Dugout Discussion

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.

Become a Member and get unrestricted access to our data and articles

Full-year memberships, monthly subscriptions and a FREE trial are all now available.

Join now to get the following:

  • Plot your transfer strategies using the fully interactive Season Ticker.
  • Get projections for every Premier League player provided by the Rate My Team statistical model.
  • Use Rate My Team throughout the season to guide your selections and transfers.
  • Get access to over 150+ exclusive members articles over the season.
  • Analyse our OPTA-powered statistic tables specifically tailored for Fantasy Football Managers.
  • Use our exclusive tool to build custom stats tables from over 100 OPTA player and team stats.
  • Enjoy our brand NEW Flat-Track Bully feature which introduces an opposition filter to your tables.
  • View heatmaps and expected goals data for every player.
  • Use our powerful comparison tool to analyse players head-to-head.

ALREADY A USER? CLICK HERE TO UPGRADE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT

NEW TO SCOUT? CLICK HERE TO START A MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT

1,692 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    OMG

    I'm bored

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Lol

  2. Bushwhacker
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Annndd Lamela has suddenly forgotten to dive

  3. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Josh King getting ready.

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Is Gareth watching?

  4. Ginkapo FPL
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Time to buy Maja?

    1. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Only for a hit

    2. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Time to sleep that's an awful dgw

    3. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Wait two weeks

  5. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    I give up.

    My team is now officially a dead team.

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Points for no one and I do mean absolutely no one

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Salah going to sweep them up

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Hope so. Used TC on him. How he came out without a goal against Sheffield boggles my mind

  7. Revival
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Okay booked

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Okay

  8. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    King on
    Bernard off

    1. Wild Rover
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Or was it Arnold?

  9. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Screw this. So much. Wtf.

  10. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Kane looks so lacklustre.
    Dont think he sprinted once during the game.

    1. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Standard for a holding midfielder

  11. pjomara
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Went for Richarlison instead of DCL as a differential.
    He's only gone and been my top points scorer of the dgw

    1. Egg noodle
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Well done mate. I went for DCL assuming that Rodriguez would play

    2. Keeptrying
      • 7 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Well done!

    3. pjomara
      • 10 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Thanks. He still broke my heart at Anfield 😥

  12. Nikolai Volkoff
    • 5 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    0-1 written all over this

  13. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Feels like Spurs have been penned into their own 3rd the entire 2nd half. Woeful team to watch.

    1. Steinburg FC
      • 6 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Did you watch the first half?

  14. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Yawn. Ive switched off. Going to watch countryfile or summit.
    Let me know if anything remotely interesting happens

    1. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Squirrels are coming out of hibernation

      1. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        That's more like it.

      2. Tufnell-Chimes
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 19 days ago

        Squirrels don't hibernate

  15. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    DGWs have recently become all about defence.

    Laporte, Stones are two examples in other DGWs. But we have Man Utd with a double CS already this GW too.

    1. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Keane Digne will also do well as my rivals have them

  16. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Mourinho maintains his record of 1-0 or 0-0

  17. Lord_Trumpington
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    DCL ...another captain fail.

    1. Bragazeti
      • 3 Years
      3 months, 19 days ago

      Hardly getting it right

  18. JBG
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Before the matches started earlier today I was thinking to myself "a Kane goal and I'm in the hundreds...". But nope.

  19. KGFC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Kane miss

  20. Hy liverpool
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    How the heck he missed that

  21. Bartowski
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    This DGW has been abusive to me and I want to be single again!

  22. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    What a utter drab of a gameweek

  23. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Kane sitter

  24. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    85 (-4) points in a DGW with 11 DGW players most with great fixtures...

  25. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    WBA more likely to score here.

  26. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    get the f out of my team kane

    absolutely useless

    what a miss

  27. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    3 months, 19 days ago

    To be fair Fulham did also batter Everton and spend most games having tons of possession with literally zero end product

  28. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    How many golden chance Kane misses?

  29. Eh, just one more thing ...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Useless Kane.

  30. riot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    3 months, 19 days ago

    Really wasn't anticipating bloody Jordan Pickford being my top scorer of the gw