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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
    6 months, 27 days ago

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

  2. DA Minnion (Legendary manag…
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

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

  3. Make United Great Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    90 (-8)

    Salah left.

    RUBBISH!!!

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      That is unfortunate

  4. Parsnips
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Awful awful awful dgw

  5. Ejaaz11
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 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
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      this is quite possible.

  6. Champions League Varane
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

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

    Save it for the next one

  7. OneMan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Who should I replace Maddison & Barnes with ?

    Have Gundo, Salah & Fernandez.

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Only have 0.2m ITB.

      1. Bucket Man
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

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

  8. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

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

  9. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

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

    Never mind!

    1. OneMan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Would you bring in Son or Bale right now ?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 27 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
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

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

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

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

  10. LiamK17
    6 months, 27 days ago

    My transfers overall balanced out

    Coufal to Shaw —>

  11. Lindelol
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

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

  12. Bollard
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

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

  13. Hotdogs for Tea
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

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

    1. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      stoopppppp

    2. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 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
        • 6 Years
        6 months, 27 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
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 27 days ago

          Same, was on 80 with 11 and cap

  14. jammie26
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Glad i saved TC, all the big boys failed.

  15. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Anyone actually get a double CS from a Spurs player?

    1. Niho992
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

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

  16. MIGHTY JOE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    67 with Salah left. Can actually ANYONE beat that?

    1. HODGE
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Lots of people lol

    2. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 27 days ago

      I am close. 70 with Salah left

      1. camarozz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

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

  17. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    How many TC Kane as many were going to?

  18. Malcolm Tucker for England …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 27 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
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Bang average score this week I’m afraid

      1. Malcolm Tucker for England …
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Agreed.

  19. jimmyharte
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

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

  20. CrouchDown
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Richarlison to DCL worked out well...

    1. HODGE
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Ouch

  21. Hryszko
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

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

  22. Ian & Zen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 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. MIGHTY JOE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Yes.

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      69 points including bench boost
      1 goal
      Awful!

  23. thewakka
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 27 days ago

    103, lets go Salah (C)

  24. CroatianHammer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

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

  25. Bobby Digital
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    How was Bale? Missed the game...

    1. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Awfull

      1. Bobby Digital
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 27 days ago

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

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Burnley made him look good.

    3. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Like he was in training

  26. Crazy Train
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

    111 with Salah to play.

    Should have captained Son!

  27. Zilla
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

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

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Of course.

  28. marcos11
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 27 days ago

    Which of Stones or Dias could you captain this week?

    1. marcos11
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 27 days ago

      *would

    2. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Fias nailed more

      1. GROBARI
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Dias

  29. grumpyman
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 27 days ago

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

    19pts.

    1. Liberate HK - antichinazi
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      20

    2. badgerboy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      14

    3. Malcolm Tucker for England …
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      28.
      Thank you Harvey Barnes!

    4. GROBARI
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Dias*

      1. GROBARI
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 27 days ago

        Failed to reply on comment up

    5. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      10

    6. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      14 -8= 6. Wahey!

      1. sminkypinky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 27 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.

    7. Dark Side Of The Loon!
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      13

    8. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 27 days ago

      Disappointing 14

    9. MightyGar
      6 months, 27 days ago

      20 - 4 = 16, 13 coming from Pickford

  30. Athletico Underachieving
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 27 days ago

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