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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. Free Hat
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Dammit Dunk. Another 11pointer on my bench like gw1

    • Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I transferred Son out as part of Sterling in, inspired 🙂

      1. NABIL - Gettin' Siggy …
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Same here bud!

        1. Zico Senna
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Haha! We tell the future!

    • Twisted Saltergater
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I get double digit points on my bench every week. This week it’s Dunk’s turn to take a bow.

      1. Unliklinho
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Bad luck. He's coming in for Matip for me.

      2. ZimZalabim
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        third on my bench
        need spurs to score

      3. Twisted Saltergater
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        It’s not really bad luck. Even without transfers he’d have been behind Cantwell and Tielemans.

    • SADIO SANÉ
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Cantwell starts!

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Fecking hell. Blocking Dunk

        1. SADIO SANÉ
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          ah damn, you might get some luck elsewhere

    • Magic Zico
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      Who is this Connoly guy? Marvelous ...

    • tm245
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      That guy on the left looked like Poch aged 20 years.

      1. Forza
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Maybe he travelled back in time in an attempt to fix his mistakes.

    • FISSH
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      DUNK YOU HERO

    • Peter Ouch
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 16 days ago

      On my wc I went on tomori instead of dunk.

      Damn

      1. The Overthinker - I blame R…
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Should've asked your girl

        1. Peter Ouch
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Haha I didn't, that's why!

    • The Mighty Hippo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 16 days ago

      I've got Dunk first on my bench, I hope KDB doesn't make a spectacular recovery for this week.

    • FOO FIGHTER
        4 months, 16 days ago

        Should have started Dunk....Not

        1. FOO FIGHTER
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Not Rico 🙁

          • in sane in de bruyne
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            It was the right choice not to.

        2. The Overthinker - I blame R…
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Auba to kane?
          Kdb to son? 😀

          1. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Sounds about right 😉

        3. Double Treble
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Connoly dont play Spurs every week or else he can be top scorer in the league 😀

        4. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Todd!

        5. COK3Y5MURF - Unbelievable J…
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          With Poch sacked during the IB and Watford up next, Spurs assets essential now!

        6. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Strike for Son.

        7. Sim Simma 🤷 🔑 🚘
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          ⚽ Team News 📰
          BUR: Pope, Mee, Lowton, Tarkowski, Pieters, Gudmundsson, Westwood, McNeil, Hendrick, Wood, Barnes
          Subs: Hart, Long, Taylor, Lennon, Brady, Rodriguez, Vydra

          EVE: Pickford, Digne, Keane, Mina, Coleman, Schneiderlin, Delph, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
          Subs: Lössl, Sidibé, Holgate, Davies, André Gomes, Kean, Bernard

          LIV: Adrián, van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Lovren, Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Salah, Mané
          Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Henderson, Harvey Elliott, Lallana, Keita, Origi

          LEI: Schmeichel, Evans, Söyüncü, Pereira, Chilwell, Ndidi, Praet, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy
          Subs: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Albrighton, Gray, Choudhury, Pérez

          NOR: McGovern, Godfrey, Amadou, Aarons, Lewis, McLean, Stiepermann, Cantwell, Leitner, Buendía, Pukki
          Subs: Archie Mair, Byram, Akin Famewo, Roberts, Srbeny, Drmic, Idah

          AVL: Heaton, Targett, Engels, Mings, Guilbert, Nakamba, Hourihane, McGinn, El Ghazi, Grealish, Wesley
          Subs: Steer, Taylor, Konsa, Trézéguet, Douglas Luiz, Jota, Davis

          WAT: Foster, Kabasele, Cathcart, Prödl, Holebas, Cleverley, Janmaat, Doucouré, Welbeck, Pereyra, Gray
          Subs: Gomes, Dawson, Kiko Femenía, Hughes, Sarr, Chalobah, Deulofeu

          SHU: Henderson, Egan, Basham, O'Connell, Baldock, Fleck, Stevens, Lundstram, Norwood, McBurnie, Robinson
          Subs: Moore, Jagielka, Freeman, Osborn, Muhamed Besic, Mousset, Sharp

          1. MTPockets
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            cheers

          2. seewhyaxe
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Cantwell starts!

            Deu benched?

          3. The Overthinker - I blame R…
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            All player start for me

            1. diesel001
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Same

          4. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Thank fook Cantwell starts

        8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Son air shots from 2 yards

        9. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          This hurts so much with Connolly 3rd on my bench. Put him in this week as well!

          1. Paul Psychic Octopus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Who's the 'worst' player starting ahead of him?

            1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Probably Cantwell

          2. Pep bites Kun
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Ouch! What inspired you to put Connolly in - Brighton fan?

            1. KAPTAIN KANTWELL
              • 3 Years
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Needed someone for Wickham to bolster bench

        10. Team Cruel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Son sitter

        11. Sarri, not Sarri
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          So, who brought Son in for KDB

        12. DV8R
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Cantwell starts

        13. Hy liverpool
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Cantwell starts

          1. Bobby Digital
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Woop

        14. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Ser Toddrick Of Cantwellshire, reporting for duty sir

          *Salutes*

          *Punches Corner Flag*

        15. Pedram
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Holddddd Ryan

        16. Woy_is_back
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Son 🙁

        17. ^Freedom Fighter^
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Son close

        18. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Lovren FFS

        19. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Dunk covers Son.

        20. DantheManinaPan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Yes Cantwell 😎

        21. ClassiX
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 16 days ago

          Liverpool team to play Leicester: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Fabinho, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
          Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Elliott, Henderson, Lallana, Keita, Origi.

          Leicester team to play Liverpool: Schmeichel, Periera, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Tielemans, Ndidi, Praet, Barnes, Vardy, Maddison.
          Subs: Ward, Justin, Morgan, Choudhury, Albrighton, Gray, Perez.

          Everton team to play Burnley: Pickford, Coleman, Digne, Keane, Mina, Schneiderlin, Delph, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.
          Subs: Lossl, Holgate, Sidibe, Bernard, Gomes, Davies, Kean.

          Burnley team to play Everton: Pope, Lowton, Pieters, Tarkowski, Mee, Hendrick, Westwood, Gudmundsson, McNeil, Barnes, Wood.
          Subs: Hart, Taylor, Brady, Rodriguez, Lennon, Vydra, Long.

          Aston Villa starting XI: Heaton, Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Targett, Nakamba, Hourihane, McGinn, Grealish, Wesley, El Ghazi
          Subs: Steer, Taylor, Luiz, Konsa-Ngoyo, Trezeguet, Jota, Davis

          Norwich starting XI: McGovern, Aarons, Amadou, Godfrey, Lewis, Leitner, McLean, Cantwell, Buendia, Stiepermann, Pukki
          Subs: Byram, Roberts, Drmic, Srbeny, Idah, Famewo, Barclay-Mair

          Sheffield Team to play Watford: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, McBurnie, Robinson.
          Subs: Moore, Freeman, Sharp, Jagielka, Mousset, Osborn, Besic.

          Team to play Sheffield United: Foster, Janmaat, Prodl, Kabasele, Cathcart, Holebas, Pereyra, Doucoure, Cleverley, Gray, Welbeck.
          Subs: Gomes, Dawson, Deulofeu, Chalobah, Hughes, Femenia, Sarr.

          1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            DCL has scored 4 in his last 3 - just saying

          2. Ógie
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 16 days ago

            Cheers Classix

            1. ClassiX
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 16 days ago

              Sim Simma got there first, but thanks anyway.