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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. Isco Disco
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    So bummed about Kane TC fail. But seeing Digne get 14 pts in DGW make me feel lil better

  2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    100 all out. 7 points from my 3 stars this evening.

  3. Make United Great Again
    • 8 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    90 (-8)

    Salah left.

    RUBBISH!!!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      That is unfortunate

  4. Parsnips
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Awful awful awful dgw

    • Ejaaz11
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'm probably out of the cup.

      6 points ahead of my rival who has Salah(TC) I have only salah.
      if its a tie he goes through on goals scored.
      need Liverpool to concede and salah to blank...

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 12 days ago

        this is quite possible.

    • PP6
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Very happy just as a Kane Captainer what a fail for TC

      Save it for the next one

    • OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Who should I replace Maddison & Barnes with ?

      Have Gundo, Salah & Fernandez.

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Only have 0.2m ITB.

        1. Bucket Man
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I’m thinking Saka(rotation risk) or Lingard(no GW 28)

    • AC Yew
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Think i'd rather let my TC chip burn then deal with the disappointment of a Captain fail

    • Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Kane should have braced in both matches.
      Can't fault the pick.

      Never mind!

      1. OneMan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Would you bring in Son or Bale right now ?

        1. Hazz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Son, just cos he'll play most minutes. If Bale is on it he becomes a better pick, but the trust isn't there.

          Son was decent first half. Utterly anonymous second half.

          1. The Suspended One
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            All spurs were, only thing they did decently was time wasting

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Painful watching back those chances today... he was poor

    • LiamK17
        1 month, 12 days ago

        My transfers overall balanced out

        Coufal to Shaw —>

      • Lindelol
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Feeling bad for DCL and Kane TCers...........not

      • Ozils Nozle
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Loris my highest scoring player this week! Had to celebrate something:-)

      • Hotdogs for Tea
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        109 all out ... but a game week of what could have been 🙂

        1. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          stoopppppp

        2. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Totally... 114 w Salah here but ruing Kane missed chances and the Leeds boys failing

          1. Hotdogs for Tea
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Well done

            I was on 79 after the first games ... the second set of games were awful

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Same, was on 80 with 11 and cap

      • jammie26
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Glad i saved TC, all the big boys failed.

        • Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Anyone actually get a double CS from a Spurs player?

          1. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            own Reguilon, but i'm more than happy with 10 pointer

        • KEVIN DE CLAUS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 12 days ago

          67 with Salah left. Can actually ANYONE beat that?

          1. HODGE
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Lots of people lol

          2. GROBARI
              1 month, 12 days ago

              I am close. 70 with Salah left

              1. camarozz
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                70 - 8 on a BB with Salah left. Beat that lol

          3. Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            How many TC Kane as many were going to?

          4. Malcolm Tucker for England …
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            129 all out. Just about level par with the bench boost.
            Could do with a nice Salah missed pen and blank now to finish off a half tidy week 🙂

            1. FPL Pillars
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Bang average score this week I’m afraid

              1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Agreed.

          5. jimmyharte
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            When people playing BB after that s**t Kane TC?

          6. CrouchDown
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Richarlison to DCL worked out well...

            1. HODGE
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Ouch

          7. Hryszko
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            93, TC Kane played with Salah left... lets hope I can hit 100 points

          8. Ian & Zen
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Can you believe it, with just Salah to play, with 11 DGW players, not one of my players scored. I have 2 assists...
            anyone else?

            1. KEVIN DE CLAUS
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Yes.

            2. Sun Jihai
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              69 points including bench boost
              1 goal
              Awful!

          9. thewakka
              1 month, 12 days ago

              103, lets go Salah (C)

            • CroatianHammer
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              A miserable DGW. Like, utter muck. All over now, let's go DGW27!

            • Bobby Digital
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              How was Bale? Missed the game...

              1. GROBARI
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Awfull

                  1. Bobby Digital
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 12 days ago

                    Was planning to do Rashford to Bale, but now not so muchm

                • Rainer
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Burnley made him look good.

                • The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Like he was in training

              2. Lord_Trumpington
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                111 with Salah to play.

                Should have captained Son!

              3. Zilla
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 12 days ago

                Bruno, Kane, KDB and Gundogan TC fails. Salah to join?

                1. Rupert The Horse
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Of course.

              4. marcos11
                  1 month, 12 days ago

                  Which of Stones or Dias could you captain this week?

                  1. marcos11
                      1 month, 12 days ago

                      *would

                    • GROBARI
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Fias nailed more

                        1. GROBARI
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Dias

                      • grumpyman
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 5 Years
                        1 month, 12 days ago

                        Bench Boosters check in. What did your bench boost bring?

                        19pts.

                        1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          20

                        2. badgerboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          14

                        3. Malcolm Tucker for England …
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 12 days ago

                          28.
                          Thank you Harvey Barnes!

                        4. GROBARI
                            1 month, 12 days ago

                            Dias*

                            1. GROBARI
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Failed to reply on comment up

                            2. camarozz
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 6 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              10

                            3. sminkypinky
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 9 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              14 -8= 6. Wahey!

                              1. sminkypinky
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Well tbh my match is skewed there since 2x3 are already owned Leeds players. Bought players brought 19 points. But if I didnt play BB, Leeds boys would’ve been benched.

                            4. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              13

                            5. The Suspended One
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 12 days ago

                              Disappointing 14

                            6. MightyGar
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                20 - 4 = 16, 13 coming from Pickford

                            7. Athletico Underachieving
                                1 month, 12 days ago

                                Just need 16 from Salah to get above 100... :-/