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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. NULL-X-VOID
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Okay DCL is back to OG DCL now, messed up my Digne attacking return

  2. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    DCL broke my heart.

    1. Deulofail
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Don't worry, he misses you like he misses the goal

  3. IRBOX ⚽
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    Are people actually surprised? Fulham legit have the best defence in the league aside from City over the past 8-10 GW’s

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      mourinho parked the bus after the first goal

      1. IRBOX ⚽
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Irrelevant. Their defensive statistics speak volumes

        1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          defence is good but if you hardly attack you don't test them

          with the attacking talent spurs have they could have caused them massive problems

    2. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      They're playing very well all over. If they could only finish . . .

    3. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Tbf Kane missed a sitter in the first half.

  4. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 9 days ago

    SWEET! Here comes diver for a penalty . . if Spurs can get near the Fulham box . .

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      They cant

  5. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 9 days ago

    C'mon Harry!

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Raise your dongers

    2. Tango74
        2 months, 9 days ago

        People/scouts were saying Kane not on form and not right captain pick or TC

        If only I listened 🙁

    3. The journey out of the 1mil
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Can't believe DCL didn't get any returns v SOU and WBA playing 180+ mins

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

        I can. Summarises my season perfectly.

    4. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Anyone getting 2x Spurs CS?

    5. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Kane fails

    6. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      People surprised that DCL keeps missing?

      Him actually scoring would be the surprise.

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 9 days ago

        To be fair compared with Bamford and Watkins DCL does actually hit the barn door more often than not. . .

    7. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Areola literally never makes 3 saves,

    8. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      As j said before Spurs Ft 1-0

    9. NULL-X-VOID
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 9 days ago

      Keane is BPS magnet, like they love him tbh

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Main rival has him, SHOCK

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          My god, is there anything you don't take personally?

    10. Pandastar5
        2 months, 9 days ago

        worth it to bring in lingard for barnes? or is raphinha / other option better?

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Kane touched the ball!!!!

        1. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          He only does that with his wife

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        To those watching, is the Fulham D this good or Spurs are just poor going forward?

        1. Jimmers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 9 days ago

          Defence is good but doesn't matter much when you can't score at the other end

      • Liberate HK - antichinazi
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        Any possibiliy of an anti-anti climax of Liv 4-4 Che?

      • el polako
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 9 days ago

        How come DCL is playing in Premiership ?
        What a donkey.

        1. Tango74
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Yeah must be crap

            13 prem goals

        2. GROBARI
            2 months, 9 days ago

            Kane fail
            Bruno fail
            Salah gonna fail
            DCL TC fail
            Gundo fail
            Barnes fail
            Raph fail
            Can i take a break?

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

              I bet you're still on more points than me this gw

              1. GROBARI
                  2 months, 9 days ago

                  74 (-4)

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

                    55 here. SHEIT dropped 100k

                    1. GROBARI
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Ouch. Better luck next time

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

                        I'm only on 51 if it makes you feel better

                • Saka_me_sideways
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    I have all of these.... hug?

                  • Deulofail
                    • 5 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Yes please

                  • JONALDINHO
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    2 months, 9 days ago

                    Doesn’t make much of a difference because most people own all of them anyway

                    1. GROBARI
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Care more about ML to be honest. I am so happy that i went from almost 3M rank in GW5 to 200k now

                    2. Little Red Lacazette
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Mo to save you.

                      1. GROBARI
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Fingers crossed

                    3. Revival
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Antonio with his single game away to best team and defence in the league outscoring DCL

                      1. Super Saints
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        I sold him for Watkins

                    4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      I was thinking of getting

                      Perreira in for Lowton
                      Son/Bale in for Fernandes -4

                      Is the Perreira move a bad one or a good one? I noticed Leicester have not kept many clean sheets. But they have Brighton and Sheffield United in the next two.

                      I also have a FH which I plan to use gw29 so I am not bothered about blanks.

                    5. g40steve
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Fulham don’t realise they need to score not just pass the ball about?

                      1. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        They did score

                    6. Hazz
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 3 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Kane, take my energy...

                      1. JOELIO8701
                        • 5 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Lol and mine! The TC’s can make a spirit bomb for him

                    7. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Corner Spurs!

                      1. g40steve
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Son cannot even put in a decent ball

                    8. Bushwhacker
                      • 1 Year
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Kane whistfully taking the ball ten yards down the pitch for the throw in . . .

                    9. Jindaljain
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Kane TC fail Season over

                      1. ManUtdFan977
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Better than my DCL

                    10. AzzaroMax99
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Barnes*+DcL+Digne to Son+Antonio+Cresswell (-8)

                      Crazy or not? That would give me 8 bgw29 players or 9 if Pereira to Raphina in gw28

                    11. Duke Silver ☑
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Desperately Composed Llama

                    12. Ibralicious
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Kane looks awful. Just tucking in as an additional CDM atm behind Alli

                      1. Tonyawesome69 FH36
                        • 2 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Alli is off

                    13. Hy liverpool
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Anyone score ffs

                    14. PogChamp
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 9 days ago

                      Richarlison 42 points. 51 with baps 🙂

                      1. JONALDINHO
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        TC? Well done

                        1. PogChamp
                          • 9 Years
                          2 months, 9 days ago

                          Yeah TC. Bit of a punt but it's paid off.

                      2. Jindaljain
                        • 6 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        A better differential

                      3. Hybrid.power
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 9 days ago

                        Brilliant!