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Kane and Son survive rotation rumours as Brighton host Spurs

Harry Kane (£11.0m) and Son Heung-min (£9.8m) have survived rotation rumours to start Tottenham’s trip to Brighton on Saturday lunch-time.

Mauricio Pochettino has made four changes side that was defeated by Leicester City last weekend in a bid to revitalise Spurs’ 2019/20 campaign. 

Danny Rose (£5.5m) drops out at the expense of Ben Davies (£5.4m) while Serge Aurier‘s (£4.9m) suspension sees Moussa Sissoko (£5.0m) moving to right-back.

Eric Dier (£4.9m) earns a start with Harry Winks (£5.4m) dropping to the bench, while Erik Lamela (£6.1m) also starts in the lunch-time kick-off at the Amex Stadium, alongside Christian Eriksen (£8.8m).

Pochettino had hinted earlier in the week that rotation could be on the horizon within his Spurs side, and his team selections for the visit to the Amex are representative of a manager who will be hurting from a series of poor domestic and European results. 

The Argentinian will be desperately hoping that his side can bounce back in emphatic fashion on the south coast, but they will come up against a Brighton outfit who will be equally keen to get their 2019/20 campaign back on track. 

Graham Potter has made just one change to the team who visited Stamford Bridge last wekeend with Yves Bissouma (£5.0m) dropping to the bench and Aaron Connolly (£4.5m) earning his first Premier League start of the 2019/20 campaign. 

The Brighton manager’s decision to drop a midfield player in Bissouma and play Connolly up front could be representative of a plan to attack a fragile Spurs side on the counter-attack.

However, that might increase the onus on Lewis Dunk (£4.6m) and Adam Webster (£4.4m) to keep things tight against a Spurs attack eager to make-up for their humiliating defeat to Bayern Munich.

Potter will be looking for a response from his Brighton side after they comfortably beaten 2-0 by Chelsea last time out, as the Seagulls go in search of their first league win since the opening day against Watford. 

Brighton XI: Ryan; Burn, Dunk, Webster, Montoya; Alzate, Mooy, D Stephens, Groß; Maupay, Connolly.

Spurs XI: Lloris; Davies, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Sissoko; Dier, Ndombele; Eriksen, Lamela, Son; Kane.

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1,323 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 18 hours ago

    Had high hopes from Son 🙁

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      He’ll rise again 🙂

    2. Would Ed Woodward
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Got him in 3 weeks ago, huge disappointment.

      1. g40steve
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        16 days, 18 hours ago

        Getting rid the team are rotten.

    3. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      The Son's out but it's dark 🙁

      1. Differential (c)
        • 4 Years
        16 days, 18 hours ago

        Things will Brighton up.

  2. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 18 hours ago

    Pope still a better pick than Ryan?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Only with a pen save CS.

    2. MosF94
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Not sure there'll be much in it come the end of the season, I probably still prefer Pope though

    3. Drop the Dendoncker
      • 5 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Popey

  3. Christina.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    16 days, 18 hours ago

    At least the sex stories should be true now.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Poch hopes, looks shocking for him if not.

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      I think it’s Moura and Poch’s missus 😛

  4. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    16 days, 18 hours ago

    Brighton Munich win vs spurs thanks to a masterclass from Aaron CoGnabry.

  5. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 18 hours ago

    Ryan is the FPL top scorer GK, at least for next few minutes, wow

  6. ClassiX
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 18 hours ago

    Must admit, that was a bonus 7 points I wasn't expecting from Ryan...Pretty sure Sterling(C) will now be a 2 pointer...

  7. PUMPKINHEAD
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    16 days, 18 hours ago

    Where is that wildcard button. Should keep my entertained over the next 2 weeks.

    Connolly a nice option

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Tell me how god it feels and I will follow 😉

      1. PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        16 days, 18 hours ago

        Im sure ill be announcing how sensual It feels . Bad feeling about this gw so I'll need a pick me up

  8. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 18 hours ago

    From BBC:

    73rd minute sub Lucas Moura has had 67% of Spurs' shots on target in this match.

    WOWWWW!

    1. Pep bites Kun
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Now that's a stat!

  9. Jernau M Gurgeh
    • 9 Years
    16 days, 18 hours ago

    Mrs Erikson knew that Verthongen couldn't keep a clean sheet lol

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Got a chuckle out of me, ngl.

  10. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    16 days, 18 hours ago

    Jokes about Eriksen's wife are pretty tasteless. Nasty gossip, not here to defend herself.

    1. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Have you had a sense of humour transplant massacre man. I thought I was miserable

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 18 hours ago

        Soiling someone's name with honor and sex shaming behind their back isn't funny.

        The problem isn't my sense of humor. The problem is people who think being behind a keyboard means they don't have to behave like a decent human being

        1. PUMPKINHEAD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          16 days, 18 hours ago

          Fair enough and I actually agree with you to an extent . But you should probably quit the internet if you feel like that. It's never going to stop is it.

          These people are multi millionaires who have everything in life. I struggle to have sympathy ( rightly or wrongly) they on a different planet and they should be able to tolerate a bit of pressure

          1. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 18 hours ago

            We should just do better on this board

            Try posting a 'lol at' post and see how quickly that's censored or people call for bans

          2. Pep bites Kun
            • 3 Years
            16 days, 18 hours ago

            How do you give someone a minus 1?

            You're advising someone with a more viable argument than you to further unbalance social media?

            1. PUMPKINHEAD
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              16 days, 18 hours ago

              Contact Geoff and ask him to implement the feature I guess

        2. Pep bites Kun
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 18 hours ago

          I like a bit of fun as much as the next man, but have to agree with you here. This is pretty tasteless lads ...

    2. Qaiss
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Doubt she cares with all that ££££ she can go and use in Harrods pal

    3. SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      he doesn't have a wife

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 5 Years
        16 days, 18 hours ago

        Ah you know, relation unimportant. She's a person, a real person who has to deal with this

        1. Qaiss
          • 3 Years
          16 days, 18 hours ago

          And she has tons of cash in the bank so doubt she cares what a few people on twitter and ffscout think

          1. SADIO SANÉ
            • 4 Years
            16 days, 18 hours ago

            cash is irrelevant, but I'm fairly sure she doesn't know this website even exists

            1. Qaiss
              • 3 Years
              16 days, 18 hours ago

              'Cash is irrelevant' LOL

              Sick of this world feeling sorry for millionaires with king lifestyles. So much suffering in the world and you have clowns like the guy above feeling sorry for a millionaire because a few people online are making jokes.

              1. SADIO SANÉ
                • 4 Years
                16 days, 18 hours ago

                just because someone has money it doesn't mean you just make up a load of shite about them. I'd get that chip off your shoulder if I were you, it doesn't help (speaking from experience)

                1. Qaiss
                  • 3 Years
                  16 days, 18 hours ago

                  If you're speaking from experience, you wouldn't be such an idiot then. Also, you're not making any sense whatsoever, you said below 'deal with what?' but then you're saying people are making up a load of shite about her. Seems like you're just on here for an argument.

                  And yeah, people are suffering in this world. Who cares about a millionaire enjoying their life and having to deal with a few online jokes? People like you do because your life experience is so little so you wouldn't understand.

                  Stupid clown.

                  1. SADIO SANÉ
                    • 4 Years
                    16 days, 18 hours ago

                    you're calling me a stupid clown yet I'm the one here for an argument 😀 😀 'people like you' haha your inferiority complex must be hard to deal with, have a nice day

                    1. Qaiss
                      • 3 Years
                      16 days, 18 hours ago

                      Yes, people like you. Childish, weak individuals with little life experience so they feel sorry for people who have king lifestyles and tons of money whilst people in the world struggle to have clean drinking water and see their families murdered for example.

                      Grow up you silly clown

                    2. Qaiss
                      • 3 Years
                      16 days, 18 hours ago

                      clown

          2. Tamagotchi Massacre
            • 5 Years
            16 days, 18 hours ago

            It's not a few people on Twitter and ffscout. It's spread everywhere, because gossip

            Anyone who wouldn't confidently level these accusations to her face is she were a poster here is a little coward

        2. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          16 days, 18 hours ago

          deal with what?

    4. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Honestly think its a load of tabloid BS, but find it funny that people actually believe the story actually happened xD

    5. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
      • 3 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Beta move.

  11. Bob_the_builder
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 18 hours ago

    The question now is are Watford worse enough to hold on to Son?

    1. g40steve
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Looking at that display Watford must be Favourites to win?

    2. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Son will be returning from IB that's my worry and yes Spurs need to bounce back somehow ...

    3. Lingard’s Shin Guards
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Spurs will find a way to bottle it

  12. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    16 days, 18 hours ago

    Now Wood, Yarmolenko and Pukki ... make me proud lads!

    1. PUMPKINHEAD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Just pukki will do for now thanks

  13. Pep bites Kun
    • 3 Years
    16 days, 18 hours ago

    I sold Montoya this week for Tomori 🙂

    Wouldn't have played him anyway and Che defense is an investment with the fixture run (says he hopefully) ...

    Got to hand it to the newly promoted teams; there's quality there.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      16 days, 18 hours ago

      Same for me, with Lundstram.

      Brighton have a decent couple of fixtures, but their CSs are quite unpredictable.

      1. Pep bites Kun
        • 3 Years
        16 days, 18 hours ago

        Agree - reason for selling.