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

    This 30 minutes is a disaster. Kane owes a goal, Son 2 assists. It's 10+ points here (with bonus).

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

      18 pts for Kane missed

  2. DropkickMurphys
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Unless Diagne scores it feels like a 0-0 match

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

      I think I will go to sleep now.

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

      DCL. Do something.

    • ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Kane dive in the penalty area

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

        Looks like it.

        Margial touch if anything on his ankle.

        VAR but nah...

    • Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 2 days ago

      Serious questions guys
      is Kane going to score a goal this evening?

      1. _Ninja_
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        No

      2. thewakka
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Serious answer, my crystal ball says no

      3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Should be booked for that

        Embarrassing

      4. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Penalty?

      5. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Pen to Spurs?? Or Kane dive?

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

        Clear penalty not given for Spurs

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

          Not a penalty. Saw the replay

      7. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Penalty I think

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Kane to take?

      8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        VAR check lol

      9. Egg noodle
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        What exactly is Alli doing? He is on 7 BPS including the assist?!

      10. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        No penalty

        1. Egg noodle
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Thanks for your matchtime monologues Demba. (seriously)

      11. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Pen to Kane

        1. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Nopes!

      12. diesel001
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        At least Son non-owners can celebrate that assist not being given.

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

          Did they withdraw it ?

          1. diesel001
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            PL saying it is Tosin og and Alli assist

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

          Sounds like a wild party...

      13. Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Kane diving again?

        Shock...

      14. Hy liverpool
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Not /o\

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

        Ummmm..
        So was that a dive then?

      16. Nikolai Volkoff
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 2 days ago

        Salah going under the radar this today. Zero mentions so far

        1. tbos83
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Just wait 2 hours

          • beric
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Would love some points from him! not that they would make much difference, just want to break 60 points!

        2. beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Why no booking?

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

            It was small contact but not sufficient enough for penalty

          2. _Ninja_
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            It's just streetwise..

          3. Wild Rover
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Never happens anymore

        3. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          It won’t be a penalty, a VAR decision hasn’t gone for me all season

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

          When Salah / Bruno dive they’re cheats but when Kane does it he’s streetwise and should’ve won the pen.

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            No see my comment below, blatant dive, I also hate it when he dangerously backs into defenders

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

          How come it's not a penalty

          1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 2 days ago

            Because he dived

        6. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          I have Kane TC, he's already dived twice, should be booked

        7. Duke Silver ☑
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Throw us a bone FFS

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

          Holgate Yellow

        9. Sloane426
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Where’s Fudgy?

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

            Season is over

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

            Must have a decent score this week. Only comes on here to moan.

        10. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Kane is such a cheat

        11. hullcityfan
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 2 days ago

          Kane should have been booked