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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. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    Smart from Lamela

  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    Cantwell starts - yay or nay?

    1. diesel001
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      I say yes. But just guessing.

    2. True Deadzoner
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      no

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

      Nay

    4. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Yay

    5. baps sniffer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Y is my guess

    6. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      We find out in t-minus 8 minutes...

      Tick tick tick tock

    7. jomikijiq
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      he got off the bus at least

    8. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Take it from a non-owner: he'll start and score his only shot.

  3. JohnRoss
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    Ryan cleanie in the bag most likely

  4. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    Eriksen is becoming a burden for this team... dude where’s your professionalism!?

    1. amit1964
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      he became pogba 2

  5. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    Kane or BHA defence, which has higher EO?

    1. Ragabolly
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Brighton def 15%, Kane 21%

      1. Team Cruel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 2 days ago

        Cheers. Are midfielders CS point included in that number? Not talking about this game in particular because no one has BHA mids but in general

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

    Aaron Connolly@4.5m=bargain.

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      He's looking pretty good

      1. amit1964
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 2 days ago

        greenwood to connolly

        1. Ógie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          6 months, 2 days ago

          Better bench fodder than Greenwood,at least he plays.

          1. amit1964
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            6 months, 2 days ago

            he is better then greenwood not just as a folder

  7. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    At least Son clocks 60 mins... phew!

    1. 1zverGGadeM
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Yellow card still possible..

      1. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 2 days ago

        So is a goal

  8. baps sniffer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    Watching this match makes me think, that ManU is a good team and top4 candidate.

    1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Leicester are shoe ins for top 4 at this rate - priced like a top 8 side

    2. Zim0
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 2 days ago

      I think it'll be Leicester and Chelsea to fill up those spots

  9. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    Son doesnt deserve this Spurs tean.

  10. tokara
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    Everytime montoya gets a cs he is on my bench

    1. tokara
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Come united

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      I'm the opposite 😎

  11. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    Bet Montoya > Lundstram backfires this GW now lol.

  12. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 2 days ago

    How many touches has Kane had

    1. Jacky boy
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      11

  13. Unliklinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    Dunk on for a cheeky bap

  14. weaver93
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    Dale Stephens has had more shots on goal
    than Kane..

  15. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    gross hits the bar

  16. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    OMG Connolly.

  17. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    Connolly G

  18. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    3-0 to Brighton..

    1. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Bayern and Hove Albion

  19. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 2 days ago

    Connelly brace!

  20. RealVirg
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Spurs crumpling apart. Without Trippier this is a Sunday league side at best

    • Twitter: @Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Connolly bandwagon

    • Hy liverpool
      • 6 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Bye bye pochino

    • Nigel Knows
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Why. Let’s all get him in

      1. Nigel Knows
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 2 days ago

        I mean wow

    • Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Boy Wonder 🙂

    • Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Let the bandwagon commence.

    • La Roja
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Connolly bandwagon

    • tm245
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      The price is right.

    • Forza Papac
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 2 days ago

      Nice to see

    • FOO FIGHTER
        6 months, 2 days ago

        Damn, Spurs getting another hiding

      • Would Ed Woodward
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 2 days ago

        Eriksen has been awful.