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Son and Grealish absent as Bale is benched for final Blank Gameweek 29 match

Son Heung-min (£9.4m) and Jack Grealish (£7.5m) will both sit out the final match of Blank Gameweek 29, while Gareth Bale (£9.7m) begins this evening’s clash between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur on the bench.

Kick-off at Villa Park is at 19:30 GMT.

Bale’s demotion from the Spurs starting XI is a blow to the legions of Fantasy Premier League managers who bought the Welshman ahead of Gameweek 29.

The winger was the subject of more transfers in (771,282) than any other player ahead of Friday’s deadline.

The most-sold FPL asset of the round, Son, hasn’t recovered from the muscle injury that forced him off in the north London derby last Sunday.

Son and Bale are among four players in Jose Mourinho’s Gameweek 28 line-up who miss out this afternoon, with the benched Matt Doherty (£5.6m) and the absent Toby Alderweireld (£5.4m) the others to make way.

Spurs confirmed that Alderweireld and Serge Aurier (£5.2m) both miss out through illness today.

In come Carlos Vinicius (£6.9m), Japhet Tanganga (£4.9m), Joe Rodon (£5.0m) and Giovani Lo Celso (£6.9m).

There’s no rest for Harry Kane (£11.5m) after his 120-minute run-out on Thursday: the England striker, captained by over two million FPL bosses tonight, starts.

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has made two changes following his side’s draw with Newcastle United over a week ago.

Matty Cash (£5.0m) and Morgan Sanson (£5.5m) start, with Ahmed El Mohamady (£4.3m) and Jacob Ramsey (£4.5m) dropping out.

Despite the positive noises about Grealish in Smith’s pre-match press conference, the Villa talisman misses his sixth successive league match.


Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Luiz, Sanson, Traore, Watkins, Trezeguet.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Tanganga, Sanchez, Rodon, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Ndombele, Vinicius, Kane, Moura.

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1,164 Comments Post a Comment
  1. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Vinicius goal

  2. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Vini G
    Lucas A

  3. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Vinny G
    Lucas A
    Kane AA

    1. Bury94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Lucas AAA

  4. Super Saints
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    The premiership is dead and FPL is all luck

    1. Dirty Harry
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      You're only realising FPL and luck goes well together?

    2. Cilly Bonnolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Okay.

    3. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Welcome to enlightenment

  5. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    No use goal

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Good for those not playing Martinez

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        It’s good for those only playing Martinez as Villa defence EO is over 100%

    2. The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      It stopped the Villa clean sheet, so pretty useful.

    3. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Very useful. Villa CS busted.

      1. G-Whizz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        This...

  6. Dirty Harry
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Kane ain't going to get anything tonight is he

    1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      No

    2. Nomar
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Nope

  7. G-Whizz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Nice that Villa CS has been wiped...

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Not really

  8. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Martinez summoning his inner-Arsenal.

  9. Royal5
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Vinni

  10. PP6
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Omg such a dead goal

  11. Chandler Bing
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Will take this score FT

  12. UNDERWORLD7
    • 10 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    And there it is, an absolute nothing goal and no more goals for the rest of the game

  13. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    No Jammy Martinez clean sheet. Sorry everyone

  14. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Woohoo. At least that Martinez clean has gone.

  15. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Bale night off now

    1. PP6
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Lookman off the bench wouldn’t be the end of the world for me but that’s frustrating for non FHers

  16. Roy Hudd
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    All Villa cleanies correctly wiped. Poor picks this week.

  17. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Tap-in for Spurs’ forward well worked from their #10.

  18. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Emi to save a Kane pen and then blow the whistle ref

  19. PP6
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Need this Spurs cs and Arry to actually do something come onn

    1. UNDERWORLD7
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      I capped Kane so it won’t happen

      1. PP6
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Same bro

  20. GROBARI
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 12 days ago

    Martinez cs wiped,no Kane goal,Bale on the bench. Sometimes I hate this game so much

    1. Fred54
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Martinez owner, Kane non capper, Bale owner.

      Loving it.

      1. TheBiffas
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Kane non capper worse than a kane capper?

          1. Fred54
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            I'd rather he nothing, would erode all my Jlingz C advantage.

        • GROBARI
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          I have Kane as a captain,pain

      2. Dirty Harry
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        You won't be the only one with that trio. Im another one haha

        1. GROBARI
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          I hope that some miracle will happen in the continuation of the match, but there is so small hope

      3. aborg
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Same here. Had half of my starting players in this game.
        I have probably lost my ML in this BGW!

        1. GROBARI
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Ouch

    2. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Is there a way to see current live highest scoring player this week?

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Football player, or manager's team?

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Managers team. I’m searching lvefpl but not sure it’s got it

      2. LSK
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Don’t know, but you can check your gw rank though. Must be right up there.

        1. TomSaints
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          I was 23 going into spurs game but dropped down to around 300 now. I don’t think there’s anyway I can get first but it’s novel being this high

    3. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Why Vini hasn't played more games this season, could have easily got 10 goals in the league

      1. JONALDINHO
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Mourinho.

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

        Because largely when he’s played he’s been useless.

    4. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Should I get Gundogan back for Saka or los Auba for Salah?

    5. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 12 days ago

      Get grealish togged out and get him on.

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Does he need to be 'togged'?

        1. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Probably not. I could play against this spurs defense.

    6. TheBiffas
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Well that's the only goal of the game innit

        1. Ejaaz11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Well if it stays this wa, unlikely bale comes on

          1. Ejaaz11
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            *way

      • Jindaljain
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 12 days ago

        Work done Martinez cleansheet gone & Now sub in Bale

        1. Must.Go.Faster.
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Yes please! We all want Bale to come on.

        2. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          With just Martinez that Spurs goal is good right?

          1. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Why do you think that lol.

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Just looked at livefpl, EOs:

              Martinez 64%
              Target 28%
              Konsa 11%

              So over 100% combined EO right?

          2. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Yeah great.

          3. fedolefan
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Congrats on losing your cs!!

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Haha

        3. JoeSoap
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Normally when my ML leader's captain does poorly so does mine so not good for Kane.

        4. Jindaljain
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 12 days ago

          Bring Son for 1 point

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            Not on bench

          2. TheBiffas
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Not in squad haha

          3. Bookkeeper
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 12 days ago

            this will be 1-1 at HT

            1. Fred54
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 12 days ago

              Martinez G?