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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. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    That was it, right there, that was it.

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Yup

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Areola saves.

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

    That was it.

  4. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Kane is utterly useless

  5. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Jesus christ, how many chances do you need Kane.

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      4

    2. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      When he is my TC he will miss

    3. Silecro
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      He saving it for palace

    4. JONALDINHO
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Tbf it was only his second today

  6. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    F off Kane, literally missed 3 sitters, absolutely typical

  7. BobB
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Bizarre how the goal-fests have dried up since November

  8. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    FFS Kane seriously

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

    what a chance for kane, really easy that

    poor finishing

    1. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Surprised he didn’t round the keeper

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Made it so obvious what he was gonna do

  10. richarlison2348
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I'm laughing and crying at the same time

    • Don Kloppeone
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Suppose it’s too much to ask for wba to score. Sorry but that Digne ownership in my MLs.... 😀

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Too much

    • Nightcrawler
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Kane is pathetic excuse for a football player

      1. Bojam
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Grow up... what a stoopid thing to say. (And yeah, he's my TC).

    • The journey out of the 1mil
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Kane just missing sitters all over the Gaff. U really can't make this up hahaha

    • skodaole2
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Five goals in five games including yesterday's and tonight's games. Premier league at its finest, they could just play one half and finish this torture earlier

    • el polako
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Everton = we just happy to be shite.

    • Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Soooo, still laighing at my Digne(c)?

      1. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Nope. Well played.

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

        Why not TC?

        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Saving for Cancelo

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Will if West Brom score

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

        Link your team next season I can copy it. I need all the fpl help I can get! 😀

    • Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Ok now liverpool and chelsea you can draw - 1 - 1. ffs

    • TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Still time for Son and DCL goal. Come on

    • Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Last 5 minutes

    • lewis1290
        2 months, 11 days ago

        lmao my raphinha TC out scored kane :))))

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          You were unlucky, Raph could of had SO much more that GW.

      • FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Nipples 😮

      • Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Never had a slice of FPL luck in my life, how has Kane not scored tonight, turned into the worst striker in the league the second I put TC on him

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yawn. Back to moaning about your "bad luck" yet again. Maybe you're just crap at this game.

          1. The journey out of the 1mil
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            😀

        2. The journey out of the 1mil
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I feel you man. Pure tragedy

      • KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Holding hammy

        1. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Holgate*

      • TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Salah probably going to haul now =(

        1. FPL Pillars
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          That would be nice but I doubt it

      • Jimmy Boy
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Three players from this Spurs game and I'm getting six points from them. Areola concedes from Spurs only shot on target, Maja has a goal questionably ruled out by VAR and Kane doesn't score. RIP my season

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

        kane expected goals through the roof. c material

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

          As is tradition, he'll haul the gameweek after the Double.

      • g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Holgate hammy

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

        Even though I captained Kane. I am pleased enough. A -4 I did actually worked for a change.

        KDB in Grealish out
        Digne in Mee out

      • tiger
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Come on Fulham, get an equaliser. You too West Brom

      • Gudjohnsen
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Kane is so,so overrated

        1. Old Man
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          He's probably just knackered from playing twice a week for months.