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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. The 12th Man
    • 7 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Richarlison deflected over.

  2. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    3 months, 22 days ago

    Just for the record this is the largest double GW in FPL history and no one is on a century.

    Such a terrible GW

    1. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      No fans probably the reason and also players are tired probably

      1. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I agree players are tired, with managers rotate their players in a large scale

    2. beric
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      3 months, 22 days ago

      some of us are only just scraping half a century

    3. jammie26
        3 months, 22 days ago

        There are thousands of people over a century?

      • AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Highest points 156 on a BB.

      • Messiah Hazard
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        I just reached 100 on a BB

    4. LewisKitesurf
        3 months, 22 days ago

        How was kane not booked then disgusting, embarrassed i captained him

      • Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Ffs this gw Kane misses 2 sitters in the 6 yard box and blatant pen denied how’s your luck

      • Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Think he touched Harry , keep falling fella it's coming

      • Liberate HK - antichinazi
        • 2 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        0-1
        0-0

        All written on the wall

        1. Daniel Jebbison
          • 12 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Which wall ?

      • KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Son looks like he'll cry any minute 😳

        1. badgerboy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Hopefully he lashes out at someone and picks up a red card.

      • seanie3
        • 10 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        Serious Kane, worst diver in the league.. or is it Salah

        1. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          I know he is not your captain

          1. seanie3
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            He is my captain, but sick of divers in our game

        2. beric
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          grealish or bruno

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Salah

        3. Bushwhacker
          • 1 Year
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Kane is “streetsmart” and Lamela and Dan James put both to shame

      • potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        3 months, 22 days ago

        It's either a penno or a dive....not no action at all!

        1. LewisKitesurf
            3 months, 22 days ago

            exactly

          • Rainer
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            VAR can’t issue YC’s.

            Might need changing.

            1. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Really, didn't know that.
              In which case incidents like this should be immediate ref tv review.
              I'm sure I've seen them issue cards after watching review.

          • Deulofail
            • 5 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            It can be a dive with no action. And it can be a foul but not a penno. And it can be no foul and no dive. And even a foul and simulation. I disagree with you

            1. potatoace
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              It can be I agree. I was talking specifically about that piece of play.

        2. HD7
          • 4 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Are there people around here that keep composure or its a modern trait to jump to quick conclusions and dramatizations? 😀

        3. Slitherene
          • 3 Years
          3 months, 22 days ago

          Start?
          A) Forster
          B) Martinez

          1. Saka
          2. Rashford

          TIA!!

          1. thewakka
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Forster and Rashford! Crash amd burn it

            • jomikijiq
              • 5 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              A1

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 1 Year
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Complete this inappropriate sentence - “Spurs forwards go down quicker than ...”

            1. The 12th Man
              • 7 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Man Uniteds

            2. seanie3
              • 10 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Katie Price

          3. seanie3
            • 10 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            book Kane for diving (i have him as captain) but need to cut out this diving crap.

          4. Spab
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            I'm not to bad at this game, but I'm absolutely awful at picking triple captains. Lukaku 2,2. Aguero 5,0, Mane injured last year. DCL this year.

          5. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Lookman yc

          6. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Kane (TC), Son, Pereira and DCL in play.

            Massive scope for points yet all blanking so far barring Son and Pereira clean sheets lol

            1. beric
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              fingers crossed it stays that way

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Even non owners love it when Kane scores

          7. Hy liverpool
            • 7 Years
            3 months, 22 days ago

            Look man yellow

          8. LewisKitesurf
              3 months, 22 days ago

              shef utd

            • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              Spurs back to being crap then

              1. Bushwhacker
                • 1 Year
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Moura on for Alli . . . easy fix

              2. seanie3
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Kane a passenger with Bale on the pitch I feel..

            • pingissimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              I did suggest yesterday Adariaboyo would make it into the almost exclusively 0.something % dream team. 🙂

            • Top Lad Dakes. - all chips …
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              3 months, 22 days ago

              We really gonna come out of a BUR ful DGW for Spurs with only 1 Kane goal? Ffs

              1. thewakka
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Welcome to Spurs in 2021! Oh, and Bale says hi

              2. Salan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Kane misses, now Son misses

                I got a headache during this match

                From a Reguilon, Son and Kane (C) owner.

              3. DycheDycheBaby
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                How are Everton doing? (DCL and Digne owner)

                1. COUFAL SO GOOD
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Do something Aina

                  1. DycheDycheBaby
                    • 6 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Ok. Thanks!

              4. KGFC
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                Is it only me or is Bale actually playing deeper with Son, Kane and Alli playing up front. Seems like an odd position for him tbh.

                1. Hazz
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  It's more-so Kane & Dele in a two up top (Dele tad more advanced), with Son & Bale a tad deeper and wider.

                  1. KGFC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Interesting tactic when you try to fit four strikers in the starting 11.

                2. AC/DC AFC
                  • 5 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Bale furthest forward on average positions.

                  Then Kane and Son all close with Alli behind.

                  1. KGFC
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 4 Years
                    3 months, 22 days ago

                    Hadn't checked the stats. Was going by eye test. Thanks for sharing that!

              5. _Ninja_
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 10 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                dcl sitter

                1. Duke Silver ☑
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  3 months, 22 days ago

                  Keeping in tone with the GW

              6. Jindaljain
                • 6 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                KANE in CB mode

              7. diesel001
                • 4 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                DCL massive chance missed

              8. Free Hat
                • 2 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                I think wolves can buy back Doherty for half their price.

              9. Daniel Jebbison
                • 12 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                UL research suggests skill necessary for Fantasy Football success.

                A new study has identified “the underlying tactics used by the top-ranked competitors” among the seven million players of Fantasy Premier League.

                - University of Limerick.

                I am so proud to have been part of it

              10. The 12th Man
                • 7 Years
                3 months, 22 days ago

                DCL does a Kane