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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. Ady87
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Went form over fixtures with TC Bruno over Son/Salah. Can’t argue as an owner and rivals it made any big ground over me.

    1. Ady87
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Rivals not*

      Irrelevant musings top post, apologies.

    2. BobbyDoesNotLook
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Same here. With recent results I still think it was the most reasonable choice.

  2. Tonyawesome69 FH36
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    The Premier League have examined this goal and declared it as an own goal by Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo

    https://twitter.com/BBCSport/status/1367542486290358279?s=19

    1. KUN+10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      I’ll believe it once the PL app updates

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

        Lots of Son owners at FPL Towers.

  3. threeputt
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Any other peed off Son (c) Sterling owners here ?

  4. potatoace
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Is Son an official fpl troll yet?

    1. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Has looked really good

  5. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Son assist removed 🙁

  6. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    TC Kane a massive failure

  7. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Remind me not to get excited over a dgw again

  8. Bavarian
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    It seems that Kane will never score again

  9. Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    No returns from 4 players and a TC yet. Ah boy

  10. Jet5605
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Apart from one paltry return for Kane it's hard to believe all the main TC contenders have flopped so far.

  11. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Kane TC fail

  12. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Has there been a decent DGW since Pep came to the PL? Struggling to remember one.

    1. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      GW19 in the 20/21 season

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Haha yeah.

      2. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        The one everyone seemed to bail on Leeds and wasted FH or many pulled BB?

        I got 134 points by playing into it on the day.

        1. Says
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I made 5 changes for a -16 hit. But the players I brought in got something like 70+ points. It was like I got a free wildcard as it let me get rid of some injured and non-playing players.

    2. F_Ivanovic
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      aguero 2 seasons back for me... 25 points.

      1. badgerboy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        He came out of nowhere didn't he. Wasn't in the team for ages and then started both and scored well. He was a differential.

  13. seanie3
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    looks like getting an Everton def was the play for this DGW and not an attacker...looking like 2 clean sheets for them,

  14. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    only way Kane scores this evening is if Spurs take off, Bale, Ali and Son.

  15. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Harvey Barnes over Son was a huge mistake. Poor Harvey

    1. MMN
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Yes, if you had a crystal ball that predicts injuries. And assist for that matter. Son overperformed statistically and Barnes obviously was expected to score much higher than 1 point.

      1. Von Lipwig
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        If I had a crystal ball that worked, this game would be a lot easier...

  16. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Don't TC players with 'ane' in their name? Mane, Sane, Kane all flopped in recent years.

    1. AC Yew
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Ins'ane' in the membr'ane'

    2. djman102
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      One reason I TC Fernandes this week. Doubled my previous three "-ane" TCs, but still....

    3. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      The rain in Spain falls mainly on the "-anes"

      1. Says
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        The pain in the game falls mainly on the "-anes" TCers

    4. Says
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Kané

  17. Salan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    This week winners are the ones not making hits and playing no chips.

  18. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I'm getting Son for Bruno

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Good move pal

    2. Says
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      classic kneejerk

  19. Jindaljain
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Spurs 1-0 FT

    1. Hy liverpool
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      It's still 32 for me.. Are they cheating and it's not live?

      1. Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        The way game is going on results are clear

  20. diesel001
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Digne hobbling around now.

    1. The 12th Man
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      He’s ok

  21. AC Yew
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Hows DCL doing.. not watching. Is it too optimistic to expect something other than a 2 pointer? Desperate for points

  22. Gudjohnsen
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Can we get a dubious pen for Spurs.

  23. Steinburg FC
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Sonaldo looking on son tonight

  24. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Come oooon Digne save my season

    1. Make United Great Again
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Need a goal or two

  25. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Kane will score tonight, don’t fear fellow tc’ers

    1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Amen

    2. Eh, just one more thing ...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Not if he doesn’t chain his urge to keep dropping deep

    3. Jindaljain
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Tired legs

  26. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Will DCL ever score again

    1. DropkickMurphys
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Said the same thing for Salah a while ago and unfortunately looks the same for DCL and even Vardy

    2. Catastrophe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      So painfully obvious Everton West Brom will end 0-0 with Keane getting 3 BAPs again.

      1. Daniel - Maquire or Hendo?
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        WBA are attacking i would not bet on

        1. Catastrophe
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          They are (I'm watching) but they are also pretty poor at it!

    3. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      surely Fulham will have to come out now and leave space for Kane and Son 3 goals each minimum

    4. Slitherene
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Start?
      A) Forster
      B) Martinez

      1. Saka
      2. Rashford

      TIA!

      1. tbos83
          2 months, 3 days ago

          A1

      2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Does Mark own Son?