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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. NULL-X-VOID
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    I'd take 14 Digne (C) points. In hindsight, the punt decision paid off given Kane and Bruno's performances

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Well done

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Lol

    3. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Would have been best pick also in my team...went Harry instead

    4. The journey out of the 1mil
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Great Punt.

  2. moment
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Sitting on the tiniest of green arrows. Need Rudiger to outscore Salah to keep it that way.

  3. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    Worst DGW ever!!!

    1. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      By far

  4. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    So no Spurs triple up lolz

    1. AMBELLINA PRISE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Not even double up

  5. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 9 days ago

    90 all out with triple captain. Could have had that from Kane against Burnley! Red arrow incoming

    1. diesel001
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      That is decent this GW tbf.

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        It’ll be red I think after the last game.

    2. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      No it’s actually a good score all in all so well done 🙂

      1. RAFA THE GAFFA
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        It’s small green now actually. But I think it’ll be red after the last game. Got no players. 65k > 59k

  6. Joey Tribbiani
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Pope TC in GW24 outscored Kane TC GW26 😎

    • pundit of punts
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      36 points on BB 😀

      Never crossed 15 in any of the seasons before

      1. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Pope Raph Bam Dallas. A smashing 10

    • Stupendous
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I need 5 pts from Mo for 100!!!

      Come on Salah son!

      Make this anti-climactic crap turn out alright in the end!

    • KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      Who would have got the assist had the West Brom goal stood?

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Furlong

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Damn

    • mattk lfc
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 9 days ago

      I need 2 points from Salah to reach 100. Can he do it?

      1. The journey out of the 1mil
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Same here lol. Really clutching on straws this GW

        1. Here's Tom with the We…
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I need one! Booking and subbed at 59 on its way...

      2. AC Yew
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        He just needs to turn up lolz

    • marcos11
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Reckon Mount will be routinely rested in Tuchel’s system or is he more or less an ever-present?

      • Doctor Evil
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Dam you Kane! But still on 112 with Salah & Jorginho to go. I’ll take that

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Scott Evil doesn't care either

      • PLerix
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Really disappointing gw with so many «almosts». Still ending on 90 points, so not that bad.

      • The 12th Man
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        122 -4. All out.
        Rubbish 2nd half to a DGW but can’t complain.

        1. Over Midwicket
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          What a gloat..

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Did you say goat?

        2. Liberate HK - antichinazi
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          119 -4 all out (BB), need a Salah 3pt-er to meet you.

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Nice

        3. pundit of punts
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          118(-8) here

          Well played

        4. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 9 days ago

          119 with Salah, Mane and TAA left.

          1. The 12th Man
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Woah. Could end up massive .

        5. sminkypinky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          110 -8 BB Mo left. Want him to fail though. Main rival has TC on him. Wanted more but seeing average is so low it’s good.

      • The journey out of the 1mil
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Come on Salah!!!

      • Niho992
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Kane TC fail as expected. So glad i didnt fell on that twitter trap. You should TC Richarlison. He was better choice anyway.

        1. money face bandwagon
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          tell me again when u ever get into top 1k rank for a season

      • wulfrunian
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        74 points all out with Kane(tc).Worst dgw of all time.

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        Hold them Digne!

      • Duke Silver ☑
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 9 days ago

        So lads, Kane captain next week? He's due 😉

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 9 days ago

          I probably will actually

          1. Duke Silver ☑
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Not a bad shout. City captain looks like a trap.

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

          Gundogan for sure

      • jammie26
          1 month, 9 days ago

          Need 7 points from Mo to hit a century. About average?

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Nope, quite a bit under unfortunately

          2. Buck The Trent
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Need 4 here

          3. marcos11
              1 month, 9 days ago

              9 here

          4. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Where are all laughing at bruno triple captainers at now.

            1. Leaf
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Probably still laughing

            2. KAMARA-COPY
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Nowhere to hide

            3. Bushwhacker
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 9 days ago

              24>18 ?

          5. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Easy to forget reading on here that spurs actually won 1-0 tonight haha

          6. AMBELLINA PRISE
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 9 days ago

            I have 3 Spurs players but feel disgusted that Fulham could not get at least a point.

            Also, Doherty and Ben Devies should try playing tennis instead. Cannot believe that they are actually getting paid to play like this

          7. Bucket Man
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Should make 100 just with BB. Starting to comeback a bit this season after disaster start.

            Have TC and FH. No WC. Keeping Fernandes over Son and planning on FH 33.

            2FT. 0.9ITB What are people doing with Barnes? Saka has better fixtures more rotation risk for BGW. Lingard mixed bag but nailed on, would have to play Raphinha or Konsa next GW with him though

            Martinez
            Cancelo, Dias, Dallas
            Salah, Bruno, Gundogan, Barnes*
            Kane, Bamford, Watkins
            Areola, Raphinha, Konsa, Shaw

            Saka or Lingard?

          8. KAMARA-COPY
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Kane triple captainers, happy with the 8 points?

            1. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Not at all. Why should we be? But at least he beat Bruno

            2. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Have to be. Better than a blank.

            3. AC Yew
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Maybe from one match but two lol i'd be fuming

            4. Mweene
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 9 days ago

              Obviously not. Fuming.

          9. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Never, ever trusting Harry Krap again

          10. Hadebayor Mum
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            1 month, 9 days ago

            After Mané last year I’ll grudgingly take that Kane TC. It’s an upgrade at least.

          11. Sif
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            At least BB fail matches Kane TC

          12. Mweene
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Disgusting gameweek. What a complete waste of TC

          13. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 9 days ago

            Martinez 12
            Dias 12
            AWB 12
            Digne 14.
            Beautiful

            1. GROBARI
                1 month, 9 days ago

                GG

              • NULL-X-VOID
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                Captaining defs is the way to go in a DGW

              • AC Yew
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 9 days ago

                That Cancelo 2 point really hurts!