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

    Actually, OG.

    Alli assist

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

      Looks like it

    2. Tonyawesome69 FHXX
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Exactly this

  2. Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Jose genius? Brings back Bale and he’s a beast, brings back Alli and he’s a beast

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

      Beast? Alli? He’s been average both games and missed that

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

      Jose genius? Get out of here mate. Sitting 8th in the league with barely any injuries all year

  3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 12 days ago

    Tosin og

  4. gogs67
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Own goal?

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

      Looks an og Dele assist to me

    • Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Bruno --> Son looking more and more to be no brainer for the next few GWs

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

      If that's an OG, it's a Dele assist.

      Can't be OG, Son A.

      1. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Sherlok himself?

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

        Just wasn't sure how people were coming to that conclusion lol.

    • Duke Silver ☑
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Any chance that goes down as an OG?

      1. Mika-eel
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Commentator mentioned it had been changed to own goal.

    • lindeg
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      100% OG

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

      Sons been robbed

    • Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I'm a Son owner, Biddle just said Alli's shot was going in but it wasn't

    • Top Lad Dakes. - WC/TC left
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Need goals here Kane...

    • estheblessed
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      I need that Son assist!

    • Please Answer Me
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 12 days ago

      Seriously though has anyone had a successful TC the last 2 seasons?

      1. Rhodes your boat
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 12 days ago

        Salah last couple has been great

      2. Tango74
          1 month, 12 days ago

          I can’t remember who i picked last year , never a city player

        • gogs67
            1 month, 12 days ago

            30 from KDB this week. As things go that's a success

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

          Son xA but no A

        • Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          One for the dubious girls panel

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

            Nah

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

          Bale Son Kane triple up vs Palace. Let’s have it.

        • Paul Psychic Octopus
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          FFS.

          Son (capt) here.

          1. Gudjohnsen
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Site has it as a Son assist

            1. Paul Psychic Octopus
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Sounds like that will be changed

        • Rhodes your boat
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Could’ve predicted that as a Kane C, son and areola owner aha

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

          Son assist!

          @OfficialFPL 1m
          Goal - DELE
          Assist - SON

          Fulham 0-1 Spurs (19 mins)

          #FPL #FULTOT

          1. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            May change?

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

              Could do. They've given it on the app.

          2. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 12 days ago

            No way, F off seriously

          3. seanie3
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            This will change to OG and Dele A

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

            It’ll change.

          5. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Thanks

        • Salan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Probably a OG

        • Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Lucky Son non-owner here

        • Esalman
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Took Son out for Barnes and bought Kane for Spurs cover smh.

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

            Did the exact same thing, funny how this DGW keeps on giving aye?

            1. Esalman
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 12 days ago

              Yeah might end up scoring less than dgw19 lol

        • Nikolai Volkoff
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Newcastle fans relieved

          1. Nikolai Volkoff
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 12 days ago

            Newcastle fans elated

        • Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Holy crap I am cursed,

          Son and Kane owner, huge miss from Kane then terrible finish from Alli ruining Son assist

        • JBG
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Hahaha... First Bale and now Alli.

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

          The fact dele's touch from that distance was going wide speaks volumes

        • Says
          • 10 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Been wondering who's marking the West Brom attacker

          Maybe Digne on Mbaybe Diagne?

        • seanie3
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Dele assist, in Jose mind now he plays next game

        • Bun Rab L3D2
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 12 days ago

          Dele wastes Son assist.