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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. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Lol this is just so abysmal from Spurs, almost feel sorry for them.

  2. weaver93
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Connolly essential ?? 4.5

    1. Pumpy Pro
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Helps on my wc

      1. tm245
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 21 days ago

        Aye, he and Cantwell are dream enablers.

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

      Won't play Tottenham every week.

  3. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Oh wow Connolly again!!!!!

  4. It’s gonna Ben Mee
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Connolly essential

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

    Dunk assist I think

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Always think Dunk is playing the wrong sport when I see his name.

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

      Confirmed

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

        What a great ball btw.

  6. Over Midwicket
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Jammy (C)onnelly owners. 4.5 and tearing it up.

    Kun -> Connelly as part of a -8?

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

    Bye bye Son x

  8. Peter Ouch
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Leicester will be in top 4

    1. The Casual One
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      still don't trust them playing against the other top 6 teams. couldn't beat United, the worst of the top 6 teams

  9. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    It’s like watching a comedy

  10. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    WGTA?

  11. Paul Psychic Octopus
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    A new must have, especially if the Pukki party is over after today.

    Spuds getting peeled.

  12. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    LMFAO 😀

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

    And NO, he doesn’t have any English grandparents 😉

    1. Paul Psychic Octopus
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      It usually works the other way around

  14. The Senate
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Well this week’s been an abject failure already

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

    Galway produces great players. 😉

    1. RealVirg
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Like Sheeran says Galway girls are the best and easiest!

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

        Steve Earle said it better

    2. MB10
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Get him in Mick !

  16. Garrincha1962
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    I’ll still be happy with 7-2 Brighton, as long as Son scores two

    1. The Overthinker
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Amen

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

    omfg

  18. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    We want 7...

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

    Eriksen has been making so many awful passes today!!
    The guy is clearly not interested in playing for Spurs anymore

    1. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Yep, he needs to leave - not good for Denmark either right now.

      1. Paul Psychic Octopus
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 21 days ago

        There is something rotten in the state of Denmark.

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

          Yes there is something rotten in Denmark, they allow their fellow Faroese compatriots from the Faroe Islands to hunt and kill dolphins and whales for fun !
          Google search ‘Grindadrap’

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

    Poch out on Monday?

  21. The Dance
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    If course it’s Dunk with an assist

  22. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Connolly is the new Pukki

  23. Africa United
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Connolly with a world class finish

  24. Shultan
    • 4 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Brighton munich get 3!

  25. Woy_is_back
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Connolly in on my wild card

  26. Am sorry to say again it�…
    • 2 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Connolly bandwagon will be a bandwagon like no other...

  27. Iceball
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Only 25 minutes more Ryan...

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

    Cantwell better start or Dunk is this weeks Lundstram.

  29. Burger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    So, Son to who?

    1. Bobby Digital
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Pépé

    2. The Dance
      • 9 Years
      1 year, 21 days ago

      Dier

  30. Hybrid.power
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 21 days ago

    Oh Montoya why did I put you on the bench