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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. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    How is he supposed to move his hand??? Terrible decision.

    But they didn’t give Hudson Odio’s. Pathetic.

  2. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Dcl doing f all then

  3. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Richarlson better option than DCl

    1. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Hindsight

  4. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Another richarlison goal.

    He was the right choice. Damn!

  5. kennethrhcp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Terrible rule

  6. UpTheCherries
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Handball rule is a joke. It was by his side how is he meant to get that out the way?

  7. JJO
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Fking Dcl killing me when i dont have him,killing me even more when i have him

    1. JJO
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Classic donkey

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Dominick Celebration Lewin

  9. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Of course Richarlison went on a purple patch when I shipped

    1. JJO
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Kicking my self for selling him for Dcl

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

    Learn the rules of the game people. Crap rule, but correct decision

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      They need to have a look at this rule

    2. COUFAL SO GOOD
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Louder

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    WTF.

    The handball rule is ridiculous.

  12. jason_ni
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    So so harsh on Fulham... shocking rule.

  13. AC/DC AFC
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    No way.

    His hands on his hip.

  14. COK3Y5MURF
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Have both and captained DCL ffs

    1. OLEgend
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Same here.I TC DCL

  15. Tonyawesome69 FH36
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    How was that disallowed?! That was ball to hand and his arm was by his side!

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

      Rules

    2. kennethrhcp
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Directly led to a goal. Just an awful rule

  16. Scholes Out Forever
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    WBA has to attack now... DCL or Digne for the second? Please!

    1. lewis1290
        2 months, 10 days ago

        yes pls , i have C and Digne

    2. deathcabofdevil
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Didn't the Fulham player know he was supposed to chop his arms and leave them at home ? Novice.

    3. Free Hat
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Thats very harsh. Undeserved.
      Even if his arm wasnt there, it wouldnt change a thing as it would hit his side instead

    4. lewis1290
        2 months, 10 days ago

        why take that corner off digne !!!!!!!

      • OLEgend
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Should have TC Richarlison not DCL

      • EDUARDO DA SILVA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Kane yellow is all we need.

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

        Nothing from Kane(TC) Son DCL Digne. F this week

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        he puts his arms down and a player smashes the ball at him from 5 yards. handball.

        hilarious

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          That’s what I mean, surely ball to hand?

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Doesn't matter. The rule is if it hits the hand the goal has to be ruled out. Stupid rule but that's where we are.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Whoever made that change to the rules should be fired

              1. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Yep someone made an absolute dog's dinner out of the handball rule.

        2. BeaversWithAttitude
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Word. Arm at his side, struck from a metre away. Get real, ref!

      • KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Gutted Pereira clean sheet is gone, means my -4 of Raphinha to him will have cost me a point ultimately

      • fedolefan
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        OMG Rich goal. Woohoo!!! What a buy since GW24.

        1. Deulofail
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          3 goals in 2 GWs since I sold him (so far) 🙄

          1. fedolefan
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Unlucky. I was going to sell him but decided to keep him because of Pool's injuries and then couldn't sell this week because of the double.

      • GROBARI
          2 months, 10 days ago

          DCL you garbage TC,can you get 1 assist at least,i dont want a goal no more,1 assist

        • Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          KANE TC FAILED BEAUTIFULLY

          1. It’s gonna Ben Mee
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Not really

        • tiger
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Note to self: DCL...Don't Captain Lewin...ever again

        • Says
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          yeah so when ball touches a hand for an *attacking* player before a goal it's stricter than for when defenders commit a handball.

          If it touches an arm at all by an attacking player it rules out the goal. It's simple, unambiguous and it definitely happened for this goal. There is no debating the decision.

          If you don't like that rule, that is another matter.

        • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          spurs sitting back now, mourinho 101 bus parking second half