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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. Make Arrows Green Again
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Go on my Son

  2. Hy liverpool
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    C'mon you sonnyy

  3. HurriKane
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Son starts as expected.

  4. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Updated

  5. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    CWilson captaincy for GW9 looks tasty

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Kane and Vardy as well

    2. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Next 2 in general looks tasty

    3. Soto Ayam
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 21 days ago

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

  6. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 21 days ago

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

    ...and he starts. Interesting

  7. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

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

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

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

      1. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 21 days ago

        Only leicester player I have is Soynucu

  8. Magic Zico
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

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

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 21 days ago

      GW13

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

      1. Ze_Austin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 21 days ago

        And the current template still has good games until GW12

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 21 days ago

          I have a number to ditch immediately

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      9

    3. abaalan
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 21 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
      1 year, 21 days ago

      13

  9. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Mark switched Dunk for Tomori this GW

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Boring transfer?

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      People still wet themselves over marks team?

      1. Tamagotchi Massacre
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 21 days ago

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

    3. HurriKane
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

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

    4. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Mark knows

    5. L'Aeroplanino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Dunk masterclass confirmed

    6. semiconductor
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Link to his team?

  10. FOO FIGHTER
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 21 days ago

    KDB to Son could end up the best decision 🙂

    1. Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Congrats

    2. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Yes. Congrats. He will explode

    3. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Early doors..

  11. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 21 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 21 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
      1 year, 21 days ago

      From you or him?

    3. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

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

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 21 days ago

        I doubt the guy can tie his own laces

    4. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

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

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 21 days ago

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

    5. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 21 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.

  12. RECKLESS
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 21 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 - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Oh my. Prove it or didn't happen

    2. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

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

      1. Trophé Mourinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 21 days ago

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

    3. abaalan
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      How did you manage that?

    4. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Money's safe with the guy called Reckless

      1. RECKLESS
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 21 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

    5. The Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      That's nice.

    6. Tomerick
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 21 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
        • 4 Years
        1 year, 21 days ago

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

      2. Klein
        • 5 Years
        1 year, 21 days ago

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

    7. abaalan
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

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

    8. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 21 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

    9. Ginkapo FPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Youre not a millionaire

  13. Garfield1001
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Anybody else benched Lundstram?

    1. COK3Y5MURF
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Yes, for KDB

      1. ChelseaGuy
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 21 days ago

        Ha!

    2. ChelseaGuy
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Noooooo

    3. Pinatta
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Nope, playing him

    4. semiconductor
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      1st on my bench

  14. GreenPL
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Please Lamela! Do something.

    1. Tamagotchi Massacre
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Desolate

  15. fr3d
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

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

    1. Deulofail
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Maybe the same strategy has simply yielded 4 hits?

  16. La Roja
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

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

    1. Pinatta
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      My Ryan - Montoya couple will both outscore him

      1. La Roja
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 21 days ago

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

        1. Pinatta
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 21 days ago

          Well... hello!

    2. semiconductor
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

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

  17. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    1 year, 21 days ago

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

  18. Top Lad Dakes.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Keep em quiet, Brighton!

  19. Monkey Pits
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

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

    1. Daniel - Go Granville
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Yes imo

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Not if PUKKI scores another hatty today

      1. semiconductor
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 21 days ago

        True

  20. jason_ni
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 21 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
      1 year, 21 days ago

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

  21. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 21 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      You should steal your football as a matter of principle

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 21 days ago

        Someone has to keep those overpaid peacocks in comfort.

    2. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

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

      Come on Harry. 🙂

    3. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Turn it off and on again

  22. Daniel - Go Granville
    • 11 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

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

    1. Klein
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

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

  23. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Sterling captain.. good luck all

  24. Tamagotchi Massacre
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

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

  25. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 21 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
      1 year, 21 days ago

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

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 21 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
          1 year, 21 days ago

          Not a very even split 🙂

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 year, 21 days ago

            Brace & 2 assists then? 🙂

  26. ‘Tis the Season
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Not sure about sissoko at RB..

  27. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

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

    1. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      o/

    2. dark91
      • 4 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      He played as RB last year against Barca in the CL

  28. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 21 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Sacked by Monday after losing to Newcastle

    2. ‘Tis the Season
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Can hear Phil singing in the stands already.

    3. Klein
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      The fans? There are still those?

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 21 days ago

        Unfortunately 🙁

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Have TAA, doubling up with Robbo.

      One extra attack in defence 🙂

      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 21 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

  29. Klein
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

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

  30. Garrincha1962
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 21 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.