goal chalked off for Fulham.

    Poor decision

    1. BeaversWithAttitude
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Ikr? What was he supposed to do? I have Davies on and still consider it a rubbish call.

  14. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Rich goal

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Siggy A

    2. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      All happening...

  15. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Make Arsenal Jam Again!!!!

  16. KAPTAIN KANE
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Ball to hand, should be fine no?

  17. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Maja...a great enabler.

  18. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Disallowed.

    Everton score tho.

  19. BeaversWithAttitude
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Unbelievable!

  20. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Its a shame that Everton can't get relegated, what a bunch of donkeys.

    1. Third Eye Vision
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Most clinical team in the league according to the stats.

  21. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Cruel.

  22. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    What is he supposed to do? 😆

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Such a BS rule.

  23. Lindelol
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    party for Holmes

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

    Stop giving Fulham points. Saints getting relegated at this rate

  25. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Richarlison AGAIN

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

    That’s a disgraceful decision. Where’s he supposed to have his hand? Straight up in the air?

  27. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Wrong desision

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

    DCL the crap pick, Richa the one then

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      just so streaky

    2. IRBOX ⚽
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Crap comment. DCL had the better opportunities

  29. seanie3
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Come on West Brom, looks like those advocating rich over DCL were spot on

  30. Ibralicious
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Richarlison the new DCL?

    1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Richarlison the old Richarlison