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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. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Scrappy game at Craven Cottage

  2. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Bale going to pinch all the Kane expected goals.

  3. seanie3
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Parker has really turned this team around, much much better team than they were in before 2021

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      deserves a big job

      1. Third Eye Vision
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        He’s doing well at Fulham and I really like him, but other than a sense he’ll have a good managerial career ahead of him, he’s done nothing of note yet that warrants a ‘bigger’ job than the one he’s got.

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

      Agreed, done a really good job. Fulham are no pushovers

    3. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Newcastle and West Brom deserve to go down along with Sheff Utd, would love to see fulham stay up..

  4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 8 days ago

    Spurs have been awful so far

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Back to life, back to reality.

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Credit to Fulham but early days

    3. seanie3
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      More a case of Fulham playing well and not letting spurs into the groove yet.

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

    Who is the best cheap defender with 29 in mind?

    1. thewakka
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Dallas, Aina, Targett

      • La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Burn

      • Says
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        I'm not sure that any of the cheap defenders are thinking about GW 29, most of them are probably more worried about getting in the side in real life than about FF.

      • Little Red Lacazette
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        White

      • seanie3
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Dallas

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Spurs back to factory settings

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Kane dive

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

        We can see. Thank you

        1. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Some of us can't

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

            Ok i will tell you

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

        He had a wry smile as he went down as well, haha.

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

        Send him off - disgraceful.

    4. Doctor Evil
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Has Kane scored yet?

    5. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Bale on free kicks

    6. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Kane non C, TC and non owner's needn't worry.

      He will blank tonight!

      1. seanie3
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        feel he might, Son, Bale or Alli to steal his goals now.. Kane is not the main focal point anymore unless its a pen

    7. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 8 days ago

      Bale off free kicks

    8. thewakka
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Waiting for my Aina to CS and baps

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Kane misses a real sitter

        Wow

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

        Kane you f****

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Spurs are pretty bad tbh

      • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        What a miss wow

      • Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Absolutely woeful mr Kane.

      • Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        It's the Bale show again.

      • La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Free header

      • EmreCan Hustle
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Spurs back 4 and Hojbjerg have no creativity, they just clear the ball.

        1. Fred54
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 8 days ago

          Hojbjerg is KdB lite according to some Spurs fans.

      • Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Kane what a miss, crazy

      • Differentiator
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        kane backpass

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

        Massive BPS hit for Kane.

        Wasting more Son assists.

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

        Terrible miss from Son.

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

          Kane***

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Wow Kane misses an absolute sitter.

      • Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        What a SITTER >:(

      • Eh, just one more thing ...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 8 days ago

        Son goal

        1. Im New Here
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Nop

          • Eh, just one more thing ...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Sorry ALI touch but might be assist as maybe hit Fulham defender

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

          Alli G
          Son A

        3. Im New Here
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Alli G, Son A

          • Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 8 days ago

            Terrible miss by Kane. Son amazing chance created. 15 pts lost in a minute