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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. sminkypinky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Miss probably.

    1. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Phew

  2. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Streetwise etc etc

  3. Danno - Emre Canada
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Missed pen for a non pen

  4. _Ninja_
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Kane G

  5. Pat Bonner
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Goal Kane

    1. Effe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Kane into bonus points now too

      1. Effe
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Actually not quite

      2. Pat Bonner
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Is he?

  6. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Points for everyone

    1. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      except non kane owners

    2. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Double points for most

  7. JONALDINHO
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Streetwise Kane strikes again

  8. mattk lfc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    That is a gift for us Kane cappers

  9. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    what a silly tackle

  10. SADIO SANÉ
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    laaamme

  11. G-Whizz
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Villa 0 Spurs 1 (Kane)

    1. Effe
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      ?

  12. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Stay on the bench Bale

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Come onnnnnn

      1. G-Whizz
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Can only hope...

    2. HonestBlatter
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      BALE IN NOW

  13. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    That's just what Kane does.

  14. Abusive_Sgt_Daelrhos
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 29 days ago

    Fek off this is a pen? Lol

    1. LewisKitesurf
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Stone wall how can it not be. Neville sounding like a moron here

    2. Says
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      So much wasted energy on here commenting about Kane only having 1 point 55mins into the game, as if it was over.

    3. Mr. O'Connell
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Probs scores again and makes the Trossard captain punt completely moot.

      1. TomSaints
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Yep I know =[

      2. Nomar
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Hopefully

      3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        trossard c is more satisfying to be honest

        1. UNDERWORLD7
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          nah

        2. Mr. O'Connell
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          It was last night. Luckily I didn't check my rank mid gameweek as it was always likely to be a short-lived glory.

    4. Jon Walter's Hatty
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      Dirty Cash I hate you

    5. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      No Bale then

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Could rest Kane.

    6. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      That goal does take shine off all the differential captain wins

      1. TheDragon
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Just wait until he scores another

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        A second definitely would

    7. KAPTAIN KANE
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 29 days ago

      THAT'S MA BOI!!!

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Subscribe to your cappo picks.

        1. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          haha very very lucky penalty indeed

          1. Super Saints
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 29 days ago

            Your luck this season is sensational

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 29 days ago

              It certainly has, need to start playing the lotto

      2. Must.Go.Faster.
          2 months, 29 days ago

          That’s awesome! All comes down to skill in this game.

      3. Salan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        That's why choose Kane over Bale or even Son. (If only 1)

      4. fedolefan
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Just get Bale on to block Kane vc points.

      5. Forza Papac
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Kane (c) and Targett owner. Thats probably a red arrow for me

      6. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Kane’s so shifty

      7. Bookkeeper
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Football has become a joke, no way a penalty.
        (kane owner)

        1. Pat Bonner
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I agree. Cash tries to block cross and Kane jumps across him and away from the ball

      8. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Kane assist for the penalty too

        1. G-Whizz
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          If only 😆

      9. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Kane goal crashes live fpl

        1. Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          Could've been worse. You could've gone maverick with Aubameyang (c) :/

      10. BobbyDoesNotLook
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        Fff non-owner. Cash you are an idiot.

      11. Pad Randa (The OG)
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 29 days ago

        The jam is strong with this one. Dumbest PK I've seen in quite some time.

        1. Pad Randa (The OG)
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 29 days ago

          I mean, don't get me wrong, he's my captain, so no complaints, but...wow