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

    If the ball hits the arm of an attacking player during the build up to a goal, it doesn’t matter whether it’s ball to hand, or if there was intent or not, or where the arm was. They only have to prove that it hit the arm or hand. Crap rule, but that’s what it is. Completely different criteria for deciding whether it’s a penalty or not.

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

      THIS

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

      This
      Shocking rule mind

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

      not even that crap a rule imho, makes it very easy to officiate correctly, which makes it fair.

      The worst rules in football are all the ambiguous ones.

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

    So what is the situation with Bale? Lacking match fitness?
    Lost a step? Super-speed gone? Can anyone assess him?

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

      one game wonder. Only casuals considering him

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

      Maybe all of those things, but he wasn’t very good tonight

  3. The journey out of the 1mil
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Spurs really need a goal here. Fulham equalizer incoming

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Maja shock on the cards

  4. fcsaltyballs
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Omg what an anti climax, Kane and DCL fail ffs 🙁

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

    I hope Kane never stinks his way back into my team again. Fraud

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

    How the f was Fulham goal disallowed? I needed to reset my pw because I was fuming. :d

    He literally had arm next to body AND the ball came from 2m away.

  7. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Useless Richa outscores even more useless DCL. Hurts so bad hahah

  8. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    Donkey clown lazy f****. do something

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

      racist.ban.

      1. Deulofail
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        exe

      2. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        com

  9. Maddamotha
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 12 days ago

    I need 2 goals from DCL and 2 from Salah to save the week

  10. SON of CITY
      2 months, 12 days ago

      now it's all up to digne to hold that CL with his life

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

      Need to raise a million for Barnes > Son from this lot. Any great ideas? Would want to bring in a BGW29 player:

      Martinez Pope
      Cancelo AWB Lowton Targett Dallas
      Gundo Sterling Barnes* Bruno Raphina
      Watkins Kane DCL

      DCL> Antonio?
      AWB > Burn?

      1. Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        look at the money on your bench

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Kane fail

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

        Not yet.

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

      Mourinho tactics in full effect. Can only hope for one golden counter attack that Kane finishes off.

    • Ibralicious
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Spurs have 11 behind the ball and Mourinho is shouting his bus on. If only that Fulham goal counted, it would have sparked some attacking intent

    • Says
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      This rule which is unambiguous, enforced correctly by VAR and applied equally to both teams is *unfair*

    • diesel001
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Digne to DCL and DCL puts it over.

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

      JUST GET ONE RETURN KANE

      1. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Kane is a trap

    • Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Kane past his prime?

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

        Past your bed time

    • William.gallant
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Spurs are getting completely dominated here

      1. The Point About It Is
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        spurs are in white yes?

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

        The perfect condiciones for Son g Kane assist

    • Dybala10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      I can’t believe we are watching this crap

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      No Reguilon this evening.

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 12 days ago

        Davies never attack

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

      Can anyone explain why Reguilon was benched? I was under the impression he was pretty good

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

        He was, nice attacking full back.

        Spurs full backs always rotated, Europa issue too.

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

        I expected him to start but at least he got us decent points this week and nailed 13pointer next week

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

      lesson learnt, nobody is essential

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

      DCL legit cant finish...

      Perfect Digne pass and wasted

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

        ......

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

      Got Kane for the Burnley match. This was always going to be a tight affair

    • Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Dairylick Cowflirt Mooing

    • hullcityfan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Digne +bps

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

      How is Sanchez playing in the Premiership?

    • Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 12 days ago

      How much years will Useless Eric lamela to play for spurs

    • Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 12 days ago

      Fulham deserve something out of this. COME FULHAM.