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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. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    Digne 2 baps

    1. Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Nice

  2. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 10 days ago

    I despise Kane and Spurs. Genuinely. What a crap bunch. Gtfo

  3. TheBiffas
      2 months, 10 days ago

      that miss puts me out of the cup

    • how now brown cow
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Fulham rarely concede more than 1 goal. Been saying it all week.

    • fedolefan
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      We need a pro-pundits article on Kane's xG.

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Salah had a higher XG than Kane at the weekend yet he came out with nothing. Be grateful you got your goal

    • Niho992
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      96 all out. Terrible GW. Another one.

      1. bluee
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Not terrible and you know it. Attention seeking.

        1. Z
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          If it is BB it is terible

          1. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            it's not BB but it's terrible

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

        86, all out. Wc team.

      3. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Niho thought you had better material 😉

        1. Slouch87
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          He is a very simple soul.

      4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        haha that is not terrible relax.
        You are about 30 above average and about 10 above the top 1k

      5. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 10 days ago

        Humble waaannn

      6. Sun Jihai
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        How's that terrible? Top 10k average is 80 points so you are 20% above that

        1. Niho992
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          i'm better than top 10 K anyway.

          1. money face bandwagon
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            haha

          2. JONALDINHO
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Mate I’d be surprised if you’ve ever been in the top 10k

      7. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 10 days ago

        What? 72 here -33% rank drops ... you are on the moon man!

    • Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 10 days ago

      Kane one of the most clinical finishers of the last decade except for this game week

    • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 10 days ago

      It’s over. Kane TC big fail

      1. TheBiffas
          2 months, 10 days ago

          same

        • Eh, just one more thing ...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          This.

        • Nightcrawler
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Ah kane Tc. That explains it

        • Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 10 days ago

          24 pts not a fail

        • Tango74
            2 months, 10 days ago

            But the signs were there

            People/scouts on here were saying he was not on form lately

            His Fulham defence is getting better

        • Messiah Hazard
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Need Kane (c) goal Son assist as soon as possible...

        • Sack The Glazers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          the only right decision I made this GW was Areola over Ederson as my GK

        • DRIZ ✅
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Gundogan TC next week?

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Yeah why not

            Can't be worse than this lot.

            1. DRIZ ✅
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Yep what a week!

          2. Messiah Hazard
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Thinking hard on this... Not sure if I have enough courage for it...

            1. DRIZ ✅
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Cant be worse then this gw!

          3. HonestBlatter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Yes..and Pep roulette lookin two benching

          4. Z
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 10 days ago

            Nope....he will not play 2 games and he is not ofensive anymore

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

            Kdb maybe. Gundo could be benched.

        • Please Answer Me
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Kane you're gonna get a hat trick when you're not my TC aren't you? I was so naive to think he could score as if my TC never goes right I had Mane TC last year and got 1pt

        • el polako
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 10 days ago

          Kane owners atleast got a goal.

          DCL owners got nothing just a shirt trying to be footballer.

          1. GROBARI
              2 months, 10 days ago

              This

            • Egg noodle
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              DCL captained here. Hello xD

            • SON of CITY
                2 months, 10 days ago

                no, just a confused guy running around in the pitch.

            • Eh, just one more thing ...
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              2 months, 10 days ago

              Why does Kane never show any desire to get forward, Jesus.

              1. TheBiffas
                  2 months, 10 days ago

                  he's a midfielder

              2. Bobby Digital
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 10 days ago

                Do something Son!

                1. thewakka
                    2 months, 10 days ago

                    You sound like my dad throughout my childhood

                    1. GROBARI
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        This

                      • tbos83
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Hahahaha

                    2. Duke Silver ☑
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Any day now Hugo

                    3. Pedram
                      • 7 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Salah to the rescue!

                    4. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
                      • 11 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      4 mins left for kane

                    5. DRIZ ✅
                      • 9 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Kane TC’s saying he is overrated. Love it

                      1. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
                        • 11 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        I least I can feel OK I got KDB TC got 8*3 way back in gw19.

                    6. Rash
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Fair play those who went Richarlison over that troll DCL

                    7. Duke Silver ☑
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Kane does well to find touch deep into Fulham territory. Lineout Fulham

                    8. IRBOX ⚽
                      • 4 Years
                      2 months, 10 days ago

                      Everton into 4th. Fantastic turnaround under Carlo

                      1. DRIZ ✅
                        • 9 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        And by Gerrard

                      2. Bushwhacker
                        • 1 Year
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Random season, random results

                        1. IRBOX ⚽
                          • 4 Years
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Not really. We have beaten Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal, United. Dropped points to lower half table. Really should be 2nd or 3rd

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

                      I made some bad calls this week in hindsight. Luckily, so did most other serious players.

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

                        I think mine was the worst 😀

                    10. lewis1290
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        if salah haul my season is over

                      • The journey out of the 1mil
                        • 4 Years
                        2 months, 10 days ago

                        Digne haul!!!

                        1. lewis1290
                            2 months, 10 days ago

                            he score?

                        2. Steve The Spud
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          2 months, 10 days ago

                          Kane tc and areola game literally couldn’t have gone worse

                        3. Gemma817
                            2 months, 10 days ago

                            Congrats to all of you who still have your TC intact.

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

                              TC is the most overrated of all the chips in my judgement . It can be wonderful, but it rarely is.

                              1. Gemma817
                                  2 months, 10 days ago

                                  Most in my ml tc'd bruno. Just 6 pts extra from the chip. Those who played BB got over 15+

                            2. IRBOX ⚽
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 10 days ago

                              Almost captained Digne :/

                              1. Hazz
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 3 Years
                                2 months, 10 days ago

                                I joked about it, if only!

                              2. FPL Pillars
                                • 4 Years
                                2 months, 10 days ago

                                I mean Everton defence never conceed you should of

                            3. Albrightondknight
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 5 Years
                              2 months, 10 days ago

                              Quick summary it’s all a big fail mc fail.

                              1. Albrightondknight
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                2 months, 10 days ago

                                With a side of fries.

                            4. FPL Pillars
                              • 4 Years
                              2 months, 10 days ago

                              So will Kane by rested vs Palace?

                              1. TheBiffas
                                  2 months, 10 days ago

                                  doubt it