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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. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Go on my Son

  2. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    C'mon you sonnyy

  3. HurriKane
    • 7 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Son starts as expected.

  4. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 5 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    Updated

  5. fr3d
    • 2 Years
    9 months, 13 days ago

    CWilson captaincy for GW9 looks tasty

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Kane and Vardy as well

    2. HurriKane
      • 7 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Next 2 in general looks tasty

    3. Soto Ayam
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Hoping Pukki hauls today so his price will rise before I flip him for Wilson

    4. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Was planning to get Connolly in as a sneaky Greenwood-like bench 1-pointer

      ...and he starts. Interesting

    5. Rash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Would salah & A.barnes to mane & C.wilson for free be a good move?

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Any Leicester player? I may leave Mane and get Maddison?

        1. Rash
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Only leicester player I have is Soynucu

    6. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Anyone has studied the better WC gameweek? GW9 or GW12/13?

      1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 13 days ago

        GW13

        Double Pool defence. Popular cheap strikers run out of good fixtures. Vardy (C) becomes possible

        1. Twitter: @Ze_Austin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 13 days ago

          And the current template still has good games until GW12

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            9 months, 13 days ago

            I have a number to ditch immediately

      2. Daniel S.
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        9

      3. abaalan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Think im leaning towards GW9. Save 2 FT's and you should be able to fill back up on L'pool assets come GW13 (well thats my plan anyway)

      4. L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        13

    7. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      9 months, 13 days ago

      Mark switched Dunk for Tomori this GW

      1. Magic Zico
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Boring transfer?

      2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        People still wet themselves over marks team?

        1. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Ah come on. Marks a great player, but more importantly, an interesting one

      3. HurriKane
        • 7 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Really surprised mark has kept Martial on the bench for 5 consecutive weeks despite being injured

      4. Daniel S.
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Mark knows

      5. L'Aeroplanino
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Dunk masterclass confirmed

      6. semiconductor
        • 5 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Link to his team?

    8. FOO FIGHTER
        9 months, 13 days ago

        KDB to Son could end up the best decision 🙂

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Congrats

        2. Daniel S.
          • 11 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Yes. Congrats. He will explode

        3. ‘Tis the Season
          • 1 Year
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Early doors..

      • Daniel S.
        • 11 Years
        9 months, 13 days ago

        Not happy that Son starts. Scouts scared me with team news and didn't get him in the end 🙁

        Explosion imminent?

        1. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          Gutted as well. But oh well some times extra info helps sometimes it bites u

        2. Fitzy.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          From you or him?

        3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          a lesson to do your own research and make your own decisions

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            I doubt the guy can tie his own laces

        4. Tamagotchi Massacre
          • 5 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          There will be an explosion here when he completes his hatrick, and that's a promise

          1. Trophé Mourinho
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Son hasnt got a hatti for Spurs yet so I wouldnt count on it, Kane however

          2. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
            • 3 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Scouts misinterpreted Poch's quote. It did not hint anything about Son who did not play an hour with ten men vs Soton.

        5. RECKLESS
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          9 months, 13 days ago

          I have made more than quarter of million dollar investment portfolio but I have to admit, winning Epl is much more difficult than becoming a millionaire :p

          1. Daniel S.
            • 11 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Oh my. Prove it or didn't happen

          2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            that's good news because you get f*** all for winning FPL

            1. Trophé Mourinho
                9 months, 13 days ago

                you get a goody bag and things, CL final tickets? PS4, what else a copy of Fifa 😀

            2. abaalan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              How did you manage that?

            3. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Money's safe with the guy called Reckless

              1. RECKLESS
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Haha It was a name I had from college days when I was reckless. Changed with times but the poster name reminds me of old crazy days

            4. The Units
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              That's nice.

            5. Tomerick
              • 6 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              I have the world’s largest collection of Pogs and was voted most likely to win FPL 2019/20 in high school.

              1. Deulofail
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                I have over 10 pogs. I doubt you can beat that.

              2. Klein
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Has pogs got something to do with bongs? If yes i am in.

            6. abaalan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Anyone else on Footballindex? Got my spare cash tied up in it for some tidy profit at the moment.

            7. Poseidon.
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 13 days ago

              I refuse to believe someone who has been known to try passing off Paul Merson’s opinions as his own even knows what an investment portfolio is

            8. Ginkapo FPL
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Youre not a millionaire

          3. Garfield1001
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Anybody else benched Lundstram?

            1. COK3Y5MURF - UJFC
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Yes, for KDB

              1. ChelseaGuy
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Ha!

            2. ChelseaGuy
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Noooooo

            3. Pinatta
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Nope, playing him

            4. semiconductor
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              1st on my bench

          4. GreenPL
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Please Lamela! Do something.

            1. Tamagotchi Massacre
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Desolate

          5. fr3d
            • 2 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Interesting how Ronkä has changed his strategy this season. 4 hits taken

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Maybe the same strategy has simply yielded 4 hits?

          6. La Roja
            • 8 Years
            9 months, 13 days ago

            Overall number 1, 3 and 7th have all captained Son

            1. Pinatta
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              My Ryan - Montoya couple will both outscore him

              1. La Roja
                • 8 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                You’d be officially genius if that double cs comes off

                1. Pinatta
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 8 Years
                  9 months, 13 days ago

                  Well... hello!

            2. semiconductor
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Who did number 2, 4, 5 and 6 captain?

          7. Trophé Mourinho
              9 months, 13 days ago

              aw wish I still lived in Brighton so could watch the game

            • Top Lad Dakes.
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Keep em quiet, Brighton!

            • Monkey Pits
              • 8 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Is Tammy, Auba & Vardy the 3 best forwards to own right now?

              1. Daniel S.
                • 11 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Yes imo

              2. ‘Tis the Season
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Not if PUKKI scores another hatty today

                1. semiconductor
                  • 5 Years
                  9 months, 13 days ago

                  True

            • jason_ni
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Mate leading in my work ML - 200 odd OR Rank in the world - and has made one transfer back in august lol.
              Think his dead team is coming home to roost - Fabi in nets (Mcgovern will come in - wouldnt surprise me if he saves knowing his luck so far)
              AWB and KDB also stinking him his starting 11

              Just a bit mad that 7 weeks in, 1 TF made, not managing the team and he has got to 200 odd in the world!!

              1. Tomerick
                • 6 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Should let them know. Bound to be some sad person willing to pay to take that team over.

            • Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Any other Sky Ireland costumers here that can not get the Brighton vs Spurs game on on channel 413/BT Sport 1 saying at the top of the screen that "No programs are being currently being broadcast on this channel"

              The only reason i captained Kane in the end is because it was the TV game and not this happens. 🙁

              1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                You should steal your football as a matter of principle

                1. Ógie
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 7 Years
                  9 months, 13 days ago

                  Someone has to keep those overpaid peacocks in comfort.

              2. Ógie
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Someone from Sky must be lurking here because they just fixed it after my post.

                Come on Harry. 🙂

              3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Turn it off and on again

            • Daniel S.
              • 11 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Wildcarders. Keeping Ryan or switching to Pope? Ryan is outscoring him for now and has better shorterm fixtures

              1. Klein
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                For keeper fixtures should always be long term. Not sure who will score more though

            • dshv
              • 2 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Sterling captain.. good luck all

            • Tamagotchi Massacre
              • 5 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Spurs are going to batter Brighton. You heard it here 137, 287th

            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Let’s go Son

              A brace would get this GW off to a nice start

              1. Top Lad Dakes.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                I’d prefer a RC But diff strokes for diff folks 😉

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 13 days ago

                  We’ll split the difference & go hattrick, 2 assists and a late, late injury to put him out of GW9 to enable a seamless transition to Maddison & Vardy 🙂

                  1. Top Lad Dakes.
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    9 months, 13 days ago

                    Not a very even split 🙂

                    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 10 Years
                      9 months, 13 days ago

                      Brace & 2 assists then? 🙂

            • ‘Tis the Season
              • 1 Year
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Not sure about sissoko at RB..

            • Ógie
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              I can not remember seeing Sissoko playing at rightback before,i wonder how he will get on?

              1. ‘Tis the Season
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 13 days ago

                o/

              2. dark91
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                He played as RB last year against Barca in the CL

            • Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              9 months, 13 days ago

              Liverpool’s GW9 fixture looking very enticing now that the “My Team” page has updated

              A drubbing is a distinct possibility, like 3,4,5 goals - surely won’t go down well between Ole, the fans & the board - dangerous times ahead

              1. Tamagotchi Massacre
                • 5 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Sacked by Monday after losing to Newcastle

              2. ‘Tis the Season
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Can hear Phil singing in the stands already.

              3. Klein
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                The fans? There are still those?

                1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 10 Years
                  9 months, 13 days ago

                  Unfortunately 🙁

              4. FOO FIGHTER
                  9 months, 13 days ago

                  Have TAA, doubling up with Robbo.

                  One extra attack in defence 🙂

                  1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    9 months, 13 days ago

                    Allison’s return will finally unlock those two as lethal options once again imo - the flow of CS’s will increase, to accompany the already prolific attacking returns

              5. Klein
                • 4 Years
                9 months, 13 days ago

                Its been ages since son went on his kungfu rampage. Cant get better fixtures than this.

              6. Nigel Knows
                • 1 Year
                9 months, 13 days ago

                “Son may get rested” some said.

                Way n boil yer heed

                Don’t listen to to anyone without either a source or a justifiable reason / theory and always make you own minds up.