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

    on dias(c) now..madness?

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

      Mate TC him this week

  2. Little Red Lacazette
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    Ok. Captain Mo time.

    Lets see if he gets a return.

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

    Salah you may score as long as Chelsea win...

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      This

  4. mookie
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 10 days ago

    I never do this but 150(-4) all out.

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Well done

    2. michaelington
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Fair play with that score. On 115 with Rudiger and Salah left, blown me right out of the water

    3. Werkself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Very nice!

    4. Royal5
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Yikes!

    5. grumpyman
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Dreamland! Congrats. 121 all out here.

    6. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Well u deserve it after that score. Over double mine Lol!!!

    7. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      You just did. And you didn't have to. And nobody asked you to.

    8. PogChamp
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Awesome score well done. I got 10 points from 3 City players and 109 points from the rest of my team lol.

    9. mookie
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      *149 dammit, Davies no longer on 1 bonus.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Although most will say that’s nothing, I’d be pretty annoyed. Love a round number.

    10. nerd_is_the_werd
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Congrats!

    11. JJO
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Wow double my score 🙂

    12. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Jeeeezus!

    13. mookie
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Cheers guys!

    14. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Christ. Superb.

    15. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Excellent!

    16. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      You're allowed to with that score. Nice one!

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

      Sensational! Updated OR?

    18. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Fantastic!

    19. Old Bull
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Amazing score, almost three times my pathetic effort

    20. MightyGar
        1 month, 10 days ago

        If you can't celebrate after a score like that when can you? Good work!

    21. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Freaking hate Kane.

    22. michaelington
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      How did DCL look?

      1. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Donkey status locked in.

      2. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Like Rich stole his mojo

    23. camarozz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Anyone else totally defeated after this dgw?

      My BB raised 1o pts after u took a minus 8 to get Barnes and Aina in LOL!!!!

      Capt Dcl(my rivals had Richarlson of course.)

      Really dripped down the ml ranks and not sure how to play out the rest of season as normally I'm near the top or leading

      Any advice?

      1. michaelington
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Don’t take hits for a BB next time.

        Captain players you can trust. Personally couldn’t trust DCL with such responsibility.

      2. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I feel sick tbh ... about -33% rank drop!

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          -85% here smashing it

        2. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Yeah worst dgw/bb ever. Not an over statement to say my season is over tbf. That's why I don't know how play it out

      3. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Season keeps going until the last game. Unlucky this week, maybe lucky next. Got to roll with the punches.

    24. Messiah Hazard
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      So that’s 112 (-4) all out... who would have thought that Keane (16) would be my highest scoring DGW player with Kane (c)

    25. NULL-X-VOID
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Jota on the bench, on the watchlist for a Mo > Jota switch given Pool's fixture swing

      1. Bushwhacker
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Rotation risk, every game. Might as well have a City asset.

    26. JJO
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Hahaha
      After Tot-Burnley my only return was Gundo assist
      What a f disaster

    27. Bushwhacker
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Can we just stop the bragging numbers. NOBODY CARES.

      1. El Presidente
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        This

      2. michaelington
        • 11 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        115 with Rudiger and Salah to go.

        1. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Very nice.

      3. FPL Pillars
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        This place is a circus anyway so whatever just got to roll with it

      4. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I care. A lot of people on here are great posters and nice people. It’s nice to see some of them doing well.

      5. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Why are you here?

      6. Werkself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Your ALL CAPS post says otherwise.

    28. KAMARA-COPY
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Need a Salah goal to silence the haters

    29. Ozils Nozle
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Right, my strategy is BB in gw29 - no following the crowd here anymore!

    30. arkom
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Dias / Cancelo / Reguilon
      Son / Bruno / Rapinha / Gundogan
      DCL / Kane / Watkins

      Dallas / Digne / Barnes

      1 FT (0,8£ ITB)

      A) Save
      B) Barnes --> Lingard
      C) Bruno --> Salah
      D) Bruno & Gundo --> KDB & Lingard (-4)

    31. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      Nifty Keane pick by Ville
      https://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/617620/event/26

      1. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Would have been niftier if he started Holgate

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

        300 K overall. lol

    32. MoSalad
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 10 days ago

      I love the what if tool on LiveFPL

      1 Goal from Salah = Small rank drop
      2 Goals from Salah = Massive Green
      3 Goals from Salah = Scenes

      Come on Mo TC punish those casuals!

      1. JJO
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        How can you drop with Salah TC goal?

        1. jammie26
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Just what i was thinking.

            1. MoSalad
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Cause I’m -86% rank drop before the game

      2. Custard Gannet
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 10 days ago

        I swear I seem to be the only person that's had a complete shocker.
        69 points, TC Kane and a 40k rank drop.

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I’m worse currently haha!

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Similar here 40k rank drop 72(-4)

        3. El Presidente
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          You were not, believe me. But ofc you will only see people boasting huge scores in here...

        4. camarozz
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Try 300k rank drop

          1. Custard Gannet
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Surely not...?

      3. Krafty Werks
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Fantastic, all i needed was one of Son, Kane(tc) or Maja to get a single return in that match and i am through to the final of my cash league cup and in the money as runner-up at least...but with all those blanks i now lose by 2pts!! Broken!!

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Ouch

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Sorry man

        3. Hy liverpool
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Ouch

      4. The Suspended One
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        30 points and a goal a game since selling Rich

        Hate that mother&@$er

      5. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        i'm looking for things to smash after that TC Kane fail

        1. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 10 days ago

          It's not that bad.
          Compared to Mane (TC) last year, 8 pts although not great is totally acceptable.

        2. Ian & Zen
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          I Triple Captained DCL - you succeeded

      6. Royal5
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        Just noticed Digne has bumped up to 2 baps in the last minutes. Nice 🙂

        1. Royal5
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          *final minutes

      7. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 10 days ago

        102 with Salah to go but still a Kane TC that freaking sucks

        1. MoSalad
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Good score though

        2. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Not fair you're moaning, many have rough DGWs

        3. The Suspended One
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Gotta be happy with 100 this week, top10k avg 80

      8. Gemma817
          1 month, 10 days ago

          100 (net with BB) with Salah (c) to go on. Wish I picked Shaw instead of Dier on WC25. Couldve had 12 more pts. Still should be pretty satisfied right? Just sitting pretty outside the 200k mark.

        • NULL-X-VOID
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Having captained your highest scoring player for that GW is such a fulfilling vibe

          1. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            I can't recall the last time I did that tbh

        • Mile Plankton
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 10 days ago

          Dier, you pice of sh1te

          1. Gemma817
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Feel you mate...

            • Mile Plankton
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              *piece, whatever

            • Hy liverpool
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Worst pick ever..

              1. Hy liverpool
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I had him for 8 gws.. F me

          2. Esalman
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Fair play Richarlison and Keane, would never have the b**** to C then over Bruno.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Owning is enough

          3. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Reliable source told me that Salah is going to score brace tonight

          4. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Brought in Richarlison and Digne to keep DCL(c) company....that softened the blow a bit...

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Inspired

              1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                Worth saying....if that’s the standard of 4th place football in the prem right now then football is in a pretty bad place. This none crowd thing has about run it’s length with the players I think.

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I think the fixture congestion and the crowds have sapped a lot of the energy, but this is usually the boring part of the season when teams tighten up and rotate with other comps, so it’s to be expected..

                  1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 10 days ago

                    Put the channel that’s got no enhanced crowd noise...it’s dreadful.

                    It doesn’t take much imagination to consider what the players must be saying to each other in private....pretty much wanting this to come to an end now. The standard of footy has definitely nose dived since Christmas.

            2. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              Nice going Cannonball.

              1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                *Cannibal

          5. ZimZalabim
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            second half of the double has been abysmal

            Couldnt crack 30 points, thankfully it was part of a double and not a single would have been my worst gw this season.

            1. The Suspended One
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 10 days ago

              On 38 with Salah also, wraps up a disappointing week for popular picks

              1. ZimZalabim
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 10 days ago

                I needed 38 to crack 100 and was foolishly thinking I could and should get between 110 and 120 but massively failed.

                1. The Suspended One
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 10 days ago

                  I jinxed it by saying 150 was in reach

          6. Niho992
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 10 days ago

            Rival own Dier and his first player on the bench is Luke Shaw. Masterclass.