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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. Jimmy Boy
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Alonso up there with my worst punts of all time at the moment, got rid of Dias for him on a wildcard as well lmao

    1. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Same here. Exact move. SMH

  2. el polako
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Dominic Cant Levin

    1. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      You got the spelling wrong. Cannot. 😀

      1. el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Thats want I meant, didn't mean to be vulgar.

  3. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    I have a question. Why does VAR always try to disallow but never allow goals. If the ball hit a defenders hand like that it would never be a pen. However if the ball hits the attackers hand they bring it back to that and disallow the goal. This needs to stop

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Exactly

    2. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I don't understand why people think VAR was designed to allow goals.

      All the complaints pre-VAR were about goals being given that should not have been given. The point of VAR was to stop more of those complaints are arising.

      See for example Henry's handball goal vs Ireland. Or Boly's handball goal vs Man City. Or numerous occasions of goals being given when the player scoring was offside (used to be a weekly occurrence on MotD when Hansen and Lawro were the pundits).

    3. Says
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      The rule is applied differently to attackers and defenders, that's how it's specified.

    4. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Disallowing that Ful goal made absolutely no sense.

  4. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    So the smart move was Richa over Lewin.

    1. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      The hindsight move

  5. faux_C
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Oh a Richarlison goal? No returns for DCL?

    Ultimate troll GW continues.

  6. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Bale and Alli off
    Moura and Sissoko on

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

    bale and alli subbed

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Finally.

  8. schlupptheweek
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    That Maja non-goal sums up my season

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      How

    2. Jimmy Boy
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Same here, just a joke fpl campaign for me this season. I've lost count of all the travesties in recent weeks. The Coufal sitter, Cancelo sitter, Raphinha sitter, Leicester clean sheet cheaply given away last night, I could go on

  9. Londongeezaa
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Spurs really thought they did something against a woeful Burnley.

  10. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Not actually sure why I didn’t consider Richarlison over DCL, he’s been looking good

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      James was going to be fit. So DCL would be the better option on paper

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        That was part of my thinking ...... the best laid plans and all that.

    2. Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      because twitter told you to consider DCL over Richarlison.

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Lol you think I follow twitter

    3. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Because DCL has scored way more this season

      1. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Form is form

  11. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Kane and Son ultimate frauds.

  12. InterUranus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    119 (-4) with BB. Salah to play. Up 300k places this week. Can't complain.

    1. Big Hands Barry
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Great week!

    2. Von Lipwig
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Can't complain? CAN'T COMPLAIN? lol

      1. InterUranus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Lol, I'm severely underplaying how ecstatic I am.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      No, apparently just brag.

    4. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      lovely, well played

    5. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      only rise of 300k is not that great. come back with a better brag

    6. Londongeezaa
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      What’s your OR?

      1. InterUranus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Live FPL says 421k as it stands. Safe to say this has been a great week for me.

  13. SON of CITY
      2 months, 12 days ago

      someone please take me out of my misery with this DCL player.

    • Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Bale out

    • Hybrid.power
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I brought in Richarlison for their double in 24. Dropped him for Ings the next week. What a thick.

    • DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Of course Richarlison scores.

      1. THFC4LIFE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Yeah sold him in 25.

    • Herman Toothrot
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Never mind all these "harsh on Fulham" comments.

      I own Maja

    • A Kun & Mateta
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Dude Cuties Like. Should have avoided Dom and went for the uglier talented one, what does it say about me?

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Would goal have also been disallowed had it hit a Spurs players hand?

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Like is play reset if it hits anyone’s hand?

        1. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          I think attacker's arm

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Ok

      2. Says
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        no

    • lewis1290
        2 months, 12 days ago

        DIGNE or DCL pls do something!!!!!!

        1. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 12 days ago

          Digne's ticking along nicely.

          1. lewis1290
              2 months, 12 days ago

              wdym

              1. Duke Silver ☑
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                On for 2 clean sheets. I would've taken that at the start of the gameweek.

          2. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 12 days ago

            Digne has TWO clean sheets FFS and his first one was a miracle

            1. lewis1290
                2 months, 12 days ago

                ye just want an attacking return tho

            2. sminkypinky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              I agree. Want more points. Hence I agree. 😉

          3. GROBARI
              2 months, 12 days ago

              At least i learned from this. Never triple captain Everton player

            • Nightcrawler
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Bale wagon off the same week it left the station

              Cant see him syarting vs palace after this performance oh no i dont

            • Nikolai Volkoff
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              A hit for Madders to Siggy would have paid off. Ah well...

            • Jafalad
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              Game's gone mad. How they can chalk that goal off for Fulham as handball is devoid of any common sense or understanding of the game.
              Got to start making better decisions.

              1. Wild Rover
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                It’s the rule that’s wrong, not the decision

                1. BobbyDoesNotLook
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Can I ask what rule? Hand tied to body and ball came from 1-2m away.

                  1. Steinburg FC
                    • 6 Years
                    2 months, 12 days ago

                    In attack if the ball touches the arm/hand it doesn’t matter if it’s natural position or not but in defense it does... it doesn’t make much sense but those are the rules... supposedly they are going to change the hand ball rules again next season

                2. Jafalad
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 11 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  And a modicum of common sense could be applied.

              2. Lindelol
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                *better rules

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

              spurs trying to close the game off. the double decker is out

              1. Super Saints
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                They always do when they're 1-0 up, no doubt it will end 1-1, can't stand Mourinho

              2. Gandalf
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Hate how spurs play that way

            • NULL-X-VOID
              • 7 Years
              2 months, 12 days ago

              that assist could've been Digne's, absolutely hate Siggy rn

              1. lewis1290
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  same

              2. el polako
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Lesson learned, never trust a muppet from a Mickley mouse club.

              3. AC Yew
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Putting the Captaincy on the least likely player from now on

              4. Niho992
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                Imagine owning Diagne because i do

              5. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                2 months, 12 days ago

                I do proper hate this game sometimes.

                1. IRBOX ⚽
                  • 4 Years
                  2 months, 12 days ago

                  Don’t play then. Better still, don’t whinge about it on here. You’re banging on about blokes in there 30’s and 40’s which make up the bulk of FPL players yet you carry on like a child every single week