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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. Geriatric Unathletic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    E.O. major factor. Many players with a chance of hauling so why take the risk unless chasing.

    1. SADIO SANÉ
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      if you're not first you're last

  2. Geriatric Unathletic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Failed there then, lol :).

  3. Geriatric Unathletic
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    C'mon Kane. Give us some points!

  4. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Reguilion screaming like a girl!!

    1. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      you say it like a bad thing

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Reguilon struggling.

    1. Bookkeeper
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      soft as sh1te

  6. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Regulion needs to last another 10mins please!

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

      True

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      looking dodgy

  7. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Mings denies Kane.

    Lucas playing like one of the greats.

  8. Forza Papac
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Starting to feel like i'm owed Targett points

  9. Duke Silver ☑
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Reguilon is so dramatic 😆

  10. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Regulion not going to last much longer.

  11. KUN+10
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    5 more mins Regui please

  12. Camzy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Just great. Reguilon is gonna get pulled now before 60 mins isn't he... Worst week ever.

    1. Pat Bonner
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      4mins short of a clean sheet as well

  13. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Davies coming on

  14. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Davies coming on for Reggie before 60

  15. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Reg 1 pointer!

    1. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      Ronnie coming on for Reggie?

  16. Bubz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Oh feck off Reguilon. Been absolutely useless for me

  17. BigBillyBass
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    RIP non free hitters

  18. The Suspended One
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Oh FFS

    1. The Suspended One
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      Oh he stepped on me :’’(

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

    Sigh to Reguilon

    Need to sub him out asap

  20. Mr. O'Connell
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    He's gonna milk this to get to 60 mins

    1. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      Poor effort of milking it ffs

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      wrong website?

  21. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Oh Reg You Gone...could have waited 4 more minutes...that's all!

  22. Cilly Bonnolly
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Oh for f**k sake...

  23. how now brown cow
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Ffs reggy

  24. Jebiga
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Reg

  25. FFSbet.com
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Damn Regulion...no luck this season

  26. mynameisq
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Transfers in this week

    Bale
    Reguilon

  27. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Only Spurs defender anyone has lol

    1. Vinyl78LP
      • 11 Years
      6 months, 5 days ago

      Not true, I have Toby - that went well. 🙁

  28. Jon Walter's Hatty
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Not in Christensens 59 minute league

  29. Bookkeeper
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 5 days ago

    Man up Regi. Wuss!

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

    Reguilon this player is too non-reliable.

    He may play well in some minutes but too fragile.